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Travis Woolf Leads 91st West Texas Amateur

Travis Woolf Leads 91st West Texas Amateur 
Briefly:
Travis Woolf of Fort Worth leads the 91st West Texas Amateur after an opening round 3-under-par 69. Chuck Palmer of Dallas leads the Senior Division following a 2-under-par 70, while Doug Hopton-Jones of Mansfield leads the Super Senior Division after a 1-over-par 73.   

Leaderboard:
1) Travis Woolf                Fort Worth          69
2) Jackson Markham      Dallas                  70
3) Joseph Kirk                  Brownwood        71
T4) Shayler Dance           Dallas                 72
T4) Casey Fowler             Odessa              72
T4) Rick Houston             Midland              72
T4) Andy Lopez                Dallas                72
T4) Tripp Wallace            Lubbock             72

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Pairings

Golf Course: Founded in 1927, Midland Country Club opened as a nine-hole course with sand greens. From these modest beginnings, Midland Country Club has evolved into one of the premier private clubs in West Texas. At its center is a classic parkland course that was originally designed in 1951 by Texas Golf Hall of Famer Ralph Plummer. In the fall of 2015, the club hired Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design to oversee a major renovation of the golf course and practice facility. The project finished in 2017 and includes a modernized 7,354-yard, par-72 championship course to better test the skills of today’s players. Round 1 was contested at 7,215 yards.

Weather: The temperature reached 101 degrees with steady winds at 15 mph out of the south reaching gusts of 29 mph.

In Contention: Travis Woolf of Fort Worth fired an opening round 3-under-par 69. The 31-year-old mid-amateur carded three birdies to go along with zero bogeys. Woolf’s bogey-free round was the only one of the day, and he looks to stick to his game plan throughout the weekend.

“I’ll stick to hitting three woods and five woods a lot of places and don’t try to do anything too crazy,” Woolf said. “Just know to stay patient, make a bunch of pars and you’ll be fine.”

Jackson Markham of Dallas carded a 2-under-par 70 and sits one shot off the lead. Joseph Kirk of Brownwood sits in solo third after a 1-under-par 71. Kirk, who just finished his freshman year at Midland College, utilized his local knowledge to help guide his opening round. Five players in the Championship Division are tied fourth at even par and three shots off the lead.

What’s Next: Round 2 tee times start Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. off No. 1 & 10 tees at Midland Country Club.

More Info: For more information on the 91st West Texas Amateur, click here