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Texas Super Senior Set for April 19-21

The 2021 Texas Super Senior Amateur Championship will be played April 19-21 on Ridglea Country Club’s North Course in Fort Worth.

Designed by John Bredemus, the North Course at Ridglea Country Club opened in 1928. Bredemus, one of a select few golf course architects elected to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, carved out a timeless classic on the gently rolling topography southwest of downtown Fort Worth. The North Course’s narrow fairways, uphill and downhill holes, bending left and right doglegs and small, contoured greens continue to delight and challenge players of all ages and skill levels nearly a century later.

Host to numerous TGA championships throughout its long history, including last year’s Women’s Senior Stroke Play, this will be the first Texas Super Senior Amateur to be held at Ridglea Country Club.

To accommodate a wide range of players, the Texas Super Senior Amateur features two age divisions: 65 and older (Super Senior) and 75 and older (Legends). The format is 54 holes of individual stroke play with no cut. Each age division competes from different tees and yardages, with a separate champion recognized. Prizes are also awarded to low Net scores in both Super Senior and Legends Divisions.

The 2020 championship was canceled due to health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Ed Brooks of Fort Worth won the weather-shortened 2019 Texas Super Senior Amateur with a 36-hole total of 4-over 144 at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco. Richard Lundy of Amarillo finished at 17-over 157 to win the Legends Division. Lundy also claimed low Net honors with a handicap adjusted total of 147 (+7). Bill Holstead of Wichita Falls and Bill Huckin of Dallas tied for low Net in the Super Senior Division at 141 (+1).

Live scoring updates, daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available once the action gets underway from Ridglea Country Club.

The Texas Super Senior Amateur was first played in 2015. The championship is open to male amateur golfers age 65 and older (75 and older for Legends Division) by the tournament start date, belong to a TGA Member Club and have a World Handicap System Index of 12.4 or less (16.4 or less for Legends).

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Marian Barker Wins 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play

Briefly:  A flawless front-nine and just a single bogey, along with three birdies, gave three-time Women’s Senior Stroke Play Champion Marian Barker of Lubbock yet another championship title Wednesday afternoon.  Barker carded a 2-under 70 Final Round, finishing at 5-over-par 221 at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth.

With a strong field and “so many past champions” Barker thought to herself, “oh my, this is going to be hard because there are so many good players.”  But it may have been her personal goals she set for herself each day that lead to her success.  Barker said, “I got to start in the top (final) group and said to myself, see if you can be in that group tomorrow, and then I was!” Barker won her fourth Women’s Senior Stroke Play title, as well as capturing the super-senior division title.

Jewell Malick of Heath, a recent addition to the super-super senior division and 2014, 2015, and 2016 super-senior division champion, finished —- to capture the super-super senior division title.

Leaderboard (Overall):
1)     Marian Barker       Lubbock                     74-77-70 | 221
2)     Kelly Nittoli            San Antonio              74-78-74 | 226
3)     Marlyn Hardy        Magnolia                   79-74-80 | 233
T4)   Cathy Crumley      San Antonio              82-76-76 | 234
T5)   Stephanie Blout    Mission                      75-79-80 | 234

Final Results

Golf Course: The John Bredemus design was built in 1928 and features a traditional layout with narrow fairways and small greens. The 18-hole championship golf course was renovated by Ralph Plummer in 1954 and then redesigned by Jay Morrish in 1987. Despite its shorter length, the tree-lined fairways and sloped Tifeagle greens have withstood the test of time and demand accuracy over brute strength.

Weather: Temperatures reached 92 degrees with wind blowing out of the West Southwest at 8 mph.

In Contention: Kelly Nittoli of San Antonio gave Barker a good run after shooting even-par 37 on the front nine.  Nittoli finished in second place with a 10-over-par 266.

Magnolia’s Marilyn Hardy finished third with a 17-over-par 233, and Kathy Crumley of San Antonio and Stephnaie Blount tied for fourth with an 18-over-par total of 234.

What’s Next: The Women’s Pinehurst will be held at Panorama Golf Club on November 2-3.The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff and members of Ridglea Country Club for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.

 

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Marian Barker Moves into Solo First After Round 2 of Women’s Senior

Briefly:  Marian Barker of Lubbock carded a 5-over-par 77 to move into solo first after the second round of the 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridglea Country Club Tuesday afternoon. Barkers’s two-day 74-77 | 151 total tops a crowded leaderboard entering Wednesday’s final round.

Leaderboard:
1)   Marian Barker             Lubbock                  74-77 | 151
2)   Kelly Nittoli                San Antonio            74-78 | 152
3)   Marilyn Hardy            Magnolia                79-74 | 153
4)   Stephanie Blount       Mission                   75-79 | 154
T5) Mitzi Campbell          Corinth                    79-79 | 158
T5) Kathy Crumley           San Antonio           82-76 | 158

Round 2 Results | Round 3 Pairings

Golf Course: The John Bredemus design was built in 1928 and features a traditional layout with narrow fairways and small greens. The 18-hole championship golf course was renovated by Ralph Plummer in 1954 and then redesigned by Jay Morrish in 1987. Despite its shorter length, the tree-lined fairways and sloped Tifeagle greens have withstood the test of time and demand accuracy over brute strength.

Weather: Sunny and clear skies with the temperature reaching 83 degrees.  The wind blew out of the Northwest at 17mph.

In Contention: San Antonio’s Kelly Nittoli sits in second at 8-over-par 152, falling just a single stroke behind the lead.

Marilyn Hardy of Magnolia, shot a 2-over-par 74 in the second round moving her to third.  Hardy enters the final round at 9-over-par on the tournament.

Stephanie Blount of Mission sits in fourth with a 10-over-par 154 for the tournament.  Corinth’s Mitzi Campbell and San Antonio’s Cathy Crumley came in tied for fifth with a 14-over-par 158 total.

What’s Next: The final round starting times begin Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. at Ridglea Country Club. Players were placed into six different flights for Wednesday’s final round based off of their 36-hole total scores.

More Info: For more information on the Women’s Senior Stroke Play, click here.