Who are the 5 hottest players in Texas?
17 Jul 2014
by Benjamin Larsen of amateurgolf.com
see also: Will Zalatoris Rankings
As major tournaments on the local, regional
national levels are being played week in and
the competitive amateur golf season is
amidst its prime.
It sure is a good time to be playing good golf.
With that in mind, the team at
begun taking a look at the hottest players in
amateur golf states.
Today, we look at the great state of Texas.
these aren't necessarily the Top 5 ranked
golfers in the
state, although there is a bit of correlation.
You can see our Texas state
. Rather, this is a snapshot of the
are currently playing well and among the
hottest in the
The 17-year-old Wake Forest commit has
phenomenal. In June, he won the Texas State
and earlier this month, he claimed the
Trans-Miss Championship. We’ll surely be
seeing a bit
more from Zalatoris as he recently qualified for
2014 U.S. Amateur in Atlanta. The start to the
season started hot for the Plano, Tex. resident
shot 59 in competition before winning the
Invitational, one of the top high school events
No list of the top players in the state of Texas
be complete without mentioning Scheffler. The
to-be Texas Longhorn took fourth at the Terra
earlier this spring, tied for 21st at the Trans-
23rd at the Sahalee Players. Last month, he
and nearly won the prestigious Northeast
perhaps most impressive, the reigning U.S.
Champion tied for 22nd at the PGA Tour's
Classic -- his PGA Tour debut.
If consistency is worth something in the game
of golf --
hint, it is -- then Crawford is doing something
He's been stellar throughout the 2014 season
continued to contend in high-level events. He
last week at the prestigious Trans-Miss
logged a Top 10 at the Texas State Amateur.
fifth at the NCAA Midwest Regional and had
Top 20s at
the Valspar Collegiate, SMU Cabo Collegiate
City Collegiate Championship.
With a win and a Top 5 at two of the top mid-
events of the season, consider Hickman to be
the hottest golfers in Texas. Hickman, who
Tyler, won the Birmingham National
featured nationally-ranked contemporaries like
Christovich, Tim Jackson, Jack Hall, Garrett
Skip Berkmeyer. And earlier this season,
earned a Top 5 at the prestigious Lupton
Soon to start his college career at SMU, Baxter
making a name for himself. Baxter tied for 15th
week at the prestigious Trans-Miss
earlier this year, took Top 15s at the FJ
Junior Invitational at Sage Valley and AJGA
Armour Championship. We likely haven't heard
of Baxter, either, as he recently qualified for