Kingwood, TX: Tim Thelen, assistant PGA Professional at The Falls Resort and Golf Club in New Ulm, had not made a bogey through 35 holes of the Southern Texas PGA Callaway Golf Assistant Championship. That is quite a feat on the tough Deerwood Club golf course where the championship was being played. Thelen knew he had a two shot lead and a bogey on the 36th and final hole would be enough, but he wanted to play the entire tournament without a bogey. He didn’t accomplish that goal when he made bogey on the last hole, but he did accomplish his main goal – winning the championship – by one shot over hard charging Brandon Dixon, assistant professional at Miramont Country Club in Bryan. Dixon fired the tournament’s low round with a six under par 66 in round two.
Thelen won the National PGA Assistant Championship last year, and claimed the 2010 STPGA Assistant title with rounds of 68-69=137, and the $1,200.00 first place check. Dixon’s second place finish earned him a spot in this year’s National PGA Assistant Championship in November, along with third place finisher Bill Wening (70-70=140) of Northgate Country Clubi n Houston, and fourth place finisher Brandt Keischnick (68-73=141) of Whispering Pines in Trinity.
A complete list of final results is provided below, and is also posted on the Southern Texas PGA web site (www.stpga.com) which lists the tournament winnings for those finishing in the money. For more information you can contact the Southern Texas PGA at 832-442-2404.
As defending champion of the National PGA Assistant Championship Thelen was exempt from the qualifying stage, which meant the next three low finishers gained a spot in the national championship.
Tim Thelen, The Falls, 68-69--137
Brandon Dixon, Miramont CC, 72-66--138
William Wening, Northgate CC, 70-70--140
Brandt Kieschnick, Whispering Pines GC, 68-73--141
Jacob Davis, Club at Comanche Trace, 71-71--142