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McMillan ($5800) and Carlson ($2320) shoot 70...one stroke from course record by KJ Choi at Old American


Congratulations to Robert McMillan, teaching pro from Colleyville, TX, who took home a large cash prize of $5800 as champion of Major #3 held at The Tribute and Old American golf courses in Frisco, TX. The highest drama involved the switch in course conditions and scoring. On Saturday at The Tribute, there were lots of low numbers as a total of 14 players broke net par on the defenseless course. Trent Whitekiller fired a gross score of 67 as a tune up for his sectional US Open qualifier today at D.A.C. However, the +2 handicap was edged out in the 1-Day Net Saturday as Jamison Badders fired a 69 with a 1.8 hcp to win 1st place in that division. Day 1 of the 2-Day Event was a high handicappers paradise as well with Gary Allen, sporting a 12 hcp, firing a net score of -5 to take the lead going into Sunday. A quick check of the leaderboard reveals how treacherous the Old American can be as scores soared and by Sunday afternoon only 4 players had finished under net par and only 2 players (our top 2 finishers) completed 36 holes with a gross score in red numbers. The field was treated to hot, but perfect, conditions both days, but especially Sunday with a rare calm afternoon on the shores of Lake Lewisville. McMillan, who also won the Sr. Net Division, and Drew Carlson each fired gross scores of -1 (70) from the very tips on the 75.9/144 par 71 layout to get within one stroke of Choi's record. Very nice playing! Come join us this weekend as the tour goes to Stonebridge Ranch to play the Arthur Hills Course, home of the 2011 Byron Nelson Qualifier.