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Caitlyn Stanley and Meghan Moake Win Women’s Texas Pinehurst
Briefly: Katy’s Caitlyn Stanley and Houston’s Meghan Moake fired back-to-back rounds of 4-under-par 67 to win the 2021 Women’s Texas Pinehurst by three strokes at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg. Stanley and Moake credit similarities in their game for allowing them to work well as a team. The two-time defending Women’s Texas Pinehurst champions will look for their third championship win in 2022.
Stanley and Moake began the first round on the par-4 no. 2 hole and caught fire on the no. 3 hole after making eagle. The shot started a streak of three straight birdies that got the pair to the top of the leaderboard. The duo led by three strokes heading into the final round. Stanley and Moake teamed up to card a combined ten birdies and one eagle to post a 36-hole tournament total of 8-under 134 to claim a consecutive championship win.
Golf Course: Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course has been a Hill Country favorite for decades. In 1991, the course was transformed into an 18-hole course, offering golfers greater variety and challenge. The front nine features rolling terrain, with plenty of up-and-down play. The back nine, while flatter, offers challenges of a different kind, including a wide array of bunkers.
Weather: It was a beautiful yet overcast autumn day in Fredericksburg with temperatures reaching a high of 77 degrees. There was a consistent southeast wind at 8 mph.
In Contention: Jennifer Hoyt of Horshoe Bay and teammate Anna Morales of Austin earned the second place spot Tuesday after shooting a 4-under-par 67 finishing three strokes behind Stanley and Moake with a tournament total of 5-under-par 137.
A total of five teams finished tied for third with 36-hole tournament totals of 1-under 141. Olive Henry of Corsicana and teammate Nancy Beck along with Cathy Crumley of San Antonio and teammate Meg Christensen of Austin both followed up their first round score of 1-under-par 70 with a final round score of even-par 71.
Heath natives Jewel Malick and teammate Anna Schultz went low to earn their third place spot after firing a final round score of 2-under 69.
Also tied for third was the team of Camm Dougherty of Corpus Christi and Elizabeth Scaggs of Dallas. The duo bolstered a bogey free front-9 score of 31 in the first round which included three birdies and one eagle. They secured their place in the top three after posting a final round score of 1-under 70.
Austin’s Sally Bowman and Lee Ann Penick had an impressive final round, rolling a total of five birdies and going bogey-free on their back-9. The pair were one of three teams to shoot a final round score a 4-under 67 for the day.
What’s Next: The Women’s Saturday Series – Houston will be held at Walden on Lake Houston Golf and Country Club on November 6th to conclude the 2021 schedule.
The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Club for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.
For more information on the Texas Golf Association, Women’s Events and more, please visit txga.org.