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Lee & Prucka Go Wire-to-Wire at Texas Stableford Handicap
KERRVILLE – Lee Prucka of Midland and Gary Wilson of Odessa capped off a dominant performance at the Texas Stableford Handicap today shooting six and a quarter points under their final round quota. The duo finished the week at three and a quarter points under their cumulative quota. Their dominance was good enough for a four point win over second place.
Golf Course: Designed by close friends Joe Finger and Byron Nelson in 1974, Riverhill Country Club’s 18-hole course is a premier location for golf in Texas and the United States. Based in the heart of Hill Country, the course boasts its rare bent-grass greens and a 7,137 yard, 72-par challenge featuring scenic creeks, hills, and a lake throughout the property. Over time, the course became Nelson’s favorite, where he was quoted saying, “If I had only one golf course to play, it would be Riverhill.”
Weather: Sunny, temperature reaching a high of 56 degrees with an 8 mph wind out of the southeast.
Flight Champions: The overall champions Lee Prucka of Midland and Gary Wilson of Odessa came out of the Nelson flight, winning the flight by four points.
In the Hogan flight, Heston Heller of Hutto and Brooks Hagler of Anson finished at fourteen and a quarter points under their cumulative quota. Their victory within the flight came after a strong eight and a quarter point over quota final round.
In the Crenshaw flight, Richard LaPierre and William Pritchard of Farmers Branch won with a cumulative score of eleven and a quarter points. Their final round half a point under quota round was good enough to win the flight by one and three quarter points.
In the Kite flight, Travis Yarbrough of Crowley and David Bosco of Copper Canyon fired their tournament best round of eight and a half points over quota. This brought the pair’s total to eight and a half points under their cumulative quota, one and a quarter points better than the division runners-up.
Additional Highlights: Leo Wisniewski of Sulphur Springs had a hole in one on the second hole during Sunday’s final round. He hit a 6-iron from approximately 155 yards.
More Info: The Texas Golf Association wants to extend our gratitude and appreciation to Riverhill Country Club’s staff and members, along with the volunteers, for their part in making the Texas Stableford Handicap a successful and memorable event. For more information on the Texas Stableford Handicap, click here.