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Women’s Partnership Match Play Concludes at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort

Briefly: The 24th annual Women’s Partnership Match Play concluded Wednesday afternoon at The Hideout Golf Club & Resort with four new team champions.

In the first flight, the team of Karen Northcutt of The Woodlands and Lettia Collins of Houston claimed the 1st place title after defeating the team of Elizabeth Scaggs of Dallas and Carol Turnage of Anna in Wednesday’s final match. It was in Tuesday’s afternoon matches when the champion team put on a true display of partnership. Collins ended up in the water on the 18th hole and went shin deep into the water to chip onto the green and ultimately win the hole, earning them a valuable 2 points. Scaggs and Turnage earned 8 points from their final match, leaving them just 1 point behind the champions, finishing in solo 2nd place. Finishing in 3rd place was the team of Elaine Curry of Dallas and Debbie Macdonald of Alvarado who earned 11 points Wednesday, the largest number of points earned in their flight today.

Another tight race took place in the second flight on Wednesday but ultimately it was the team of Mary Ann Knipe of Garland and Lindy Fox of Rockwall who walked away with the 1st place trophy. The champion team earned a total of 51 points at the conclusion of the tournament, only 1 point ahead of the team of Kristi Webster and Teressa Dyson who hail from McKinney and finished in 2nd place. The 3rd place team of Dianne Dillard of Montgomery and Claudia Willis of Bryan finished the tournament with 46 total points after defeating the DeSoto team of Charlene Wilson and Sondra Swan in Wednesdays final matches.

In the third flight, the team of Katherine Biggs of Houston and Lorraine Werner of The Woodlands were crowned champions after an exciting match against the 2nd place team of Terry Rolan of Fort Worth and June Thompson of Houston. Werner sunk a tremendous putt on the 9th hole to win the match and earn the 11 points they needed to finish 1st. In third place was the team of Lili Taufa of Austin and Teresita of Aguilar of Temple, earning a tournament total of 49 points.

The team of Cindy Campbell of Willow Park and Vicki Jordan of Lipan put on a tremendous performance this week, earning the 1st place title in the fourth flight with a tournament total of 55 points. Playing against par in today’s final matches, the team of Sandy Dalehite of Richardson and Joanne Burleson earned an incredible 13 points to finish in 2nd place. In third place was the team of Jan Rollins of Mansfield and Jody Puckett of Dallas who finished just 1 point behind Dalehite and Burleson.

Final Results

Golf Course: The Hideout’s championship golf course was designed by Bill Johnston and opened for play in 2008. The track tips out at nearly 7,000 yards and features bermudagrass fairways with bent grass greens. Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country along the shores of Lake Brownwood, Johnston created a true 18-hole masterpiece by making the most of the natural topography. The course’s high points offer magnificent, never-ending views of the lush fairways, meandering creeks, and enormous oaks.

Weather: Monday’s opening round of the Women’s Partnership Match Play welcomed the players with overcast skies and gusty winds out of the south, reaching up to 30mph. Tuesday’s high reached into the low 80’s. Wednesday once again saw gusty winds with sunny skies, avoiding any chance of scattered showers.

What’s Next: The next event on the Women’s schedule will be the Women’s Saturday Series taking place at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg on May 20th. Registration is open to female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap Index. The next event on the schedule is the Women’s Stroke Play Championship held at Harbor Lakes Golf Club in Granbury. Registration for the Women’s Stroke Play will open April 27th.

More Info: The Texas Golf Association extends its sincere appreciation to the staff, members of The Hideout Golf Club & Resort for their integral part in making the Women’s Partnership Match Play. For more information on the Women’s Partnership Match Play, click here.