Harvey Penick Invitational: Mathias, Hullender Take Titles

AUSTIN, TX (September 24, 2006)--Taking an eight shot lead into the final round, Jonathan Mathias of San Antonio closed with a 75 to finish at 3-under-par 213 and a six shot win over Steve Trafton of Austin. Bob Niger of El Dorado Hills, CA and Kirk Kashevaroff of Saddle River, NJ finished tied for third at 222.

Mathias was coming off a five shot win last week at the Texas Mid-Amateur Championship, where he shot a final-round 66 at the Jackrabbit Course at Champions Golf Club in Houston. His strong play continued at Austin Country Club, with consecutive 69's in difficult playing conditions allowing him to distance himself from the field. The lead might have been even bigger except for the double bogey he took at the 18th hole in round two, holing out in darkness as the field raced to finish the round after a storm interrupted play.

In the Senior Division, Bob Hullender of San Antonio shot his age (69) on day two on his way to a five shot win over Andy Wall of Tyler and Van Stewart of Shreveport, LA. It was Hullender's third Harvey Penick Senior championship, having won in 1998 and 2005.

Final results from the 70th Harvey Penick Invitational, played at Austin Country Club in Austin, TX, September 22-24, 2006:

Mid-Am Division

Jonathan Mathias, San Antonio, TX69-69-75--213
Steve Trafton, Austin, TX73-75-71--219
Bob Niger, El Dorado Hills, CA74-76-72--222
Kirk Kashevaroff, Saddle River, NJ74-72-76--222
Phil Thomas, Austin, TX77-73-73--223
Mickey Scott, San Angelo, TX71-80-74--225
Mac McGee, Midland, TX73-74-78--225
Joel Fults, Austin, TX74-74-78--226
Gene Black, Round Rock, TX74-78-75--227
Ripley McWilliams, Austin, TX79-74-75--228
Michael Wharton-Palmer, Texarkana, AR78-78-73--229
Dean Clapp, Aurora, CO74-77-79--230
Chris Hartenstein, Austin, TX79-81-71--231
Lee Davis, Humble, TX81-74-76--231
Bob Kearney, Houston, TX75-74-82--231
Joseph Davis, Huntersville, CA 80-75-77--232
Chris Brauner, Austin, TX78-75-79--232
Randy Lance, Conroe, TX78-74-80--232
Brian McCoy, Mansfield, TX83-77-73--233
Jaime Beaman, Austin, TX75-77-82--234
Grady Bruce, Austin, TX83-67-84--234
Larry Nunez, Odessa, TX75-80-80--235
Hamilton Rogers, Corpus Christi, TX81-77-78--236
Randall Cross, Rocklin, CA80-77-79--236
Dean Lundquist, Austin, TX75-81-80--236
Michael Cooper, Austin, TX75-76-85--236
Charles Young, Cedar Park, TX82-77-78--237
Richard LaPierre, Horseshoe Bay, TX81-80-77--238
Steve Simpkin, Mill Valley, CA78-81-79--238
Andrew Allen, Jacksonville, FL78-80-80--238
Ken Patterson, Meridian, TX81-80-78--239
Marshall Wilson, Austin, TX80-79-80--239
Stephen Paterson, Austin, TX76-83-82--241
Rob Ormand, Austin, TX77-79-85--241
Jim Thomas, Austin, TX80-82-80--242
Greg Meserole, Austin, TX77-84-82--243
Wayne Hawkins, Abilene, TX77-81-85--243
Matthew Walden, Athens, TN79-84-81--244
Kent Yarbrough, Denton, TX84-82-79--245
Jim Cotton, Austin, TX84-84-79--247
Eric Sexton, Derby, KS82-77-88--247
Jim Trungale, Austin, TX82-83-83--248
Wes Forester, Montgomery, TX78-89-84--251
Rod Skyles, Eagle, ID85-86-82--253
Steve Wood, Austin, TX82-85-88--255
Mike Grindle, Round Rock, TX87-82-88--257
Ryan Fisher, Austin, TX82-95-82--259
Erik Liljenwall, Austin, TX92-84-93--269
Steve Galko, Dallas, TX83-73-WD
Steve Gill, Houston, TX76-WD Rd 2
Terrence Miskell, New Braunfels, TXWD Rd 1
Bobby Morris, Austin, TXWD
Michael Stuart, Dallas, TXWD
Senior Division
Bob Hullender, San Antonio, TX77-69-74--220
Van Stewart, Shreveport, LA78-75-72--225
Andy Wall, Tyler, TX76-75-74--225
Jerry Hudgins, Houston, TX75-74-80--229
Steve Earsley, Hobe Sound, FL79-77-74--230
Chris Larsen, Houston, TX76-81-73--230
Joel Eastman, Dallas, TX72-79-79--230
Wayne Smith, Austin, TX78-81-72--231
Dan Alpha, The Woodlands, TX79-77-77--233
Jim Myers, Oceanside, CA80-78-76--234
Ron Hackleman, Round Rock, TX78-81-77--236
Gary Kirwan, McKinney, TX81-77-78--236
Robert Stuart, Westhampton Beach, NY83-81-74--238
Doug Baker, Austin, TX83-72-83--238
Bill Wiley, Bryan, TX84-82-74--240
Billy Clagett, Austin, TX82-81-77--240
Bob White, Conroe, TX85-78-77--240
Larry Walsh, Buda, TX80-77-83--240
Corky Nelson, Dallas, TX82-83-77--242
Doug Chandler, Lufkin, TX86-79-77--242
Bob Twaddell, Houston, TX83-78-81--242
Henry Hodde, Santa Fe, NM83-79-83--245
Richard Andrews, Houston, TX83-86-77--246
Mace Brindley, Waco, TX86-80-80--246
John McDonald, Houston, TX83-82-82--247
Ty Willis, Austin, TX76-83-90--249
Tom Vickers, Austin, TX77-90-88--255
Jim Rath, Houston, TX89-85-83--257
Richard Welch, Austin, TX84-90-84--258
Ralph Foltz, Houston, TX88-94-79--261
Rox Covert, Austin, TX89-89-94--272
Don Addington, Dallas, TX80-81-NC--NC
Lloyd Hughes, Dallas, TX84-82-NC--NC
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