Texas Mid-Am Match Play: Colby Harwell earns medalist honors
Colby Harwell
Colby Harwell

BRYAN, Texas (July 24, 2014) —Colby Harwell on Thursday fired an impressive 6-under-par 66 to lead the 85-player field in the qualifying round of the State Mid-Amateur Match Play Championship at Traditions Club.

Harwell, who is from Robinson, will hold the No. 1 seed headed into the match play bracket. During the qualifying round, Harwell poured in a total of 7 birdies against only one bogey.

"Everything was working today," Harwell said. "My putting really stood out."

Harwell will tee it up Friday at 7:30 a.m. to initiate the Round of 32. Nathaniel James, Washington & Lee University Alum, finished a shot behind Harwell. James shot a 5-under 67 to earn the No. 2 seed.

Bob Kearney of Houston grabbed the third seed with a 4-under 68.

The cut for the qualifying round was a score of 5-over 77. The final three match play seeds were determined by a seven-man playoff that took two holes to complete.

The first round of match play begins Friday at 7:30 a.m., followed by the Round of 16, which starts at 1 p.m. For complete results from the stroke play qualifier and match play seeding, please follow the link below.

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ABOUT THE Texas Mid-Am Match Play

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a GHIN handicap index of 5.4 or less, and who are 25 years of age or older as of the first round of the Championship.

Format/Field Size: Scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play qualifying on Thursday. The low 32 players advance to match play beginning on Friday. Round of 32 and 16 played on Friday, Quarter and Semifinal matches played on Saturday, and Final match on Sunday morning. The field is limited to 84 players.

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