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Smith and Arnold Finish on Top at South Senior Am

Smith and Arnold Finish on Top at South Senior Am
 
Briefly: Scott Smith won the Senior Division of the 2019 South Senior Amateur presented by Impact Precision Golf after a 4-under-par 68 in the final round at River Crossing Club in Spring Branch. Mike Arnold took the Super Senior Division title with a final round 74.
 
Leaderboard:
Senior Division                                                                            
1   Smith, Scott                 Houston               73-68-141          
2   Booker, Mike               Houston               73-70-143          
3   Bruchmiller, Boyd        Marble Falls        71-73-144                         
4   Kilby, Ron                    McAllen               71-74-145
T5 Baugh, Bobby             San Antonio        76-70-146
T5 Youngs, Pat                 San Antonio        75-71-146
 
Super Senior Division
1   Arnold, Mike                Windcrest            72-74-146
2   Samuel, Kent              The Woodlands   71-76-147
3   Marshall, Rusty           Houston               74-76-149
 
Final Results
 
Golf Course: River Crossing Club is located just north of San Antonio in Spring Branch. The club features 18 holes of championship golf nestled in the rustic Hill Country of Texas. The par-72 course reaches a max yardage of 6,838 yards. The final round of the Senior Division was contested at 6,603 yards; the Super Seniors played River Crossing Club at 6,271 yards.
 
Weather: Tuesday’s final round starting times were delayed one hour due to frost on the golf course. Temperatures were as low as 32 degrees in the morning and got up 68 degrees in the afternoon with the sun shining. Winds were observed in the late afternoon at 13 mph with gust up to 18 mph.
 
Winners’ Info: Smith, who lives in Houston, overcame a two-shot deficit to win the Senior Division title by two shots after a tournament low final round. Smith had a bogey-free final round that included four birdies on the day en route to a 4-under 68. He finished the 36-hole championship at 3-under 141.
 
Like Smith, Arnold overcame a two-shot deficit to win the Super Senior Division. Playing in the final Super Senior grouping of the day, Arnold carded a 2-over par 74 in the final round. After an opening round even par 72, he finished at 2-over 146 for the tournament. Arnold’s highlight of the round, and possibly the highlight of the tournament, came on the par-4 18th when he holed out for an eagle 2.  
 
In Contention: Mike Booker of Houston finished the tournament in second place with a 1-under 143 tournament total. Boyd Bruchmiller of Marble Falls finished in third, just one shot behind Booker at even par 144. In fourth place was McAllen’s Ron Kilby, who finished four shots back of Smith at 1-over 145. Bobby Baugh and Pat Youngs, both from San Antonio, rounded off the Senior Division top five in a tie for fifth place. The pair finished the tournament at 2-over 146.
 
Kent Samuel of The Woodlands finished in second place in the Super Senior Division, one shot back of Arnold at 3-over 147. Rusty Marshall of Houston took third place in the Super Senior Division at 5-over par 149.
 
What’s Next: The South Regional Series presented by Impact Precision Golf will continue at Sterling Country Club in Houston on August 9-11 for the South Amateur. You can view the entire Texas Golf Association calendar by clicking here.
 
More Info: The TGA extends its sincere appreciation South Regional Series sponsor Impact Precision Golf and to River Crossing Club, the welcoming membership and hard-working staff, as well as our volunteers, for all their dedication and efforts in making the 2019 South Senior Amateur a memorable event. For more information you can visit the tournament homepage by clicking here.
 

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Five Players Tied at the Top of South Senior

Five Players Tied at the Top of South Senior
 
Briefly: Five players are tied atop the leaderboard of the Senior Division at the South Senior Amateur presented by Impact Precision Golf. Jimmy Wood of Kingwood leads the Super Senior Division by one after the opening round at River Crossing Club in Spring Branch.
 
Leaderboard:
Senior Division                                                                             Super Senior Division
T1 Pierce, John                 San Antonio        71                            1   Wood, Jimmy               Kingwood                 70
T1 Griffin, Matt                  San Antonio        71                             2   Samuel, Kent              The Woodlands         71
T1 Dowdall, John              Fulshear             71                             3   Arnold, Mike                 Windrest                   72
T1 Kilby, Ron                    McAllen               71                            T4 Marshall, Rusty            Schertz                     73
T1 Bruchmiller, Boyd        Marble Falls        71                             T4 Smith, Wayne              Austin                       73
6   Hurlbert, Craig             Magnolia             72                         
T7 Perez, John                 Austin                  73
T7 Booker, Mike               Houston               73
T7 Piper, Marshall            Cypress               73
T7 Smith, Scott                Houston               73
 
Round 1 Results | Final Round Pairings
 
Golf Course: River Crossing Club is located just north of San Antonio in Spring Branch. The club features 18 holes of championship golf nestled in the rustic Hill Country of Texas. The par-72 course reaches a max yardage of 6,838 yards. Today’s round for the senior division was contested at 6,632 yards and the Super Senior Division at 6,297 yards.
 
Weather: 54 degrees and cloudy with steady 7 mph winds throughout the day.
 
In Contention: Five players are tied for the lead in the Senior Division at 1-under par 71 after the opening round. John Pierce of San Antonio, our defending Senior Division Champion, finds himself in the mix at the top along with Matt Griffin, John Dowdall, Ron Kilby and Boyd Bruchmiller. Griffin of San Antonio had the low nine of the day, carding a 4-under par 32 on the back nine thanks to an eagle on par-5 17th. Behind the leaders, five players are within two strokes. Craig Hurlbert finds himself one shot back after shooting an even par 72 in the first round. One shot behind Hurlbert, and two behind the leaders, is the grouping of John Perez, Mike Booker, Marshall Piper and Scott Smith. They carded rounds of 1-over par 73.
 
Wood leads the Super Senior Division after a stellar opening round. Wood carded four birdies and two bogeys on the day en route to his 2-under par 70. In the second and third position respectively sits Kent Samuel and Mike Arnold. Samuel of The Woodlands finished the round at 1-under par 71, one shot off the lead. Arnold of Windcrest finds himself a shot behind Samuel, and two behind Wood after opening with an even par 72 round. Rusty Marshall and Wayne Smith are three shots off the lead after carding rounds of 1-over par 73.
 
What’s Next: Final round tee times start tomorrow at 8:30 am off both No. 1 & 10 tees. Senior Division final group will be teeing off last on No. 1 while the Super Senior Division groups will be teeing off last on No. 10.
 
More Info: For more information on the South Senior Amateur presented by Impact Precision Golf, you can visit the tournament homepage here.