Mid-Am winner Derek Meinhart (left) and Senior
winner Lee Sandlin (Carlton Woods photo)
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Derek Meinhart of Mattoon, Ill. captured the 10th annual Carlton Woods Invitational on Thursday, finishing with a one-over par total of 217 at The Club at Carlton Woods. His victory was by three shots over Addison, Texas resident Aaron Hickman.
Meinhart broke Kyle Nathan's 18-hole tournament course record in round two, shooting 67 to jump out to a four-shot lead entering the final round. He carded 75 on Thursday, the same score he opened with on Tuesday.
Hickman was under-par on Wednesday, shooting 71 to get into second place before shooting a final-round 74. He grabbed the runner-up position by a stroke over Ed Sanchez of San Antonio.
The Nicklaus course at Carlton Woods was playing difficult, as usual, playing more than 7,300 yards.
"That is a big boy golf course and some of the toughest set of greens in the state," seventh-place finisher John Bearrie tweeted.
In the Senior Division, second-round leader Lee Sandlin edged a surging Wayne Wright to hold on for a one-stroke win. Sandlin went four-under with a 68 in round two and finished with 74, while Wright shot 69 in his attempt to come from behind.
Wright birdied two of his last four holes, including the par-five 18th while Sandlin made bogeys on three of his last five, including the final two.
Recent Society of Seniors Masters winner Doug Pool of Las Vegas tied for second place with Wright at two-over 218, shooting 75-71-72.
Full results and rankings points from the Senior Division can be found here, while Mid-Amateur results are below.
ABOUT THE Carlton Woods Invitational
A 54-hole stroke play golf
played at The Club at Carlton Woods in the
Houston community of The Woodlands,
golf is one of the top activities. Entry into the
Woods Invitational is strictly
by invitation from the Tournament Committee. The
78-player field will be
comprised of two tournament divisions, a Mid-Am
Division for players aged 25-54,
and a Senior Division for players aged 55 and above.
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