Harvey Penick Invitational: Miller Prevails

AUSTIN, TX (October 11, 2009)--The weather was the story at the Harvey Penick Invitational, as a weather system brought unusually cool and rainy conditions to Austin Country Club. After Friday's round was rained out, the players managed to play one dry round on Saturday before the rains returned on Sunday.

The result was a very long and wet golf course, which combined with the cool temperatures to send scores soaring. In the end, Duane Miller managed to outlast the field and post a two-shot win with scores of 75-74--149. Zac Burton of Manhattan, KS rode the day's low round, a 73, to a runner-up finish, with Phil Thomas of Austin in 3rd at 152.

In the Senior Division, Ricky Lutz of Oklahoma City shot 69-76--145 for a five-shot win over John Grace of Ft. Worth, TX, with Mike Rice of Houston and Jaime Beaman of Austin tied for 3rd at 153.

Harvey Penick Invitational: Top Finishers

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Place    Player Scores
1 TX Duane Miller, Austin, TX 75-74--149
2 KS Zac Burton, Manhattan, KS 78-73--151
3 TX Phil Thomas, Austin, TX 74-78--152
4 MD Jordan Steinfelder, Baltimore, MD 77-76--153
5 TX Larry Nunez, Austin, TX 78-76--154
6 TX Chris Hartenstein, Austin, TX 79-76--155
T7 CO Dean Clapp, Aurora, CO 76-80--156
T7 TX Mark Baldree, Austin, TX 71-85--156
T9 TX Blanton Hansen, League City, TX 79-78--157
T9 TX Brian McCoy, Mansfield, TX 76-81--157

Harvey Penick Invitational: Top Senior Finishers

Click on each link to view that player's ranking and performance in Golfweek/amateurgolf.com Amateur Golf Rankings points events
Place    Player Scores
1 OK Ricky Lutz, Oklahoma City, OK 69-76--145
2 TX John Grace, Ft. Worth, TX 71-79--150
T3 TX Mike Rice, Houston, TX 75-78--153
T3 TX Jaime Beaman, Austin, TX 75-78--153
T5 TX Billy Clagett, Austin, TX 78-80--158
T5 TX Bob Ammon, Waco, TX 79-79--158
T5 TX Gary Kirwan, McKinney, TX 75-83--158
T5 TX Kelly Starnes, San Antonio, TX 79-79--158
T5 CA Steve Hakes, Coronado, CA 78-80--158
10 SD Greg Kendall, Sioux Falls, SD 78-81--159
T11 TX Andy Wall, Tyler, TX 78-82--160
T11 TX Don Andrews, Austin, TX 75-85--160
T11 TX Wayne Smith, Austin, TX 78-82--160
T14 TX Ken Redfern, Austin, TX 78-83--161
T14 TX Mac McGee, Midland, TX 80-81--161

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Results For Harvey Penick Invitational Golf Tournament
1OKRicky LutzOklahoma City, OK40069-76--145
2TXJohn GraceFt. Worth, TX30071-79--150
T3TXMike RiceHouston, TX20075-78--153
T3TXJaime BeamanAustin, TX20075-78--153
T5TXBilly ClagettAustin, TX20078-80--158

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ABOUT THE Harvey Penick Invitational

2015 UPDATE:

The 2015 event has been cancelled due to course renovation at Austin Country Club.

54-hole stroke play invitational that has quickly become one of the premier amateur events in the region. Mid-Am and Senior Divisions.

The tournament honors the late Harvey Penick, the renowned golf teacher who had an 82-year association with Austin Country Club. Penick, a Texas native, began his career at the age of eight as a caddy at Austin Country Club, became the assistant pro there at thirteen, and was elevated to head professional in 1923 upon graduation from high school. In 1971 he was named Professional Emeritus when his son, Tinsley, succeeded him as Head Professional. Harvey Penick taught golf for seven decades and coached the University of Texas golf team for 33 years. Among those whom he taught to "take dead aim" were Ed White, Betty Jameson, Morris Williams Jr., Betsy Rawls, Mickey Wright, Kathy Whitworth, Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Sandra Palmer.

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