Monday, July 16, 2007

Hollands Win TGA State Father-Son

The winners of the Texas Golf Association State Father-Son Championship have a pedigree: son Charlie Holland recently won the Texas State Amateur and father Malcolm Holland is the current president of the TGA. Here's the recap, courtesy of the TGA:

Horseshoe Bay - Charlie Holland, the recently crowned Texas Amateur Champion, and his dad Malcolm, the current TGA President, matched their opening round of five under par 67 in the final round of the 2007 TGA State Father-Son Championship to win by eight shots over Riley and Jay Pumphrey. It was the second round of the play where the Holland ’s, of Dallas , opened up a commanding lead on the rest of the Championship Division, enabling them to cruise to an easy win on the Apple Rock course at Horseshoe Bay Resort. The format for the Championship Division of the TGA State Father-Son is four-ball stroke play in rounds one and three, and combined score in round two. A five under par 139 in the second round (Charlie = 68, Malcolm = 71) gave the Holland ’s a nine shot cushion going into the final round.

Riley and Jay Pumphrey of Georgetown had a very good second round as well with son Riley shooting a 71 and dad Jay a 72 for a one under par 143 total. Despite shooting a six under par 66 in the final round they could not catch the Holland ’s and had to settle for the runner-up trophy. Gary and Eric Durbin of Houston had the low final round with a seven under par 65 to finish third.

Thirty-eight teams were in the Championship Division, and after 36 holes the top 20 teams (and ties) earned their way into the Championship Flight. The remaining teams in the Championship Division went into the President’s Flight and the results for that flight were based on final round score only. Two teams tied for first place - Andy and Mike Kampen of Dallas and Robert and Trent Booher of Sugar Land , Both teams shot two under par 70.

The remaining 50 teams in the tournament were pre-flighted based on combined handicap indexes. Those teams played a Stableford scoring format for all three rounds.

Larry and Chris Shive of Lago Vista won the Hogan Flight with a 54 hole total of -4.25 points. They barely edged past Steve and Steven Reid who finished at -5 points. Mark and Jordan Griege of Dallas held on to win the Nelson flight with a -6.5 total. Ken and Lino Oballo of Austin came from behind to win the Crenshaw Flight. Rick and Chris Lowe, of Spring and Montgomery respectively, won the Kite Flight and came closest to matching their quota of any team with a -2.25 total.

Recap, results and photo gallery are available on the TGA Web site.

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