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Texas Father-Son: The Griffins take it

FRISCO, Tex. (July 10, 2011) -– Another hot, sunny day greeted the players for the final round of the 2011 Father-Son Championship. The Fazio Course at Stonebriar Country Club hosted this year’s championship and allowed players to take a very aggressive strategy. In the Championship Flight, where teams were faced with a combined score format, two teams familiar with the top of the leader board battled throughout the final round. In the end Matt and Will Griffin were able to capture their first state championship title.

Matt and Will Griffin took a one shot lead into the final round after posting 63 and 62 in the two rounds of four-ball, but Juan and Juan Jose Salcedo quickly seized the lead in the final round. The Salcedo team carried a slim lead for much of the day until an untimely triple bogey derailed their efforts.

With a birdie on the 18th hole, Will Griffin posted one under par 71 and Matt Griffin posted two over par 74 to claim a two shot victory. Juan Salcedo fired a final round 75 while Juan Jose shot 71 to finish in second place. The teams of Robert/Trent Booher and Austin/Jeff King tied for third place at eight shots off the lead.

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ABOUT THE Texas Father-Son

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a USGA Handicap Index of 18.0 or less. Either father or son must be a member of a club which currently belongs to the Texas Golf Association. Both players must be a current resident of Texas; non-residents are not eligible.

Format/Field Size: The field will be limited to 80 teams. The Championship Division will consist of a maximum 40 teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes. These teams will play four- ball stroke play in rounds one and two. After 36 holes, the championship division will be separated into two flights. The low 50% (and ties) will make up the Championship Flight and will play Combined Score (individual stroke play using both players scores) in the final round to determine the overall champion. The team with the lowest 54 hole total will determine the overall champions. The remaining teams from the Championship Division will be placed in the Presidents Flight, and will play another round of four- ball stroke play for their final round. Teams will carry their 36-hole total score forward to determine the President Flight winner. The team with the lowest 54 hole total will determine the winner.

All other flights will play a net four-ball format for each round. The TGA reserves the right to adjust players’ handicaps if necessary. Teams will be pre-flighted based on team handicap index.

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