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Brooks Wins 2019 Texas Super Senior

Brooks Wins 2019 Texas Super Senior
 
WACO – Ed Brooks of Fort Worth hangs on to win the Super Senior Division of the 2019 Texas Super Senior. Brooks, who lead after the opening round, outlasted Gary Kirwan of McKinney in a playoff to claim the title.
 
After weather caused the championship to be reduced to 36-holes, Brook and Kirwan needed two more holes of sudden death playoff to crown the champion. The two played the par 4 18th hole twice where a par on the second go around was what Brooks needed to win.
 
The round of the day came from Kirwan who was six shots behind Brooks heading into the final round. Kirwan, who opened the tournament with a 4-over par 74, fired an impressive even-par 70 in the final round to get himself into a position to win.
 
Kirwan got the ball rolling early as he birdied two of his first five holes, one which was on his opening hole of the day. After a strong start Kirwan made the turn onto the back nine at 2-under par for the round. A 2-over par back nine got him back to even-par for the day. Kirwan’s final round kept him at 4-over par 144 for the tournament.
 
Brooks, who started the day with a two-stroke lead was steady early in his round. His first mistake of the day came on No. 7 as he made triple bogey but he quickly recovered making birdie on the par 4 8th. A par on No. 9 kept Brooks at 2-over par for the day as he made the turn to the back nine.
 
Brooks made an early bogey on the back nine on the par 5 10th hole. However, like the front nine, he was quick to bounce back with a birdie on his next hole. From there Brooks finished his round with five pars, a bogey and double bogey, for a 3-over par 38 on the side, 5- over par 75 on the day. His
 
Finishing one shot behind Brooks and Kirwan at 5-over par 145 was the trio of John Grace of Fort Worth, Hill Holstead of Wichita Falls and Bill Huckin of Dallas.
 
Holstead and Huckin took home low Net honors in the Super Senior Division. The both of them finished the tournament with a Net score of 1-over par 141.
 
Richard Lundy of Amarillo overcame a two-shot in the final round to win the Legends Division. Lundy, who trailed Don Grider by two heading into the final round, played consistent golf through the championship to claim his title.
 
After an opening round of 78, Lundy put together another sub-80 round of 9-over par round of 79 to get him to 17-over for the tournament. His tournament total of 157 was enough to win the division by three-strokes.
 
Lundy struggled on the front nine as he made the turn at 8-over but bounced back quickly on the back side shooting 1-over par 36. His back nine consisted of a lone birdie on the par 4 13th hole.
 
Trailing Lundy and finishing in a tie for second was defending champion Don Grider and Jim Strouse. The pair finished at 20-over par 160 for the tournament.
 
Strouse took home the low Net honors for the Legends Division. His net rounds of 75 and 77 were good to finish the tournament at 152, 12-over par.
 
The Texas Golf Association would like to thank Ridgewood Country Club and its staff for all of their help and hospitality throughout the championship. Click here for the full leaderboard and more information.
 

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Brooks Leads after Day One of Texas Super Senior

Brooks Leads after Day One of Texas Super Senior
 
WACO Ed Brooks of Fort Worth sits atop a crowded leaderboard after the first round of the Texas Super Senior at Ridgewood Country Club. Brooks, competing in the Super Senior Division, shot a 1-under par 69 in his opening round to take a two-stroke lead in the 54-hole championship.
 
Behind Brooks in solo second is Jody Vasquez of Aledo, who carded a 1-over 71. Four players are tied for third at 2-over 72, including host club member Bill Holstead, a past Texas Amateur and Texas Mid-Amateur champion.
 
Brooks, who won the 2017 Texas Senior Amateur, started on No. 10 and played steady through his first nine, which consisted of eight pars and one bogey. His lone bogey on the side came on No. 11, a tight, tree-lined 348-yard par 4. 
 
Brooks parred the first three holes of his second nine then got his first birdie of the day on No. 4. Brooks dropped a shot on No. 6, but rebounded with birdies on No. 7 and 9 to get into red figures for the round and a two-shot lead in the tournament.
 
Holstead and Dean Street of Arlington sit in a two-way tie for the Net recognition in the Super Senior Division. The pair both carded Net rounds of even-par 70.
 
Don Grider of Georgetown is leading the Legends Division after the opening round. His 6-over 76 leads Richard Lundy of Amarillo by two strokes. Grider, no stranger to being at the top of the leaderboard, is the Legends Division two-time defending champion.
 
Lundy, alone in second place behind Grider, is leading the Net recognition portion of the Legends Division. His opening round of 78 was good for a Net score of 2-over 72.
 
This year’s edition of the Texas Super Senior is hosted by Ridgewood Country Club in Waco. Designed by Texan Ralph Plummer, Ridgewood opened for play in 1947. The par-70 course will play at approximately 6,248 yards for the Super Senior Division and 5,842 yards for the Legends Division.
 
The Texas Super Senior is 54 holes of individual stroke play with no cut consisting of two divisions. The Super Senior Division features players 65 years of age and older, while the Legends Division is 75 years of age and older. New in 2019, the championship will also be recognizing the top Net score in both divisions, in addition to the overall Gross champion in each division.
 
Round 2 starting times will again begin at 7:30 a.m. off both Nos. 1 and 10. For more information and the full leaderboard click here.