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Simmerman opens with 62, edges Harwell at San Antonio Am
Danny Simmerman  (mysanantonio.com Photo)
Danny Simmerman (mysanantonio.com Photo)

Danny Simmerman stamped his name on the Greater San Antonio Championship on Sunday after reaching 10-under par for the week at the Club at Comanche Trace in San Antonio.

After opening with a round of 10-under 62 – a bogey-free round that included an eagle at the par-4 sixth – it was truly Simmerman’s tournament to lose the rest of the way. He followed with rounds of 71-73 for a one-shot win over San Antonio native Colby Harwell.

Last fall, Simmerman, from Shavano Park, Texas, reached the Round of 32 at the U.S. Mid-Amateur. He was a quarterfinalist at the Crump Cup.

Harwell entered the San Antonio event off a missed cut at the Trans-Mississippi Amateur in Dallas. He won the Texas Mid-Amateur a year ago.

Another San Antonio native, Kane Ybarra, was third but considerably farther back. He finished the week at 2 under. Seth Johnson of New Braunfels, Texas, was the only other player to get under par for the tournament. He was solo fourth at 1 under.

ABOUT THE San Antonio Amateur

54-hole stroke play championship. Open to any male with amateur status, 18 years or older as of the start of the tournament, residing in Bexar, Comal, Kendall, Wilson, Atascosa, Medina, Guadalupe, or Bandera counties for a minimum of three months prior to the Championship date. Active duty military residents are exempt from three month residency requirement.

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