Texas S. Mid-Am: Soerries hangs on for win
HOUSTON, Texas (March 30, 2014) -- With the conclusion of the final round of the South Mid-Amateur Championship, presented by CLUB CHAMPION, a winner has been crowned. Tony Soerries, of Spring, finished atop of the leaderboard with a three round total of even par 216. Sterling Country Club, in northwest Houston, provided the backdrop for the second regional championship of the season.

Soerries, who lead after 36 holes, finished strong shooting even par on the front nine and finishing 1-over par 73 on the day. This is the second regional championship title for Soerries after winning the South Amateur Championship in 2013. With his victory at Sterling Country Club, Soerries earns South Regional Player of the Year points as well as an exemption into the State Mid-Amateur Championship that will be held at Escondido in Horseshoe Bay.

Soerries also claimed the title of South Super Mid-Amateur champion by finishing the championship as the low player at or over the age of 40 years old.

Houston’s Chris Causey, who began the final round in fourth place, jumped two spots Sunday to put him alone in second place for the championship. Causey had a great final round with a score of 1-under par 71 and a three round total of 1-over par 217. Causey also earns an exemption into the State Mid-Amateur Championship.

Ryan Clarke, of Houston, finished alone in third place at 3-over par 219 after a final round 74. Seabrook’s Shaun Helmle, who lead after the first round, ended the championship in fourth place at 6-over par 222.

We want to thank Sterling Country Club’s staff and membership for being a gracious host for this year’s championship.

ABOUT THE Texas South Mid-Amateur

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 25 years of age or older by the tournament start date and residing in the South Texas region as defined by the Texas PGA Sections (South of 31 degree parallel, Salado TX and south is break point). Applicants must have a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Format: 54 holes Stroke Play. No Cut. Field limit: 84 players.

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