Champion Wayne Wright
FORT WORTH, TX (April 12, 2017) - Wayne
Wright comes from behind to win the 2017 Texas
North Senior Amateur at Ridglea Country Club’s
Championship Course. Bryan Winnett takes the
Super Senior title in a two hole playoff.
Wayne Wright of Aledo was one of eleven
players to start the day at least three shots back
of Barry Brown’s two-under-par first round lead.
Wright knew he needed to post a solid score to
take the title after his one-over-par, 73 in the
first round. He did just that with his three-under
Wright, a Ridglea Country Club member,
started the day with three straight pars before
he saw his first birdie drop on the 570 yard par
five, fourth. A bogey on the sixth was answered
with a birdie on the eighth for outward nine of
Playing in the group behind Wright was Mike
Peck of Irving and 2016 North Senior Amateur
Champion Dave Davis of Saginaw.
Peck, like Wright, turned at one-under-par
which led the field headed into the last nine
Peck birdied the eleventh hole at same time
in which Wright birdied the par four, twelfth.
Peck though didn’t have such luck and recorded
a double-bogey on the same hole to fall now one
back of Wright.
Davis was one back as he made the turn and
with a bogey on the eleventh, he was suddenly
three back after Wright’s birdie. Unfortunately,
for Davis he didn’t recorded any red numbers till
late on the back nine with birdies on the
sixteenth and eighteenth hole.
Peck followed up his double-bogey with a
birdie on the thirteenth but couldn’t get another
red number on the card for the rest of round.
Wright stepped up to the last not knowing
where he stood among his fellow competitors but
knowing that a closing birdie would get him close
to the top of the leaderboard. He hit a perfect
drive down the middle on the 515 yard par five,
with only about 250 yards remaining. Wright hit
a booming three wood to 10 yards short of the
green. His pitch shot landed perfectly on top of
the ridge protecting the hole and trickled to
within a two feet of the hole. Wright knocked in
the putt and secured the title of North Senior
First Round leader Barry Brown of McKinney
finished tied for fifteenth.
In the Super Senior Division, Al Joe Hunt of
Whitney, carded five straight birdies on holes
eight through twelve to get him into a playoff
with first round leader Bryan Winnett of Fort
Worth. Winnett’s birdie on the eighth, his
seventeenth, secured the chance to convert his
first round lead into a victory.
In the playoff, the pair traded pars on the
par four, twelfth. They stepped up to the par
three, thirteenth when Hunt put his tee shot on
the upper tier of the green that featured a front
left hole location. Nearly holing his almost 35
foot putt, Hunt needed eight feet for par and a
halve with Winnett. The putt slide by and
Winnett had won the Super Senior Title.
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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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