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KERVILLE, Tex. (July 6, 2012) -- Blue skies and the occasional breeze welcomed the field for the first round of the 2012 Father-Son Championship at Club at Comanche Trace in Kerrville. This is the first time for the Father- Son to journey to Comanche Trace, a familiar site, having hosted six previous state championships. Three teams, including three- time champions Steve and Brett Gill, are tied for the lead in the Championship flight with an opening round 6-under 66.

The Gill duo, of Sugar Land, played consistent gross four-ball golf with three birdies on the front nine, with Brett contributing two of those birdies en route to 3-under 33. Steve caught fire on the back nine with the team’s three birdies for their second 3-under 33 for a first round score of 6-under 66. Dave and Tom Moore, of San Antonio, recorded four birdies on their front nine to turn at 4-under 32. Three more birdies were accounted for on their back nine, only to have one offset by a bogey on the par three 17th hole before closing out with one last par for a 6-under par 66 (32-34).

The final team tied atop the Championship flight leader board after round one at 6-under par is Matt and Scott Van Zandt, of Houston and Missouri City respectively. The Van Zandts quickly found the birdie train with five birdies in their first seven holes. A lone bogey on the par three 3rd hole was their only blemish as they turned at 4-under 32. Two more birdies, including one on the par five 18th hole, moved the Van Zandts into the three- way tie after round one. Eight teams sit one stroke off of the lead at 5-under 67.

The Hogan flight has three teams tied at a net four-ball score of 9-under par 63. Those tied for the lead are the Cliftons, from the Austin area, the Houstons, of Midland, and the Baileys, of Houston. The Nelson flight saw the Maurers, from the Dallas area, fire a net four- ball score of 11-under par 61. Two shots back of the Maurers is Georgetown’s Scully duo at 9-under par 63.

Two teams, the Fowlers and the Millers, raced to the top of the Crenshaw flight with opening rounds of net four-ball 12-under par 60. The Kite flight witnessed a net four-ball score of 14-under par 58, recorded by Jimmy and Ron Hill, which was the lowest of all net scores.

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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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