Diamonds Lead Texas Father-Son after Firing 61 in Round 2
FRISCO – Jack and John Diamond of Houston were on a mission when they birdied their first three holes in the second round of the Texas Father-Son at The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club Fazio course. The Diamonds shot an 11-under 61 to put themselves at 16-under for the tournament with a two-stroke lead.
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The duo really got things going on their back nine, the course’s front nine, where they went 7-under in six holes with 5 birdies and an eagle.
Matt and Scott Van Zandt, who finished runner-up in this tournament last year shot 8-under which puts them at 14-under for the tournament and sitting in second place yet again.
The defending champions Dean and Cameron Brown are only three shots back of the leaders after a second round 65.
Jeff and Walker White took the outright lead in the Hogan Flight after a second-round net score of 9-under 63 which put them at a tournament total of 17-under-par. Randy Mattingley and Trey Rowe sit two shots behind the Whites at 15-under.
The Nelson Flight is led by the father-son team of Derek and Eddie Bell who came out strong with a net 9-under 63 in round two. The Bells started the day one stroke off the lead but will go into the final round at net 20-under with a four-stroke advantage over the first round leaders Clay and Connor Keene.
The Crenshaw Flight also has a new leader. Adam and Andre Villarrial were able to put together a second round score of net 63 to move from T2nd to a solo lead. Chip and Mike Block are only one stroke back of the Villarrials after shooting a net 8-under in round two.
Bob and Grayson West were able to hold onto their lead in the Kite Flight by also shooting a net 9-under in round two. James and Matt Mahan made a run with an impressive net 11-under to bring themselves within one shot of the leaders heading into the final round.
The Championship Division consists of 40 teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes and will play four-ball stroke play the first two rounds. After 36 holes, the low 19 teams (and ties) continue on in the Championship Flight and will play combined score (individual stroke play using both players scores) in the final round. The three-day total is the team's score for the championship. There are 23 teams that made the cut and will compete to become the 2018 Texas Father-Son Overall Champion.
Teams not making the 36-hole cut in the Championship Flight will compete in the President’s Flight and play another round of four-ball stroke play. The format for all other flights is 54-hole net four-ball stroke play.
The Westin Stonebriar Hotel & Golf Club Fazio course is hosting the Texas Father-Son for the second time in the tournament’s 38-year history. The course, which is located on-site of The Westin Stonebriar Hotel, was designed by Tom Fazio and showcases dramatic landforms, subtly contoured greens and is bordered by native grass and masterful bunkering.
The final round of the Texas Father-Son will start tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. For more information, click here.