Wayne Wright taks five-stroke Texas Super Senior Lead
26 Apr 2017
by Texas Golf Association

see also: Ridglea Country Club, Wayne Wright Rankings

36-hole leading Wayne Wright <br>(TXGA Photo)
36-hole leading Wayne Wright
(TXGA Photo)

FRANKSTON, TX (April 26, 2017) - Wayne Wright surged into the lead after the second round of the Texas Super Senior Amateur after a 1-under par 71 and will take a five stroke lead into the final round. Don Grider also will have a five shot lead in the Legends Division. This year’s Championship is being contested in Frankston at Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club.

Wright, from Aledo, followed his opening round 1-over par 73 with one of two under par rounds of the Championship. Wright carded five birdies against four bogeys to sit at even par 144 through two rounds. Wright sits five strokes ahead of Tom McGraw and six in front of Sam Boyd and Gary Kirwan.

McGraw, from Montgomery, followed his opening round 1-over par 73 with a 4-over par 76 and sits at 5-over par 149 through two rounds. Boyd and Kirwan, of Horseshoe Bay and McKinney respectively, have each posted two rounds of 3-over par 75 through 36 holes to sit tied for third at 6-over par 150.

First round leader Tom Melcher is tied for fifth with Ray Iler at 7-over par 151 while defending champion Jerry Hudgins bounced back from an opening round 82 with a 2-under par 70. Hudgins sits alone in seventh place at 8-over par 152.

Georgetown’s Don Grider, who was tied for second after the first round in the Legends Division, posted a second round 3-over 75. Grider’s two-day total of 9-over par 153 is good for a five stroke lead over second place Mike Rice, from Houston. Currently in third place in the Legends Division is San Antonio’s Bob Hullender.

Players had a short rain delay during the afternoon of the second round while a line of thunderstorms made their way through the East Texas region.

Play will once again begin at 8:00 AM off of hole #1 with the Legends Division going first. The Super Senior Division will follow the Legends with the leaders, Wright, McGraw and Boyd, beginning their final round at 10:20 AM.

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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