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Wayne Wright Wins 2021 Texas Super Senior Am

FORT WORTH – Wayne Wright of Aledo shot a final round 2-over-par 73 to win the 2021 Texas Super Senior Amateur on Wednesday at Ridglea Country Club’s North Course.

Wright stayed consistent all week and held onto his second-round lead. His final round 73 put him at 3-over 216 for the week, good for a six-shot victory.

“Just winning is great,” Wright said. “I mean, I love to win.”

This marks the second time Wright has won Texas Super Senior Amateur. He previously won it in 2017 at Pine Dunes Resort in Frankston. Wright also previously won the 2019 North Senior Am at Ridglea CC’s Championship Course.

“You know, it just seems like when the competition starts, things kind of fall into place,” he said. “I really played well this week.”

Wright carded three birdies en route to victory.

“I am really pleased with the way I played,” Wright said. “I started putting a little bit better today.”

A combination of weather and Ridglea CC’s North Course proved to be challenging to the field this week as only four rounds came in under-par.

John Grace and Mike Booker both finished with under-par final rounds to share second place at 9-over 222. Ed Brooks carded a final round 73 to finish in fourth. Rounding out the top five were Chuck Gardner and Steve Moran tied at 11-over week.

Mike Rice of Houston won the Legends division by carding the low round of the week for his respective division, a 3-over 74. His 16-over 229 total edged out runner-up Denny Alexander’s 17-over 230.

Ford Cartwright and Jamey Freisleben were crowned Super Senior Am net winners after tying at a 221-total net. Butch Vaut captured the Legends division net win after finishing with a 218-total net.

The Ridglea CC North Course demanded precision from every player throughout the tournament with its rolling fairways and smaller greens that were breaking subtly. Overseeding created a beautiful lush green course as Ridglea CC was in great shape for all three rounds. The Super Senior division, for amateur men ages 65 and older, played from a total yardage of 6,229. The Legends division (75 and older) played from 5,827 yards.

Four of the past five Super Senior Amateur champions were in the field, including Odessa’s Mickey Jones, who won the event in 2018. The 2020 Super Senior Amateur was canceled because of COVID-19.

The 112th Texas Amateur is next up on the championship schedule for the TGA. The top amateurs in the state will be tested at beautiful Midland Country Club in Midland on June 17-20. For more on the 2021 Super Senior Amateur, click here.

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Wayne Wright Leads Super Senior Amateur after Round 2

FORT WORTH – Wayne Wright fired an even-par 71 to take the lead on Tuesday in the second round of the 2021 Texas Super Senior Amateur at Ridglea Country Club’s North Course.

Cooler than expected temperatures and swirling winds in the 20-mph range created tough playing conditions in the second round.

“On these greens, wow, you have to be really careful,” Wright said. “If you are putting down wind, it is quick.”

Wright started off 3-over through his first six holes, but finished the rest of his round at 3-under par.

“Well, it started off real shaky,” he said. “I three-putted holes 10, 12, and 14. I was 3-over really quick. I birdied 17 and 18 to get me to 1-over at the turn and then played solid on the back nine.”

As the 2017 North Senior Am champion at Ridglea’s Championship Course, Wright will look to win at the North Course on Wednesday. He is no stranger to this event, as he took home the 2017 Super Senior Am Championship at Pine Dunes Resort in Frankston.

James Peebles and Steve Moran sit in a tie for second place at 5-over through two rounds. Peebles of Fort Worth on Tuesday shot a 6-over 77 and Moran of Houston finished at 2-over 73.

Samuel Kent sits in fourth at 6-over through two rounds, and Jamey Freisleben holds fifth place at 7-over. Three players are tied for sixth at 8-over par.

Denny Alexander of Fort Worth leads the Legends division after shooting 6-over 77 in the second round. He sits at 11-over for the championship and two strokes ahead of Mike Rice from Houston.

The Ridglea CC North Course demands accurate shots from every player with its rolling fairways and smaller greens that break subtly. Lush green from overseeding, Ridglea was again in beautiful shape for the second round. The Super Senior division, for amateur men ages 65 and older, played from a total yardage of 6,229. The Legends division (75 and older) played from 5,827 yards.

Four of the past five Super Senior Amateur champions are in the field, including Fort Worth’s John Grace, who won the event in 2015. The 2020 Super Senior Amateur was canceled because of COVID-19.

The final round of the 2021 Texas Super Senior Amateur begins Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. For more information, including complete scores and final-round pairings, click here.