Texas Women's Open: Fish holds off late challenge
21 Jun 2007
see also: Texas Women's Open Championship, Rolling Hills Country Club


GARLAND, Texas (June 21, 2007)-- Shannon Fish, an amateur from Spring, Texas, held off a late rally by Catherine Matranga, who shot 2-under-par 70 at the Eastern Hills Country Club.

Fish went 72-73--145, while Matranga shot 76-70--146.

Another amateur, Jennifer Ackerson finished third at 149, while three more rounded out the top five at 150: Erica Doody, Kimberly Meck and Sarah Zwartynski.

ABOUT THE Texas Women's Open

36-hole stroke play event open to professionals and amateurs.

Eligibility: Professional and amateur golfers who were female at birth. All amateurs must have a current USGA Handicap Index of 9.9 or lower. Contestants are NOT required to reside in Texas.

Starting Field / Format: Limited to 120 contestants. 36-hole stroke play event with no cut. If more than 120 entries are received, priority will be given to (1) Exempt players; (2) Remaining entries in the order they are received.

Exempt Categories: (1) Past Champions; (2) Top 15 professionals and ties from the previous year's Texas Women’s Open; (3) Top 10 amateurs and ties from the previous year's Texas Women’s Open; (4) PGA Members and Apprentices; (5) LPGA Members.

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