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Paul McNamara wins North Mid-Amateur

Allen – Paul McNamara of Dallas held his commanding lead throughout the weekend to clinch the North Mid-Amateur title.  His impressive rounds of 67-66-71 gave him a final score of 204 (12-under-par) which put him in the lead by 5 strokes.  Forth Worth’s Gary Ezmerlian had steady rounds of 72-70-72 to win the Mid-Master title by one shot over Rob Couture of Dallas.

LEADERBOARD

  1. Paul McNamara               67 – 66 – 71 – 204
  2. Anthony Estorga              72 – 67 – 70 – 209
  3. Christopher Wheeler       73 – 67 – 70 – 210
  4. Ben McCaslin                    70 – 70 – 71 – 211
  5. Gary Ezmerlian                 72 – 70 – 72 – 214

FULL LEADERBOARD

Top Finishers – Anthony Estorga of Dallas came in second with a 7 under-par total of 209, only one shot ahead of Addison’s Christopher Wheeler.  Ben McCaslin of Dallas finished with a 5 under-par 211 to come in forth, while Gary Ezmerlian of Forth Worth finished with a 2 under-par 214 claiming fifth.

Weather – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s weather was sunny with mild winds and temperatures in the low 70’s.

Host Course: Named by Golf Digest among the best daily fee golf courses in the state of Texas, The Golf Club at Twin Creeks’ magnificent Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course was designed to blend seamlessly with its pristine natural surroundings amidst the emerald hills of Allen, Texas. Mature stands of trees frame gently rolling fairways and large undulating greens, with two creeks traversing the course and five beautiful lakes creating both strategic diversity and a breathtaking backdrop for golf.  While challenging for scratch golfers, multiple tees on each hole enable golfers of all ages and skill levels to experience the mastery, craftsmanship and creativity of The King, one of the most beloved and iconic player/designers in the world.

Next Up: The North Regional Series next event will be at Wildhorse Golf Club @ Robson Ranch for the North Senior Amateur April 8-9M.

For more information on the North Regional Series and North Mid-Amateur, please visit www.TXGA.org.

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Marian Barker Wins 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play

Briefly:  A flawless front-nine and just a single bogey, along with three birdies, gave three-time Women’s Senior Stroke Play Champion Marian Barker of Lubbock yet another championship title Wednesday afternoon.  Barker carded a 2-under 70 Final Round, finishing at 5-over-par 221 at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth.

With a strong field and “so many past champions” Barker thought to herself, “oh my, this is going to be hard because there are so many good players.”  But it may have been her personal goals she set for herself each day that lead to her success.  Barker said, “I got to start in the top (final) group and said to myself, see if you can be in that group tomorrow, and then I was!” Barker won her fourth Women’s Senior Stroke Play title, as well as capturing the super-senior division title.

Jewell Malick of Heath, a recent addition to the super-super senior division and 2014, 2015, and 2016 super-senior division champion, finished —- to capture the super-super senior division title.

Leaderboard (Overall):
1)     Marian Barker       Lubbock                     74-77-70 | 221
2)     Kelly Nittoli            San Antonio              74-78-74 | 226
3)     Marlyn Hardy        Magnolia                   79-74-80 | 233
T4)   Cathy Crumley      San Antonio              82-76-76 | 234
T5)   Stephanie Blout    Mission                      75-79-80 | 234

Final Results

Golf Course: The John Bredemus design was built in 1928 and features a traditional layout with narrow fairways and small greens. The 18-hole championship golf course was renovated by Ralph Plummer in 1954 and then redesigned by Jay Morrish in 1987. Despite its shorter length, the tree-lined fairways and sloped Tifeagle greens have withstood the test of time and demand accuracy over brute strength.

Weather: Temperatures reached 92 degrees with wind blowing out of the West Southwest at 8 mph.

In Contention: Kelly Nittoli of San Antonio gave Barker a good run after shooting even-par 37 on the front nine.  Nittoli finished in second place with a 10-over-par 266.

Magnolia’s Marilyn Hardy finished third with a 17-over-par 233, and Kathy Crumley of San Antonio and Stephnaie Blount tied for fourth with an 18-over-par total of 234.

What’s Next: The Women’s Pinehurst will be held at Panorama Golf Club on November 2-3.The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff and members of Ridglea Country Club for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.

 

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Marian Barker Moves into Solo First After Round 2 of Women’s Senior

Briefly:  Marian Barker of Lubbock carded a 5-over-par 77 to move into solo first after the second round of the 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridglea Country Club Tuesday afternoon. Barkers’s two-day 74-77 | 151 total tops a crowded leaderboard entering Wednesday’s final round.

Leaderboard:
1)   Marian Barker             Lubbock                  74-77 | 151
2)   Kelly Nittoli                San Antonio            74-78 | 152
3)   Marilyn Hardy            Magnolia                79-74 | 153
4)   Stephanie Blount       Mission                   75-79 | 154
T5) Mitzi Campbell          Corinth                    79-79 | 158
T5) Kathy Crumley           San Antonio           82-76 | 158

Round 2 Results | Round 3 Pairings

Golf Course: The John Bredemus design was built in 1928 and features a traditional layout with narrow fairways and small greens. The 18-hole championship golf course was renovated by Ralph Plummer in 1954 and then redesigned by Jay Morrish in 1987. Despite its shorter length, the tree-lined fairways and sloped Tifeagle greens have withstood the test of time and demand accuracy over brute strength.

Weather: Sunny and clear skies with the temperature reaching 83 degrees.  The wind blew out of the Northwest at 17mph.

In Contention: San Antonio’s Kelly Nittoli sits in second at 8-over-par 152, falling just a single stroke behind the lead.

Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, shot a 2-over-par 74 in the second round moving her to third.  Hardy enters the final round at 9-over-par on the tournament.

Stephanie Blount of Mission sits in fourth with a 10-over-par 154 for the tournament.  Corinth’s Mitzi Campbell and San Antonio’s Cathy Crumley came in tied for fifth with a 14-over-par 158 total.

What’s Next: The final round starting times begin Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club. Players were placed into six different flights for Wednesday’s final round based off of their 36-hole total scores.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.