The Clubs of Prestonwood’s Hills Course
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PLANO, TX (Aril 10, 2017) - PLANO, TX— Due to
heavy rainfall and lightning in the area, the first
round of the 2017 Texas Women’s Partnership has
suspended and will resume at 9:00 AM on Tuesday,
April 11. Players will complete their first rounds then
and continue play into the second round.
Players started with a 9:00 AM shotgun start on
Monday at The Clubs of Prestonwood’s Hills Course.
The 120-player field cruised around the golf course
until storms started to form to the northwest. Play
was suspended at 1:50 PM and all players were
taken off the course due to lightning in the area.
Heavy rain and lightning kept the tournament in
a delay up until 4:00 PM, when the decision was
made to resume the next day. All the rain caused
the Hills Course to become saturated and flooded,
making some spots impassable.
The Partnership is a team event using a quota
system for scoring. Players accumulate points
through their rounds by their score on a hole. A par
nets a player three points, a birdie five points, an
eagle eight points, a bogey two points and a double-
bogey one point. Quotas were determined based on
each player’s course handicap and teams were
flighted based on their combined handicap index.
Quotas will be adjusted 50-percent on the final
day. For example, the first day, a 14-handicap must
get 33 points. If she makes 40 points, then she
earns her team seven points. The second day, after
a 50-percent adjustment, this player must make
36.5 points, which is her original 33 points plus half
her extra seven points from the first round.
Eight groups were able to complete their first
rounds on Monday. Danielle Carroll and Amy
Goodwin accumulated five points on the day and
lead the fifth flight. Lydia Morris and Tani Traver
amassed three points on Monday, while Liza
Robinson and Lyn Jones, the defending champions,
both reached their quotas on the day. Janice Aycock
and Gale Rutledge missed their quotas by six points
in the first round.
The sixth flight saw Jacquie Gallagher and
Jackie Wayson earn eight points in the first round.
Donna Berry and Vadonna Motley missed their quota
by four points, Mackie Meeks Sandra Woods missed
theirs by five points and Patricia Walters and Vivian
Wittenburg missed theirs by eight points.
The Clubs at Prestonwood is hosting its first
event since 2013, when the Women’s Texas
Pinehurst came to the Hills Course. Dave Bennett
designed the Hills Golf Course, which opened in
1986. The course is stretched to 5,306 yards for the
2017 Women’s Partnership.
The final round is set to begin after the
completion of the first round on Tuesday.View results for Texas Women's Partnership
ABOUT THE Texas Women's Partnership
Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur
golfers with a
certified GHIN Handicap Index.
Format: Play will be contested over 36 holes using a
system. Teams will be pre-flighted based on the two
combined handicap indexes (Revision Date - April 1,
Quotas will be determined based on players' course
Points earned by each partner will be combined for
the team total.
Each player's quota will be adjusted 50% on the final
Points: Over a Double Bogey = 0 points; Double
Bogey = 1 point; Bogey = 2 points; Par = 3 points;
Birdie = 5 points; Eagle = 8 points; Double Eagle
10 points; Hole in One = 12 points
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