Thursday, June 21, 2007

UT Golfer Wins Texas Women's Open

texas women's open
Recap from the Northern Texas PGA:

Garland, TX – Shannon Fish, amateur from Spring, Texas and member of the Longhorn women’s golf team, captured the 2007 Texas Women’s Open at Eastern Hills Country Club with a two day total score of 145 (73-72) to finish at 5-over par for the Championship. Fish’s final round 73 was highlighted by a three-foot par saving putt on the 36th hole of the Championship to claim the title.

Catherine Matranga finished second in the Championship and claimed low professional honors with a two day total score of 146. The 18 professionals in the field were competing for a share of the $7,200.00 purse with Matranga taking home $1,875.00.

In addition to overall champion and low amateur Shannon Fish, four other amateurs were recognized with awards for their fine play during the Championship. Amateurs Jennifer Ackerson, Allen, Texas, Erica Doody, Austin, Texas, Kimberly Meck, Austin, Texas, and Sarah Zwartynski, Allen, Texas finished in the top five of the amateur division.

Past champions of the Texas Women’s Open include Babe Zaharias (1951 & 52), Betsy Rawls (1953 & 54), and Tara Bateman (2001 & 02). Fish will attempt to join this elite group of two-time champions in 2007 by successfully defending her title.

The 36-hole stroke play event featured a field of 90 top playing professionals and amateurs competing at Eastern Hills Country Club located in Garland, Texas. The 6,104 yard, par 70 layout has played host to the Texas Women’s Open since 2001.

Top 5
Shannon Fish (a) , Spring, 72-73--145
Catherine Matranga, Fort Worth, 76-70--146
Jennifer Ackerson (a), Allen, 77-72--149
Erica Doody (a), Austin, 75-75--150
Kimberly Meck (a), Austin, 72-78--150
Sarah Zwartynski (a), Allen, 71-79--150
Full Results

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