Martin Wins Fall Series – Hill Country
Briefly: Trace Martin, of San Marcos, finished atop the leaderboard after three rounds at the TGA Fall Series – Hill Country at Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco. Martin capped off the two-shot victory over Truett Burns with a final round 3-under par 69. Martin and Burns were the only two players to finish under par for the championship, posting 6-under 210 and 4-under 212, respectively.
|Rank||Name||City|| To Par
|1||Martin, Trace||San Marcos||-6||71||70||69||210|
|T3||Koricanek, Wyatt||New Braunfels||2||74||69||75||218|
In Contention: Wyatt Koricanek and Michael Rome finished in a tie for third at 2-over par 218. Rome was victorious in the TGA Fall Series – Houston at The Clubs of Kingwood in October. Declan Kenny finished with the low round of the tournament when he posted a 5-under par 67 in the final round to finish in solo fifth place.
Golf Course: Vaaler Creek Golf Club, located inside the Rockin’ J Ranch development in Blanco, opened in July 2009. Designed by Michael Lowry, Vaaler Creek features well-placed bunkers and beautiful water-features that provide a challenging, yet relaxing round of golf for players of all skill levels.
Tournament Format: The TGA Fall Series is a 54-hole individual stroke play event with no cut. The tournament field features 17 participants in the Men’s Division playing from approximately 6,800 yards.
Weather: Overcast skies each morning gave way to sunshine for the first two rounds, which saw temperatures reach the low 70s. The final round began with dense fog and a misting rain throughout the day.
What’s Next: The final TGA Fall Series – DFW #2 will be held at Hackberry Creek Country Club on November 16 – 18. The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our appreciation to the staff and members of Vaaler Creek Golf Club for hosting this year’s TGA Fall Series – Hill Country.
For more information about the TGA Fall Series – Hill Country, click here.
Rome Wins Playoff to Claim TGA Fall Series – Houston Title
Briefly: Austin’s Michael Rome birdied the first playoff hole to finish atop the leaderboard of the Men’s Division after separating himself from three others that all began the day at even-par following the first two rounds of play. In the Women’s Division, Lisa Andrzejewski of Houston claimed the title with a tournament score of 276.
In Contention: Following the one-hole playoff, Declan Kenny from Dallas finished second with a 1-under-par total of 215. Matthew Griggs of Carrollton finished third with a 1-over-par total of 217, while Conroe’s Chad Sewell finished fourth with a 7-over-par total of 223. Levi Valadez of Alamo Heights finished fifth with a 10-over-par total of 226.
Golf Course: Designed by Bruce Litell, and featuring Tiff Dwarf greens, the Marsh Course at the Clubs of Kingwood provides a challenge on each hole to the field while playing at around 6,700 yards for the Men’s Division and around 6,100 yards for the Women’s Division.
Tournament Format: The TGA Fall Series is a 54-hole stroke play event counting towards the WAGR, with 15 players across two divisions: Men’s and Women’s.
Weather: An early morning haze was cleared away by sunny skies as temperatures reached 83 degrees by noon, with wind blowing 10 mph from the east.
What’s Next: The TGA Fall Series heads to Vaaler Creek Golf Club in the Hill Country on November 10-12. For more information on that tournament, click here.
Fawcett and Martin lead after Round 1 at TGA Fall Series – DFW #1
Briefly: Frisco’s Scott Fawcett sits atop the leaderboard after a round of 5-under 67 in the Men’s Division. In the Women’s Division, Delaney Martin of Boerne sits at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 8-over-par 80, in the first round of the TGA Fall Series – DFW #1.
|Men’s Division||Women’s Division|
|1. Scott Fawcett, Frisco 67||1. Delaney Martin, Boerne 80|
|2. Jeremy Freedman, Dallas 71||2. Sally Sohn, Flower Mound 84|
|T3. Erik Hamm, Dallas 76|
|T3. Emilio Montalvo, Irving 76|
|T3. Michael Hoare, Dallas 76|
In Contention: Jeremy Freedman of Dallas trails Fawcett by four shots after posting a 1-under-par 71. Dallas’ Erik Hamm, Irving’s Emilio Montalvo, and Dallas’ Michael Hoare round out the top five after posting rounds of 4-over-par 76 . Sally Sohn of Flower Mound sits four shots back of the leader after posting a round of 12-over-par 84.
Golf Course: Brookhaven Country Club features three unique courses that were designed by Byron Nelson and Press Maxwell in 1958. The Masters Course is hosting the TGA Fall Series – DFW #1 for the first time and stretches out to 6,900 yards in the Men’s Division, and 6,100 yards in the Women’s Division.
Tournament Format: The TGA Fall Series is a 54-hole stroke play event. The tournament field features 36 players across two divisions: Men’s, and Women’s.
Weather: The first round had steady winds of 10 mph from the North throughout the day and gusts of up to 18 mph. After a cool morning, the temperature climbed up towards 81 degrees in the early afternoon.
What’s Next: The second round of the TGA Fall Series – DFW #1 is set for Tuesday, October 13. Pairings for the second round can be viewed by clicking here.