Four players tied atop Carlton Woods Invitational leaderboard

THE WOODLANDS, TX (May 12, 2011) -- Carlton Woods Invitational: 4 Way Tie for Mid-Ams & Mike Booker Leads Sr Division

Lead groups endured a three hour rain delay in the second round of the Carlton Woods Invitational. Former PGA Tour player and local Sr. Amateur Mike Booker played a steady round and recovered well from several mistakes to follow his one under par first round with a three over par 75. Booker holds a two shot lead over Mike Rice, who summed up his round by saying “I putted pretty well for an old man”.

The Mid-Am Division has four players at a three over par total of 147: Dusty Smith, of Beaumont TX, Jerry Ledzinski, of Carmel CA, Mark Knecht, of Paducah KY, and David Bartman, of Los Angeles CA. First round leader Dusty Smith got off to a terrible start with a double bogey on the short par-3 third hole and was 5 over par after 8 holes. After waiting through the long rain delay, he fought his way back with a birdie on the 15th hole and long putt par saves on the 16th and 17th holes. Jerry Ledzinski also birdied the 15th hole with an 8 iron to 15 feet. Mark Knecht was disappointed in his ball striking, and instead chipped and putted well to post a score of 74. David Bartman had a solid round of 73, tying for the lead.

Low rounds of the day were an even par 72, shot by four Mid-Am Players: Andrew Lawson of Dallas TX, Jonathon Marsico of Denver CO, Howard Herring of Houston TX, and Zach Burton of Manhattan KY.

Results: Carlton Woods Invitational
1CADavid BartmanLos Angeles, CA40074-73-71--218
2TXDusty SmithThe Woodlands, TX30071-76-72--219
3KYMark KnechtPaducah, KY20073-74-73--220
T4TXAndrew LawsonDallas, TX20079-72-71--222
T4LARobby McWilliamsBossier City, LA20075-73-74--222

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ABOUT THE Carlton Woods Invitational

A 54-hole stroke play golf tournament played at The Club at Carlton Woods in the beautiful Houston community of The Woodlands, where golf is one of the top activities. Entry into the Carlton Woods Invitational is strictly by invitation from the Tournament Committee. The 90-player field will be comprised of two tournament divisions, a Mid-Am Division for players aged 25-54, and a Senior Division for players aged 55 and above.

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