Texas South Mid-Amateur: Danny Simmerman holds three stoke lead after day one
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MONT BELVIEU, TX (March 18, 2016)--Danny Simmerman posted a 4-under par 67 to lead by three following the opening round of the Texas South Mid-Amateur at Eagle Pointe Golf Club. Simmerman winner of the 2014 San Antonio Match Play leads a duo of golfers at 1-under par.
Simmerman, who started his day on No. 10, began his round with an opening hole birdie. He quickly gave it back with a bogey on No. 11. However, Simmerman responded in a big way with three more birdies on his opening nine. Simmerman carded a 3-under par 32 as he birdied 13, 16 and 17.
The Shavano Park, TX resident picked up two more birdies to go along with a bogey during his final nine.
Just two other players finished the first round under-par. Both Jess Bonneau (Houston, TX) and Terrence Miskell (New Braunfels, TX) posted 1-under 70 to sit in a second place tie. Three more players are four behind after even-par 71's.
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ABOUT THE Texas South Mid-Amateur
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur
golfers who are 25 years of age or older by
tournament start date and residing in the
South Texas region as defined by the Texas
PGA Sections (South of 31 degree parallel,
Salado TX and south is break point).
Applicants must have a certified USGA
Handicap Index of 8.4 or less.
Format: 54 holes Stroke Play. No Cut.
Field limit: 84 players.
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