Wilshire and Dees Win the Women’s Partnership
BRIEFLY: First round leaders Emilie Wilshire and Mary Dees win the 2021 Women’s Partnership at Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville for a wire to wire victory. In all, five flights crowned champions as the second TGA Women’s event of the 2021 season wrapped up.
WOMEN’S PARTNERSHIP OVERALL LEADERBOARD:
|R1 +/- Quota||R2 +/- Quota||Total + / – Quota|
|1||Wilshire / Dees||Houston, Cypress||18||7||25|
|2||Guynes / Henry||Fredericksburg, Kerrville||12||12||24|
|T3||Candelet / Gebert||Humble, Boerne||14||8||22|
|T3||Swan / Strikeleather||Corpus Christi||0||22||22|
|5||Jones / Gibson||Horseshoe Bay||10||9||19|
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: Tuesday’s final round started with cloud cover and trace amounts of rain. The cloud cover broke in the afternoon and provided players with perfect sunny conditions for the rest of the day.
IN CONTENTION: The Dougherty/McCallick team overcame an 8 point deficit to claim the first flight title by half a point with 17.5 points. The team of Turnage/Scaggs came up just short and finished in second with 17 points. The team of Guynes/Henry claim the second flight title with a final quota score of 24 points. The Jones/Gibson team finished second at 19 points, and the Trichell/Livingston team rounds out the top three with 12.5 points. The team of Conner/Chandler finished with 18 points to win the third flight by half a point over the Needham/Robinson team. The Swan/Stikeleather team came from 16 points back to win the fourth flight at 22 points. Finishing in second was the Rizzo/Rowe team with 17 points. The team of Candelet/Gebert secured the fifth flight title after finishing with 22 points. The Lindsay/Cole team finished runner up with 14.5 points.
WHAT’S NEXT: The 2021 Women’s Saturday Series – DFW #1 will be hosted at Buffalo Creek Golf Club on May 15. The 2021 Women’s Stroke Play Championship, the first TGA Women’s major on the calendar, will be contested June 25-27 at the Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville.
MORE INFO: The Texas Golf Association extends its sincere appreciation to the entire membership and staff at Riverhill Country Club for their welcoming hospitality in hosting this year’s Women’s Partnership. Complete tournament information can be found by clicking here.
Anna Morales Wins 2021 Women’s Eclectic
GALVESTON – Anna Morales of Austin captured the 2021 Women’s Eclectic at Moody Gardens Golf Club after besting Ennis’ Olive Henry in a one-hole playoff by shooting an Eclectic score of three-under-par 69. Morales improved her Eclectic score by six strokes during Tuesday’s final round. Henry was tied for the lead after the first round with Cynthia Dougherty, who finished tied for third with Caitlyn Cassity of Katy and Meghan Moake of Houston. Patricia Walters captured the Overall Net Championship with a combined Net Eclectic score of 11-under-par 61. Walters, of Cat Spring, carded seven birdies and one eagle to beat out four others by one stroke. Peggy Mullarkey and Jane London, of The Woodlands, Dora Daniluk of Katy and Olivia Campbell, of Franklin, finished tied for second with a combined Net Eclectic score of 10-under-par 62.
1) Anna Morales, Austin 69 (-3)
2) Olive Henry, Ennis 69 (-3)
T-3) Cynthia Dougherty, Corpus Christi 70 (-2)
T-3) Caitlyn Cassity, Katy 70 (-2)
T-3) Meghan Moake, Houston 70 (-2)
1) Patricia Walters, Cat Spring 61 (-11)
T-2) Peggy Mullarkey, The Woodlands 62 (-10)
T-2) Jane London, The Woodlands 62 (-10)
T-2) Dora Daniluk, Katy 62 (-10)
T-2) Olivia Campbell, Franklin 62 (-10)
GOLF COURSE: Moody Gardens Golf Course is Galveston’s premier public seaside links course featuring paspalum fairways that are lined with over 500 palm trees and shorebird habitat. The attention to detail in Jacobsen Hardy’s design provides players a unique tropical feel with 18 holes meandering through upland and lowland native areas, as well as natural wetlands of beautiful Sydnor Bayou.
WEATHER: Yesterday’s sunny skies and windy afternoon returned again for the final round with consistent winds around 16 mph and gusts up to 25 mph. The high temperature for Tuesday reached 72 degrees.
WHAT’S NEXT: The 2021 Women’s Partnership heads to Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville, TX. The two-person quota event will take place on April 12-13.
MORE INFO: Visit our website for complete coverage of the 2021 Women’s Eclectic.
Massey and Cox Win TGA Fall Series – DFW #2
Briefly: Fort Worth’s Brandon Massey put together three impressive rounds with a total of ten birdies to win the tournament with a four-over-par 220. “I played really solid and hit pretty much every fairway and hit a lot of greens”, Massey said about his first round. He then stated, “The last two days, I struggled to hit the fairway and had to make pars from the trees.” He was still able to get the job done this week at Hackberry Creek Country Club. Massey carded a five-over-par 77 to close out the tournament.
In the Women’s Division, Lauren Cox of Orange carded a three-over-par 75 in the final round to win. “I played consistent and kept myself in play,” Cox credited her challenging and windy final round score. Cox carded seven birdies and one eagle on her way to victory with a total score of five-over-par 221.
|Men’s Division||Women’s Division|
|1. Brandon Massey, Fort Worth 69-74-77 | 220||1. Lauren Cox, Orange 76-70-75 | 221|
|T2. Shayler Dance, Dallas 71-77-76 | 224||2. Kennedy Pedigo, Fort Worth 71-80-75 | 226|
|T2. Curtis Harris, Eastland 74-73-77 | 224||3. Audrey Tan, Denton 72-79-77 | 228|
|T2. Jackson Scheen, Austin 76-72-76 | 224||4. Hunter Nugent, Irving 79-71-80 | 230|
|T5. Michael Hoare, Dallas 74-75-78 | 227||5. Sydney Garber, Rockwall 80-76-85 | 241|
|T5. Hogan Mothan, Plano 73-78-76 | 227|
In Contention: Shayler Dance of Dallas, Curtis Harris of Eastland, and Jackson Scheen of Austin finished tied for second four shots behind Massey with a three day total of eight-over-par 224. Dallas’ Michael Hoare and Plano’s Hogan Molthan rounded out the top five with a total score of 11-over-par 227.
In the Women’s Division, Kennedy Pedigo of Fort Worth finished in second five shots behind Cox with a total score of 10-over-par 226. Denton’s Audrey Tan finished third with a three day score of 12-over-par 228, and Irving’s Hunter Nugent finished fourth with a three day total of 14-over-par 230. Sydney Garber of Rockwall rounded out the top five with a total score of 25-over-par 241.
Golf Course: Hackberry Creek Country Club was designed by legendary golfer Byron Nelson. The Texas-native and 5-time major champion crafted 18 beautiful championship golf holes through the rolling hills of Irving. The course was recently updated with mini Verde greens, premium Arkansas white sand bunkers and water features throughout the layout. Hackberry Creek Country Club is hosting the TGA Fall Series – DFW #2 for the first time and stretches out to 6,900 yards in the Men’s Division, and 6,100 yards in the Women’s Division.
Tournament Format: The TGA Fall Series is a 54-hole stroke play event. The tournament field features 50 players across two divisions: Men’s, and Women’s.
Weather: After a cool morning, the temperature climbed up towards 74 degrees in the early afternoon with winds of 8 MPH from the South and gusts of up to 18 MPH.
What’s Next: With the season wrapping up, check out the 2021 Men’s and Women’s calendar here. The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff and members of Hackberry Creek Country Club for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.
For more information about the TGA Fall Series – DFW #2, click here.