Two Tied for Lead Midway Through Texas Amateur
09 Jun 2006
see also: Texas Amateur Championship, Whispering Pines Golf Club


DALLAS, TX (June 9, 2006)--No one has been able to separate themselves from the pack in the 2006 Texas State Amateur Championship being played at Dallas Country Club. Robert Gwin of Houston posted the low round in day two with a five under par 65, and 16 year old Alex Moon followed up his opening round 66 with an even par 70 to share the lead at four under par 136 at the half-way point of the 97th Texas State Amateur. That duo holds a slim one stroke over six players, and a total of 24 players are at even par or better and within four shots of the lead with two rounds still to play.

Jeff Lee of McKinney had a one stroke lead going to his final hole (#18), but had a lost ball and suffered a double bogey six to fall into the large group at tied for second at three under par (137). Along with Lee at three under par are first round leader Cody Gribble of Dallas (73), last year’s State Am runner-up Zack Reeves of Arlington (67), Bob Neal of Mansfield (71), and Jeff New and Andy Cooper, both from The Woodlands (69).

A total of 62 players made the 36 hole cut, which came at five over par 145. At 6,363 yards Dallas Country Club may not be long by today’s standards, but it has held up to the challenge of the state’s top amateur players. Narrow fairways bordered by long Bermuda rough, along with firm and fast greens have placed a premium on shot making and patience.

The third round gets under way at Dallas Country Club at 8:00 AM Saturday, with the leaders teeing off at 11:20 AM.

For complete coverage of the Texas State Amateur, visit the TGA website at www.txga.org. Click here for live scoring of the Texas State Amateur.

The Texas State Amateur is an amateurgolf.com Texas Amateur Rankings points event.

ABOUT THE Texas Amateur

72 hole walking-only championship first played in 1909.

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference “TGA State Championship Eligibility” for further eligibility details. In addition to TGA State Eligibility guidelines: College players are eligible if they hold playing privileges through their college golf team at a club or course which currently belongs to the Texas Golf Association.

Format: 72 holes of Stroke Play. At the completion of 36 holes the field is cut to the low 50 and ties plus all players within 10 strokes of the lead.

18 Hole Qualifying: All players who are not exempt under the above categories must participate in a 18 hole sectional qualifier.

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