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Texas State Mid-Am: Miskell wins another

BRYAN, Texas (Sept. 16, 2007)-- 2006 Texas Golf Association Player of the Year Terrence Miskell fired a final round of 3-under-par-69 to win the 2007 Texas State Mid-Amateur Championship at Miramont Country Club in Bryan.

Miskell held a slim one-shot lead over his good friend and two time State Mid-Am champ (1999 and 2004) Alan Hill going to the final hole. Hill reached the front of the green on the par five 18th, so Miskell went for the green with his second shot, ending up just off the right edge of the green. Hill three putted for par and Miskell got up and down for birdie to make the margin of victory two shots. Miskell finished at 7-under-par 209 for the 54 hole championship.

Miskell, of New Braunfels, made a strong bid to defend his Player of the Year title by claiming his second individual and fourth overall TGA title of 2007. He teamed up with Trip Kuehne to win the State Four-Ball, and led the Dos Rios Golf Club team to victory in the State Club Team Championship. In June he won the Texas State Pub-Links title, and now can add the Texas Mid-Amateur trophy to his collection.

Four players tied for third, including 2006 Mid-Am Match Play champion Alan Clark of Ennis, who set a competitive course record with a sizzling seven under par 65. That left him at two under (214) for 54 holes and tied with Steve Galko (67) of Dallas, Scott Loving (72) of Conroe, and John Bearrie (68) of Arlington. Robert McKinney was the only other player to finish the championship under par, as the 1996 Texas Mid-Am champ had a final round 72 for a 1-under-par 215 total.

“Without a doubt the par five’s were the key,” Miskell said after posting two birdies and an eagle on par five holes in the final round. “I actually had three eagle putts in a row on 8-9-10. That is something I’ve never done before.” Miskell drove the par four eighth hole, then reached both #9 and #10 (par five holes) in two. He made the eagle on the ninth hole and then watched Hill make an eagle putt as well to stay within two shots at the turn.

After Miskell birdied #10 and Hill made what he called “a dumb, dumb, dumb three putt bogey on #11” there was suddenly a four shot advantage for Miskell. Hill never gave up and kept the pressure on Miskell. A birdie on #17 closed the gap to one shot going to the last hole, setting up the finish that led to a two shot win.

Full results follow:

  Name Hometown Rd.1 Rd.2 Rd.3   Tot.
1 Miskell, Terrence New Braunfels 73 67 69   209
2 Hill, Alan Spring Branch 71 71 69   211
T3 Clark, Alan Ennis 78 71 65   214
T3 Bearrie, John Arlington 69 77 68   214
T3 Galko, Steve Dallas 73 74 67   214
T3 Loving, Scott Conroe 70 72 72   214
7 McKinney, Robert Houston 76 67 72   215
8 Hickman, Aaron Tyler 74 70 72   216
9 Newhouse, Darin Flint 72 74 71   217
10 Mathias, Jon San Antonio 72 74 72   218
11 Goodspeed, Chris Farmers Branch 71 78 71   220
12 Couture, Rob Dallas 74 72 75   221
T13 Chiles, Lelan Granbury 73 74 75   222
T13 Booker, Mike The Woodlands 75 73 74   222
T13 New, Jeff The Woodlands 78 70 74   222
T13 Mccabe, Andy Dallas 73 73 76   222
T13 Rugh, Charles College Station 69 76 77   222
T18 Pierce, Sandy Houston 78 71 74   223
T18 Bryant, Doug Odessa 76 74 73   223
T18 Peebles, James Fort Worth 72 76 75   223
T18 Hyde, Trevor Kerrville 70 74 79   223
T18 Shell, Jeff Austin 71 71 81   223
T23 Depaula, Joe Houston 73 77 74   224
T23 Howell, Reggie Tyler 76 76 72   224
T23 Ortego, David Spring 73 73 78   224
T23 Hall, Dean Montgomery 80 72 72   224
T23 Kilby, Ron McAllen 76 69 79   224
T23 Housey, Matt Dallas 72 73 79   224
T29 Payne, Gary Sugarland 73 73 79   225
T29 Wiley, Bill Bryan 76 70 79   225
T29 Dowdall, John Houston 76 76 73   225
T29 Sandlin, Lee Dallas 72 81 72   225
T33 Spicer, Matt Keller 78 74 74   226
T33 Youngs, Pat League City 76 77 73   226
T35 Shipley, Jonathan Katy 79 71 77   227
T35 Thompson, Rodney Katy 73 75 79   227
T35 Pierce, John San Antonio 77 74 76   227
T35 Phillips, Todd Addison 77 74 76   227
T35 Childers, Mike Garland 74 79 74   227
T35 Salcedo, Juan The Woodlands 76 77 74   227
T35 Lucas, Tosch Tyler 72 72 83   227
T42 Grace, John Fort Worth 76 73 79   228
T42 Guidry, Kip Missouri City 74 75 79   228
T42 Hartenstein, Chris Austin 74 77 77   228
T42 Neal, Bob Arlington 76 77 75   228
T42 Smith, Scott Houston 80 73 75   228
T47 Pfeuffer, David G. New Braunfels 76 73 80   229
T47 Williams, Andy College Station 75 75 79   229
T47 Paterson, Stephen Austin 73 77 79   229
T47 Cooper, Michael Austin 74 76 79   229
T47 Coffman, Henry Mansfield 79 73 77   229
T47 Tyson, Jack Webster 74 79 76   229
T47 Houston, Rick Midland 79 74 76   229
T54 Beatty, John Montgomery 73 78 79   230
T54 Cochran, Kevin Houston 71 81 78   230
T54 Cotter, Mike Albany 74 78 78   230
T54 Waldrip, Ted Arlington 78 75 77   230
T54 Thornton, Seth Houston 76 77 77   230
T59 Jabbia, Charlie Beaumont 74 71 87   232
T59 Schaefer, John Plano 77 76 79   232
T59 Griffin, Matt San Antonio 76 77 79   232
T62 Austin, Phil Arlington 80 72 81   233
T62 Wernecke, Matt Wharton 77 75 81   233
64 Piper, Marshall Houston 77 75 82   234
65 Freedman, Jeremy Dallas 79 70 87   236
66 Swanson, Josh Austin 78 75 87   240

 

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