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Delagarza and Smith Win Women’s Four-Ball for Third Consecutive Time

Briefly: Faith Delagarza of Midland and Amari Smith of McKinney become the first to claim the Women’s Four-Ball championship three consecutive times with a gross tournament score of 9-under-par 135. Off to a slow start on day 1, the team finished the round 2-under-par 70 and 4 strokes back from the lead. Knowing they had to bring the fire for the final round, Delagarza and Smith stuck to their tried-and-true strategy with confidence.

“We use the same game plan every year,” Delagarza said. “We’re super close and we love each other so when one gets down, we lift each other up and that’s what lets us thrive here.”

The pair from Dallas Baptist University waltzed into the clubhouse with a bogey free 7-under 65 for the final round. Delagarza and Smith said they played both aggressive and conservative at the right times, allowing them to make history.

“It’s definitely fun and really special,” Smith said of the winning feeling. “No one’s ever done it before so it’s really cool and hopefully we can come back next year and continue the tradition,” Delagarza said.

The TGA would sincerely like to thank Royal Oaks and all its staff members and the volunteers for helping make this event possible.

Leaderboard:

            1          Delagarza + Smith       -9         70        65        135

            2          Azarcon + Cassity        -6         69        69        138

            3          Head + Pistone            -4         66        74        140

            4          Bianchi + Choi             -2         70        72        142

            T5        Campise + Stramel      -1         70        71        143

            T5        Fox + Garcia                -1         72        71        143

Final Results

Golf Course: Founded in 1969, Royal Oaks Country Club is nestled between luscious trees and serene lakes in the heart of Dallas. Today, the club has become one of the premiere golf courses in Texas. With its opening design by Don January and Billy Martindale, the course was tough enough and made even more challenging by the renovation by Jay Morrish in 1985. Royal Oaks has been host to many TGA majors, including the 2010 Texas Amateur and the 2015 Texas Mid-Amateur.

Weather: The temperature reached 95 degrees with constant winds of 13 mph and gusts up to 24 mph out of the south-southwest. 

In Contention: Grand Prairie’s Aysis Azarcon and Grace Cassity of Katy earned second place with a 6-under 138 gross total for the championship. Dallas Baptist University teammates Madison Head of Haslet and Meagan Pistone of Montgomery finish out the top three with a total gross score of 4-under 140.

What’s Next: The 2021 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridgewood Country Club on October 13-15, 2021.

More Info: For more information on the 2021 Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here.

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Madison Head and Meagan Pistone Lead at Women’s Four-Ball After First Round

Briefly: Madison Head of Haslet and Meagan Pistone of Montgomery fired off a 6-under 66 to take the solo lead after the first round of the Women’s Four-Ball Championship.

Leaderboard:

1          Head + Pistone            Montgomery, Haslet               66

T2        Azarcon + Cassity        Katy, Grand Prairie                69

T2        Jones + Jones              Austin                                        69

T3        Delagarza + Smith       McKinney, Midland               70

T3        Bianchi + Choi             Allen, Pflugerville                    70

T3        Campise + Stramel      Allen, Lewisville                      70

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Pairings

Golf Course: Founded in 1969, Royal Oaks Country Club is nestled between luscious trees and serene lakes in the heart of Dallas. Today, the club has become one of the premiere golf courses in Texas. With its opening design by Don January and Billy Martindale, the course was tough enough and made even more challenging by the renovation by Jay Morrish in 1985. Royal Oaks has been host to many TGA majors, including the 2010 Texas Amateur and the 2015 Texas Mid-Amateur.

Weather: The temperature reached 96 degrees with steady winds at 13 mph and gusted up to 26 mph out of the south.

In Contention: Grand Prairie’s Aysis Azarcon and Grace Cassity of Katy are three shots off the lead entering the clubhouse at a 3-under-par 69, tied with the Jones duo, Shanna and Madelyn, of Austin. There’s a three-way tie for third, all teams sitting at 2-under 70. Allen’s Allie Bianchi and Pflugerville’s Hannah Choi, Simone Campise of Lewisville and Sidney Stramel of Allen and defending champs Faith Delagarza of Midland and Amari Smith of Mckinney are all in the hunt for the title.

What’s Next: Round 2 starts Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club.

More Info: For more information on the 2021 Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here.

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Delagarza and Smith Win Back to Back Women’s Four-Ball Championships

Briefly: Faith Delagarza of Midland and Amari Smith of McKinney captured their second Women’s Four-Ball Championship with outstanding rounds of 65-66 for a 13-under-par finish.  With their win last year, and being teammates on the Dallas Baptist University Golf Team they have figured out a good strategy that lead them to success.  “It’s definitely nice because we’re already teammates,” Faith Delagarza said, “We already have that team boding so we can rely on each other.”

 

Leaderboard:

1 Delagarza/Smith                Midland, McKinney            -13  65  66      131
T2 Argulles/Harrison          Dallas, Plano                        -10  69  65      134
T2 Daleo/Bianchi                 Plano, Allen                          -10  69  65      134
4 Fox/Feldman                     Copperas Cove, Austin       -9   67  68      135
T5 Escamilla/Escamilla      Midland                                 E    78  66      144
T5 Reed/Reed                       Midland                                 E   73   71       144

Final Results

 

Golf Course: Founded in 1927, Midland Country Club opened as a nine-hole course with sand greens. From these modest beginnings, the championship golf course has evolved into one of the premier private clubs in West Texas. At its center is a classic parkland course that was designed in 1951 by Texas Golf Hall of Famer Ralph Plummer. In the fall of 2015, the club hired Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design to oversee a major renovation of the golf course and practice facility. The $8.9 million project finished in 2017 and includes a modernized 7,354-yard, par-72 championship course to better test the skills of today’s players. Over the years, Midland Country Club has played host to many elite amateur tournaments, including eight TGA Major Championships (the 1965, 1971 and 1997 Texas Amateur, 1995 Texas Mid-Amateur, 1970 and 1979 Texas Senior Amateur and the 1963 and 2001 Women’s Texas Amateur).

 

Weather: The temperature reached 100 degrees with steady winds at 17 mph out of the south-southeast.

 

In Contention: Hannah Harrison of Plano and Evelyn Arguelles of Dallas tied for second with Megan Daleo of Plano and Allie Bianchi with a two day total of 10-under-par 134.

 

What’s Next: The 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth September 28-30, 2020.

 

More Info: For more information on the 2019 Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here.