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West Texas Amateur Set for July 17-19
DALLAS – The 2020 West Texas Amateur will be played July 17-19 at Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo.
Founded in 1978, Bentwood Country Club is the centerpiece of a master-planned community located near the shores of Lake Nasworthy. Designed by Billy Martindale and Jeffery Blume, the golf course has all the elements of a classic parkland layout, including narrow fairways, numerous water hazards, prominent bunkering and large, undulating green complexes. When the wind blows, as it frequently does, Bentwood Country Club provides a stern challenge for even the most accomplished players.
Scheduled for 54 holes of individual stroke play, the West Texas Amateur features three divisions: Open, Senior (55 and older) and Super Senior (65 and older). The starting field limit is 144 players, with 84 spots allotted to the Open Division, 42 in the Senior Division and 18 for Super Seniors.
At the 2019 championship, played at Midland Country Club, Jackson Markham of Dallas won the overall title with a final round 2-under-par 70. His 3-under 213 total over three days was good for a one-stroke victory over Travis Woolf of Fort Worth. After ending regulation play tied at 4-under 212, Chuck Palmer of Dallas bested Ed Brooks of Fort Worth in a sudden-death playoff to win the Senior Division. Doug Hopton-Jones of Mansfield won the Super Senior Division by two after rounds of 73-74-72.
First conducted in 1925, this year marks the 92nd playing of the West Texas Amateur, making it one of the oldest amateur competitions in Texas. Live scoring updates and daily recaps will be available here once the action gets under way from Bentwood Country Club.
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