Bartman, Booker win Carlton Woods titles
13 May 2011
see also: The Club at Carlton Woods, David Bartman Profile


THE WOODLANDS, Texas (May 13, 2011) -- David Bartman, of Los Angeles CA, shot a one under par 71 to win the 6th Carlton Woods Invitational Mid-Am Division by one shot over Dusty Smith of Beaumont TX and by two over Mark Knecht of Paducah KY. Bartman’s round had some “downs and ups” in winds that increased throughout the day.

Bartman's hard wedge on the short par-3 12th hole found the water in front of the green, and he needed to make an 8 foot putt for bogey. On the long par-3 17th, he hit a 3-iron to 3 feet and made birdie.

Playing behind first round leader Dusty Smith, Bartman watched from the 18th fairway as Smith made a 10 foot par putt that Bartman thought was a birdie. Thinking he needed birdie to tie, he hit a 3-wood from the rough on the par-5 and found the greenside bunker. A fine sand shot set up a short birdie putt for the win.

University of Houston alum Mike Booker won the Senior Division by five shots over Jerry Hudgins, of Kingwood. Booker is a member and former Club Champion at The Club at Carlton Woods, and believes “it’s sometimes harder to play at your own course, in front of your friends, with higher expectations”.

For Booker, the challenge of the round was staying in the present and not losing focus. He played a steady round hitting 15 of 18 greens. His round felt good all the way around, but he knew a low score could come out of one of the groups ahead. He finished the round with a utility wood from 213 yards that set up a 15 foot eagle putt and a two-putt birdie on the 18th hole.

ABOUT THE Carlton Woods Invitational

An 54-hole stroke play invitational golf tournament played at The Club at Carlton Woods in a beautiful Houston community called The Woodlands, where golf is one of the top activities. The field is divided into Mid-Amateur and Senior Divisions. There is a cut after two rounds, with the low 50% and ties of the field playing the third round of the Championship, and the remainder competing in an 18 hole Consolation event.

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Results For Carlton Woods Invitational Golf Tournament
1CADavid BartmanLos Angeles, CA40074-73-71--218
2TXDusty SmithThe Woodlands, TX30071-76-72--219
3KYMark KnechtPaducah, KY20073-74-73--220
T4TXAndrew LawsonDallas, TX20079-72-71--222
T4LARobby McWilliamsBossier City, LA20075-73-74--222

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