PEARLAND, TX (April 13, 2017) - Mike Booker
claimed his third Texas South Senior Amateur title
at Golfcrest Country Club after weather forced the
first round to be finished before the final round
Thursday afternoon. Mike Arnold claimed victory
after a three hole playoff in the Super Senior
division. This is the third South Regional Series
presented by Impact Precision Golf of the 2017
Texas Golf Association season.
After inclement weather forced play to be halted
Wednesday afternoon, the first round was completed
Thursday morning with approximately two thirds of
the field still on the course. Booker, of Houston, led
after the first round at 3-under par 69. A final round
score of 4-over par 76 gave him a one stroke victory
over Craig Rumora, of Katy. Rumora opened with a
4-over 75 and rebounded with a 1-under par 71 to
finish the championship at 2-over par 146.
Tied for third at 3-over par 147 were
Richmond’s John Dowdall and John Pierce, of San
Antonio. Houston’s Steve Moran rounded out the top
five with a 6-over par 148.
Booker defended his title after winning last
year’s South Senior Amateur at Cypresswood Golf
Club and also was victorious in this championship in
2012 at Club at Falcon Point.
Arnold, of Windcrest, claimed his first South
Super Senior division crown after a three hole
playoff with Houston’s Chuck Reeve. The two
finished the two rounds tied at 5-over par 149 and
Arnold was able to make par on the par-three 12th
hole to win. Ivan Lawson, of Cypress, finished alone
in third place.
Arnold will add this title to the 2007 Texas
Senior Amateur and 2013 Super Senior division of
the Texas Senior Amateur to his growing TGA
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