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Wick and Brian Comegys Win 43rd Father-Son Championship

BOERNE – Entering Sunday’s final round of the 43rd Texas Father-Son Championship three shots behind the leaders, Wick and Brian Comegys from Austin rallied to score a nine-shot victory at Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort.

After two days of team four-ball format, the Championship Division switched to combined score for the final round. Brian Comegys, a sophomore at Abilene Christian University and the winner of the 2022 South Amateur, shot a 6-under-par 66 on his ball, while his dad Wick fired a 1-under 71. Their combined score of 7-under 137 gave them a three-day total of 21-under 267.

“It was so fun being out here with my dad and getting it done,” said Brain Comegys, who also won the Legends Junior Tour’s 2021 Jimmy Deramet Junior Classic. “Trophies come and go, but being out here with my dad is the best thing. It takes the competitive wrench out of it a little, and you can have fun, too, and really enjoy the tournament.”

Wick, who is known for this affable personality, couldn’t help but take a shot at himself even in victory. You can bet he’s going to enjoy this victory for a long time.

“My favorite memory this week was me three-putting the last hole and missing a 2-footer for par,” he said with a laugh. “But I still was excited to be out here with my son.”

Kyle and Derick Kelting from Amarillo and Dallas finished in second place at 12-under 276. They entered this year’s Father-Son Championship as the three-time defending champions. There’s no doubt they’ll be back again next year to try and score another win.

DOWN THE LEADERBOARD: Midland’s Rick and Richman Houston finished in third place at 11-under 277. Charles and Brandon Rougeau, respectively from Brenham and Georgetown, took fourth place at 10-under 278. They turned in the second-best combined score effort on Sunday with a 1-under 143. The Rougeaus and Comegys were the only teams to shoot under par in the final round.

Three-time winners Matt and Will Griffin from San Antonio tied for fifth place at 7-under 281 with Boerne’s Chris and Price Hill.

PRESIDENTS FLIGHT WINNERS: San Antonio’s John and Scott Stark won the Presidents Flight by one shot with a three-day total of 12-under 204. They combined to shoot a 5-under 67 in their final round of team four-ball. Fellow San Antonians Pat and Luke Youngs scored runner-up honors at 11-under 205. The Youngs teamed up to shoot 4-under 68 in the final round.

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Hogan Flight – Nick and Charles Archer from Rockwall ran away from the field for an eight-shot victory. Their three-day total was 19-under 197 after they added a 2-under 70 on Sunday. Nick made two natural birdies and one net birdie. Charles added a birdie on the 18th hole.

Randy Mattingley from Flower Mound and Trey Rowe from Argyle scored runner-up honors at 11-under 205. They combined for a 2-under 70 in the final round.

Nelson Flight – Rockwall’s Marc and Mason Nelson hung on for a one-shot victory with a three-day total of 8-under 208 despite posting a final round score of 3-over 75. The Nelson managed one net and one natural birdie on the day, and they needed both of them.

One shot back in the runner-up position was Bill Ajello and Bill Ajello Jr., who combined for a 54-hole total of 7-under 209. The Ajellos posted 4-under 68s in the final two rounds of the Father-Son Championship.

Crenshaw Flight – Chad and Thomas Hampton from Cypress and College Station scored a three-shot victory thanks to a 1-under 71 in the final round. They combined for two natural and two net birdies on the day. The Hamptons finished with a 54-hole total of 13-under 203.

Second place belonged to Chris and Jeff Mudd, respectively from Houston and Fulshear, at 10-under 206. The Mudds teamed up for a 4-under 68 in Sunday’s final round.

Kite Flight – David Cash and David Cash Jr. won the Kite Flight for the third time since 2016 with an overall score of 15-under 201. Winners in 2016 and ’17 as well, the Cash team finished strong on Sunday with a final round score of 6-under 66. They won their flight by six shots.

Second place went to Coppell’s Ashley and Jacob Hunter with a 54-hole total of 9-under 207.

WEATHER: After three straight days of mild temperatures and mostly overcast skies, Sunday turned hot. The day started off gently enough, with morning temperatures in the mid-70s and mostly sunny skies. By noon, however, the mercury entered the 90s. By 2 p.m., it was 95 degrees. It didn’t seem to sour any of the players’ attitudes, though. Nearly every competitor genuinely looked happy to be playing golf with family for one more day, regardless of the heat.

GOLF COURSE: Nestled in a picturesque valley about 30 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio, Tapatio Springs opened in 1981 with a course originally designed by Bill Johnston. In 2015, Tripp Davis & Associates completed a wide-ranging renovation that included reshaped and rebuilt fairways, bunkers, tee boxes, and green complexes.

With a variety of long and shorter holes, as well as the numerous water features sprinkled throughout the routing, Tapatio Springs Resort tested the skills of all the participants.

SPECIAL THANKS: The TGA extends its sincere appreciation to Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort, including its members and staff, for creating such a welcoming atmosphere and a memorable championship week. We’re especially grateful to Director of Golf Operations Pat Roper, Head Professional Jason Rodriguez, Superintendent Eric Floyd, Events Services Bianca Weynand. Finally, and as always, we’re extra appreciative of our TGA Volunteers, who dedicate their time and expertise to ensure all the Father-Son Championship competitors have a quality experience.

MORE INFORMATION: To learn more about the 43rd Texas Father-Son Championship, including complete scoring, click here.