Monday, August 10, 2009

TGA South Amateur Championship Results

From the Texas Golf Association

Heading into the final round three players stood atop the South Amateur leader board, Michael Whitehead of Sugar Land, David Pocknall of Katy and Kip Guidry of Missouri City. However at the end of the final round there would be only one player left at the top. Michael Whitehead would not be denied his second South Amateur Championship title. Michael came firing right from the start with birdies on holes 3, 5 and 7 on his way to stellar a front nine score of 33. Whitehead’s front nine score gave him a 5 stroke lead over both Pocknall and Guidry with only nine holes to play. Whitehead never looked back and played error free golf coming home shooting one over par 37 on the final nine. His two under par 70 in the final round put him six strokes ahead of his nearest competitor Kip Guidry and allowed him to capture his second South Amateur in 3 years.

Kip Guidry hung on to capture solo second place by firing a final round four over par 76. David Pocknall once again found himself in the hunt but just couldn’t catch up to Whitehead. Pocknall birdied holes 7 and 18 but his double on 5 didn’t help the cause. Pocknall finished tied for third with The Woodland’s Owen Joyner. Joyner has been consistent all week with rounds of 72, 73 and yet another 73. The South Amateur was the final regional championship of the 2009 season. Many of the players in the field will be tuning up their games for the State Mid-Amateur in September.

Top Finishers
Michael Whitehead, Sugar Land - 67-74-70--211
Kip Guidry , Missouri City - 71-70-76--217
Owen Joyner, The Woodlands - 72-73-73--218
David Pocknall, Katy - 69-72-77--218
Scott Smith, Houston - 77-72-73--222
Alan Ferries, Cypress - 73-73-76--222
Full Results


  1. I love playing golf. I'm playing this week.

    This is a great site you have here. I have a sports blog myself and I would like to exchange links with you. When you get a chance, let me know if this is possible, either by email or a comment on my site. Jason

  2. Looks like Whitehead was in form from the start making him secure his second South Amateur title as if it was piece of cake. The front nine score of 33 says it all.


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