From the Lesson Tee...
I must apologize for not writing last week.
This past week was pretty interesting in the world of Pro Golf. On the PGA Tour Bill Haas won the Tour Championship and then also won the Fed EX Cup. The playoff win over Hunter Mahan was worth 11.5 million dollars. Bill Haas' father Jay played his entire life on that Tour and only made 14 million. The Champions Tour was off this past week giving Jay Haas a chance to watch his son play.
The LPGA Tour played the Solihim Cup Matches in Ireland. The USA lost by 2 points to Europe. The previous week on the LPGA Tour 16 year old Lexi Thompson won in Alabama. Next, Ted Potter won his second event of the year on the Nation Wide Tour. Potter now joins two other players with two wins.
Also, happening this week Fred Couples and Greg Norman will announce their captains picks for the Presidents Cup teams played in Australia in November.
In local golf news: Last week Ernie Garza won the McAllen city Mid-Amateur Championship. Garza a member of McAllen CC shot two under par to win by 4 over 2010 champion Miguel Del Angel. This weekend Steve Crossland won the Cimarron Club Championship firing rounds of 71-75. It was his first Cimarron Championship.
Next weekend Cimarron will play an interclub match against McAllen Country Club. McAllen CC are the pre tournament favorites having member such as: Ernie Garza, Miguel Del Angel, Ron Kilby, Chris Wicker, Bob McCreery, and Kyle Marsburger. It will take a near miracle for the members of Cimarron to beat McAllen CC. MCC simply has too much firepower.
The following is from the UTPA Sports information Department on the results from their last event last week up at the UT Arlington Men's Golf event where the UTPA Men's Golf team finished in last place. 19th out of 19 teams:
FT. WORTH, Texas - The third round of the UTA Waterchase Invitational was called off on Tuesday morning after a beehive fell from a tree near the 18th green at the Waterchase golf club. For the safety of the players and coaches, the third round will not be played and the tournament results after the two-round opening day on Monday stand as the final results.
The Broncs shot an opening round 319, followed by a second round 315 to shoot a combined 634 and are currently in 19th place. The Broncs finished behind McNeese State on the leaderboard by three strokes. The tournament champion was Wichita State University. The Shockers shot an amazing 570 (-6) over the first two rounds and took home the team title with a four stroke lead over second place Sam Houston State (574, -2).
Santiago Bueno was solid for the Broncs. After shooting an opening round core of 77 (+5), Bueno shot a one-under par tally of 71 and finished in a tie for 24th place with his two round total of 148. Bueno finished behind tournament leader Rafael Becker of Wichita State who won the individual crown with a two-round total of 139. Bueno is four strokes behind the tie for sixth place.
Kevin Kirakossian shot a combined 155 and finished tied 65th place overall.
The Broncs continue their fall schedule on October 10th and 11th when they travel to Huntsville, Texas to compete in the Harold Funston Classic, hosted by Sam Houston State University.
The UTPA Mens golf team won't play again until next month on October 10th up in Houston which is a good thing as they will need the time between events to get their games in shape. The UTPA Women will play this weekend at Oral Roberts.
Want a free lesson? Then be the first to reply to this weeks question. Who is the youngest winner of the McAllen City Amateur Championship? The first reply sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is this weeks tip: If you are having trouble with lag putting try this tip next time your on the practice green. Try hitting putts with your right hand only. This will help you gain a better sense of the speed of the greens.
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Until next time....I'll see you at the lesson Tee.
Will Borowski is a Class A PGA member at the Club at Cimarron. If you need help with your golf game and would like a lesson please contact him at the above email address.