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Anna Schultz and Jewel Malick Win 2019 Women's Texas Pinehurst

Briefly:  Due to unplayable course conditions after winter weather arrived Monday night in Boerne, the final round of play was canceled Tuesday morning.  Teammates Anna Schultz and Jewel Malick of Heath, were named the winners after a single round of play with a one-under-par 71 at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort. 

Schultz and Malick carded a combined three birdies and 13 par-saves to capture their second Women’s Texas Pinehurst title. The duo also won in 2016 at The Woodlands Palmer Course.  Schultz and Malick add this year’s Pinehurst to wins at the 2008 and 2014 Women’s Four-Ball Championship.
 
Final Results:
1)   Schultz/Malick                              71
2)   Christensen/Turnage                    75
3)   Dougherty/Hoyt                            77
4)   Scott/Sprenger                              78
T5) Henry/Robichaux                          79
T5) Skinner/Berglund                          79
 
Final Results
 
Golf Course: Known as one of Texas’ best public courses, Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort embodies the true nature of the Hill Country region.  Redesigned in 2015 by renowned golf course architect Tripp Davis, the championship course features 18 holes at 6,477 yards tucked into beautiful rugged hills, surrounded by Texas live oak trees, native grasses and a small lake placed in the heart of the course.  Along with these renovations, a beautifully rebuilt clubhouse rose from the ashes after a 2017 fire completely destroyed the old clubhouse.  The Women’s Texas Pinehurst first round played at around 5,311 yards on Monday.
 
Weather: Boerne was included in a nation-wide cold front that swept in swiftly overnight, bringing frigid temperatures, freezing rain and light snow flurries to the Texas Hill Country.  The high Tuesday was 43 degrees, with north winds at 16 mph and gusts of up to 26 mph.
 
In Contention:  Meg Christensen of Austin and Carol Turnage of Anna finished runner-up after carding a 3-over 73 on Monday. 
 
Cynthia Dougherty of Corpus Christi and Jennifer Hoyt of Horseshoe Bay finished third on the back of two combined birdies and ten par-saves. The duo carded a 5-over 77.
 
What’s Next: The Texas Women’s Pinehurst concluded the 2019 women’s season. Starting the 2020 season will be the Women’s Eclectic at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving March 9-10.
 
 The Texas Golf Association staff would like to express our sincerest gratitude to Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort’s staff and members for helping make the 2019 Texas Women’s Pinehurst a memorable experience for all who played.  
 
More Info: For more information on the Women’s Texas Pinehurst, click here
 

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Anna Schultz and Jewel Malick Lead after Round 1 of Women's Texas Pinehurst

Briefly:  Teammates Anna Schultz and Jewel Malick, both from Heath, took the lead with a one-under-par 71 during the first round of the 2019 Women’s Texas Pinehurst Monday afternoon.  Schultz and Malick carded a combined three birdies on the day and hold a four-stroke lead going into Tuesday’s second and final round at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort.

Leaderboard:
1)   Schultz/Malick                             71
2)   Christensen/Turnage                   75
3)   Dougherty/Hoyt                            77
4)   Scott/Sprenger                             78
T5) Henry/Robichaux                         79
T5) Skinner/Berglund                         79
 
Round 1 Results | Round 2 Pairings

Golf Course: Known as one of Texas’ best public courses, Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort embodies the true nature of the Hill Country region.  Redesigned in 2015 by renowned golf course architect Tripp Davis, the championship course features 18 holes at 6,477 yards tucked into beautiful rugged hills, surrounded by Texas live oak trees, native grasses and a small lake placed in the heart of the course.  Along with these renovations, a beautifully rebuilt clubhouse rose from the ashes after a 2017 fire completely destroyed the beloved old clubhouse.  The Women’s Pinehurst first round played at around 5,311 yards Monday.

Weather: It was a mild and overcast autumn day in Boerne with temperatures reaching a high of 63 degrees, but dipping to a low 47 degrees towards the end of the round.  There was a consistent north wind at 3 mph.

In Contention:  Meg Christensen of Austin and teammate Carol Turnage of Anna earned the second place spot Monday shooting a 3-over 75.  Christensen and Carol will be in the final round pairing with their first round pairing of Schultz and Malick. 

Following close behind are teammates Cynthia Dougherty of Corpus Christi and Jennifer Hoyt of Horseshoe Bay.  On the back of two combined birdies and ten par-saves, the duo carded a 5-over 77 on the day.

What’s Next: Due to a sharp change in weather Monday night, the final round shotgun will start Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Pinehurst, click here

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Women's Texas Pinehurst Returns to Tapatio Springs

BOERNE The 2019 Women’s Texas Pinehurst will be played Nov. 11-12 at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort.

On Nov. 4, 2017, Tapatio Springs lost its beautiful, 23,000 square-foot clubhouse to a catastrophic fire. It happened one day prior to hosting the 2017 Women’s Texas Pinehurst. The resort quickly sprang into action to rebuild the clubhouse and restore the Hill Country resort to a 5-star experience. The brand-new clubhouse opened on Oct. 1 and boasts a new dining room, bar, pro shop and fitness center.

Despite the devastating fire two years ago, the 18-hole championship golf course has stood the test of time. It underwent a $2 million renovation in 2015, led by renowned golf course architect Tripp Davis. The course is surrounded by live oak trees and rolls through the Texas Hill Country providing incredible views throughout the unique design.  Golf Inc. Magazine named it one of the most improved public courses in the nation.

“With the new clubhouse, facilities and the golf course in great shape right now, we are excited to host the Women’s Texas Pinehurst,” Tapatio Springs Director of Golf David Murrah said. “We’re proud to be able to partner with the TGA to host it and put on a great event.”

Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort has played host to many TGA events including the 2019 Texas Shamble on Nov. 1-3. TGA Director of Women’s Operations Amy Worthington is looking forward to bringing the Women’s Texas Pinehurst back to the Hill Country.

“We are extremely excited to be coming back to Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort,” Worthington said. “It was unfortunate it couldn’t happen two years ago, but this will be great to expose some of the best women golfers in Texas to the newly improved Tapatio Springs.” 

The Women’s Texas Pinehurst has a starting field of 50 teams (100 players). Scheduled for 36 holes of Chapman Stroke Play, also known as the Pinehurst Format, each player will hit their own tee shot. Next, the player will hit from their partner’s ball and vice versa. After the second shot, the partners select which ball they wish to score. Once they have chosen the ball, the team will play alternate shot until the ball is holed. The field will be preflight based on combined Handicap Indexes.

At the 2018 Women’s Texas Pinehurst Melissa Loh and Nancy Beck of Dallas carded back-to-back rounds of 1-over 72 to win by one stroke at Walnut Creek Country Club. The duo began the final round one-shot behind Joanna Davis and Marian Barker, who won the 2017 Women’s Texas Pinehurst. Loh and Beck played steady golf in the final round and leap-frogged the defending champions to secure the victory by one.

This year’s field includes another strong contingent of Texas women golfers. It includes the 2017 Champions Joanna Davis and Marian Barker, Cherri and Jan Rapp, among a host of other great players.

Once the action gets under way from Tapatio Springs, log on to txga.org for daily recaps. For more information about the Women’s Texas Pinehurst, click here.

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