With a two-putt par on the first playoff hole, Ron Kilby from McAllen won the 77th State Senior Amateur Championship at Shady Oaks over Ken Coutant from Dallas. Both players finished the 54-hole event tied at 2-over-par 215.
Zach Atkinson from Colleyville, Aaron Hickman from Tyler and Colby Harwell from Waco, along with team captain and TGA President Bill Hanley from Fort Worth, will represent Texas in the USGA Men's State Team from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at French Lick Resort's Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind.
The 2014 Womenís Texas Pinehurst will be held Nov. 10-11 at Mira Vista CC in Fort Worth. Introduced only last year, the event proved to be wildly popular, so donít miss out on a chance to get together with old and new friends one last time before the end of the year.
Thailand's Jaravee Boonchant had a wire-to-wire victory at the fifth annual Texas Girls' Invitational. Her 6-under 138 tournament total was enough for a three shot cushion over Dallas' Hailey Jones. Grace Do finished in third. Emma Ballard, Alexandra Wright, and Hannah Haythorne tied for fourth.
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In the latest issue of Lone Star Golf, youíll find a touching tribute to James A. Ragan, who passed away this year at the age of 20. A beloved and longtime LJT member, Ragan inspired many with his strength and courage.
There are two ways an individual can become a TGA member: 1) Apply in person at one of 500+ Member Clubs near one's home or work, or 2) Join online at txga.org by selecting a "home" club from a list of participating Member Clubs located across the state.
The USGA's "Play 9" campaign seeks to rally golfers to play nine-hole rounds as a way to fit the game into their busy lifestyles. In addition to promoting nine-hole rounds, "Play 9" encourages other activities like driving range practice and putting.
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