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Helmle Leads After the First Round of the South Mid-Amateur Championship

(Houston, TX) – Shaun Helmle holds a slight lead after the
first round of the South Mid-Amateur Championship, presented by CLUB CHAMPION. Houston’s
Sterling Country Club is the host club for the second event of the 2014 Texas
Golf Association South Regional Series.

 Helmle, of Seabrook, shot 3-under par 69 in the first round
which included four birdies and an eagle on the sixth hole, a 527 yard par five.
 Houston’s Bob Kearney and Chase Clayton,
of San Antonio, are hot on Helmle’s heels, both with first round scores of
1-under par 71.  Spring’s Tony Soerries
and Houston’s Jess Bonneau each turned in opening rounds at even par 72.

With 17 players are 3-over par 75 or better, the title of
South Mid-Amateur Champion is truly up for grabs over the final two
rounds.  The second round will begin off
of the 1st and 10th tees beginning at 8:00AM on Saturday