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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
R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Martin, Trace San Marcos -6 71 70 69 210
2 Burns, Truett Fredericksburg -4 76 68 68 212
T3 Koricanek, Wyatt New Braunfels 2 74 69 75 218
T3 Rome, Michael Austin 2 74 72 72 218
5 Kenny, Declan Dallas 4 72 81 67 220

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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.

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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.

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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.


For more information about the TGA Fall Series – DFW #1, click here. To see all the scores from Monday’s action, click here.