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Worster Leads After Round One of the TPx Communications Western Championship

June 11th, 2018

SOUTHLAKE, TX – Wes Worster, assistant professional at Trinity Forest Golf Club, currently leads after Round One of the TPx Communications Western Championship. Worster carded eight birdies and three bogeys to open the Championship at 5-under par 67.

He holds a one-stroke lead over Chad Moscovic, PGA director of instruction at Brook Hollow Golf Club who carded a 4-under 68.  Moscovic played solid golf today, notching five birdies and just one bogey during his opening round. Worster, Moscovic and Todd Balkin, PGA assistant professional at Royals Oaks Country Club, will be in tomorrow’s final group teeing off at 2:06 p.m. for the Final Round.

The Championship includes a Senior Division that is comprised of 32 professionals aged 50 or older who are competing for a separate $9,375 purse and playing at a modified yardage. The Senior champion will take home $1,250.  Stuart Hendley, PGA director of instruction at Grapevine Golf Course, is currently leading the Senior Division at 2-under par, 70.

Also during today’s round, Branden Zett, PGA director of instruction at Hackberry Creek Country Club, notched a hole-in-one on hole #14.  He hit a 6-iron from 197 yards for his ace.

The TPx Communications Western Championship is conducted by the Northern Texas PGA Section and is presented by AT&T Byron Nelson, Barrington Gifts, Cutter & Buck, Nexbelt, PGA TOUR, PlayKleen, TurfHound and Volvik.  This 36-hole NTPGA major championship is the first of four individual stroke play events that comprise the Yamaha Golf-Car Company & Srixon / Cleveland Golf / XXIO Player of the Year Points Challenge presented by Adventures In Golf, and serves as a qualifier for the 2018 Texas Joe Black Cup team and Levy Cup team.

The Championship is being conducted at Timarron Country Club in Southlake, Texas, a 7,005-yard, par 72 layout.

The 121-player field is comprised of golf professionals from the Northern Texas Section of the PGA of America who are competing for an estimated overall purse of $35,535.  Professionals in the Open division are competing for a $26,160 purse with the champion taking home $3,000.

Round one results