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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. Please reference “TGA State Championship Eligibility” on www.txga.org for additional eligibility details.

Format: The tournament is scheduled for 54 holes. The top 20 teams based on the combined handicaps of the players will make up the championship flight. The championship flight will play the following format:

Round 1) four-ball stroke play
Round 2) combined total score
Round 3) four-ball stroke play

All other flights will play a stableford format for each round, with adjustments made after each round based on the following formula:

Day 1 Team Quota = 72 points, less the sum of each players course handicap.
Day 2 & 3 Quotas = Prior day’s quota adjusted by ½ of the previous days excess or deficit.

Points: Double Bogey or higher = 0 points
Bogey = 1 point
Par = 2 points
Birdie = 3 points
Eagle = 4 points
Double Eagle = 5 points

Non-championship flight teams will then be flighted after 36 holes of play.

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