Owen Joyner Wins Houston City Amateur

HOUSTON, TX (October 5, 2009)--Owen Joyner, a 52-year-old resident of Montgomery, shot 69-68-76-69 to win the Greater Houston Men's Amateur Championship at Memorial Park Golf Course. His 2-over-par 282 total was three shots better than runner-up Andy Cooper of The Woodlands, who carded 69-70-74-72.

David Pocknall of Katy finished third with 68-75-72-71--286, a stroke better than 2006 winner Seth Thornton of Houston, who scored 76-70-72-69.

Second-round leader James Dalthorp III of Houston finished fifth with 69-67-78-74--288. First-round leader Nick Kondra of West Columbia shot 67-73-76-74--290.

The 7,117-yard Memorial Park layout was changed to a par-70 with the short par-5 8th and 13th holes converted to par-4s.

Joyner, Cooper and Sandy Pierce of Houston shared the 54-hole lead at 3-over-par 213 after Sunday morning's first 18 holes. But Joyner grabbed the lead and held it, chipping in for birdie on the 72nd hole.

Defending champion Kip Guidry of Missouri City finished 15 shots off the pace at 297.

Nearly 500 amateurs from the Greater Houston Area competed in one of six qualifying tournaments to gain a position in the championship.

Final Round Results
Owen Joyner, Montgomery, 69-68-76-69--282
Andy Cooper, The Woodlands, 69-70-74-72--285
David Pocknall, Katy, 68-75-72-71--286
Seth Thornton, Houston, 76-70-72-69--287
James Dalthorp III, Houston, 69-67-78-74--288
Titus Harris, Houston, 69-74-76-70--289
Jonathan Shipley, Katy, Texas, 76-69-72-72--289
Sandy Pierce, Houston, Texas, 68-72-73-77--290
Nick Kondra, West Columbia, 67-73-76-74--290
Alan Ferries, Cypress, 71-74-74-71--290
Chad Harris, Humble, 68-73-76-73--290
Johnathan Chen, Sugar Land, 71-74-76-70--291
Pat Youngs, League City, 75-74-70-72--291
Michael Sullivan, Houston, 75-72-70-75--292
Chris Anthony, Cypress, 71-74-72-76--293
Trent Booher, Missouri City, 71-72-77-73--293
Jared Vela, Pasadena, 74-73-73-73--293
Stuart Wallace, Houston, 73-72-73-75--293
Michael Booker, Cypress, 71-73-75-75--294
Harrison Cuevas, Houston, 74-73-72-77--296
Todd Henke, Cypress, 76-73-74-73--296
Jeff New, The Woodlands, 71-78-71-76--296
Kip Guidry, Missouri City, 75-73-79-70--297
Robert Chisholm, Houston, 73-73-73-78--297
J.M. Jones, Houston, 73-74-77-73--297
Robert McKinney, Houston, 71-75-74-77--297
Hunter Nelson, Houston, 75-71-77-74--297
Benjamin Rose, League City, 76-71-75-76--298
Bart Worthing, Sugarland, 75-73-76-74--298
Greg "Buzz" Baker, Missouri City, 71-72-76-80--299
Nicholas Cristea, Cypress, 71-78-72-78--299
Palmer Hestley, Kingwood, 73-76-76-75--300
Jeff Ingram, Houston, 75-72-77-76--300
Dwayne Morley, Houston, 70-76-75-79--300
Jason Ellis, The Woodlands, 69-69-79-85--302
Joseph Reynolds, Houston, 70-75-77-80--302
Zach Almandoz, Houston, 74-75-76-79--304
Shane Smith, Houston, 73-70-79-84--306
Andy Hydorn, Houston, 72-77-78-80--307
Richard Vernotzy Jr, Stafford, 74-75-80-79--308

ABOUT THE Houston City Amateur

72-hole stroke play championship, run by the Houston Golf Association that many people consider Houston's "Major" (with the feel of a PGA Tour event, including a cut to the low 40 and ties). Players must have permanent residency in the Greater Houston area which includes the following counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller.

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