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Hickman Claims Top Seed at Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play

Briefly: Aaron Hickman earned the top seed headed into the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play after a Stroke Play Qualifying Round of 6-under-par 65 at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, his home course. Friday begins the marathon 32-player, single-elimination bracket to crown a state champion. Hickman enters the Mid-Amateur Match Play as a six-time Club Champion at Willow Brook CC.

 

Leaderboard:

1          Aaron Hickman           Tyler                -6                     65

T2        Charles White             Houston          -5                     66

T2        Zach Atkinson             Colleyville        -5                     66

4          Todd Albert                 Katy                 -4                     67

5          Scott Maurer               Dallas              -3                     68

 

Stroke Play Qualifying Results

Match Play Bracket Pairings

 

Golf Course: Organized in 1922, the course at Willow Brook CC was designed by Ralph Plumber and recently renovated by Tripp Davis. The newly renovated 6,782-yard, par-71 layout stretches across a pristine land and features a great variety of shape and length of holes, ample fairways, artistic bunkering and small, elevated greens. Willow Brook CC maintains a long tradition of providing players with a top-flight course.

 

Weather: Partly cloudy with a high in the lower-90s and a slight breeze out of the north.

 

In contention: Charles White and Zach Atkinson posted Qualifying Rounds of -5 under, finishing in a two-way tie for second. After all of the scores were verified, there was a playoff at 3-over 74 for the 32nd position in Match Play. The one-hole playoff saw 10 players vying for one spot. Elliot Thompson birdied the first play-off hole to clinch the 32nd seed.

 

What’s Next: Friday morning’s Round of 32 begins at 7:30 a.m., and the Round of 16 takes place tomorrow afternoon at approximately 1 p.m.

 

More Info: For more information on the Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play, visit the tournament homepage here.