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Boerne’s Chris and Price Hill Maintain Lead at Father-Son
Wichita Falls — Boerne’s Chris and Price Hill maintained their lead in the second round of the Texas Father-Son by posting a 7-under 64. The duo sits at 15-under for the tournament and lead back to back champions Derick and Kyle Kelting of Dallas/Amarillo by two strokes heading into Sunday’s final round at Wichita Falls Country Club.
Leaderboard: Championship Division
1) Hill, Chris / Hill, Price (Boerne) 63-64—127 (-15)
2) Kelting, Kyle / Kelting, Derick (Amarillo / Dallas) 64-65—129 (-13)
T3) Houston, Richman / Houston, Rick (Midland) 63-68—131 (-11)
T3) Lindberg, Andrew / Lindberg, Mark (Coppell / Irving) 67-64—131 (-11)
5) Rougeau, Brandon / Rougeau, Charles (Round Rock / Brenham) 66-66—132 (-10)
In Contention: The Hill’s flipped the script in Saturday’s second round to put themselves in prime position heading into the final round. In Friday’s first round the duo went seven under on the course’s back nine, but in Saturday’s second round the Hill’s got the best of Wichita Falls CC’s front nine.
Starting on the par-4 1st hole, the Hill’s got off to a hot start by carding five birdies in their first seven holes. The Boerne natives tacked on two more birdies on the back nine as they look to claim their first Father-Son title on Sunday. It was another team effort as Price (son) rolled in five birdies and Chris (father) tallied two. They will have to fend off back to back champions Derick and Kyle Kelting who are looking to win for the third consecutive year in a row.
The Kelting’s, 13-under for the championship, posted a second round 6-under 65 that included a 5-under back nine. The Amarillo/Dallas natives are no stranger to being at the top of the leaderboard at the Father-Son and will look to make history in Sunday’s final round.
Midland’s Richman and Rick Houston are tied third with Andrew and Mark Lindberg of Coppell/Irving at 11-under. The Houston’s carded a second round 3-under 68 while the Lindberg’s fired a 7-under 64.
Rounding out the top five are Brandon and Charles Rougeau of Round Rock/Brenham at 10-under par and five back of the lead. The duo shot a second consecutive 5-under 66 to put themselves in contention heading into the final round.
The Championship Division will be divided into two flights for the final round; Championship Flight and President Flight. The top 18 teams after two rounds will play combined score. The remaining teams will play in the President’s Flight a third round of gross four-ball stroke play.
Net Flights Update: Defending Hogan Flight champions Charles and Nick Archer of Rockwall/Rowlett were on fire as they touted a second round 11-under 60. The duo sits at 18-under total and lead by four strokes over Justin Blackledge and Wes Welch of Midland/Lufkin who carded a second round 6-under 65.
In the Nelson Flight, Wichita Falls’ Braden and David Norris stayed steady with a 2-under 69 to maintain their lead at 13-under total. Garland’s Garrett and Shane Hogan sit 4 shots back after a 5-under 66.
In the Crenshaw Flight, Mason and Thomas Cruickshank added to their lead with a second round 11-under 60 that featured a net ace via a gross eagle on the drivable par-4 16th hole. They now sit at 18-under total and lead Aaron and Jamey Freisleben of Spring/Montgomery by nine strokes.
Levelland’s Chad and Hunter Read fired a second round 8-under par 63 to grab the lead in the Kite flight by four strokes over Tim and Ted Watson of Plano.
Course: Wichita Falls Country Club is hosting the Father-Son for the second time. The course was completely renovated and redesigned in 2008 by D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolfard. The last time the Father-Son was at Wichita Falls Country Club was in 2003, which saw Tom and Will Doughtie win the event for the third year in a row. The par-71 course played at 6,630 yards for the championship division and 6,165 yards for the net division in round one.
Tournament History: The Father-Son is in its 42nd year on the TGA schedule. The tournament is a 54-hole event with players competing in net and gross divisions. Each year it is one of the most highly anticipated events on the schedule and the field fills up just minutes after opening for registration.
What’s Next: Round 3 tee times start Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. off No. 1 & 10 tees at Wichita Falls Country Club.