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Todd And Devlin Lead Texas Four-Ball

KERRVILLE – Abilene’s Trey Todd and Kris Devlin of Austin fired a second round 8-under 64 on Saturday to take the lead of the Texas Four-Ball. The duo sits at 14-under total and two shots clear of the field heading into Sunday’s final round at The Club at Comanche Trace.

Todd shot a 1-over 73 on his own ball that included two birdies and an eagle on the par-5 thirteenth hole. Devlin shot a 4-under 68 on his own ball and rolled in five birdies. The teammates matched each other by both scoring birdies on the par-5 fourth hole.

Sitting two shots back in second place are San Antonio’s Chase Clayton and Josh Logan, who are eager to claim victory on Sunday. The first round co-leaders held steady in the second round by carding a 4-under 68 that included three birdies from Logan.

At 11-under total and three shots back of the lead are three teams tied for third. Spring’s Randy Lance and Scayne Driver of Nacogdoches put together a second round 3-under 69, while Terrence Miskell of New Braunfels and Casey Carnes of Schertz fired a solid 5-under 67. Austin’s Cole Moreland and Sean Bralley fired an impressive 5-under 67 that featured a 4-under back nine to put them in a great spot with eighteen holes remaining. All three teams will look to go low on Sunday in order to capture the victory.

Three teams sit four shots back of the lead in a tie for sixth after finishing at 10-under 134 total through the first two rounds. Among these three teams are defending champions Gary Ezmerlian and Colby Amparan of Fort Worth. Will Dusenbury of Bulverde and Austin’s Curtis Donahoe carded their second consecutive round of 5-under 67 to get to 10-under total. Jordan Frye of Colleyville and North Richland Hills’ Tyler Frye carded a second round 4-under 68 to remain within striking distance.

Additionally, two teams sit in a tie for ninth at 9-under total and five back of the lead. With eight teams within five shots of the lead, Sunday’s final round figures to be an exciting one in the hill country.

In the Senior Division, the duo of San Antonio’s Pat Youngs and Houston’s Mike Booker card a blistering 9-under 63 to lead the field at 17-under 127. Just two-strokes back, Frisco’s Bill Steen and Farmers Branch’s Chris Goodspeed look to build on a solid second round 6-under 66.

In the Super Senior Division, Michael Puls of Irving and Tom Burns of Houston lead after firing the low round of the week thus far at 12-under 60, sitting at 125 headed into Sunday. There is a three team tie for second. at 10-under 134. Rockwall’s Gene Aube and Robert Swayze of Heath, Westworth Village’s Hollis Sullivan and Steve Whiteside of Midland, and Lufkin’s John Kennedy and Ford Cartwright all sit at 10-under 134 through 36-holes.

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.

The final round of the Texas Four-Ball will begin Sunday at 7:30 a.m. For more information, click here.