Here's the report from the STPGA:
Brad Lardon of Lakeway defeated defending champion Tim Hobby of Boerne by a 1-up margin to win the 2007 Southern Texas PGA United Sports Technologies Match
Play Championship at San Antonio Country Club.
Lardon, who was recently named Director of Golf at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, earned $2,000 for the victory. He took a one-hole lead in the championship match with a birdie on the first hole, and, despite Hobby’s best efforts, never trailed,. The match was squared up three times, the last coming at the par-3 15th hole when Hobby scored a birdie to Lardon’s par.
Lardon regained his 1-hole margin with a birdie on the 16th hole and both golfers scored pars on the final two holes to settle the competition.
The win was Lardon’s third consecutive victory on a “major” Southern Texas PGA tournament. The former PGA Tour professional won the Club Car Memorial Championship last August and the STPGA Professional Championship in September.
He also won the 2006 STPGA TaylorMade-adidas Assistants’ Championship, just two weeks prior to winning the Club Car Memorial tournament.
Hobby earned $1,200 as the runner-up. Semi-finalists Jason Alexander of The Woodlands and New Braunfels’ Lonny Alexander took home $700. The golfers who
lost in the quarterfinals received $400 each and those losing in the second round earned $175 each.
Marty Fleckman of Cypress won the tournament’s Senior Division for the second year in a row, this time with a 2&1 championship match over reigning STPGA Senior Professional Championship winner Garry Rippy of Austin.
Fleckman led most of the match, holding a 1-up margin after 10 holes. Rippy, however, won the next two holes to take his own 1-up lead. Fleckman birded the 13th hole to even the match up. Pars on the 16th and 17th holes gave Fleckman his final margin of victory.
Fleckman earned $1,200 for the win, while Rippy took home an $800 runner-up check. San Antonio’s Chuck Westergard and Jim Dickson of The Woodlands earned $500 for reaching the semi-finals. The four golfers who lost quarterfinal rounds received $350 each.