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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.

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Delagarza and Smith Looking to Repeat Title at the 2020 Women’s Four-Ball Championship

Delagarza and Smith Looking to Repeat Title at the 2020 Women’s Four-Ball Championship

 

Briefly: Faith Delagarza of Midland and Amari Smith of McKinney fired a 7-under-par 65 to take the lead in the opening round at the 2020 Women’s Four-Ball Championship.

 

Leaderboard:
1         Delagarza/Smith               Midland, McKinney                              65

2         Fox/Feldman                    Copperas Cove, Austin                         67

T3       Daleo/Bianchi                   Plano, Allen                                           69

T3       Arguelles/Harrison           Dallas, Plano                                        69

5          Crumley/Howarth            San Antonio                                          71

T6        Ray/Nichols                      San Antonio                                          73

T6         Reed/Reed                       Midland                                                 73

 

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Pairings

 

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 16 mph out of the south.

 

In Contention: Elle Fox of Copperas Cove and her partner Jackie Feldman of Austin carded a 5-under-par 67 and sits two shots off the lead. The team of Megan Daleo of Plano and Allie Bianchi of Allen are tied for third with the team of Hanna Harrison of Plano and Evelyn Arguelles of Dallas after carding a 3-under-par 69.

 

What’s Next: Round 2 starts Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at Midland Country Club.

 

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

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Women’s Four-Ball Set for Aug. 10-11

MIDLAND – The 2020 Women’s Four-Ball  will be played Aug. 10-11 at Midland Country Club.

“The TGA is very excited to return to Midland Country Club,” TGA Director of Women’s Operations Amy Worthington said. “Since the event was started, the field has continued to get stronger and stronger and showcase some of the most talented players in the state.”

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). Midland Country Club Head Golf Professional Evan Dunkerson says the membership and staff is excited to welcome some of the top female amateur golfers back to West Texas.

“To be selected to host any TGA event is an honor,” Dunkerson said. “But to be selected to host an event as unique as the Women’s Four-Ball is special.  We look forward to hosting a great field of talented and competitive women from all over the state of Texas.”

Scheduled for 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, the Women’s Four-Ball will feature two sets of tees for the second consecutive year. The TGA wants to encourage women’s participation at every stage, from juniors to collegiate players to senior amateurs of all skill levels. The 10 teams with the lowest combined WHS handicap indexes will be required to play in the Championship Flight. All other teams have the choice to select which flight they would prefer to compete in.

“The separate tees will allow for a better playing experience for all of our players and makes this championship more competitive,” Worthington said.

The first Women’s Four-Ball was held in 2007 at Redstone Golf Club. Now in its 14th playing, the Women’s Four-Ball continues to attract some of the state’s best female amateur golfers.

Last year, Faith Delagarza of Midland and Amari Smith of McKinney fired a closing 9-under-par 63 at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club’s Miller Course. Delagarza and Smith, who are teammates at Dallas Baptist University, will look to defend their title this year at Midland Country Club.

For more information about the Women’s Four-Ball, click here.

ABOUT THE TGA: Founded in 1906 as the governing body of amateur golf in Texas, the TGA is an official representative of the United States Golf Association and the only licensed distributor of USGA GHIN Handicaps. We serve all golfers across Texas with elite competitive championships and recreational playing opportunities for men, women, seniors and juniors. The TGA is represented by hundreds of public and private facility Member Clubs throughout the state. It is our honor and responsibility to promote, protect and grow the game of golf on all levels. To learn more, click here.