Wayne Wright captures Texas Super Senior Title
Texas Super Senior winner Wayne Wright <br>(TXGA Photo)
Texas Super Senior winner Wayne Wright
(TXGA Photo)

FRANKSTON, TX (April 27, 2017) - Wayne Wright shot even par 72 in the final round to win the Texas Super Senior Amateur at Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club. Don Grider held off surging Mike Rice to claim victory in the Legends Division.

Wright, of Aledo, began the final round with a five stroke lead and played steady golf on his way to his even par finish. Wright carded two birdies and one bogey on the front nine and a lone bogey on the back.

“I wanted to play smart golf today. You can do that when you hit fairways, so I limited my driver. I was focused on not making a big number. This is a great victory for me,” said Wright after his round.

This is Wright’s second TGA championship this month after winning the North Senior Amateur at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth earlier in April.

McKinney’s Gary Kirwan began with two rounds of 3-over 75 before a final round of 1-under par to finish alone in second place at 5-over par 221. Tom McGraw, of Montgomery, finished in solo third place at 73-76-73—222.

2016 Texas Super Senior Amateur champion Jerry Hudgins rebounded after a slow start to finish in fourth place at 82-70-72—224. Rounding out the top five was Austin’s Ken Redfern at 9-over par 225.

Georgetown’s Don Grider held off a hard charging Rice to win the Legends Division. Grider began the final round with a five stroke lead and found himself in trouble after a double bogey on the par five ninth hole. Grider scrambled around the back nine before making a clinching par putt on the final hole. Grider finished the three days at 78-75-80—233 and one stroke ahead of Rice.

Rice, from Houston, finished alone in second at 78-80-76—234. San Antonio’s Bob Hullender rounded out the top three with 83-78-79—240.

Garland’s Dave Rohde made his first hole-in-one during the final round on the par three sixth hole. Garland used a 6-iron from 147 yards to card his first ace.

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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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