Jarred Jeter watches a shot on Friday
(Texas Golf Association Photo)
LUBBOCK, TX (July 15, 2016) -- Jarred Jeter of College
Station shot a 10-under 62 to lead the 2016 West
Amateur by total of four strokes heading into Saturday.
The 2016 West Texas Amateur is being held at The
Rawls Course which is also home to the Texas Tech golf
team. The course is known for its prevailing winds that
make each shot a different adventure. This made
score of 10-under that much more impressive. Not only
was it the lowest score of the day but it also tied the
record for the lowest score ever shot on The Rawls
Course at Texas Tech.
He shares this record with Steve Long, a former
Texas Tech player from the 70s. Long scored his 62
from the red tees which made the course about 100
yards shorter for him. Jeter was teeing farther back
from the black tees making his 62 the best score ever
shot from that length on The Rawls Course.
He credits this low score to understanding the golf
course from having played it before.
“I played at a Division II school here over at
Lubbock Christian so yeah I know this golf course really
well and I knew that a 62 was out here,” Jeter said. “If
you hit good putts and you hit solid shots, it’s out
Now a junior at Sam Houston State, Jeter claimed that
his putter was the best club in his bag. Which was
proven when he teed off on hole 10, his first hole of the
day, and birdied it.
“The birdie on 10, the first hole of the day was
significant because I really didn’t hit that great of a
shot, Jeter said. “In the middle of the green, I had a
footer and swung right down the hill and just hit the
perfect speed and ended up hitting the center of the
and then they just kept going in and going in.”
Ten was playing as the hardest hole of the day and
although it was not easy for Jeter, his birdie there set
the tone for the rest of his record-tying round. He
up shooting a pair of 31’s on the front and back nines
with 10 birdies and no bogeys. His plan for tomorrow,
to not change his plan at all.
“I am not going to put myself in a place where I
could make a big number,” Jeter said. “Sixty-two just
happened and if it happens tomorrow great but I am
just going to keep the same game plan and see what
Behind him is George Gardner of Southlake and
Andrew Wyatt of Midland who are tied at second after
both shooting 6-under 66’s. Wyatt had no bogeys for
round while Gardner only had one.
After his round, Wyatt explained his game plan for
today and his game plan going forth through the
tournament. “Hit it and go find it,” Wyatt eloquently
In the senior division, there is a three-way tie atop
the leaderboard. Marshall Morgan of Odessa, Lee
Sandlin of Dallas and Lewis Stephenson of Mansfield
shot 3-under 69’s in their first rounds. Behind them is
Mike Peck from Irving who shot a 1-under 71 and is the
only other person in the Senior division who remained
under par for the day.
Patrick Pritchett, a local player from Lubbock,
the Super Senior division by one stroke after shooting
1-over 73 in his first round. Chasing him is Ernie
Armstrong from nearby Sydner who shot a 2-over 74.
Michael Hastings of Waxahachie, Craig Urban of Abilene
and Don Grider of Georgetown all shot 4-over 76’s for a
three-way tie at third.
Round two of the 2016 West Texas Amateur begins
at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Seniors, Super Seniors and a
few of the Open players will tee off in the morning
followed by the rest of the Open division in the
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