MONT BELVIEU, TX (March 20, 2016)--Danny
Simmerman went wire-to-wire to claim the 2016
Mid-Amateur Championship at Eagle Pointe Golf Club
Mont Belvieu. With a 54-hole total of 214, and a final
round score of 2-over par 73, Simmerman held on to
win by two strokes over John Hunter.
Simmerman, of Shavano Park, started his round
with a one stroke lead over Hunter. Simmerman
that stroke right back to Hunter after an opening
round bogey on the par five first hole. He carded two
birdies and two more bogeys on his way to an
nine 1-over par 37. Simmerman and Hunter both
the turn at even par for the championship.
Hunter, of Houston, battled the 36-hole leader
during their last nine holes. The two were tied as
headed to the par five 17th hole. Simmerman left
door open for Hunter after a bogey six. With a one
stroke lead heading into the last, Hunter couldn’t
capitalize and he made a double bogey six on his
hole. Simmerman closed out the championship with
birdie on the final hole.
Simmerman thought that his key to victory to
putting throughout the week. “I haven’t been able to
practice very much outside of my putting. I worked
my putting leading up to this weekend’s event.”
Simmerman grew up in Florida and was used to
playing in windy conditions. For most of the day on
Saturday and Sunday the wind shifted and came
the north as a cool front passed through. “When I
found out that it was going to be windy after the first
round I was happy that I was out ahead of the field.
loved the last couple days; it was right up my
Simmerman was also crowned as the Super Mid-
Amateur Champion. The award is presented to the
individual with the low 54-hole total that is 40+
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ABOUT THE Texas South Mid-Amateur
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur
golfers who are 25 years of age or older by
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. Please
“TGA Regional Tournament Eligibility” on
www.txga.org for further eligibility details.
Format: 54 holes Stroke Play. No Cut.
Field limit: 84 players
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