Friday, August 06, 2010

Alexander Wins STPGA Club Car Memorial

From the Southern Texas PGA:

San Antonio, TX: Lonnie Alexander of the Onion Creek Club in Austin birdied the 16th and 17th holes at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio to break out of a log jam and post earn a two shot win over Jesse Horner of Horseshoe Bay Resort in the Southern Texas PGA Club Car Memorial Championship. Alexander was the only player to finish the 36 hole tournament under par on the challenging TPC San Antonio course. His final round of even par 72 gave him a two day total of 143, one under par. Horner, who was tied with Alexander after round one, had a two of par 74 to finish at one over par for 36 holes. Three players – Allen Hodde of The Woodlands Performance Center, James Brown of River Oaks Country Club in Houston, and Tim Thelen of The Falls Resort and Golf Club in New Ulm – all finished at two over par, three shots back.

Robert Thompson of Whispering Pines in Trinity shot back-to-back rounds of 73 to win the Senior Division by three shots over three players. Tying for second in the Senior Division were Troy Schleicher, Steve Parker, and Carl Baker, all of Houston.

After getting off to a fast start with back to back birdies, Alexander had opened up a three shot lead, but Thelen caught him when Alexander made a double bogey on the par five 8th hole. Thelen quickly fell back with a double bogey of his own on the 11th hole, followed by a bogey on number 12. Horner was in the mix with steady play until he made bogey at 11 and 12. When Alexander made his back-to-back birdies on 16 and 17 he was able to secure the win.


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