August, Baylor freshman Trey Bosco won the 111th Texas Amateur with a
final round 2-under-par 69 at Boot Ranch Golf Club in Fredericksburg. The
18-year-old from Austin captured the title with a 72-hole total of 5-under 279.
conditions for the final round of the championship at Boot Ranch were much like
the third round. Fast and firm greens and swirling winds made the Hal
Sutton-designed course challenging yet again. Playing in the final group, Bosco
showed little nerves from the outset. He split the fairway with his opening
drive on No. 1, found the putting surface and drained an 18-foot birdie putt.
He quickly pulled within one shot of the 54-hole leader Caleb Hicks of
Hicks and San Antonio’s Andres Acevedo, the third player of the final group,
battled throughout the front nine. By the time they made the turn, all three
players were over par for the round. The leaderboard was stacked, and 10
players were within two shots of the lead.
showed the poise of a champion on his closing nine. He birdied the par-5 11th,
but he followed it with a bogey on the par-3 12th. After pars on holes 13 and
14, he knew he needed to make a charge.
down to 15, 16, 17, I was like, OK, might need to turn on the jets a little
bit,” Bosco said. “I made a bomb on 15, and then from there I just had this
tunnel vision to where all the putts just seemed to drop.”
birdied the long par-5 16th and par-3 17th to complete the trifecta and led the
field by two shots with one hole to play. Bosco finished with a routine par to
clinch the biggest amateur win in his young golf career.
still kind of sinking in, but it means the world,” Bosco said. “I’ve had kind
of a rough summer with the whole quarantine and all that stuff, so to get this
before I go off to college is a dream come true for sure.”
was the second straight Baylor Bear to hoist the H.L. Edwards Memorial Trophy.
Ryan Grider of Lewisville, a junior at Baylor, won the 110th Texas Amateur in
2019 on Dallas Athletic Club’s Blue Course. Bosco’s name will also be etched
alongside the likes of Ben Crenshaw, Charles Coody, Mark Brooks, Scott Verplank
and a host of other Texas golf legends who have won the Texas Amateur.
a Texas Am Champion, you get to go down in the record books,” Bosco said. “It
brings me a lot of confidence. It means that I can play with all these guys and
I can compete with all the top college players.”
runner-up was Hicks, who led the field through 54 holes. The UT Arlington
junior struggled on the front side en route to a 4-over 39. However, he never
gave up the fight. Hicks carded a bogey-free 3-under 33 on the back nine
including a birdie on the 72nd hole to finish just one-shot off Bosco’s
players shared third place at 2-under 282. Tommy Morrison of Frisco, a 2023
University of Texas commit, fired the low round of the day. The 15-year-old
carded five birdies and an eagle on Sunday to climb 23 spots up the
knew this morning something low had to happen,” Morrison said. “Me and my
caddie just went out there and figured we had nothing to lose.”
closing 5-under 66 was enough to hold the clubhouse lead until the final group
finished. Also at 2-under par for the championship were Jimmy Lee of Bryan, a
sophomore at Texas A&M, Jacob Sosa of Austin, a 2022 Texas commit, and
Acevedo, a senior at Seton Hall.
Davenport, also of Austin, finished seventh at 1-under-par 283. Austyn Reily of
Pottsboro and Stephen Campbell Jr. of Richmond tied for eight at even-par 284.
Defending Texas Mid-Amateur champion and last year’s runner-up Chris Wheeler of
Addison rounded out the top-10 at 1-over 285.
May of 2020, the TGA was forced to reschedule the Texas Amateur from its
original mid-June dates after the COVID-19 crisis preempted the ability to
conduct statewide events. The TGA and Boot Ranch worked together to ensure a
safe and competitive championship was held in 2020.
special thanks to General Manager Emil Hale, Head Golf Professional Alex Rhyne,
Golf Course Superintendent Patrick Joy and his amazing grounds crew, Director
of Club Operations Monica Kendrick and Executive Chef Casey McQueen.
The 111th Texas Amateur would not have been possible without their
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