San Antonio, Texas – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s golfer Reese Chance finished in a tie for 26th place at the Texas State Amateur Championship played over the weekend. Chance will be a senior for the Cru in the 2016-17 school year.
Chance fired an even-par final round of 71 to move into that tie for 26th place. The Magnolia native finished with a 74-73-73-71=291 to finish at seven over for the event. Chance was part of a three-way tie for 26th that also included Mario Carmona of Houston and Brody Blackmon of Sulphur Springs. Chance recorded five birdies in his final round and totaled 17 birdies over the four-day event. Only 17 golfers posted better final round scores than Chance’s 71 on Sunday. Frederick Wedel of The Woodlands won the tournament with a 69-70-70-70=279, edging McKinney’s Branson Davis (69-73-68-70=280) by one stroke to claim the title. The 107th Texas State Amateur was played at Oak Hills Golf Course in San Antonio.
"I had a great time playing in the State Amateur,” Chance said following the tournament. “I learned a lot the last four days competing against the best amateur golfers in Texas and I realized I could hold my own against these guys. I was very pleased with how I finished the tournament overall and I look forward to competing in this event again next year."
Chance qualified for the Texas State Amateur by firing a four-under par 68 and finishing in second place, one stroke behind Carmona in a qualifying event in Houston. His round included two birdies, an eagle and a double eagle. Chance posted a 75.89 stroke average over eight events for the Cru this past year. He recorded three top ten finishes and his best finish was a second-place in the LeTourneau Spring Classic as he fired three consecutive rounds of 71 for a 213 total.