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Delagarza and Smith Win Back to Back Women’s Four-Ball Championships
Briefly: Faith Delagarza of Midland and Amari Smith of McKinney captured their second Women’s Four-Ball Championship with outstanding rounds of 65-66 for a 13-under-par finish. With their win last year, and being teammates on the Dallas Baptist University Golf Team they have figured out a good strategy that lead them to success. “It’s definitely nice because we’re already teammates,” Faith Delagarza said, “We already have that team boding so we can rely on each other.”
1 Delagarza/Smith Midland, McKinney -13 65 66 131
T2 Argulles/Harrison Dallas, Plano -10 69 65 134
T2 Daleo/Bianchi Plano, Allen -10 69 65 134
4 Fox/Feldman Copperas Cove, Austin -9 67 68 135
T5 Escamilla/Escamilla Midland E 78 66 144
T5 Reed/Reed Midland E 73 71 144
Golf Course: Founded in 1927, Midland Country Club opened as a nine-hole course with sand greens. From these modest beginnings, the championship golf course has evolved into one of the premier private clubs in West Texas. At its center is a classic parkland course that was 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 $8.9 million project finished in 2017 and includes a modernized 7,354-yard, par-72 championship course to better test the skills of today’s players. Over the years, Midland Country Club has played host to many elite amateur tournaments, including eight TGA Major Championships (the 1965, 1971 and 1997 Texas Amateur, 1995 Texas Mid-Amateur, 1970 and 1979 Texas Senior Amateur and the 1963 and 2001 Women’s Texas Amateur).
Weather: The temperature reached 100 degrees with steady winds at 17 mph out of the south-southeast.
In Contention: Hannah Harrison of Plano and Evelyn Arguelles of Dallas tied for second with Megan Daleo of Plano and Allie Bianchi with a two day total of 10-under-par 134.
What’s Next: The 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth September 28-30, 2020.
More Info: For more information on the 2019 Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here.