Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Texas State Open

the cascades - tyler - texas state open

The biggest professional tournament in the state, outside of the tours, gets under way on Wednesday: the Texas State Open. The four-round, stroke-play tournament begins Thursday and concludes Sunday.

The tournament is being played at The Cascades (hole No. 15 pictured above) in Tyler, which is set up to 6,834 yards for this event. It will play to a par of 70 and a course rating of 74.3.

Past champions include Homero Blancas, Lee Trevino, Jack Burke Jr., Ben Crenshaw, Keith Fergus, Blaine McCallister, Jeff Maggert, Kris Cox and Cameron Beckman.

The Pro-Am took place on Tuesday, with the team of professional Chris Garcia and amateurs Chris Benestante, Jonathan Ayala and David Maldonado winning.

Low Pros in Pro-Am
Adam Crawford, 67
John Sikes, 68
David Ogrin, 69
Ryan Murphy, 69
Chris Garcia, 69
Justin Bates, 69
Tim Thelen, 69

First-Round Pairings
(Number in parentheses is starting tee)
7:30 a.m. (1) - Brian Smith, Tony Varvel, Chase Wood
7:30 a.m. (10) - Chris Borgen, Matt Loving, Chris Wheeler
7:39 a.m. (1) - Craig Nightingale, Bryan Novoa, Randy Block
7:39 a.m. (10) - Geoff Moulton, Lance Rust, Derek Smith
7:48 a.m. (1) - Jonathan May, B.J. Waters, Matt Boyd (a)
7:48 a.m. (10) - Ray Richmond, Cole Howard (a), Judd Cornell
7:57 a.m. (1) - David Muttitt, Rick Maxey, John Bull
7:57 a.m. (10) - Dusty Smith, Dustin Garza (a), Stetson McMillan (a)
8:06 a.m. (1) - Richard Noon, Jeff Burns, David Lundstrom
8:06 a.m. (10) - Aaron Shipley, Eddie Podzemny, Marc Campbell (a)
8:15 a.m. (1) - Bobby Massa (a), Erik Manning (a), Seth Murphy
8:15 a.m. (10) - Franklin Hatchett, Brad Gibson, Tyrone Mordt
8:24 a.m. (1) - Blake Slaughter, Matthew Van Buren (a), Shane Pearce (a)
8:24 a.m. (10) - John Clift, Brent Bennett (a), Michael Hood
8:33 a.m. (1) - Brad Lardon, Adam Crawford, Brooks Baldwin
8:33 a.m. (10) - Mark Johnson, Colter Kautzmann (a), Gary Utsey
8:42 a.m. (1) - Ernie Rose, Christopher James, Kerry Lott
8:42 a.m. (10) - David McMillon, Cody Massa (a), Derek Hendryx (a)
8:51 a.m. (1) - David Ogrin, Bruce Smith, Todd Rossetti
8:51 a.m. (10) - Ryan Sirman (a), Aaron Hickman (a), Bryan Baker (a)
9:00 a.m. (1) - Dustin Morris (a), Colin Cruz (a), Ryan Cromwell
9:00 a.m. (10) - Chad Williams, John Gibson, Jr., Lee Rhind
9:09 a.m. (1) - Neil Dufford (a), Joey Zamora, Zach Rezentes (a)
9:09 a.m. (10) - Richard Woodson, Scott Abbott, Lonny Alexander
9:18 a.m. (1) - Wade White, Raul Lemus (a), Augie Hawkins
9:18 a.m. (10) - Michael Pruitt, Chad Ginn, Gabe Reynolds
12:30 p.m. (1) - Chris Winton, Jason Alexander, Nick Beach
12:30 p.m. (10) - Justin Bates, Luke Doebele, Sean Sciba
12:39 p.m. (1) - Casey Devoll, Mark Walker, Richard Swift
12:39 p.m. (10) - Ryan Blagg, Shaun Goodwin, Kelly Southerland
12:48 p.m. (1) - Ricky Arnett, Robert McMillan, Bronson Burgoon (a)
12:48 p.m. (10) - Stephen Ubernosky, Brian Rowell, Justin Kaplan (a)
12:57 p.m. (1) - Ryan Baca, Alex Rodger, Reggie Howell (a)
12:57 p.m. (10) - Perry Arthur, Jerad Harklau, Steve Parker
1:06 p.m. (1) - Sammy Hanson, Daniel Fox, Addison Blanks
1:06 p.m. (10) - Tim Thelen, Britt Patton, Martin Piller (a)
1:15 p.m. (1) - Cameron Doan, Martin Flores, Adam Babb
1:15 p.m. (10) - J.J. Killeen, Todd Mayfield, Derek Abel
1:24 p.m. (1) - Terry Snodgrass, Clark Dennis, Rick Karbowski
1:24 p.m. (10) - Dillon Gooch (a), Clint Lange, Trey Caldwell (a)
1:33 p.m. (1) - Chris Garcia, Ryan Murphy, Jonathan Whaley
1:33 p.m. (10) - Justin Orbin, Brian Adams, Kevin Dillen
1:42 p.m. (1) - Mike Wendling, Bryce Benson, Jeffrey Barton
1:42 p.m. (10) - Justin Ward, Scott Nugent, Adam Arnett
1:51 p.m. (1) - David von Hoffmann, Gino Mortola, Franklin Corpening (a)
1:51 p.m. (10) - Brandt Kieschnick, Michael Henderson, Andrew Dresser
2:00 p.m. (1) - Brad Weesner, John Sikes, Brian Marini
2:00 p.m. (10) - Rodney Cook, David D. Schultz, Eric Bogar
2:09 p.m. (1) - Jeb Stuart, Matt Dunn (a), Shawn Stefani
2:09 p.m. (10) - Jason Rocha, Kyle Edwards, Ian Finch
2:18 p.m. (1) - Eric Moore, Drew Pigg, Donnie Keim
2:18 p.m. (10) - Jerod Turner, Matthew Rosenfeld, Tim Poulos

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