Texas Mid-Am Results and 2017 final rankings

logoThe 2017 Texas Mid-Amateur was one by Colby Harwell, of San Antonio, who fired a 9-under par tournament total of 207.  Only three players finished the tournament under par, one of which was 3rd place finisher Tim Hamm, of Austin.  One shot back at even par was Stephen Paterson to claim a T-4 finish and the winner of the Mid-Master (over 40) division.  Jonathan Alden finished in T-8th place with a tournament total of 2-over par 218, helping represent the Austin area with 3 top ten finishes.

Three other Austin-area golfers made the cut: Josh Luongo (3-over, T-14), Greg Smith (4-over, 22nd), Joe Sanders (7-over, T-33) and Matt Wernecke (7-over, T-33).

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The final 2017 rankings have been tallied and are now available.  With his T-3 finish this weekend, Tim Hamm moves into the top 8 on the Mid-Am list, and Greg Smith moves into the top 3 on the Senior list with his 22nd place finish.  Both players are automatic selections to the 2017 Rudy’s Cup team.  Captain Grady Bruce will have 3 captain’s picks to round out this year’s team, and will lead them against the San Antonio team, the weekend of October 21-22 at The Club at Comanche Trace, in Kerrville.  Good finishes by the Austin area golfers this past weekend should have them well prepared to defend their 2016 victory.

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2017 Rudy’s Cup update

rudys-cupAs the 2017 schedule winds down, the automatic qualifiers for the 2017 Rudy’s Cup are close to being set.  Only one tournament remains to collect Rudy’s Cup points – the Texas Mid Amateur, set for September 22-24 at Comanche Trace in Kerrville.

The Texas Sr. Amateur and the U.S. Mid-Amateur will not count towards earning Rudy’s Cup points.  The current point rankings have been updated through this weekend’s Senior Men’s City Championship.

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Hartenstein repeats as Senior Men’s City Champion

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Chris Hartenstein shot a final round 1-under 70 to defend his title as Senior Men’s City Champion.  Starting the day two shots back, Chris dialed up three birdies to only 2 bogeys to defeat John Perez by one shot.  Peach Reynolds shot even-par to finish two shots back at at 1-over for the tournament.  A final round (and tournament low) 68 vaulted Kevin Dahl up the leaderboard to notch a 4th place finish at 2-over.  Rounding out the top 5 were Rob Ormand and Billy Mutchsler, each finishing 3-over for the tournament.  Congratulations Chris on your repeat victory!

Final scores are available, and Rudy’s Cup points will be tallied later this evening.

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Zimmerhanzel, Eckelman lead Senior Men’s City Championship

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An eagle and 4 birdies was the right combination for Randy Zimmerhanzel to fire a first round 2-under par 69 at the Senior Men’s City Championship, at Morris Williams Golf Course earlier today.  Steve Eckelman matched the same total with 3 birdies to only one bogey.  Both players were the only two players under par through the first round.

Second and final round is tomorrow, with defending champion Chris Hartenstein and John Perez lurking only two shots back.  First round scores and final round tee times are available at the tournament information page.  Good luck to everyone tomorrow.

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Senior Men’s City Championship – Round 1 tee times

First round pairings for the Senior Men’s City Championship have been posted.  77 players will tee off Saturday morning at Morris Williams Golf Course, starting at 7:30 a.m.  Scores from the first round can be found on the leaderboard.  Second round tee times will be posted as soon as they are available.

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