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Barfield and Quinn Win at North Senior Amateur

Dallas — Neal Barfield of Dallas won the Senior Division of the North Senior Amateur after firing a 1-over 71 amidst windy conditions on Wednesday. Jim Quinn of Arlington completed his wire-to-wire victory of the Super Senior Division with rounds of 67-76 at Golf Club of Dallas.

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Leaders: Barfield made four birdies in his second round and posted the low score on Wednesday in both divisions. His 4-over total pushed him two strokes ahead of the field as he won the North Senior Amateur for the first time. Quinn started steady in round two, going out at even-par 35, but ran into a four-hole stretch where he played 6-over. He finished with three pars and five strokes ahead of the field.

In Contention: In the Senior Division, Burleson’s Lewis Stephenson and Grapevine’s Michael Goff finished tied for second at 6-over, while Irving’s Steve Love and McKinney’s Donald Oconnor finished fourth and fifth. In the Super Senior Division, two-time reigning champion Gary Kirwan of McKinney finished runner-up to Quinn, followed by Rockwall’s Rick Lindsay in third, Irving’s Michael Puls in fourth and Jacksonville’s Dick Stone in fifth.

Course: Golf Club of Dallas is hosting the North Senior Amateur for the second time. The course was designed by Perry and Press Maxwell and opened in 1953. The last time the North Senior Amateur was at GC of Dallas was in 2010, which saw Jim Mundell win the Senior Division and Randy Wolff win the Super Senior Division.

Tournament History: The North Senior Amateur is in its 13th year on the schedule and is the second regional event in North Texas in 2022. The tournament is a 36-hole stroke play event with players competing in two separate divisions. The Senior Division is comprised of players that are 55 years and older, while the Super Senior Division is made up of players that are 65 years and older.

TGA Regional Series: The TGA Regional Series is made up of four events for each region of North and South Texas. There is a Regional Four-Ball, Mid-Amateur, Senior Amateur and Amateur for both the North and South. The West Texas Amateur also serves as an event in the Regional Series and is open to any players in the state of Texas that meet eligibility.

Player of the Year: Points were awarded to the top five finishers of each division for the Senior Player of the Year and Super Senior Player of the Year. The champions each got 500 points towards the statewide honor followed by 400 for runner-up, 300 for third, 200 for fourth and 100 for fifth. The Regional Senior Amateurs were the first opportunity for players to earn points in those races.

What’s Next: The TGA heads out to Tempest Golf Club for the North Four-Ball, which was rescheduled from it’s original February date due to severe weather. Qualifying has commenced for the 113th Texas Amateur and sites are scattered across the state for the next few months. The Legends Junior Tour heads to the Austin area for the rescheduled Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic at Crystal Falls Golf Club on April 9-10.

About the TGA: The Texas Golf Association was established in 1906 with a mission to promote the playing and advancement of the royal and ancient game of golf in Texas. The association is one of the most respected in the country with an ongoing commitment to its members, contestants, volunteers and all who strive to preserve the great traditions of the game.

For More information about the North Senior Amateur, click here. To see all the scores from Golf Club of Dallas, click here.

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TGA Regional Senior Amateurs Set for March 30-April 6

The Texas Golf Association’s 2022 Regional Championship Series continues with the back-to-back playing of the North and South Senior Amateurs.

First up is the South Senior Amateur to be held March 30-31 at Beaumont Country Club. The North Senior Amateur will be contested April 5-6 at The Golf Club of Dallas.

Beaumont Country Club was established in 1906 and is one of the five founding member clubs of the TGA. The course was originally designed by Alex Findlay and opened for play the following year. Baxter Spann supervised a $2 million dollar renovation of the course in 2004. The Golf Club of Dallas opened for play in 1953 and was designed by the father-son team of Perry and Press Maxwell. The course was renovated in 2002 by past Masters champion Charles Coody.

First played in 2003, the Regional Senior Amateurs feature two age divisions: 55 and older (Senior) and 65 and older (Super Senior). Entries are open to male amateur golfers who meet the age requirements by the first round of tournament play, belong to a TGA Member Club, have a World Handicap System Index of 8.4 or less (10.0 or less for Super Senior), and reside in the region relative to their respective championship. The TGA uses the 31st parallel in Salado as the delineation between the North and South regions.

The format for both events is 36 holes of individual stroke play. Each age division competes from different tees and yardages, with a separate champion recognized. Players who are 65 and older can opt to compete in the Senior Division at the time an entry form is submitted. The top 15 finishers and ties in the Senior Division, regardless of age, will earn exemptions into this year’s Texas Senior Amateur.

Live scoring updates, daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available on the website once the action gets underway from Beaumont Country Club and The Golf Club of Dallas.

At the 2021 championships, Dave Davis of Saginaw secured his third North Senior Amateur title with a victory on the second playoff hole over John Derrick of Waco. The two finished regulation play tied at 2-under-par 142 at Wildhorse Golf Club in Denton. Gary Kirwan of McKinney also won the Super Senior Division for a third time by besting two-time overall champion John Grace of Fort Worth in a three-hole playoff. Both players finished 36 holes at 147 (+3). David Ortego of Spring carded rounds of 67-70 (-7) to capture the South Senior Amateur at Kissing Tree Golf Club in San Marcos. Ortego also won the event in 2015. Mike Vacek of Weimar finished at 146 (+2) to win the Super Senior Division.

North Senior Amateur

The Golf Club of Dallas

April 5-6, 2022


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: April 5-6, 2022
Host Club: The Golf Club of Dallas
Address: 2200 West Red Bird Lane., Dallas, TX 75232
Phone: (214) 333-3595
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator – Duffy Suhr

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: February 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Exempt Entry Deadline: March 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: March 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $220

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 55 years of age or older by the first round of tournament play, and reside in the North Texas region (31’ parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point). Applicants must have a certified WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less for the Senior division and 10.0 or less for the Super Senior division. Please reference TGA Competition Policies for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure: The field will be established in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players in each division until the published exemption deadline of March 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field or a division is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries, which may affect the size of each division. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received, regardless of division.

Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:

a) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in the 2021 North Senior (Senior Division);

b) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in the 2021 North Senior (Super Senior Division);

c) Last five (5) North Senior Amateur Champions (Senior Division);

d) Last five (5) North Senior Amateur Champions (Super Senior Division);

e) Two (2) Host Club exemptions.

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view TGA Competition Policies. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of stroke play. The field will be limited to 84 players, 64 seniors and 20 super seniors.

Divisions: The field will be split up in two divisions; Senior (55 or older as of the tournament start date) and Super Senior (65 or older as of the tournament start date). Each division will play from different tees/yardage with a separate champion being crowned in each division. Super Seniors must declare on application if they wish to compete in the Senior division.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the rate of $45.00, plus applicable taxes. Practice round availability includes Monday, April 4th (primary day) and limited availability at club’s discretion any other day, twilight hours only on weekends. Players must contact the host club directly to schedule a practice round.

Registration Information: There is no no official registration for TGA Regional Events. Players are asked to arrive to their respective starting tee 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times / pairings for the first round will be made no later than March 31, 2022 online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous round of play.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted and must adhere to all TGA Competition Policies and host club policies.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius user profile or by contacting the TGA Staff Contact directly. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the Texas Golf Association at (214) 468-8942 or email the TGA Staff Contact directly. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Transportation: Players may walk or ride at their own discretion. Cart fees are included in the players entry fee. The TGA ‘One-Seat’ Policy is in affect. Spectators must walk at all times. For more information on TGA ‘One-Seat’ Policy, click here.

Medical Cart: Spectators in accordance of ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Director of Competitions – South Texas, John Cochran IV.

Score Posting: The TGA will post all scores for individual stroke play events to players GHIN number. Players are asked to not post scores for individual TGA stroke play events as it will result in a duplicate posting.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure competitors the best experience at all Texas Golf Association (TGA) events, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of TGA Policies & Procedures. For complete TGA Competition Policies, click here.


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North Senior Amateur

The Golf Club of Dallas

April 5-6, 2022

General Information

Date: April 5-6, 2022 

Host Club: The Golf Club of Dallas

TGA Staff Contact:  Tournament Coordinator -Duffy Suhr

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: February 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM 

Exempt Entry Deadline: March 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: March 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM 

Entry Fee: $220 

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 55 years of age or older by the first round of tournament play, and reside in the North Texas region (31’ parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point). Applicants must have a certified WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less for the Senior division and 10.0 or less for the Super Senior division. Please reference TGA Competition Policies for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure:  The field will be established in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players in each division until the published exemption deadline of March 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field or a division is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries, which may affect the size of each division. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received, regardless of division.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of stroke play. The field will be limited to 84 players, 60 seniors and 24 super seniors.

Divisions: The field will be split up in two divisions; Senior (55 or older as of the tournament start date) and Super Senior (65 or older as of the tournament start date). Each division will play from different tees/yardage with a separate champion being crowned in each division. Super Seniors must declare on application if they wish to compete in the Senior division.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the rate of $45.00, plus applicable taxes. Practice round availability includes Monday, April 4th (primary day) and limited availability at club’s discretion any other day, twilight hours only on weekends. Players must contact the host club directly to schedule a practice round.    

Registration Information: There is no no official registration for TGA Regional Events. Players are asked to arrive to their respective starting tee 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time. 

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times / pairings for the first round will be made no later than March 31, 2022 online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous round of play.

For complete championship information, click here.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, April 5

8:00 AM - Round 1

Wednesday, April 6

8:00 AM - Round 2

Following Play - Awards Presentation

Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following

a) Top Ten (10) finishers (and ties) in previous year's North Senior (Senior Division);

  • Dave Davis, John Derrick, Lelan Chiles, Chris Goodspeed, John Schaefer, Rob Wands, Wayne Wright, Neal Barfield, Bill Steen, Joe Dulemba

b) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in previous year's North Senior (Super Senior Division);

  • Gary Kirwan, John Grace, Tome Takes, Scott Munse, Dub Huckabee, Gary Tully, Rick Lindsay

c) Last five (5) North Senior Amateur Champions (Senior Division);

  • 2021 - Dave Davis
  • 2019 - Dave Davis
  • 2018 - Mike Peck
  • 2017 - Wayne Wright
  • 2016 - Dave Davis

d) Last five (5) North Senior Amateur Champions (Super Senior Division);

  • 2021- Gary Kirwin
  • 2019 - Gary Kirwan
  • 2018 - Geoffrey Westapher
  • 2017 - Bryan Winnett
  • 2016 - Gary Kirwan

e) Two (2) Host Club exemptions.

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Dave Davis and Gary Kirwan Capture Titles at 2021 North Senior Amateur

Dave Davis (Senior Champion)

Denton, TX – Dave Davis, of Saginaw, comes from behind in the final round of the North Senior Amateur to capture his third North Senior Amateur title since 2016. Davis fired a two-under par 70 on Friday to get into a playoff with defending Texas Senior Amateur Champion, John Derrick. After tying the first playoff hole, Davis sunk his birdie putt on the 18th green at Wildhorse Golf Club to capture the title.

Gary Kirwan, of McKinney, defeats first round leader of the Super Senior Division, John Grace, in a three hole playoff to capture the Super Senior Division title. Kirwan, like Davis, captured his third North Senior Amateur title since 2016. Both Kirwan and Davis have followed suit in capturing their respective titles in the same years; 2016 at Denton Country Club, 2019 at Eldorado Country Club, and now 2021 at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch. The 2020 North Senior Amateur was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Being said, this feat by both Davis and Kirwan make it even more impressive of their feat of reclaiming their titles in the past four times the North Senior Amateur has been held.

First round leader Michael Jones finished in a tie for 14th after a final round 81. John Derrick, of Waco, fired a three-under par 69 which was good for low round of the tournament in the Senior Division. Finishing in a tie for third place was Grabury’s, Lelan Chiles and of Farmers Branch, Chris Goodspeed at even par for the 36-hole championship.

Finishing in a tie for 3rd place in the Super Senior Division was Tom Takes, of Weatherford. And in fourth place, Scott Munse of Plano with a 36-hole total 150, six over par.

LEADERBOARD

Senior Division
1st       Dave Davis             73-69—142*
2nd     John Derrick          72-70—142
3rd      Lelan Chiles           73-71—144
4th      Chris Goodspeed   71-73—144
T-5th  John Schaefer        74-72—146
T-5th  Rob Wands             72-74—146

*Won on 2nd playoff hole

Super Senior Division
1st         Gary Kirwan       72-75—147*
2nd       John Grace         71-76—147
3rd       Tom Takes          73-76—149
4th        Scott Munse       77-73—150
T-5th    Dub Huckabee   77-75—152
T-5th    Gary Tully           77-75—152
T-5th    Rick Lindsay       75-77—152

*Won on 3rd playoff hole

FULL LEADERBOARD

Weather: Thursday’s first round on Robson Ranch was cool but by early in the afternoon, the sun was shining bright with temperatures reaching the low 80 degrees. The wind was almost non-existent for majority of the day which gave players ideal scoring conditions at Wildhorse Golf Club. Friday’s round was almost a complete flip from Thursday; the wind was a consistent 15 mph with 25-30 mph gusts which added a challenge to the field. Temperatures hit 80 degrees by the end of the day for the lead groups finishing their last hole with partly cloudy skies.

Host Course: Designed by renowned Texas golf architect Gary Stephenson, the 27-hole championship course features strategically placed bunkers and penalty areas that present an enjoyable challenge for all golfers. Wildhorse Golf Club is located within the beautiful Robson Ranch in Denton, Texas. The North Senior Amateur was conducted on the South and West nines.

Next Up: The North Regional Series will take a break for now and resume back up in August for the North Amateur at The Bridges Golf Club on August 6th-8th.

The Texas Super Senior is next up on the championship schedule for the TGA. The top Super Seniors will be tested at beautiful Ridglea Country Club (North Course) in Fort Worth on April 19th-21st.

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TGA Regional Senior Ams Set for April 5-9

The Texas Golf Association’s 2021 tournament season rolls on in early April with the back-to-back playing of the Regional Senior Amateurs.

First up is the South Regional Senior Amateur to be held April 5-6 at Kissing Tree Golf Club in San Marcos. The North Regional Senior Amateur will be contested April 8-9 at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch in Denton.

Designed by Texas-based architect Gary Stephenson, Kissing Tree Golf Club opened in 2018. Located on the eastern edge of Hill Country, the course is part of the Audubon International program, which preserves and highlights the native environment. Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch also was designed by Stephenson and opened in 2002.

To accommodate a wide range of players, the Regional Senior Amateurs feature two age divisions: 55 and older (Senior) and 65 and older (Super Senior). Each age division competes from different tees and yardages, with a separate champion recognized. Players who are 65 and older can opt to compete in the Senior Division at the time an entry form is submitted.

The format for both championships is 36 holes of individual stroke play. The top 15 finishers and ties in the Senior Division, regardless of age, will earn exemptions into this year’s Texas Senior Amateur, to be held Sept. 24-26 at Westwood Golf Club in Houston.

The Regional Senior Amateurs were first played in 2003. The championships are open to male amateur golfers age 55 and older (65 and older for Super Senior), belong to a TGA Member Club, have a World Handicap System Index of 8.4 or less (10.0 or less for Super Senior), and reside in the region relative to their respective championship. The TGA uses the 31st parallel in Salado as the delineation between the North and South regions.

The 2020 championships were canceled due to health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dave Davis of Saginaw won the 2019 North Regional Senior Amateur with a 36-hole total of 1-under 143 at Eldorado Country Club in McKinney. Local resident Gary Kirwan finished at 4-over 148 to win the Super Senior Division. At the 2019 South Regional Senior Amateur held at River Crossing Club in Spring Branch, Scott Smith of Houston captured the overall title with a final round 4-under 68 to finish at 141 (-3). Michael Arnold of Windcrest claimed the Super Senior title with a two-day total of 146 (+2).

Live scoring updates, daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available once the action gets underway from Kissing Tree and Wildhorse.

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Davis Captures 2019 North Senior Amateur; Kirwan Wins Super Senior Division

Briefly: Dave Davis shot the low round of the tournament to capture his second North Senior Amateur title. Davis’ two-under-par, 70, included two birdies and 16 pars. Much like Davis, Gary Kirwan captured his second Super Senior Division after posting an even round 72 on Thursday at Eldorado Country Club. Davis and Kirwan both won their previous respective titles in 2016 at Denton Country Club in Argyle, TX.
 
Leaderboard:
Senior Division
 

  1. Davis, Dave (Saginaw) – 73-70 – 143 (-1)
  2. Corson, Larry (Dallas) – 74-72 – 146 (+2)
  3. Cooper, Brent (Dallas) – 74-73 – 147 (+3)
  4. Stumpf, Brad (Lewisville) – 76-73 – 149 (+5)

T5.  Quinn, Jim (Arlington) – 79-71 – 150 (+6)
T5.  Peck, Mike (Irving) – 76-74 – 150 (+6)
T5.  Finnin, Michael (McKinney) – 74-76 – 150 (+6)
 
Super Senior Division

  1. Kirwan, Gary (McKinney) – 76-72 – 148 (+4)
  2. Holstead, Bill (Wichita Falls) – 76-75 – 151 (+7)

T3.  Turner, Ed (Richardson) – 79-74 – 153 (+9)
T3.  Hopton-Jones, Doug (Mansfield) – 77-76 – 153 (+9)
T3.  Lindsay, Rick (Rockwall) – 74-79 – 153 (+9)
 
Final Round Results
 
Golf Course: Located in McKinney, Eldorado Country Club combines a great golf experience with unmatched beauty of the McKinney landscape. Eldorado was established in 1981 by golf course designer Gary Roger Baird. The course features tight tree-lined fairways with strategically placed slopes off the tee to test every level of play. Eldorado CC’s small greens challenge players to be accurate on their approach shots to give them the best look at the hole. Eldorado CC is playing at 6,559 yards for the Senior Division and 6,087 yards for the Super Senior Division.
 
Weather: Overnight storms gave the course a shower but rain and the wind stayed away once tee times started. The cloudy conditions and slight breeze gave the players ideal scoring conditions with the sun peeking through around noon. The temperature reached 70 degrees with the breeze switching to out of the West at 7 mph.
 
Winner’s Info: Davis, who lives in Saginaw, started his final round with seven straight pars before grabbing his first of two birdies on the 370 yard par four, 4th. Davis’ other birdie came on the 12th hole after hitting a nice approach to eight feet. Putting from above the hole in a treacherous position, Davis made the slippery left-to-right putt before making his way into the clubhouse with six more pars.
 
Kirwan, who lives in McKinney, began his round off the 10th hole where he started with two bogeys over the first seven holes. Kirwan then had back-to-back birdies on the 17th and 18th hole as he made the turn. Kirwan mimicked his outward nine of two bogeys and two birdies on the front nine to card a level round 72.
 
This is déjà vu for the North Senior Amateur as both Davis and Kirwan stood victories in their respective divisions at the 2016 North Senior Amateur that was hosted by Denton Country Club.
 
In contention: Wayne Wright, who shared the lead overnight in the Senior Division finished in a tie for eighth. Larry Corson finished runner-up to Davis after he moved up the leaderboard with a final round of even-par 72. Brent Cooper and Brad Stumpf both posted a final round of one-over-par 73 to finish in third and fourth place, respectively. Two other players, Jim Quinn and Lewis Stephenson, shot an under par round in the tournament with a final round one-under-par 71.
 
In the Super Senior Division, Bill Holstead of Wichita Falls finished runner-up after posting a two-day tournament total of seven-over par 151. Ed Turner, Doug Hopton-Jones, and Rick Lindsay round out the top of the leaderboard in a three-way tie for third.
 
What’s Next: The next TGA Championship will be the Texas Super Senior Amateur at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, TX on April 23-25th. New this year to this Championship is the addition of a Net recognition in which all players will compete based off their handicap. To view the entire Texas Golf Association calendar, click here.
 
More Information: The TGA extends its sincere appreciation to the membership and staff at Eldorado Country Club for hosting the 2019 North Senior Amateur. The TGA also sends thanks to the many championship volunteers that assisted over the last two days with refereeing and as starters. For more information on the North Senior Amateur, you can visit the Championship Homepage here.

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Two Tied at Top of North Senior Amateur After Round 1

Briefly: Dave Davis and Wayne Wright lead the 2019 North Senior Amateur after carding identical rounds of one-over-par 73. Davis and Wright, whom both have previously won the North Senior Amateur, head into tomorrow’s final round at top of a crowded leaderboard. Davis won the 2016 North Senior Amateur at Denton Country Club while Wright won the 2017 North Senior Amateur at Ridglea Country Club (South Course). Rick Lindsay of Rockwall, leads the Super Senior Division by two strokes after turning in a two-over-par 72 at Eldorado Country Club.
 
Leaderboard:
Senior Division
T1.Wright, Wayne (Aledo) – 38-35 – 73 (+1)
T1.  Davis, Dave (Saginaw) – 36-37 – 73 (+1)
T3.  Cooper, Brent (Dallas) – 35-39 – 74 (+2)
T3.  Corson, Larry (Dallas) – 37-37 – 74 (+2)
T3. Finnin, Michael (McKinney) – 38-36 – 74 (+2)
T3. Long, Trip (Wichita Falls) – 36-38 – 74 (+2)
 
Super Senior Division
1.Lindsay, Rick (Rockwall) – 38-36 – 74 (+2)
T2.  Holstead, Bill (Wichita Falls) – 38-38 – 76 (+4)
T2.  Chester, Donald (Frisco) – 37-39 – 76 (+4)
T2.  Kirwan, Gary (McKinney) – 39-37 – 76 (+4)
5.    Hopton-Jones, Doug (Mansfield) – 37-40 – 77 (+5)
 
First Round Results
 
Golf Course: Located in McKinney, Eldorado Country Club combines a great golf experience with unmatched beauty of the McKinney landscape. Eldorado was established in 1981 by golf course designer Gary Roger Baird. The course features tight tree-lined fairways with strategically placed slopes off the tee to test every level of play. Eldorado CC’s small greens challenge players to be accurate on their approach shots to give them the best look at the hole. Eldorado CC is playing at 6,559 yards for the Senior Division and 6,087 yards for the Super Senior Division.
 
Weather: Cool morning with a slight breeze coming out of the Southeast. The wind picked up around 11:00am to 17mph with gusts of 25mph. The temperature reached lows into mid 60’s. Thursday’s forecast calls for overnight thunderstorms and some showers that will last into the late morning as players tee off for the final round.
 
In contention: Dave Davis and Wayne Wright find themselves at the top of the leaderboard again at the North Senior Amateur after posting a first round one-over-par 73. Davis and Wright will have work to do in Thursday’s final round as 11 players sit just three shots back in a crowded leaderboard. Within those is the defending North Senior Amateur Champion, Mike Peck. Peck fired a first round, four-over-par, 76 on Wednesday.
 
Rick Lindsay of Rockwall has himself a two stroke cushion in the Super Senior Division heading into the final round. Lindsay posted a two-over-par 74 that included three birdies. Sitting in a three way tie for second place, past champion Gary Kirwan looks to make a final round charge to try and capture his second North Senior Amateur (Super Senior Division) title. Bill Holstead, Donald Chester, and Doug Hopton-Jones round out the top five.
 
What’s Next: The final round of the 2019 North Senior will begin tomorrow at 8:00 AM off #1 and #10 tees. Following play, there will be a brief awards presentation for the top finishers in both divisions. For Round 2 pairings, click here.
 
More Information: For more information on the North Senior Amateur, you can visit the Championship Homepage here.
 

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Mike Peck wins North Senior Amateur in Playoff

Mike Peck wins North Senior Amateur in Playoff

Lewisville, TX – Mike Peck won the North Senior Amateur in a three-hole playoff over Lewis Stephenson and Wayne Wright. Geoffrey Westapher came from behind to claim the Super-Senior Title.

Mike Peck started his day trailing the overnight leader Chuck Palmer by five strokes. The Irving native battled through his round and shot the low round of the day with an even-par, 72. That score vaulted him up the leaderboard as Palmer struggled with final round, 81.

Playing in the final group with Palmer was Mansfield’s Stephenson and Aledo’s Wright. Both Stephenson and Wright shot opening rounds of 1-under-par, 71 and followed suit with matching 3-over, 75s in the final round.

At the conclusion of 36-holes, Peck, Stephenson and Wright were all tied with a combined score of 146, 2-over-par.

Using the course’s first hole as the first playoff hole, Stephenson and Wright were left with about 30 feet for birdie while Peck needed to get up-and-down from behind the green. Peck hit an impressive chip to tap in distance for his par. Wright put his putt five feet past the hole while Stephenson left his just next to the cup. Wright missed his par attempt and was eliminated from the playoff.

Peck and Stephenson made par on Castle Hill’s ninth hole before they returned to the first hole for the third playoff hole.
Both players found the green in two and had a chance to make birdie. Putting first from 35 feet, Peck hit his uphill putt firm and rolled it right into the hole. Stephenson’s putt down the hill from just inside 30 feet came up short and Mike Peck had won the 2018 North Senior Amateur.

For Peck, it was a bit of redemption after finishing runner-up the past two years in the event. This was Peck’s first title with the Texas Golf Association since the 2014 Mid-Amateur Match Play and the 2013 Texas Senior Amateur. He was also Senior Player of the Year in 2013. 

In the Super-Senior flight, Geoffrey Westapher trailed overnight leaders Joel Eastman and Bill Holestead by two. Westapher, Coppell, carded two birdies which helped him to his second straight round of 4-over-par, 76. Finishing one shot behind Westapher was Carrollton’s Lewis Standfield and three behind was Granbury’s James Long.

This was Westapher’s first Super-Senior title with the Texas Golf Association but is a two-time defending champion of The Lakes at Castle Hills’ Super-Senior Club Champion.    
 
The Lakes at Castle Hills opened its doors in 1999 with a Jay Morrish & Associates design that requires as much precision as it does power.  The course features MiniVerde greens, premium Arkansas white crushed quartz bunkers and 419 Bermuda grass fairways and rough.

The Texas Golf Association would like to thank the entire professional and maintenance staff of The Lakes at Castle Hills. The course was in excellent condition and the player felt welcomed at every opportunity.

The North Regional Series will take a take a break as Qualifying for the 109th Texas Amateur at Whispering Pines Golf Club begins. The North Amateur will be contested at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (Dye Course) on August 10-12. For more information including scores from the North Senior Amateur, please click here.

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Palmer Leads North Senior Amateur by One

Lewisville, TX – Chuck Palmer leads the North Senior Amateur by two at The Lakes at Castle Hills. Joel Eastman holds a one-shot advantage in the Super-Senior Flight.

Chuck Palmer from Dallas carded a 3-under-par 69 to jump out to be the first round leader of the North Senior Amateur. Palmer started on the back nine of The Lakes at Castle Hills’ par-72 layout with a bogey-free nine holes. Those holes included birdies on the 13th and 18th, both par-5s, as well as the 397-yard par-4, 14th. Palmer added one more birdie on the second hole before finally surrendering one back to the course on the 401-yard, par-4, sixth.

Trailing Palmer by two are the 2016 Texas Senior Player of the Year, Lewis Stephenson and the 2017 North Senior Amateur Champion, Wayne Wright.

Mansfield’s Stephenson went birdie-birdie to begin his round. He recorded all pars for the rest of the day except for the difficult 201-yard, par-3, 13th. The two birdie, one bogey performance totaled to a 1-under-par, 71.

For Wright, his scorecard featured a few more up and downs. The Aledo native’s round began with birdies on the first and fourth holes. He finished the outward nine though with back-to-back bogeys on holes eight and nine. His back nine continued so with a bogey-birdie-bogey start before he poured in two more birdies on the 14th and 15th holes.   

Palmer and Wright are both looking to add their name to list of previous winners for the second time in the 10th playing of the North Senior Amateur. Palmer won in 2014 and Wright in 2017. For Stephenson though, it would be his first North Senior Title despite claiming the Texas Senior Amateur in 2017 along with Senior Player of the year.

In the Super-Senior Flight, Joel Eastman of Dallas and Bill Holstead of Wichita Falls co-lead after rounds of two-over-par, 74.
Eastman made four bogeys in his round but also capitalized on the par-3s with birdies on the seventh and 16th.

Holstead made two birdies and a bogey on the outward nine turning at 1-under-par before the course bit back and Holstead surrendered four back before adding another birdie.

Each player is looking for their first ever title in their flight of the North Senior Amateur. 2017’s winner Bryan Winnett will look to bounce back after a first round, 8-over-par 80.

The Lakes at Castle Hills opened its doors in 1999 with a Jay Morrish & Associates design that requires as much precision as it does power.  The course feature MiniVerde greens, premium Arkansas white crushed quartz bunker sand and 419 Bermuda grass fairways and rough.

Chuck Palmer will try to close out the North Senior Amateur with a 10:06 am tee time. Players will once again be going off the first and 10th tees starting at 8:00am. For more from the North Senior Amateur, please click here