Brandon Immel followed up a first round 1-under (71) with a low final round of 3-under (69), a 4-under (140) total, to claim this year’s Hill Country Amateur victory by 3 shots over Holden Wisener (143). Steve Paterson and Caleb Tucker both finished the weekend at 1-over (145) to tie for third place. Nikolas Lurken rounded out the top five with a 2-over (146) total. Steve Paterson also claimed 2 skins in the Championship division, worth a total of $230.
Juan Pozos claimed the Open Division title with a total net score of 7-over (151), with Jonathan Hesskew earning second place. Daniel Gachuche was solo third place at 9-over (153), with Philip Bowker earning fourth place and Purf Martinez earning fifth place, both at 11-over (155).
Thomas Flynn claimed the Senior Division with a total net score of 5-under (139). Kenny Ames was second with a net score of 7-over (151). Tom Chandler ended up at 8-over (152) to claim third place, and Randy Mavropoulis earned fourth place with a net score of 9-over (153). A two way tie for fifth place occurred between Blake Sudderth and Michael Garcia, both finishing with a net score of 11-over (155). Kenny Ames claimed 2 skins in the Senior Division, worth a total of $86.67.
Thanks to everyone at Crystal Falls for putting on a great event year in and year out. Final results can be found here.
Registration for the 2021 Firecracker is open. For non-exempt players, June 14th and June 19th are the qualifying dates. This year’s Firecracker will take place July 2nd-4th at Lions Municipal.
The 2021 Firecracker Open is limited to players who are on the 2021 Exempt List, qualifying players from the June 14th and June 19th qualifiers , and 24 flighted players.
The following players are Exempt from the 2020 Firecracker Qualifying Process–Top 30 from the 2018 and 2019 Firecracker Open. 2019 Mid-Am Match Play Champ, 2019 Austin City Champ, 2019 Low Junior City Champ, 2019 Low Senior City Champ, 2019 Low Mid Am City Champ, 2019 Austin Women’s City Champ and runner up, 2019 Austin Senior City Champ and Runner Up, 2020 Hill Country Am Champ, 2020 Central Texas Am Champ Top 30 2019 City Championship, Firecracker Past Champions, 2019 Austin Rudy’s I-35 Cup Team:
Adam Wennerstrom Alec Spencer Alex Ellis Alex Woodward Austen Fulmer Austin Cotton Autumn Bynum Barrett Sandefur Ben Carter Ben Constancio Billy Clagett Brandon Hoff Brian Noonan Cade Osgood Carter Patterson Chris Hartenstein Christian De La Cruz Clayton King Colin Peck Dallas Hankamer Dalton Hankamer Darren Cook Ethan Miller Eric Garza Farah O’Keefe Gabriel Vallejo Gene Black Greg Smith Henrik Olsson Hudson Hansard Jack Cersosimo Jacob Rockefeller Jake Doggett Jake Livermore Jakeb Mikel Jay Reynolds Jeff Shell Jeremy Williams Jonathan Alden Josh Luongo Kody King Logan Boatner Lucas Mylet Matthew Denton Michael Cooper Michael Cotton Micheal Rome Mike Allen Mitchel Fagan Nathan Shilling Nicholas Cristea Nick Schafer Nickolai Esau Randy Reynolds Reid Davenport Ricky Arzola Rishi Kejriwal Robert Evans Ron Kilby Ryan McGinley Ryan O’Rear Scott Roudebush Seger Howell Seth Stuart Steve Landry Steve Paterson Steven Bright Thomas Bockholt Thomas Holtzman Tim Mitchell Trevor Brown Trey Bosco Tucker Tovar Tyler Ware Will Arend Winn Smith Zachary Slayton
Jonathan Alden and Josh Luongo shot 5-under (67) at the rain-shortened Central TX 2-man Classic at Forest Creek this weekend to take home the team victory. Heading into the 16th hole tied with the duo of Travis Whites and Hunt Cairns, a decisive eagle 3 to a bogey 6 for Whites/Cairns provided a 3 shot cushion. A birdie at 17 for Whites/Cairns narrowed the gap to 2 strokes, which is where things ended on the 18th. Congrats Jonathan and Josh!
Paul Romero and Mark Freisen led the way for the Senior division, shooting 2-under par (70), which was also good enough to finish in 3rd place overall. There was a three-way tie for 4th place, with the teams of Dennis Sokol/Todd Lacoste, Chris McCalla/Justin Williams and Rithy Khem/Cole Esau finishing at 1-under (71).