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Wilshire and Dees Lead the Women’s Partnership

BRIEFLY: Emilie Wilshire and Mary Dees of Houston and Cypress respectively, lead the Women’s Partnership after Monday’s first round with a quota score of 18. The Women’s Partnership, a team quota event, is being contested in Kerrville at Riverhill Country Club. Wilshire and Dees currently hold a two point lead over Horseshoe Bay’s Janice Koenig and Suzanna Knudson heading into Tuesday’s final round. In addition to battling for an Overall Championship, the Women’s Partnership will crown winners in each of the five flights.

WOMEN’S PARTNERSHIP OVERALL LEADERBOARD:

1 Wilshire / Dees Houston, Cypress 18
2 Koenig / Knudson Horseshoe Bay 16
T3 Biggs / Hamilton Houston 15
T3 Armstrong / Mayfield Fredericksburg 15
T5

T5

Rizzo / Rowe

Candelet / Gebert

College Station, Magnolia

Humble, Boerne

14

14

 

Complete Results | Final Round Starting Times

 

GOLF COURSE: Designed by close friends Joe Finger and Byron Nelson in 1974, Riverhill Country Club’s 18-hole course is a premier location for golf in Texas and the United States. Based in the heart of Hill Country, the course boasts its rare bent-grass greens and a 7,137 yard, 72-par challenge featuring scenic creeks, hills and a lake throughout the property.  Over time, the course became Nelson’s favorite, where he was quoted saying, “If I had only one golf course to play, it would be Riverhill.”

WEATHER: Players started the morning in cool and overcast conditions. After the clouds cleared and the sun came out in the afternoon, temperatures rose from the mid 60’s into the upper 80’s by the end of the day.

IN CONTENTION: The team of Trevino/Ramirez lead the first flight with 9 points.  Sitting one point back is the team of Turnage/Scaggs at 8 points. Rounding out the first flight’s top three is the team of Gilkeson/Alexander, who posted 7 points in the first round. The second flight is led by Guynes/Henry with a score of 12. They are followed closely by the team of Jones/Gibson at 10 points, and Trichell/Livingston at7 points. After finishing with 13 points today, the Robertson/Youngs team holds a one point lead over the team of Conner/Chandler in the third flight. Leading the fourth flight is the team of Koenig/Knudson with 16 points. The Biggs/Hamilton and Armstrong/Mayfield teams are both tied for second with 15 points each. The fifth flight, as well as the overall leaderboard, is lead by the Wilshire/Dees team with 18 points in the first round. The team of Candelet/Gebert currently sits in second with 14 points.

WHAT’S NEXT: Tuesday’s final round will begin at 8 AM with tee times off #1. Following play, there will be a brief awards presentation for the Overall Champion and Flight Winners.

MORE INFO: Visit our website for complete coverage of the 2021 Women’s Partnership.

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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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TGA Regional Senior Ams Set for April 5-9

The Texas Golf Association’s 2021 tournament season rolls on in early April with the back-to-back playing of the Regional Senior Amateurs.

First up is the South Regional Senior Amateur to be held April 5-6 at Kissing Tree Golf Club in San Marcos. The North Regional Senior Amateur will be contested April 8-9 at Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch in Denton.

Designed by Texas-based architect Gary Stephenson, Kissing Tree Golf Club opened in 2018. Located on the eastern edge of Hill Country, the course is part of the Audubon International program, which preserves and highlights the native environment. Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch also was designed by Stephenson and opened in 2002.

To accommodate a wide range of players, the Regional Senior Amateurs feature two age divisions: 55 and older (Senior) and 65 and older (Super Senior). Each age division competes from different tees and yardages, with a separate champion recognized. Players who are 65 and older can opt to compete in the Senior Division at the time an entry form is submitted.

The format for both championships is 36 holes of individual stroke play. The top 15 finishers and ties in the Senior Division, regardless of age, will earn exemptions into this year’s Texas Senior Amateur, to be held Sept. 24-26 at Westwood Golf Club in Houston.

The Regional Senior Amateurs were first played in 2003. The championships are open to male amateur golfers age 55 and older (65 and older for Super Senior), belong to a TGA Member Club, have a World Handicap System Index of 8.4 or less (10.0 or less for Super Senior), and reside in the region relative to their respective championship. The TGA uses the 31st parallel in Salado as the delineation between the North and South regions.

The 2020 championships were canceled due to health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Dave Davis of Saginaw won the 2019 North Regional Senior Amateur with a 36-hole total of 1-under 143 at Eldorado Country Club in McKinney. Local resident Gary Kirwan finished at 4-over 148 to win the Super Senior Division. At the 2019 South Regional Senior Amateur held at River Crossing Club in Spring Branch, Scott Smith of Houston captured the overall title with a final round 4-under 68 to finish at 141 (-3). Michael Arnold of Windcrest claimed the Super Senior title with a two-day total of 146 (+2).

Live scoring updates, daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available once the action gets underway from Kissing Tree and Wildhorse.