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Martin Wins Fall Series – Hill Country

Briefly: Trace Martin, of San Marcos, finished atop the leaderboard after three rounds at the TGA Fall Series – Hill Country at Vaaler Creek Golf Club in Blanco. Martin capped off the two-shot victory over Truett Burns with a final round 3-under par 69. Martin and Burns were the only two players to finish under par for the championship, posting 6-under 210 and 4-under 212, respectively.


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In Contention: Wyatt Koricanek and Michael Rome finished in a tie for third at 2-over par 218. Rome was victorious in the TGA Fall Series – Houston at The Clubs of Kingwood in October. Declan Kenny finished with the low round of the tournament when he posted a 5-under par 67 in the final round to finish in solo fifth place.

Golf Course: Vaaler Creek Golf Club, located inside the Rockin’ J Ranch development in Blanco, opened in July 2009. Designed by Michael Lowry, Vaaler Creek features well-placed bunkers and beautiful water-features that provide a challenging, yet relaxing round of golf for players of all skill levels.

Tournament Format: The TGA Fall Series is a 54-hole individual stroke play event with no cut. The tournament field features 17 participants in the Men’s Division playing from approximately 6,800 yards.

Weather: Overcast skies each morning gave way to sunshine for the first two rounds, which saw temperatures reach the low 70s. The final round began with dense fog and a misting rain throughout the day.

What’s Next: The final TGA Fall Series – DFW #2 will be held at Hackberry Creek Country Club on November 16 – 18. The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our appreciation to the staff and members of Vaaler Creek Golf Club for hosting this year’s TGA Fall Series – Hill Country.

For more information about the TGA Fall Series – Hill Country, click here.