Category: Amateur Golf

Greater Houston Senior Amateur Championship

HOUSTON, TX (Oct. 7-9, 2016) – John Dowdall’s final-round charge denied defending champion Mike Booker of The Woodlands his third Greater Houston Men’s Senior Amateur Championship at Memorial Park Golf Course. It was the first title for Dowdall, 56, of Fulshear.
 
The Senior Division was comprised of competitors 55-64, who competed for 54 holes. The Super Senior Division was comprised of competitors 65-and-older for 36 holes.
 
For the record Dowdall shot 72-70-70—212, 4-under-par in for a 3-shot margin of victory in sunny playing conditions. Booker, who opened a 4-shot lead after the opening round, carded scores of 68-71-76,–215, that included 40 on the back nine.
 
Hunter Nelson (74-74-70) finished third, followed by Titus Harris (71-73-75) and Jimmy Burke (76-72-71). Rounding out the Top 10: John Kitchens of Sugar Land (76-72-76), Joe Nelson of Katy (79-73-73), Robert Booher of Sugar Land (74-78-73), Don Kehlenbeck of Conroe ( 75-76-74) and Michael Zacaro (74-70-81), all at 225.
 
In the Super Senior Division 70-year-old Marshall Utterson shot 71-77—148 to edge Jim Rath (79-70), Chris Larsen (77-72) and Chuck Reece (73-76) by a shot.

2016 Greater Houston City Amateur Championship

HOUSTON, TX (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) – Broc Haymon of Pearland matched the tournament scoring  record en route to a 3-shot victory over 2014 champion John Hunter in the Greater Houston Men’s Amateur Championship at Memorial Park Golf Course. Haymon carded rounds of 72-65-68-70 for a 9-under-par 275 total. Hunter, runner-up the past two years after setting the 72-hole scoring record, posted rounds of 70-67-70-71.

Haymon, 28, and Hunter,32, were tied at 5-under after two rounds when the starting field of 144 was cut to the low 40 scorers and ties for the  36-hole Sunday finale. A total of 46 players made the cut with a score of 8-over-par 150.

Haymon opened a 3-shot lead over Hunter Saturday morning after three rounds. The former college baseball player led the field with 20 birdies over four rounds.

Grant Schroeder of Montgomery, whose father Ron won this championship five times, finished third at 4-under-par 280. Normally a par-72 layout, Memorial Park is set up as a par-71 for the Men’s Amateur.

Kyle Maxwell of The Woodlands and 18-year-old Walker Lee, the first-round leader, shared fourth place at even-par 284.  A pair of 16-year-olds Shuai Ming Wong of The Woodlands and Ransom Jacobson of Humble shared sixth place at 285, a stroke better than Clint White, 26, of Friendswood.

Bart Worthing, 36, of Weston Lakes, the 2012 champion, finished at 287 and Devaughn Robinson, 28, rounded out the Top 10 at 288. The top 10 finishers and champions since 2011 are exempt for the 2017 event.

Defending champion Matt Van Zandt shot 293 and tied for 17th.

2015 Senior Amateur

HOUSTON, TX (Oct. 9-11, 2015) – Mike Booker shot 72-66-69 for a 9-under-par 207 total to win the Greater Houston Senior Men’s Championship for the second time in three years. Booker was three shots clear of Marshall Piper of Cypress, who shot 69-70-71. Read More »

Van Zandt wins by two shots over defending champ Hunter

HOUSTON, TX (Oct. 2-4, 2015) – Matt Van Zandt shot 70-71 on Sunday to win the Greater Houston Men’s Amateur Championship at Memorial Park Golf Course by two shots over defending champion John Hunter. Read More »

David Pocknall Wins Senior Amateur by 3 shots

HOUSTON, TX (October 12, 2014) – David Pocknall of Katy shot 71-71-73 for a 1-under-par 215 total to win the Greater Houston Senior Men’s Amateur Championship by 3 strokes at Memorial Park Golf Course. Read More »

John Hunter Has Wins by 9 shots in City Amateur

HOUSTON, TX (October 5, 2014) – John Hunter never looked back as he recorded a 9-shot victory at the Greater Houston Men’s Amateur Championship at Memorial Park Golf Course. Read More »

Hudgins, Harris Claim Senior Amateur Titles

HOUSTON, TX (October 17, 2010) – Jerry Hudgins captured his third Greater Houston Senior Men’s Amateur championship and Wayne Harris of Missouri City won the Super Senior Division at Memorial Park Golf Course. Read More »

Guidry Wins 2nd Greater Houston Amateur Title

HOUSTON, TX – (October 10,2010) – Kip Guidry of Missouri City birdied the final hole to avoid a playoff and win his second Greater Houston Men’s Amateur Championship at Memorial Park Golf Course. Read More »

Nelson Rallies to Win Senior Amateur Title

Hunter Nelson of Houston shot 70-74 for an even-par 144 total and a one-stroke victory in the 2009 Greater Houston Senior Amateur Championship at Memorial Park. Doyle Sturman of Montgomery shot 76-72–148 to capture the Super Senior Division for golfers 65-and-over. Read More »

Owen Joyner Wins Houston Amateur

Owen Joyner, a 52-year-old resident of Montgomery, shot 69-68-76-69 to win the Greater Houston Men’s Amateur Championship at Memorial Park Golf Course. His 2-over-par 282 total was three shots better than runner-up Andy Cooper of The Woodlands, who carded 69-70-74-72. Read More »