Will Adams (Texas Golf Association Photo)
After shooting a tournament-low round of 63 on the first day of the West Texas Amateur at Diamondback National Golf Club, Will Adams of Odessa never looked back, winning by nine shots and shooting 19-under par over the three-day tournament.
Adams fired three stellar rounds of 63-64-67. He began his tournament with 5 straight birdies and an eagle and then followed that up by carding a bogey-free 64 in round two. This is Adams's second Texas Golf Association championship win after claiming the 2019 North Amateur championship at The Courses at Watters Creek.
Kelly Eng captured the Senior Division after shooting even par 71 on Sunday. His 3-under put him into a playoff where he won on the first hole. Doug Hopton-Jones of Mansfield won the Super Senior Division after 72-68-72 for a tournament total of one-under.
Hopton-Jones won with a par on the first playoff hole, No. 10, against Mike Peck of Irving. Hopton-Jones claims his third West Texas Super Senior Championship in the last five years after back-to-back wins in 2019 and 2020 at Midland Country Club and Bentwood Country Club Hopton-Jones adds to his West Texas Amateur Championship legacy after also claiming the championship division in 2002.
Davis Seybert of Midland finished runner-up in the Championship Division after shooting rounds of 68-71-64. Jake Sitterle of Austin, Gaitlin Goad of Wheeler, and Colt Tenpenney of Fulshears all finished T3.
Jake Leatherwood of Snyder and Scott Roden of Dallas finish at T6. Rounding out the top ten in the Championship Division are Jackson Drake of Lubbock and Andrew Grice of Austin.
In the Senior division, Mike Booker of Houston finishes in second after a playoff with Eng. Lewis Stephenson of Burleson and Jeff Bellnap of Kingwood finish T3. Terrance Miskell of New Braunfels finished in solo fifth place while John Pierce of San Antonio finished right behind him in sixth.
Vern Spurlock of Fort Worth, Ron Byrd of The Woodlands, and John McClure of Austin all finished T7.
In the Super Senior Division, Mike Peck of Irving finished second, losing in the first playoff hole after firing rounds of 71-68-73 for a one-under. Gary Tully of Woodway rounds out the top three at 3-over. Bobby J Haney of New Braunfels and Lee Sandlin of Dallas finished fourth at 4-over.View results for West Texas Amateur
ABOUT THE West Texas Amateur
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers
who reside in either region (North/South) of the
state of Texas.
Applicants must have a certified GHIN Handicap
Index of 10.0 or less. Senior division players must be
55 years of
age as of the first round of tournament play. Super
Senior players must be 65 years of age as of the first
Format/Field Size and Cut: The championship will be
contested over 54 holes of stroke play with three (3)
Championship, Senior and Super Senior. Each
division will play from separate tees/yardages and
champions will be recognized in each division.
At the conclusion of 36 holes the field will be cut to
the low 72 players (and ties), with a pro-rated
from each division. The pro-rated allocation of
players making the cut from each division will be
reflective of the
number of players in each division, relative to the
total field size. The determination of total field size,
players in each division and pro-rated representation
of players making the cut (before ties) will be
conjunction with pairings being posted.
The field is limited to 144, as outlined below:
Championship: Open (84 players)
Senior: 55 & Over (42
Super Senior: 65 & Over (18 players)
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