Monday, July 21, 2008

Abilene Golfer Goes Wire-to-Wire at West Texas Am

The West Texas Amateur, conducted by the Texas Golf Association, concluded Sunday at San Angelo Country Club. Here's the recap from the TGA:

For the third day in a row players in the West Texas Amateur Championship played under blue skies and little wind. With San Angelo Country Club, host for the championship, in tremendous shape players knew they had to shoot red numbers in order to stay near the top of the leader board.

Trey Todd claimed a wire to wire victory with his final round 69. Todd, of Abilene, fired three rounds under par for an eleven under par total and a three shot victory. Todd has taken lessons for years with Jason Hase, the Head Golf Professional at San Angelo Country Club, and said his familiarity with the course definitely played a role in his win. Todd played steady, patient golf throughout the week and only carded two bogeys over the three days of competition. According to Todd his game plan was to concentrate on hitting greens in regulation and attacking the par 5’s. His plan worked to perfection as he now becomes a two time champion of this event, also winning in 2005. Trey Todd would like to extend his appreciation to the club and staff, saying the greens were great all week.

Tying for second place at eight under par for the week were John Bearrie, of Arlington, and Scott Roudebush, of Fort Worth. Bearrie carded a final round 68, while Roudebush shot a 67 in a very well played final pairing. Both Bearrie and Roudebush were under par all three days of the championship and in contention throughout. ohn Pierce, of San Antonio, matched the low round of the week with a 66 and vaulted his way into fourth place. Overall, six players had under par totals for the week.

In the Senior Flight, Aaron Billings cruised to victory as the only player under par for the week. Billings, from Horseshoe Bay, fired a final round 68 for a three day total of two under par 211 to win by four strokes. Jimmy Chapman, from Irving, finished with a total of 215 to grab second place, while overnight leader Curt Sampson struggled to a 77 and finished third.


Harry Todd blew the field away in the Super Senior division and won by ten shots. Todd, of Dallas, said his final round 80 was a struggle, but no one was able to make a charge. TGA Director Bob Twaddell, of Houston, finished in second place for the third straight year.


Open Division - Top 5
Trey Todd, Abilene, 67-66-69--202
John Bearrie, Arlington, 70-67-68--205
Scott Roudebush, Fort Worth, 69-69-67--205
John Pierce, San Antonio, 71-72-66--209
Jay Calvo, Baird, 73-68-70--211

Senior Division - Top 5
Aaron Billings, Horseshoe Bay, 70-73-68--211
Jimmy Chapman, Irving, 70-74-71--215
Curt Sampson, Ennis, 73-68-77--218
Michael Hastings, Waxahachie, 73-76-70--219
Doug Baker, Austin, 74-74-76--224

The full results are available on the TGA Web site, www.txga.org.

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