Houston City Amateur: 5th Title for Schroeder

HOUSTON, TX (October 2, 2005)--Ron Schroeder of Montgomery patiently carded a pair of 71s in the 36-hole finale Sunday to win the Greater Houston Men's Amateur Championship for a fifth time. Schroeder, 39, won back-to-back titles in 1992 and 1993 and then triumphed in 1995, 2000 and this year.

For the record Schroeder, who opened with 72-68, posted a 2-over-par 282 total for a five shot cushion over Kip Guidry of Missouri City, who was the second-round leader. Guidry scored 71-66-75-75 for a 287 total.

The top 10 finishers earned exemptions for the 2006 tournament -- Patrick Rodysill of Spring, John Dowdall, Seth Thornton, Fred Freeman, Owen Joyner of Montgomery, Jeff New of The Woodlands, Howard Herring and Kent Wiese, who was the first-round leader.

Thicker than nornal bermuda rough, narrower fairways, afternoon swirling wind and demanding pin positions made Memorial Park play extremely difficult -- an average score of 76.72 for the four rounds. The 8th and 13th holes, normally short par-5s, were played as long par-4s for the championship. Guidry's second-round 66 was the low score of the tournament. Schroeder's 71 was the low score in the fourth round.

The starting field of 144 was cut to the low 40 scorers and ties after Saturday's second round. It took a score of 11-over-par 151 to make the cut. A total of 47 players made it to the weekend.

Gerritt Stroh made the cut on the number thanks to his first-ever hole in one. He used a 5-wood to ace the 200-yard, par-3 11th hole. First-round leader Kent Wise shot 74 and is tied for fourth with Seth Thornton and 1999 winner Robert McKinney, who matched par-70.

More than 500 competitors attempted to qualify for the event.

Final results of the Greater Houston City Amateur, played at Memorial Park Golf Course, September 30-August 2, 2005:

Ron Schroeder, Montgomery, 72-68-71-71--282
Kip Guidry, Missouri City, 71-66-75-75--287
Patrick Rodysill, Spring, 74-73-70-72--289
John Dowdall, Houston, 70-71-74-74--289
Seth Thornton, Houston, 69-73-75-74--291
Fred Freeman, Houston, 70-74-71-76--291
Owen Joyner, Montgomery, 73-71-74-74--292
Jeff New, The Woodlands, 71-75-72-75--293
Howard Herring, Houston, 72-76-68-77--293
Kent Wiese, Houston, 68-74-72-79--293
Buzz Baker, Missouri City, 74-70-76-74--294
Robert McKinney, Houston, 72-70-76-77--295
Mike Booker, The Woodlands, 73-74-76-73--296
Michael Whitehead, Sugar Land, 70-75-75-76--296
Jonathan Shipley, Katy, 73-73-73-77--296
Gary Durbin, Houston, 75-75-72-75--297
Jaime Garcia, Channelview, 71-76-75-75--297
Justin Kaplan, Sugar Land, 71-75-72-79--297
Cameron Greenwood, Houston, 76-74-73-75--298
Todd Henke, Cypress, 72-79-72-76--299
Brandon Frankhouser, Conroe, 72-79-76-72--299
Scott Wiley, Tomball, 77-74-74-74--299
David Ortego, Spring, 74-75-75-76--300
Jon Gaugert, Houston, 75-75-75-75--300
Pat Youngs, League City, 77-74-74-75--300
Shane Smith, Houston, 72-75-79-75--301
Christopher Miller, The Woodlands, 73-75-76-77--301
Craig Rumora, Houston, 75-70-78-79--302
Herrison Cuevas, Houston, 73-73-78-78--302
Aaron Sheaks, Houston, 74-75-74-80--303
Brian Adams, Houston, 72-75-80-76--303
Doug Jones, Houston, 76-75-79-74--304
Harry Hayes, Houston, 73-78-76-77--304
Fred Clark, Kingwood, 77-73-77-77--304
David Pocknall, Katy, 77-72-76-79--304
Joseph Mathis, Sugar Land, 76-74-74-80--304
Alan Ahrens, Sugar Land, 77-73-77-78--305
Brent Brown, Houston, 73-77-76-79--305
Matthew Clements, Houston, 74-77-79-77--307
Stuart Wallace, Houston, 75-75-77-80--307
Jimmy Burke, Houston, 76-73-78-81--308
Harold Leinweber, League City, 74-72-81-81--308
Joe Nelson, Katy, 73-75-85-77--310
Gerritt Stroh, Houston, 71-80-79-81--311
Bob W. Smith, Houston, 72-78-78-84--312
Ryan Loving, Houston, 78-72-81-83--314

Failed to Qualify

Eric Durbin, Houston, 77-75--152
Trey Wilkinson, Houston, 71-81--152
Titus H. Harris III, Houston, 78-74--152
Sumin Yu, Pasadena, 76-76--152
Craig Wakefield, Sugar Land, 78-74--152
Mark Ripley, Pasadena, 73-79--152
Dee Green, Houston, 75-77--152
Beck Miller, Houston, 70-82--152
William Bell, Montgomery, 78-74--152
Rodney Thompson, Katy, 72-81--153
Don Fanning, Houston, 78-75--153
Tod Hensarling, Houston, 76-77--153
Graham Viele, Houston, 75-78--153
Bob Kearney, Houston, 75-78--153
Ryan Brandt, Houston, 73-80--153
Vann Vandervoort, Houston, 76-77--153
Gerald Butts, Houston, 78-75--153
Blake Tolbert, Humble, 78-75--153
Charles Cash, Katy, 76-77--153
Jason Williams, Houston, 75-79--154
Benjamin Thorseth, Richmond, 79-75--154
Jed Shreve, The Woodlands, 76-78--154
Gary Wellman, Houston, 75-79--154
Jim Higgins, Houston, 80-74--154
David Leiss, Houston, 76-79--155
Nick Evans, Houston, 78-77--155
Jess Allen, Pearland, 76-80--156
Nicholas Schroeder, Richmond, 80-76--156
Michael Sullivan, Houston, 80-76--156
Alan Fama, Houston, 80-76--156
Mike Westrum, Baytown, 83-73--156
Joseph Funkhouser, Houston, 78-78--156
Dean Hall, Spring, 79-78--157
David Jones, Sugar Land, 81-76--157
Jack Tyson, Houston, 80-77--157
William Ezell, Houston, 83-74--157
Gary Morgan, Pasadena, 84-73--157
Derek Aramburu, Cypress, 78-79--157
Scott Kulcak, Sugar Land, 80-78--158
Frank Hernandez, Houston, 78-80--158
Robert Holz, Houston, 79-79--158
Thomas Janiszewski, Kingwood, 79-79--158
Don Rundle, Spring, 74-84--158
Beau Wright, Houston, 79-79--158
Jimmy Young, Missouri City, 79-79--158
Mark Mize, Houston, 79-79--158
John Jacob, Katy, 80-79--159
Jim Rodevich, Houston, 78-81--159
Kevin Hattic, Missouri City, 77-82--159
Critt Walton, Houston, 74-85--159
Andrew Debusk, La Porte, 78-81--159
Tony Pfaff, Houston, 81-79--160
John Sanchez, Humble, 86-74--160
Jason Harris, Houston, 78-82--160
Steven Colwick, Houston, 78-82--160
William Field, Houston, 84-76--160
Tim Gushanas, The Woodlands, 81-79--160
Kevin Cochran, Houston, 79-82--161
Lynn Parker, Richmond, 79-82--161
Jeff Sandridge, Pearland, 80-81--161
Murray Snow, Houston, 78-83--161
Michael Zarcaro, Houston, 79-82--161
Michael Rush, The Woodlands, 81-81--162
Doug Deaver, Houston, 85-78--163
Lee Thornton, Sugar Land, 82-81--163
Jason Mohr, Houston, 82-81--163
Michael Stone, Houston, 82-82--164
Don File, Houston, 86-78--164
Jason Ellis, The Woodlands, 88-76--164
John Parrott, Houston, 81-83--164
Matt Greenway, Sugar Land, 83-81--164
Terry Childs, Houston, 83-81--164
Greg Gerson, Houston, 83-82--165
Gary Noto, League City, 86-80--166
Barry Edick, Houston, 86-80--166
Jeff Bellnap, Kingwood, 87-79--166
Alan Zinn, Sugar Land, 85-81--166
Wayne Risoli, Houston, 83-83--166
Blane Bauch, Sugar Land, 83-84--167
Wayne Hollingsworth, Richmond, 86-81--167
Brian Polcar, Sugar Land, 86-82--168
Jay Callahan, Houston, 87-81--168
Jeff McCelvey, Sugar Land, 83-85--168
Chris Cuello, Friendswood, 83-85--168
John Purcell, Houston, 78-92--170
Randy Watkins, Hockley, 86-84--170
Brad Greebon, Sugar Land, 84-87--171
Todd Riddle, Houston, 87-84--171
David Cragle, Bellaire, 86-93--179
Daniel Epner, Bellaire, 96-90--186
Marc Stewart, Houston, 72-NS--NS
Lee Leonard, Houston, 88-WD--WD
Daniel Snyder II, Houston, WD
Chase Barnes, Houston, 82-WD--WD
David Swafford, The Woodlands, 77-WD--WD
Ryan Hudik, Missouri City, 76-NC--NC
Rod Mitchell, Missouri City, 77-WD--WD

ABOUT THE Houston City Amateur

72-hole stroke play championship, run by the Houston Golf Association that many people consider Houston's "Major" (with the feel of a PGA Tour event, including a cut to the low 40 and ties). Players must have permanent residency in the Greater Houston area which includes the following counties: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery and Waller.

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