Course-record 63 Gives Doughtie 3rd West TX Title
LUBBOCK, TX (July 23, 2006)--Two-time West Texas Amateur Champion Tom Doughtie of Amarillo sat tied for the lead with 2005 Champion Trey Todd of Abilene after 36 holes, setting up a final round shootout that will be remembered for years to come.
Doughtie came out of the gate swinging with birdies on holes one, two, three and nine to shoot a front nine of four-under-par 32. Kevin Doskocil of Hillsboro was only one shot back heading into the final round and was up to the challenge, matching Doughtie’s front nine 32 with one of his own. The two traded birdies during the final nine holes in dramatic fashion, with eight birdies and an eagle between the two. Doskocil’s eagle came on the demanding 499-yard par-four fourteenth hole where he holed out his second shot from 199 yards, which vaulted him into a tie for the lead with Doughtie. However, Doughtie would not be denied his third West Texas title, with birdies on the final two holes to claim the championship.
Doughtie’s final two birdies not only claimed him the West Texas Amateur title but also allowed him to set a new course record of nine-under-par 63. Doskocil’s spectacular final round of eight-under-par 64 would have tied the old course record.
In the Senior Division, 36-hole leader Jody Vasquez of Aledo continued his fine play in the final round, never opening the door to his fellow competitors. Posting two rounds of two-under-par 70, Vasquez continued his solid ball striking and opened his final round with a one-under-par 35 on the front side. Vasquez’s two closest competitors, Mickey Jones of Odessa and Dee Johnston of North Richland Hills, couldn’t apply any pressure shooting one-over-par 37's on the front side. Vasquez coasted to victory by firing a one-over-par 37 on his final nine, allowing him to capture his first West Texas Senior Amateur title.
Chuck Bubany of Lubbock successfully defended his Super Senior title by shooting a impressive one-over-par 73 in the final round, leaving him tied with Bob Twaddell of Houston at the end of 54 holes. In sudden death, Bubany defeated Twaddell with a solid par on the first hole, keeping the Super Senior trophy in Lubbock for another year.
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