The Texas Golf Association's 2007 State Four-Ball will be held from May 18-20 at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, located on the shores of Lake LBJ just outside Marble Falls. Format for the competition is 54-hole four-ball stroke play, with the field cut to the low 40 teams after 36-holes.
Both the Ram Rock and Slick Rock courses at Horseshoe Bay will be utilized for this year's championship. All teams will play their first and third rounds on Ram Rock, with Saturday's second round being contested on Slick Rock.
A total of sixty-six teams are entered, headed by defending champions David Leachman and Artie Starrs, both of Dallas, who claimed the title last year at Gleneagles Country Club in Plano. Other past winners in the starting field are Kent Wiese and Chris James (2005), Alan Hill and Jeff Harvey (2001), and Chris Goodspeed and Bill Steen (1996-97, 2002). Terrence Miskell, of New Braunfels, who partnered with Titus Harris to capture back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004, is teaming up this year with Irving's Trip Kuehne.
Opened in 1971, the Horseshoe Bay Resort boasts three championship courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.: Slick Rock, Ram Rock and Apple Rock. Through the years the club has been host to a number of TGA championships, most notably the 2000 Senior Amateur, 2002 State Amateur, and the 2005 State Club Team. Later this summer, the TGA will return to Horseshoe Bay for the 2007 Father-Son, to be held from July 13-15 on the Apple Rock course.
Tee-times and parings for the first two rounds are posted on the Texas Golf Association's web site (www.txga.org). Once the action gets under way, live scoring updates and daily recaps will be available throughout the championship.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
TGA State Four-Ball This Weekend
Here's a preview of the State Four-Ball Championship from the Texas Golf Association: