Tom Melcher takes Texas Super Senior First Day Lead
25 Apr 2017
by Texas Golf Association

see also: Ridglea Country Club, Tom Melcher Rankings

First round leader Tom Melcher <br>(TXGA Photo)
First round leader Tom Melcher
(TXGA Photo)

FRANKSTON, TX (April 25, 2017) - Tom Melcher leads the Texas Super Senior Amateur after the opening round with an even par 72. Melcher holds a one shot advantage over three players in the Super Senior Division. Dave Smith holds a slim lead in the Legends Division after the first round. This year’s Championship is being contested in Frankston at Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club.

Melcher, from Mansfield, recorded three birdies in his opening round, but also claimed three bogeys on his way to an even par day. Melcher’s front nine included two birdies and one bogey to turn at 1-under par 35. His back nine was flipped from the front, with two bogeys and one birdie.

Tied for second after the first round at 1-over par 73 include Montgomery’s Tom McGraw, Harlingen’s Ray Iler and Wayne Wright, of Aledo.

In a tie for fifth place at 3-over par 75 are McKinney’s Gary Kirwan, Houston’s David Bean, Sam Boyd and Aaron Billings, both of Horseshoe Bay.

In the Legends Division Georgetown’s Smith posted an opening round 77 to hold a narrow lead over Don Grider, of Georgetown, and Houston’s Mike Rice. Both Grider and Rice opened with a 78. Sitting alone in fourth place at 81 is Carey Schulten, of Dallas.

Players will jockey for position tomorrow as the second round will begin at 8:00 AM. The Legends Division, which went first today, will be at the end of tomorrow’s wave while the Super Senior Division will go first.

ABOUT THE Texas Super Senior

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a GHIN Handicap Index from a TGA Member Club. New in 2019, the Super Senior Division and the Legends Division will recognize gross and net winners. In order to participate in the Texas Super Senior, you must have a GHIN Handicap Index of 12.4 or less for the Super Senior Division and 16.4 or less for the Legends Division.

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play with no cut. There will be two age divisions competing: Super Senior (age 65+) and Legends (age 75+). Each Division will play from different tees/yardage with a separate gross and net champion being crowned in each division. Legends age players wishing to participate in the Super Senior Division must declare on the application their intention to compete in this Division. The field is limited to 84 players; 60 players in the Super Senior Division and 24 players in the Legends Division.

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