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Comanche Trace

Cool Weather, But the Competition is Heating Up

Posted by admin on December 1, 2011 at 3:00 AM

The cooler weather is here and it’s time to break out the long sleeves and sweaters and start enjoying some cooler weather. This fall has been jam-packed with events, including our LGA Member-Member, Ladies Club Championship, Men’s Member-Guest, The Futurity and the MGA Championship. The LGA Member-Member was a two day eclectic format played on the Valley and Hills. The teams were divided into two fl ights and each fl ight was awarded for the top two places. Coming in fi rst place in the fi rst fl ight were Debbie Wade and Maria Swann, following in second were Cheryl Wood and Nancy McKeen. In the second fl ight coming in fi rst place were Polly Rickert and Camille Luppino, and in second place were Missy Hunt and Vicki Downing. Congratulations to all the teams for their great play. The Ladies Club Championship was hosted in October and was a two day gross event for the Championship fl ight and a two day net for the fi rst fl ight. After round one Anne Hearn had the lead with an opening round of 85 through some gusty wind conditions, with Cheryl Wood and Trish Butler following a couple shots behind. In round two Cheryl Wood played outstanding with a score of 84 giving her a two day total of 171 and becoming the new Ladies Club Champion. Anne Hearn fi nished in second place along with Trish Butler taking third. In the fi rst fl ight Helen Herd and Marian Ezell were within one shot after round one. On the second day Helen shot a net 75 giving her a two day total of 149 net. Marion Ezell came in second place followed by Carla Barlow in third place.

The Futurity was played over the fi rst couple of days in October and the weather was beautiful. We split the fi eld into three fl ights with a payout for the fi rst three teams in each fl ight. In the Championship fl ight, 2009 champions Al Fields and Ben Bender won fi rst place, while Mike Lewis and Randy Reinagel took home second. Finishing with a tie for third were Joe Gosmano and Ted Metcalf and Tim Dewell and Bryan Petska. In the fi rst fl ight, coming in fi rst place was Jimmy Locke and Paul Urban. Finishing in second was the team of Don Downing and Mike O’Shea and in third place H.T Hyde and Lin Barker. In the second fl ight, coming in fi rst place was John Swann and Dennis McCarty. In second place, the team of Glenn Andrew and John Hall, and in third position was Leo Clark and Josh Mooney. The overall Men’s Futurity Champions were John Swann and Dennis McCarty who fi nished the event for a total Quota of +1. Congratulations John and Dennis for your great play! The all-inclusive three day event was a great success and I would like to thank Titleist and Footjoy for being our gift sponsors this year.

We crowned a new member for the MGA Championship this year. Steve Hultquist won the gross division and the net division during the MGA Championship. Steve shot rounds of 76 & 74 for a total of 150 to win the gross, and fi nished fi rst in the net division with a 74 & 72 for a total of 146. Great play Steve, and congratulations for both victories.

I would like to thank all the volunteers who helped during the Champions AT&T Tour Qualifi er this year. The qualifi er was set to be held in San Antonio but due to drought conditions they wanted to ensure best qualifying conditions and Comanche Trace was their fi rst choice of venue. We had some of the top Champion players trying to qualify for 4 spots to the new TPC Marriott JW Resort in San Antonio. The weather on Monday was beautiful with calm winds and fast greens. Jeff Hart shot the low of the day with a 66. Robin Byrd and James Mason shot a 67 and there was a two-way playoff for the last two spots at 68. The course was in beautiful shape and the comments from the professionals were “What a beautiful facility Comanche Trace has.” The players also commented on the generosity of our membership and would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped.

We will finish this year with some new champions. I would like to thank all of our members for participating in all the events that were hosted this year and I am looking forward to next year’s events. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your Golf Staff at The Club at Comanche Trace!


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