First round leader Barry Brown
FORT WORTH, TX (April 11, 2017) - Barry Brown
leads the Texas North Senior Amateur after an
opening round, two-under-par, 70 at Ridglea
Country Club (Championship Course). His seven
birdie performance vaulted him to the top of the
leaderboard by one over a group of three
Bryan Winnett leads all Super Seniors with a
Barry Brown of McKinney didn’t start off to
fastest start with bogies on his first two holes
#10 and #11). However, he made up for it
with three straight birdies. Brown added one
on the outward nine on the par four, seventeenth
turn at two-under-par. His back nine, course’s
saw more red numbers for Brown with birdies on
third and fourth hole.
Unfortunately, he gave both back in the next
two holes. Trading bogey for birdie on the eighth
and ninth, saw him close the round at two-under
and atop the leaderboard.
Three players sit just one shot back after the
first round. Two of those players have once
held the title of North Senior Amateur Champion.
2012 Champion, John Grace of Fort Worth,
three birdies for his one-under-par round. 2014
Champion Chuck Palmer of Dallas salvaged the
round with back to back birdies on his back nine
reach the subpar total. The third member of
who trail Brown by one is Lelan Chiles of
who closed in style with four birdies in his last
2016 North Senior Amateur Dave Davis sits
back after carding an even par round of 72.
Overall, eleven players are sitting just three
shots off the pace set by Brown.
In the Super Senior Divison, Fort Worth’s
Bryan Winnett takes hold of the lead with an
par, 72 after the first round. Winnett was two-
par in his first five holes but closed with three
straight birdies on holes seven through nine.
again plagued his opening few holes of his
nine but like before closed strong with birdies on
sixteenth and seventeenth. A par on the last
him the lead by one.
James Long, Granbury, trails Winnett by one
and used a three birdie performance to get him
there. His one-over-par, 73 will put him in the
group on starting the back side with Winnett.
Ridglea Country Club (Championship
played to 6,623 yards for the Senior Division and
6,037 for the Super Senior Division.
Starting Times will once again begin off the
and 10th tee at 8:00am. Barry Brown will be
to close the door on the field at 9:57 AM off the
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ABOUT THE Texas North Senior Amateur
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers
who are 55 years of age or older by the first round of
tournament play and reside in the North Texas region
(31’ parallel. Salado, TX and South is the break
point) Applicants must have a certified GHIN
Handicap index of 8.4 or less for the Senior division
and 10.0 or less for the Super Senior division.
Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36
holes of stroke play. The field will be split up in two
divisions; Senior (55 or older as of the tournament
start date) and Super Senior (65 or older as of the
tournament start date) 60 Senior / 24 Super Senior
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