Monday, July 20, 2009

Over the Moon at West Texas Am

From the Texas Golf Association:

Wichita Falls, TX – Alex Moon of Dallas takes the title of the 2009 West Texas Amateur Champion to join a long list of some of Texas best amateur players. Alex’s final round was a contrast to his first two rounds and was rock solid down the stretch and gave him a three day total of 208. His one under par round of 70 contained 2 birdies and only one bogey. Moon shot the course record on Friday with a blistering 66 to pull within one shot of the lead after 36 holes. Alex will be returning to the University of Texas Longhorn golf team in the fall.

Justin Kaplan of Sugarland, True Graves of Odessa, and Stetson McMillian of Hideaway finished two shots back at 210 and three under par for the championship. McMillian was the overnight leader but lost a few shots on Sunday to finish T-2. Kaplan plays golf for the Minnesota Gophers, Stetson plays golf for the Stephen F. Austin, Lumberjacks, and Graves will be a freshman for the Texas State Bobcats in the Fall.

Kevin Varrichio of Arlington also shot the course record of 66 along with Alex Moon on Friday,

Senior Division – Tom Doughtie of Amarillo won his first West Texas Amateur Senior Division Championship to add to his already impressive three Open division titles. The 2008 TGA Senior Player of the Year shot 69 to clip Mickey Jones of Odessa by one stroke. Doughtie finished at two under par for the championship and has his sights set for the upcoming State Senior. Defending Champ Aaron Billings of Horseshoe Bay finished in third place five strokes off the lead.

Super Senior Division - Big Joe Cadle of Wichita Falls won the Super Senior division by coming from behind over Carey Schulten of Dallas . Cadle shot a one over par round of 72 to win by 8 strokes over Coy Jones of Longview.

Top Finishers
Alex Moon, Dallas, 72-66-70--208
True Graves, Odessa, 70-68-72--210
Stetson McMillan, Hideaway, 70-67-73--210
Justin Kaplan, Houston, 68-70-72--210
Many tied at 211
Full Results

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