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Texas Mid-Am Match Play: Colby Harwell earns medalist honors
Colby Harwell
Colby Harwell
BRYAN, Texas (July 24, 2014) —Colby Harwell on Thursday fired an impressive 6-under-par 66 to lead the 85-player field in the qualifying round of the State Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship at Traditions Club.

Harwell, who is from Robinson, will hold the No. 1 seed headed into the match play bracket. During the qualifying round, Harwell poured in a total of 7 birdies against only one bogey.

"Everything was working today," Harwell said. "My putting really stood out."

Harwell will tee it up Friday at 7:30 a.m. to initiate the Round of 32. Nathaniel James, Washington & Lee University Alum, finished a shot behind Harwell. James shot a 5-under 67 to earn the No. 2 seed.

Bob Kearney of Houston grabbed the third seed with a 4-under 68.

The cut for the qualifying round was a score of 5-over 77. The final three match play seeds were determined by a seven-man playoff that took two holes to complete.

The first round of match play begins Friday at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Round of 16, which starts at 1 p.m. For complete results from the stroke play qualifier and match play seeding, please follow the link below.

View results for Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play Golf Championship

ABOUT THE Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a USGA handicap index of 5.4 or less, and who are 25 years of age or older as of the first round of tournament play. Please reference “TGA State Championship Eligibility” on www.txga.org for additional eligibility details.

Format: Scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play qualifying, with the low 32 players advancing to match play.

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