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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

 

Complete Results

 

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.

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Wilshire and Dees Lead the Women’s Partnership

BRIEFLY: Emilie Wilshire and Mary Dees of Houston and Cypress respectively, lead the Women’s Partnership after Monday’s first round with a quota score of 18. The Women’s Partnership, a team quota event, is being contested in Kerrville at Riverhill Country Club. Wilshire and Dees currently hold a two point lead over Horseshoe Bay’s Janice Koenig and Suzanna Knudson heading into Tuesday’s final round. In addition to battling for an Overall Championship, the Women’s Partnership will crown winners in each of the five flights.

WOMEN’S PARTNERSHIP OVERALL LEADERBOARD:

1 Wilshire / Dees Houston, Cypress 18
2 Koenig / Knudson Horseshoe Bay 16
T3 Biggs / Hamilton Houston 15
T3 Armstrong / Mayfield Fredericksburg 15
T5

T5

Rizzo / Rowe

Candelet / Gebert

College Station, Magnolia

Humble, Boerne

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Complete Results | Final Round Starting Times

 

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: Players started the morning in cool and overcast conditions. After the clouds cleared and the sun came out in the afternoon, temperatures rose from the mid 60’s into the upper 80’s by the end of the day.

IN CONTENTION: The team of Trevino/Ramirez lead the first flight with 9 points.  Sitting one point back is the team of Turnage/Scaggs at 8 points. Rounding out the first flight’s top three is the team of Gilkeson/Alexander, who posted 7 points in the first round. The second flight is led by Guynes/Henry with a score of 12. They are followed closely by the team of Jones/Gibson at 10 points, and Trichell/Livingston at7 points. After finishing with 13 points today, the Robertson/Youngs team holds a one point lead over the team of Conner/Chandler in the third flight. Leading the fourth flight is the team of Koenig/Knudson with 16 points. The Biggs/Hamilton and Armstrong/Mayfield teams are both tied for second with 15 points each. The fifth flight, as well as the overall leaderboard, is lead by the Wilshire/Dees team with 18 points in the first round. The team of Candelet/Gebert currently sits in second with 14 points.

WHAT’S NEXT: Tuesday’s final round will begin at 8 AM with tee times off #1. Following play, there will be a brief awards presentation for the Overall Champion and Flight Winners.

MORE INFO: Visit our website for complete coverage of the 2021 Women’s Partnership.

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Texas Super Senior Set for April 19-21

The 2021 Texas Super Senior Amateur Championship will be played April 19-21 on Ridglea Country Club’s North Course in Fort Worth.

Designed by John Bredemus, the North Course at Ridglea Country Club opened in 1928. Bredemus, one of a select few golf course architects elected to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, carved out a timeless classic on the gently rolling topography southwest of downtown Fort Worth. The North Course’s narrow fairways, uphill and downhill holes, bending left and right doglegs and small, contoured greens continue to delight and challenge players of all ages and skill levels nearly a century later.

Host to numerous TGA championships throughout its long history, including last year’s Women’s Senior Stroke Play, this will be the first Texas Super Senior Amateur to be held at Ridglea Country Club.

To accommodate a wide range of players, the Texas Super Senior Amateur features two age divisions: 65 and older (Super Senior) and 75 and older (Legends). The format is 54 holes of individual stroke play with no cut. Each age division competes from different tees and yardages, with a separate champion recognized. Prizes are also awarded to low Net scores in both Super Senior and Legends Divisions.

The 2020 championship was canceled due to health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ed Brooks of Fort Worth won the weather-shortened 2019 Texas Super Senior Amateur with a 36-hole total of 4-over 144 at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco. Richard Lundy of Amarillo finished at 17-over 157 to win the Legends Division. Lundy also claimed low Net honors with a handicap adjusted total of 147 (+7). Bill Holstead of Wichita Falls and Bill Huckin of Dallas tied for low Net in the Super Senior Division at 141 (+1).

Live scoring updates, daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available once the action gets underway from Ridglea Country Club.

The Texas Super Senior Amateur was first played in 2015. The championship is open to male amateur golfers age 65 and older (75 and older for Legends Division) by the tournament start date, belong to a TGA Member Club and have a World Handicap System Index of 12.4 or less (16.4 or less for Legends).