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Wayne Wright of Aledo shot a final round 2-over-par 73 to win the 2021 Texas Super Senior Amateur on Wednesday at Ridglea Country Club’s North Course.
Wright stayed consistent all week and held onto his second-round lead. His final round 73 put him at 3-over 216 for the week, good for a six-shot victory.
“Just winning is great,” Wright said. “I mean, I love to win.”
This marks the second time Wright has won Texas Super Senior Amateur. He previously won it in 2017 at Pine Dunes Resort in Frankston. Wright also previously won the 2019 North Senior Am at Ridglea CC’s Championship Course.
“You know, it just seems like when the competition starts, things kind of fall into place,” he said. “I really played well this week.”
Wright carded three birdies en route to victory.
“I am really pleased with the way I played,” Wright said. “I started putting a little bit better today.”
A combination of weather and Ridglea CC’s North Course proved to be challenging to the field this week as only four rounds came in under-par.
John Grace and Mike Booker both finished with under-par final rounds to share second place at 9-over 222. Ed Brooks carded a final round 73 to finish in fourth. Rounding out the top five were Chuck Gardner and Steve Moran tied at 11-over week.
Mike Rice of Houston won the Legends division by carding the low round of the week for his respective division, a 3-over 74. His 16-over 229 total edged out runner-up Denny Alexander’s 17-over 230.
Ford Cartwright and Jamey Freisleben were crowned Super Senior Am net winners after tying at a 221-total net. Butch Vaut captured the Legends division net win after finishing with a 218-total net.
The Ridglea CC North Course demanded precision from every player throughout the tournament with its rolling fairways and smaller greens that were breaking subtly. Overseeding created a beautiful lush green course as Ridglea CC was in great shape for all three rounds. The Super Senior division, for amateur men ages 65 and older, played from a total yardage of 6,229. The Legends division (75 and older) played from 5,827 yards.
Four of the past five Super Senior Amateur champions were in the field, including Odessa’s Mickey Jones, who won the event in 2018. The 2020 Super Senior Amateur was canceled because of COVID-19.View results for Texas Super Senior
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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