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Fleming Captures the 2012 Texas Women's Open at The Lakes at Castle Hills
June 21st 2012 - |
Lewisville, TX –Jody Fleming of Melbourne, Australia captured the Texas Women’s Open at The Lakes at Castle Hills by five strokes over Kelsey Kipp of Tyler, Texas, with a final round score of 7-under par, 65 and 6-under par, 138 tournament total. Fleming was 7-under par in a six-hole stretch beginning on hole #7 and ending on hole #12 with birdies on each of the holes and an eagle on the par-5, #8. Fleming had a bogie-free back nine and also birdied #16 en route to her course record tying score of 65. The Texas Women’s Open at The Lakes at Castle Hills is Fleming’s first professional victory and first time competing in the Texas Women’s Open. She will take home a check for $2,600.00.
Rachel Smith (a) of Mansfield, Texas captured the low amateur award with a final round score of 3-over par, 75 and 3-over par, 147 tournament total. Smith posted a front nine score of 2-over par, 38, and finished with a 1-over, 37 back nine. Smith recorded one birdie on #18 to finish her day.
New to the championship this year was the Senior Division that was comprised of participants aged 50 or older who elected to compete for a separate $2,100.00 purse and played at a modified yardage. Nancy Beck (a) of Dallas, Texas was the 2012 Senior Champion. Beck, who was tied for the lead going into the final round, shot rounds of 72-75—147, 3-over par. She was able to hold off Carolyn Creekmore (a) of Dallas, Texas who shot rounds of 72-77—149, 5-over par. Beck will take home a gift certificate for $650.00. Fourteen women competed in the Senior Division.
Haley Wilson of Fort Mitchell, Alabama had a hole-in-one on the par-3, 7h hole. Wilson used an 8-iron from 145 yards.
Past champions in this year’s field included Ashley Tait (2011), Littleton, Colorado, Tanya Wadhwa (2008), McKinney, Texas, Shannon Fish (2007), Spring, Texas, Carolyn Creekmore (a), Dallas, Texas, and Mina Hardin (a) (2004), Fort Worth, Texas.
The 36-hole stroke play event featured a field of 110 top playing professionals and amateurs competing at The Lakes at Castle Hills located in Lewisville, Texas. This was the first year for The Lakes at Castle Hills to play host to the championship.
The 49 professionals in the field competed for a share of the $19,700.00 purse with the professional champion taking home $2,600.00 for first place. The 47 amateurs competed for the low amateur award and a crystal trophy. The top five amateurs received gift certificates.
The 2012 Texas Women’s Open at The Lakes at Castle Hills benefited Our Friends Place. Our Friends Place is dedicated to providing a foundation for girls and young women to build from adversity by learning a self-reliant approach to their own development. For more information, please visit www.ourfriendsplace.org.
The 2012 Texas Women’s Open was presented by Antigua-Slazenger.
The Lakes at Castle Hills – 6, 058 yards, par 72.
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