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Bentwater Yacht and Country Club to Host Women's Four-Ball Championship

MONTGOMEREYThe 2019 Women’s Four-Ball Championship will be played August 12-13 at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club’s Miller Course.

Bentwater Yacht & Country Club has played host to eight TGA events over the years, including the 2004 Women’s Senior Stroke Play Championship. The Scott Miller design was built in 1993 and is one of east Texas’ premier golf courses. The layout is carved along the natural curve of Lake Conroe and features narrow tree-lined fairways, pine needle rough and TifEagle greens.

“Bentwater is thrilled to host such a great event,” Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Director of Golf Mark Steinbauer said. “The Miller Course is a great design filled with risk-reward holes. I am sure this will be an exciting championship to the bitter end.”

Scheduled for 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, the Women’s Four-Ball Championship will feature two sets of tees for the first time. The TGA wants to encourage women’s participation at every stage, from juniors to collegiate players to senior amateurs of all skill levels. The 10 teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes will be required to play in the Championship Flight. All other teams have the choice to select which flight they would prefer to compete in.

“The separate tees will allow for a better playing experience for all of our players and makes this championship more competitive,” Director of Women’s Operations Amy Worthington said.

The first Women’s Four-Ball Championship was held in 2007 at Redstone Golf Club. This year, in its 12th playing, the Women’s Four-Ball Championship has a full field of 50 teams and continues to attract some of the state’s best women amateur golfers.

“Anytime a player can team up with a friend it creates camaraderie for our TGA members,” Worthington said. “This championship provides a combination of fun and competition.”

At the 2018 Women’s Four-Ball Championship, Faith Summers of San Antonio and Kenzie Wright of McKinney fired a final round 11-under-par 61 at Stonebriar Country Club’s Fazio Course. The duo closed with five straight birdies to post 18-under for the tournament and win by four shots.

Among this year’s field is one of last year’s defending champions, Faith Summers. The senior at Southern Methodist University will tee it up alongside Camille Enright of Plano at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club. The duo will compete as a team for the first time, and both players look forward to the opportunity to play together.

“Faith and I have grown up playing together and we have a lot of respect for each other and our games,” Enright said. “The Four-Ball is so much fun because you get to be a little more aggressive because you have a teammate to work with.”

Summers hopes to bring her experience from last year, but she knows that the senior at Denver University, Enright, will be a great partner.

“Camille is an amazing golfer and so much fun to be with,” Summers said. “I think we’ll be a great team because she keeps a cool resolve on the golf course which will help us remain calm and I hype things up and get excited.”

Once the action gets under way from Bentwater, log on to txga.org for daily recaps. For more information about the Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here

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