Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Regional Four Ball Results

Here are the results of the Texas Golf Association's regional four-ball tournaments from last weekend:

South Region Four-Ball
Trevor Hyde and Shawn Westacott of Kerrville posted the low round of the tournament, an eight under par 63, to successfully defend their title in the South Region Four-Ball. Hyde and Westacott were two shots off the lead after an opening round 67, but caught fire over the final nine holes to win the championship for the second straight year at River Ridge Golf Club in Sealy. Three teams tied for second, three shots back. They were: John Dowdall and Seth Thornton, Jimmy Burke and Hunter Nelson, all from Houston, and Austin Williams and Chris Davis from Beaumont .

David Moore and Steve Bueltel of Kingwood, leading the tournament after the opening round, easily won the Senior Division with a second round 72 and a 36-hole total of five under par 137. They were in the hunt for the overall title until stumbling over the final nine holes. Tied for second in the Senior Division, nine shots back, were the teams of Doug Escue and Bob Smith and Chris Larsen and Dan Alpha.

Complete final round results are provided below and attached, and are also available on the TGA web site by clicking on the South Sout-Ball home page and going to the “Pairings/Results” link at the top of the page. For additional information you can contact the Texas Golf Association South Region office at (281) 454-6300.

For Westacott it was a bitter-sweet victory of sorts as it was his last time to play in a TGA tournament. The golf course superintendent at Riverhill County Club in Kerrville has accepted the same position at Jackson Country Club in Jackson , TN and will be moving to the Volunteer state to assume his new duties soon. Hyde, the General Manager at The Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville , and Westacott opened last year’s championship with a 63 in heavy rains, surviving a four hour weather delay. They matched that score in the final round of the 2007 with nine birdies and a bogey.

Dowdall and Thornton, playing in the last group, were one shot ahead of Hyde and Westacott after the first round. They posted a final round 67 to slip back into a second place tie with two teams that took advantage of the ideal weather and scoring conditions. Chris Davis and Austin Williams of Beaumont had a 64 and Hunter Nelson and Jimmy Burke of Houston had a 65 to leave all three at nine under par 133.

North Region Four-Ball
Bullard TX: Final round action of the 2007 North Four-Ball got under way to clear skies mid wilds. After taking on gale force winds in round one, players were pleased to be greeted by friendly scoring conditions in the final round. .

First round leaders Jason Felps of China Springs & Ken Patterson of Waco took a two stroke lead into final round of play at Eagles Bluffs CC and never looked back. The Waco based team rallied on the front side with birdies on 8 and 9 to fire a two under par 34 on the front, giving them a two shot cushion over there nearest competitors. Felps and Patterson continued there stellar play on the back side by firing even par 35 giving them a second straight round of 69 and the tournament championship. Finishing in a tie for second place was the team of Brain McCoy of Mansfield and Hal Story of Roanoke who picked ground late with a strong two under par 33 on the back nine to finish just one shot back of the eventual champions. Grabbing a share of second place was the team of Steve Galko of Dallas and Jim Neumann of Frisco firing rounds of 71 and 68. Defending champions Joe Owen & Stephen Love put up a valiant effort in defense of there title and finished in sole possession of 4th place.

Recaps from the TGA.

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