Texas Mid-Am: McCaffrey leads heading to third round

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (Oct. 1, 2011) -- It was another breezy and comfortably cool day at the second round of the Texas Mid-Amateur Championship presented by Breitling which is being held at The Club at Carlton Woods. Players looked to better their first round scores in hopes of falling within the low fifty-four and ties that would advance into tomorrow’s final round. Spectacular course conditions paired with lightning fast greens set the stage for players to make a run on moving day.

One player finds himself under par through two rounds of the championship. South Mid-Amateur champion, Mike McCaffrey, posted a round of two under par, 70, giving him a two day total of 143. McCaffrey opened up with a birdie on his first hole of the day before making bogeys on holes #6 and #7. Making the turn to the back nine, McCaffrey birdied #10, #14, and carded an eagle, three, on the par five eighteenth. Three players find themselves just one shot back of McCaffrey heading into tomorrow’s final round. Clarke Kincaid and Andrew Lawson both matched the low round of the day by carding rounds of two under par, 70. Also sitting in a tie for second is Round one co-leader Beau Davis. Davis, 2011 West Texas Amateur Champion, followed his opening round 71 with a one over par round of 73. South Mid-Amateur Champion, Aaron Hickman, sits just two shots back of the leader after posting a one under par round, 71.

A total of sixty players have advanced to tomorrow’s final round at Carlton Woods. Starting times are set to begin at 8:00AM with the leaders scheduled to tee off at 9:30AM.

The TGA is proud to have Breitling as the Presenting Sponsor of the 2011 State Mid-Amateur. Click on the logo above to view the Breitling collection.

Eligibility requirements for the 28th State Mid-Amateur are as follows: must be a male amateur golfer with a GHIN Handicap index of 8.4 or less; be 25 years of age or older by September 30, 2011; belong to a club that is a member in good standing of the Texas Golf Association; and a current resident of the state of Texas.

For those not otherwise exempt, 18 hole qualifying will be held during the months of July and August at various sites across the state. Detailed championship and qualifying site information can be found by clicking on the links at the top of the page.

The 2010 Texas Mid-Amateur Championship was held at Boot Ranch Golf Club in Fredericksburg. Mike Minicucci of Austin came away with a one shot victory in his very first TGA event. Minicucci made an incredible rally to win after trailing by five shots heading into the final round. Boot Ranch played incredibly difficult all week, as Minicucci was the only player to break par for the championship.

ABOUT THE Texas Mid-Amateur

Eligibility: Entries are open to male golfers with a USGA Handicap index of 5.4 or less, and who are 25 years of age or older by the first day of championship qualifying.

Format: Scheduled for 54 holes of stroke play. Non-exempt players must attempt pre- qualifying.

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