Harvey Penick Invitational: Cooper Survives by 1

Michael Cooper avenged his 2003 playoff loss in this event to win the Harvey Penick Invitational by one shot over Steve Paterson.

The tournament was shortened to 36 holes by the threat of Hurricane Rita, which was bearing down on the state at the start of the tournament. Several of the tournament's regular players, including 2003 and 2004 champion Bob Kearney, were unable to play because of the approaching storm. Cooper's winning total reflected the challenge of the winds that blew across Austin Country club as the storm was nearing landfall farther east.

In the Senior Division, Andy Wall, Bob Hullender, and Steve Earsley all finished at 149, but because of the weather and associated travel considerations, no playoff was held.

Final results from the Harvey Penick Invitational, played at Austin Country Club in Austin, TX (shortened to 36 holes by the threat of Hurricane Rita):

Mid-Am Division

Cooper, Michael, 73-76--149
Paterson, Steve, 73-77--150
Miller, Duane, 74-77--151
Nunez, Larry, 74-78--152
Wilson, Marshall, 75-78--153
Englander, Woody, 75-78--153
Covert, George, 73-81--154
Brauner, Chris, 78-78--156
Ormand, Rob, 82-75--157
Rogers, Hamilton, 80-77--157
Hartenstein, Chris, 74-83--157
Allen, Michael, 76-81--157
Dinwiddie, Shawn, 76-81--157
Foerster, Wes, 78-80--158
Fults, Joel, 80-78--158
Trafton, Steve, 78-80--158
Mathias, Jonathan, 79-80--159
Stuart, Michael, 79-82--161
McWilliams, Ripley, 83-79--162
Trungale, Jim, 81-82--163
Roden, Ron, 79-84--163
Colwick, Steven, 79-85--164
Liljenwall, Erik, 85-79--164
Lundquist, Dean, 79-86--165
Caldwell, Trey, 83-84--167
Meserole, Greg, 83-84--167
Bruce, Grady, 88-80--168
Beaman, Jaime, 80-89--169
Hawkins, Wayne, 79-90--169
Clarke, Joshua, 88-83--171
McDonald, Mike, 86-86--172
Wood, Steve, 80-95--175
Rodrigues, Bill, 89-95—184
Brown, Jeff, 96-92--188

Senior Flight

Wall, Andy, 71-78--149
Hullender, Bob, 74-75--149
Earsley, Steve, 72-77--149
Smith, Wayne, 76-77--153
Paul, Frank, 76-83--159
Andrews, Richard, 82-78--160
Walsh, Larry, 81-82--163
Baker, Doug, 77-87--164
Willis, Ty, 80-85--165
Harris, Rod, 82-84--166
Kirwan, Gary, 82-86--168
McDonald, John, 87-82--169
Vickers, Tom, 79-91--170
Smith, Doug, 83-88--171
Herring, Tom, 84-91--175

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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