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Depasquale Wins 2022 South Mid-Amateur
Briefly: Daniel Depasquale of Austin hangs on to win the Texas South Mid-Amateur at Forest Creek Golf Club. Depasquale carried a six stroke lead going into the final round, which proved to be just enough. Randy Lance of Spring finishes runner-up by one stroke, following three birdies over the last seven holes.
1) Daniel Depasquale, Austin, 73-68-81 | 222
2) Randy Lance, Spring, 76-71-76 | 223
3) Padden Nelson, Houston, 75-75-64 | 224
4) Jonathan Keane, Austin, 84-68-74 | 226
T5) Tino Flores, Houston, 72-78-77 | 227
T5) Brandon Rougeau, Round Rock, 79-71-77 | 227
7) Tim Hamm, Austin, 78-73-77 | 228
T8) Logan Boatner, Humble, 73-80-76 | 229
T8) Bill Shock, Houston, 81-76-72 | 229
GOLF COURSE: Forest Creek Golf Club provides a tough test with it’s rolling fairways and pristine greens. The Dick Phelps-designed course, built in 1990, underwent extensive renovations in the fall of 2018 that included the rebuilding of the greens with Tif-Eagle Bermuda, reconstruction of the bunkers, and a new irrigation system.
WEATHER: Players battled the elements during Friday’s first round as morning temperatures were in the low 50’s and wind gusts reached over 30 mph. Both the second and final rounds had temperatures reach into the 70’s, with the final round also having wind gusts of over 20 mph.
WINNER’S INFO: Daniel Depasquale posted a first round 1-over-par 73 in difficult weather conditions, leaving him one stroke behind Tino Flores of Houston. In the second round, Depasquale fired 6 birdies and an eagle to tie the low round for the event at 4-under-par 68. His third round was a grind, finishing at 9-over-par 81 and securing the victory by a single stroke.
IN CONTENTION: Randy Lance, of Spring, started the final round six strokes back. Three birdies on the final nine (including holes 16 & 17), put him within two of the lead. Ultimately, he would fall one short of the lead with a 76-71-76—223 total. Finishing third was Padden Nelson of Houston. His steady play of 75-75-74—224 was unbothered by the windy conditions on Friday and Sunday.
ADDITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: Peter Trivanovich, of League City, carded a hole-in-one during the second round. The ace came on the sixth hole with a four hybrid, which was playing approximately 180 yards.
WHAT’S NEXT: The 2022 season continues with the South Senior Amateur at Beaumont Country Club on March 30-31. You can view the entire Texas Golf Association calendar HERE.
MORE INFO: The Texas Golf Association extends its sincere appreciation to the staff and members of Forest Creek Golf Club, the city of Round Rock, and our volunteers for their integral part in making the South Mid-Amateur a memorable and success event. For more information on the South Mid-Amateur, CLICK HERE.