Local Golfer Wins Pro Tourney 7-9

UHV Golf Coach Finishes Top Ten At State

David Lundstrom wins a Southern Texas PGA tournament Tuesday.. The teaching and touring pro at The Club At Colony Creek, teaming up with Corbin King to win the Effex Texas Team Championship at Horseshoe Bay. The 72-year-old Lundstrom, a three-time cancer survivor, and King combine Tuesday for ten birdies and a final round 61.

HORSESHOE BAY, TX — The team of David Lundstrom, PGA Life Member, and Corbin King, Director of Golf at The Golf Driving Range Round Rock, were crowned the champions of the 2019 Effex Management Solutions Texas Team Championship presented by Adidas, Bushnell, Callaway, Earth Networks, E-Z-Go, Long Drive Agency, Morell Studios, Nine Iron Wines, and Pro-Am Events. Lundstrom and King fired impressive rounds of 65-61 to finish the annual event with a two-day total of 17-under-par (126).

Over the 36-hole event, Lundstrom and King made 17 birdies and at one point in the final round recorded five consecutive. This marks the third year in a row that Southern Texas PGA Professionals have won this event.

“I don’t play a lot of golf so I’m trying to get into it again,” said King. “It was great to team up with David and see him hit so many great shots. I played a little bit better yesterday than I did today. David, on the other hand, played probably as good as anyone has ever played on Ram Rock. It’s more because of him than me that we won this event.”

“It was one of those days where the putts were rolling in,” said Lundstrom. “I hit some nice shots today, so I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts.”

Lundstrom and King had a 5-stroke victory over the Preston Trail Golf Club team of Jeffrey Barton, PGA Director of Instruction, and Nic Ishee, PGA Assistant Professional, as well as the River Crest Country Club team of Reid Parrish, PGA Head Professional, and Colby Webb, Assistant Professional.

The two-man best-ball event featured a field of 88 two-man teams comprised of PGA Members and Associates from the Southern Texas and Northern Texas PGA Sections, who competed at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Ram Rock, a 6,926-yard layout, and Summit Rock, a 7,246-yard Nicklaus design, courses. The field competed for an overall purse of $49,000, the largest purse ever given out. Lundstrom and King shared $5,400 for their victory.

GARLAND – A strong finish Tuesday helped propel University of Houston-Victoria head golf coach Christi Cano to a top-10 finish at the Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open at the Bridges at Firewheel.

Starting the day tied for 14th, Cano got off to a little bit of a slow start in the final round making the turn at one-over par 37. She quickly found her game and behind three birdies and a bogey on the back nine, came in with a two-under 34 to finish with a one-under par 71.

Her 71 was good enough to move her up six spots in the standings to tie for eighth place in the 54-hole event at even-par 216. Cano open with a 69 on Sunday and then posted a second round 76 on Monday.

“I was very pleased with my tournament finish,” said Cano following the tournament. “It’s been five years since my last competitive round and it felt great to experience tournament golf again.”

Cano is no stranger to playing professionally and she won the Texas Women’s Open title in 2013, her first professionally victory, and played on the LPGA Tour from 2005-2010. She has also played in three U.S. Opens – 2005, 2010 and 2013.

“That was the whole reason for signing up to play in the event,” said Cano. “To play well and make a little paycheck was a bonus.”

Savannah Vilaubi of Downey, Calif., fired a final round six-under par 66 to capture a one-shot win over Nicole Budnik of the Woodlands. Budnik went into the day with a one-shot lead and held the lead throughout much of the day before a bogey at the final hole cost her a share of the lead with Vilaubi.

Vilaubi takes home the $10,000 winner’s prize and receives and exemption into the 2019 LPGA Volunteers of America Classic on Oct. 3-6 at Old American Golf Club.