Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Conner Wins STPGA Senior Series Opener

San Antonio resident Frank Conner won the season opener of the STPGA Senior Series. Conner has an interesting history. He was an All-American tennis player at Trinity University in San Antonio, and played professional tennis for a while before turning to golf later on. In fact, he is one of only three individuals to have played in both the U.S. Open tennis and U.S. Open golf championships.

Here's the report from the STPGA:

Former PGA Tour professional Frank Conner of San Antonio fired a 36-hole total of 68-70—138 to take the overall victory in the first of 10 Southern Texas PGA Senior Series tournaments planned for 2009.

Conner’s 4-under-par total on the course at La Torretta Del Lago Resort in Montgomery was a stroke better than that posted by The Woodlands’ Troy Schleicher and earned $300.

In addition, Conner took home $650 as the victor in the tournament’s Super Senior Division for golfers ages 58 to 65.

Fort Worth’s Wayne Wright finished in second place in that group, winning $550 for his effort of 74-72—146. Houston’s David Lundstrom finished in third place at 77-73—150 for $470 in earnings.

Schleicher, at 66-73—139, took home the top prize of $510 in the Senior Division (for golfers ages 50-57). Amateur Juan Salcedo of The Woodlands took second place in the Senior Division with a score of 68-73—141, good for a $420 merchandise certificate.
Austin’s Garry Rippy took the third spot in the Senior Division, earning $340 for his score of 69-73—142.

The next tournament on the 2009 STPGA Senior Series schedule will take place Apr. 13-14 on the Slick Rock Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Visit the STPGA Web site for full results.

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