SEALY, TX (Feb. 25, 2007)-– Trevor Hyde and Shawn Westacott , both of Kerrville, posted the low round of the tournament, an eight under par 63, to successfully defend their title in the South Region Four-Ball. Hyde and Westacott were two shots off the lead after an opening round 67, but caught fire over the final nine holes to win the championship for the second straight year at River Ridge Golf Club in Sealy.
Three teams tied for second, three shots back. They were John Dowdall and Seth Thornton, Jimmy Burke and Hunter Nelson, all from Houston, and Austin Williams and Chris Davis from Beaumont.
David Moore and Steve Bueltel of Kingwood, leading the tournament after the opening round, easily won the Senior Division with a second round 72 and a 36-hole total of 5-under-par 137.
They were in the hunt for the overall title until stumbling over the final nine holes. Tied for second in the senior division, nine shots back, were the teams of Doug Escue and Bob Smith and Chris Larsen and Dan Alpha.
For Westacott it was a bitter-sweet victory of sorts as it was his last time to play in a TGA tournament. The golf course superintendent at Riverhill County Club in Kerrville has accepted the same position at Jackson Country Club in Jackson, Tenn., and will be moving to the Volunteer state in the next few weeks to assume his new duties.
Westacott and Hyde, General Manager at The Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville, opened last year’s championship with a 63 in heavy rains, surviving a four-hour weather delay. They matched that score in the final round of the 2007 with nine birdies and a bogey.
Dowdall and Thornton, playing in the last group, were one shot ahead of Hyde and Westacott after the first round. They posted a final round 67 to slip back into a second place tie with two teams that took advantage of the ideal weather and scoring conditions. Chris Davis and Austin Williams of Beaumont had a 64 and Hunter Nelson and Jimmy Burke of Houston had a 65 to leave all three at 9-under-par 133.
--Story courtesy Texas Golf Association