Texas (TGA) State Club Team: Hollytree CC wins by 2
MARBLE FALLS, TX (October 23, 2005)--The team of Darin Newhouse, Reggie Howell, and Paul Manziel from Hollytree Country Club in Tyler shot a final round 157 to edge past Walnut Creek Country Club from Mansfield and claim the 2005 TGA State Club Team Championship. Darin Newhouse had a 76 and Paul Manziel an 81 for Hollytree’s 157 score, giving the team a two day total of 311. In round one it was Manziel with a 75 and Howell with a 79, as the lowest two scores make up the team total each day using the USGA State Team Championship format.
Walnut Creek was led by Bob Neal who had a final round 78, and Doug-Hopton Jones who had an 83 for a 161 total. Walnut Creek led after round one, but the second round 161 left them two shots behind Hollytree at 313. Golfcrest Country Club in Pearland finished third with a 315 total.
The Apple Rock Course at Horseshoe Bay proved very challenging for some of the state’s top amateur players. Very windy conditions in the final round, along with firm greens, helped keep the overall scoring average above 80 for the second straight day.