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Sacheck Beats Heat at Texas State Am

BRYAN, TX (June 28, 2009)--Another hot day welcomed the players at Miramont Country Club. But none of that mattered to the remaining players in the field, as their main focus was to finish the day and crown the 2009 Texas State Amateur Champion. In the end, James Sacheck took the title with a brilliant final round 4-under 67. It was the first time the 23-year-old has played in the Texas Amateur.

Sacheck, who shot a competitive course record 7-under 64 on Friday to take a commanding 5 stroke lead into the weekend found himself on the outside looking in after a disastrous third round where he carded no birdies and posted a disappointing 7-over par 78, putting him a distant six shots back of 54-hole leader Bronson Burgoon of The Woodlands.

Burgoon looked unstoppable on Sunday as he made the turn at 1-under par to go 8-under for the championship and take a 5-stroke lead over the eventual champion. But Burgoon had a little trouble on Miramont’s inward nine. He cared a back nine 40 for Sunday total of three-over 74, putting him at 4-under for the championship.

Sacheck remained focused throughout the day as he completed his round bogey-free, finishing the day with two birdies per side for the clubhouse lead at five under. It then became a waiting game as three groups behind him Burgoon was trying to keep his composure after a bogey on No. 12 followed by a costly double bogey on the par 3 13th hole put him in a tie for the lead with Sacheck with five holes to play.

Another bogey on the other par 3 15th dropped Burgoon one shot behind Sacheck. Pars on 16 and 17 kept him alive but he needed to birdie the par 5 18th to force a playoff with Sacheck, who was waiting anxiously behind the gallery ropes.

A perfect drive on 18 left Burgoon a chance to go for the green in two, but his approach shot landed just short in the green-side bunker. A deftly played explosion shot left Burgoon with a very makeable 5 foot putt to force a playoff with Sacheck, but was unable to roll it in as the crowd stood in disbelief, including Sacheck who was wondering just a second prior if he would need to start warming up for a playoff. Reality sunk in for the TCU standout after a moment of disbelief, as he made his way to the awards ceremony where he was officially crowned the 100th winner of the Texas Amateur Championship.

Congratulations again to The Woodlands’ James Sacheck and all of those tied at 15th or higher who will receive automatic exemptions into next year’s championship to be held at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas.

The Texas Golf Association would like to extend its thanks and appreciation to the presenting sponsor, Guaranty Bank, and to ownership, membership and professional staff of Miramont Country Club for their warm hospitality and continuing support of amateur golf by hosting the 2009 Texas Amateur. And, of course, many thanks to all the dedicated volunteers whose time and efforts greatly contribute to the tradition of this championship.

This year marked the 100th playing of this prestigious event, making the Texas Amateur one of the nation’s oldest state championships. It was first held in 1906 and has been conducted every year since except 1918, when it was temporarily suspended because of World War I, and 1943-45, when it was suspended because of World War II.

The list of past champions reads like a Who’s Who of Texas greats and includes such PGA Tour stars as Mark Brooks, Bob Estes, Charles Coody, Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke and Scott Verplank, to name but a few.

Final results of the 2009 Texas State Amateur Championship, played June 25-28, 2009 at Miramont Country Club in Bryan, TX:

1 James Sacheck The Woodlands 70 64 78 67 279
T2 Johnathan Schnitzer Houston 70 69 70 71 280
T2 Bronson Burgoon The Woodlands 69 72 65 74 280
T4 Jordan Spieth Dallas 71 70 71 69 281
T4 Travis Woolf Fort Worth 74 65 69 73 281
T6 Chris Ward McKinney 71 70 71 70 282
T6 Conrad Shindler Westlake 73 67 70 72 282
T8 Clarke Kincaid Trophy Club 71 72 71 69 283
T8 Anthony Paolucci Dallas 71 71 69 72 283
T10 Kramer Hickok Plano 69 72 71 74 286
T10 Matthew Boyd Sugar Land 75 68 67 76 286
12 Cole Moreland Austin 75 71 71 70 287
T13 Jordan Russell Bryan 72 72 72 72 288
T13 Will Osborne Wichita Falls 71 70 71 76 288
T15 Aaron Hickman Houston 73 74 71 71 289
T15 Ty Dunlap Westlake 68 74 74 73 289
T15 Riley Pumphrey Georgetown 71 71 72 75 289
T18 Travis Klutts Lake Kiowa 72 73 77 69 291
T18 Rob Couture Dallas 71 74 75 71 291
T18 Ryan Kelley The Woodlands 72 71 73 75 291
T21 Will Griffin Lufkin 68 71 78 76 293
T21 Zach Rezentes Mansfield 73 74 70 76 293
T23 Clay Price Frisco 73 76 73 72 294
T23 Collin Stoops Mckinney 75 72 70 77 294
T25 Chris Forbes Katy 76 73 74 72 295
T25 Scott Loving Conroe 77 71 74 73 295
T25 David Pocknall Katy 69 75 77 74 295
T25 James Kwon Houston 74 73 73 75 295
T25 Robby Ormand Austin 74 73 72 76 295
T25 Jack Eckardt Dallas 72 72 75 76 295
T31 Jade Scott Daingerfield 71 70 82 73 296
T31 Michael Board Spring 76 70 74 76 296
T31 Scott Roudebush Austin 72 76 71 77 296
T31 Lelan Chiles Granbury 70 74 73 79 296
T35 Brett Spencer Plano 76 73 74 74 297
T35 Craig Rumora Houston 76 70 76 75 297
T35 Bob Kearney Houston 73 70 76 78 297
38 Praneeth Perera Carrollton 75 74 76 73 298
T39 Randy Lance The Woodlands 73 73 78 75 299
T39 Jared Johnson Lindale 73 73 77 76 299
T39 Grady Bruce Austin 75 73 74 77 299
T42 Shane McDonald Mansfield 75 72 78 75 300
T42 Richard Lay Irving 73 73 77 77 300
T44 Bryant Lach The Woodlands 72 76 78 75 301
T44 Chris Davis Beaumont 73 74 75 79 301
T46 David Ward Dallas 73 73 76 80 302
T46 Kevin Doskocil Hillsboro 74 74 72 82 302
48 Jim Campbell Prosper 73 75 84 72 304
49 Chris Causey The Woodlands 70 75 75 86 306
50 Owen Joyner The Woodlands 74 72 76 WD WD
51 Scott Maurer Dallas 73 71 79 WD WD
52 Juan Salcedo The Woodlands 75 74 75 WD WD
53 Mark Sweeney Fort Worth 75 74 77 WD WD
54 John Peterson Fort Worth 76 69 WD WD

MISSED THE CUT
T55 Lewis Stephenson Mansfield 77 73
T55 Trey Todd Dallas 72 78
T55 Robert McKinney Houston 73 77
T55 James Minahan III Spring 76 74
T55 James Dalthorp III Houston 77 73
T55 Steve Galko Dallas 75 75
T55 Neil Dufford Midland 78 72
T55 True Graves Odessa 77 73
T55 Michael Sullivan Houston 78 72
T55 Kevin Cashman Montgomery 77 73
T55 Brad Mason Dallas 77 73
T66 Garrett Driver Humble 79 72
T66 Sean Luke Desoto 76 75
T66 Ben Blundell Rowlett 75 76
T69 Robert Palmer The Woodlands 78 74
T69 Danny Lovell Plano 81 71
T69 Nick Cristea Cypress 74 78
T69 Brian Scherer Midland 78 74
T69 John Bearrie Arlington 78 74
T69 Andy McCabe Dallas 76 76
T69 Tom McGraw Montgomery 77 75
T69 Paul Haley Jr Dallas 78 74
T69 Will Hanna Spring 71 81
T78 Brian Mason Dallas 82 71
T78 John Pierce San Antonio 75 78
T78 John Flores Sugar Land 77 76
T78 Ryan O'Rear Salado 79 74
T78 Nick Tremps San Antonio 79 74
T78 Jason Williams Houston 77 76
T78 Rian Butler Houston 77 76
T78 Andrew Braun Trophy Club 79 74
T78 Michael Whitehead Sugar Land 80 73
T87 Austin Welch The Woodlands 77 77
T87 Michael Kaufman Houston 77 77
T87 Scott Matheson Austin 77 77
T87 Ty Spinella Aledo 73 81
T87 Brian Dwyer Southlake 79 75
T87 Brandon Ellis Village Mills 79 75
T87 Nathan Erwin Austin 77 77
T87 Guy Goodspeed Del Rio 81 73
T87 John Dowdall Houston 73 81
T96 Mike Booker The Woodlands 77 78
T96 Jack Freeman Garland 76 79
T96 Codie Scott Amarillo 81 74
T96 Josh Ketter Houston 80 75
T96 Beau Willis Huntsville 77 78
T101 Brax McCarthy Fort Worth 77 79
T101 John Schaefer Plano 76 80
T101 William Ezell Houston 82 74
T101 Gene Black Pflugerville 76 80
T101 Jeffrey Juillerat Tyler 75 81
T101 John Beatty Montgomery 78 78
T107 Scooter Jefferson Tomball 78 79
T107 Jacky Lee Flint 77 80
T107 Beck Miller Houston 79 78
T107 Stephen Handy Arlington 81 76
T107 Beau Davis Abilene 78 79
T112 Mitchell Cahill Houston 79 79
T112 Jim Neumann Frisco 78 80
T112 Glynn Johnson Houston 80 78
T115 Damon Clary Cedar Park 84 75
T115 Greg Young Houston 80 79
T115 Benjamin Rose League City 77 82
T115 Buzz Baker Missouri City 76 83
T119 Lance Lopez Missouri City 87 73
T119 Criss Johnston Cedar Park 80 80
T119 Vince Brunssen Round Rock 81 79
T119 Mike Mcclung Marble Falls 84 76
T119 Gary Durbin Houston 79 81
T119 Bill Wiley Bryan 81 79
T125 Ben Carter Austin 84 77
T125 Cody Dezern Clyde 82 79
T125 Carlton Smith Allen 83 78
T128 David Pfeuffer New Braunfels 81 81
T128 Tayler Diepholz Southlake 84 78
T130 Sean Frost Dallas 86 77
T130 Jason Berry Granbury 86 77
T132 Robert Hill Spring 88 76
T132 Stephen Wade Cypress 82 82
T134 Jon Senkowsky Arlington 84 82
T134 John Perez Austin 86 80
136 Brady Scott New Braunfels 83 86
137 Bruce Claver Rowlett 95 86
138 Robert Mills Houston 83 WD
139 Timothy Rice Kemah 88 WD
T140 Daniel Deichert Dallas WD
T140 Dru Fenimore Dallas WD
T140 Jim Mundell San Angelo WD
T140 Blanton Hansen League City WD
T140 Charlie Jabbia Beaumont WD
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