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Three Teams Share Lead at Texas Four-Ball

KERRVILLE – San Antonio’s Chase Clayton and Josh Logan, Spring’s Randy Lance and Scayne Driver of Nacogdoches, and Fort Worth’s Chris Headen and Kevin Doskocil of Benbrook all share the clubhouse lead of the Texas Four-Ball after turning in magnificent rounds of 8-under-par 64 at The Club at Comanche Trace.

Play was suspended for a total of 1 hour and 39 minutes in the late afternoon due to lightning in the area during Friday’s first round.

Clayton carded three birdies on his own ball, while Logan tallied five birdies of his own en route to the low first round. The San Antonio natives went 4-under on each nine to grab a share of the round one lead.

Lance and Driver finished scorching hot by going 6-under on their back nine. It was an equal effort from the partnership as both Lance and Driver each poured in four birdies of their own to share the round one lead.

Headen and Doskocil were the last ones to grab a share of the round one lead after finishing late Friday evening because of the weather delay. The duo started on the tenth hole rolled in four birdies in their last six holes including one on the par-5 ninth hole.

Despite the weather delay each of these leading teams were able to keep their rhythm and composure.

Six teams sit two shots back of the leaders in a tie for fourth after posting rounds of 6-under 66. The teams include Colleyville’s Jordan Frye and Tyler Frye of North Richland Hills, Trey Todd of Abilene and Kris Devlin of Austin, Keith Lundquist of Austin and Jerry Achilles of Round Rock, New Braunfels’ Terrence Miskell and Casey Carnes of Schertz, Austin’s Cole Moreland and Sean Bralley, and lastly Addison’s Chris Wheeler and Derek Abel of Dallas.

Eight teams are tied for tenth at 5-under par and three back of the lead. It’s a tightly stacked leaderboard heading into the weekend in Kerrville.

In the Senior Division, the duo of McKinney’s Donald O’Connor and Plano’s Eddie Bell sit tied atop the leaderboard with Frisco’s Bill Steen and Farmers Branch’s Chris Goodspeed after firing opening rounds of 9-under par 63. The team of San Antonio’s Pat Youngs and Houston’s Mike Booker are one stroke back in third after putting together a fantastic first round 8-under 64. They’ll head into Saturday’s second round with a one-stroke advantage over two teams at 7-under.

In the Super Senior Division, Rockwall’s Rick Lindsay and Heath’s Thomas Bishop share the lead with Michael Puls of Irving and Tom Burns of Houston after firing first rounds of 7-under 65 to take a one shot lead into Saturday’s second round. The team of Hollis Sullivan of Westworth Village and Steve Whiteside of Midland sit one behind in solo third after a first round 6-under 66.

With its spectacular setting in the rolling hill country of Kerrville, The Club at Comanche Trace is one of the state’s most scenic golf courses in Texas. The Club at Comanche Trace features a 27-hole layout that is as challenging as it is fun to play.

For this Championship, the two nines that will be utilized are The Hills and The Creeks. The Hills nine was designed by Tom Kite, along with Roy Bechtol and Randy Russell. The second nine being utilized, The Creeks, opened in 2008 and was designed by Jay and Carter Morrish. It’s the newest nine hole track on the property. Both sets of designers took full advantage of the hill country land – rolling hills, water features, and rocky terrain – to create holes that are challenging, exciting and picturesque. The course offers plenty of risk-reward shots for players of all skill levels.

Round two of the Texas Four-Ball will begin Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Once play of the second round concludes the field will be cut to the low 24 teams and ties in the Championship Division, low 10 teams and ties in the Senior Division and low six teams and ties in the Super Senior Division. For more information, click here.