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Rockwall's Nicholas Loar, Lufkin's Lynn Hebert and Longview's Jonathan Walgama advance to the Texas Mid-Amateur Tournament after a qualifying round on Wednesday at The Cascades Golf & Country Club in Tyler.

The Texas Mid-Amateur, conducted by the Texas Golf Association, is scheduled for Sept. 13-15 at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton. The field will consist of 132 players competing over 54 holes of stroke-play competition. All players must qualify through one of 12 sectional qualifying sites across Texas, unless otherwise exempt through one of 19 exemption criteria. Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a GHIN Handicap index of 8.4 or less, and who are 25 years of age or older by the first round of the Championship.

Loar won the East 1 qualifying with an even par 71 on the 6,790-yard Cascades course.

Hebert was second at 3-over 74, followed by Walgama at 4-over 74.

The first alternate is Rowlett's Charles Archer, while the second alternate is Jeff Williams of Rogers. Both carded 7-over 78s.

Richard Taff of Granbury also had a 78, but only two golfers qualify as alternates.

Other golfers were: Tim Brooks, Rockwall, 82; Cody Anderson, Tyler, 82; Lance Marchall, Whitehouse, 82; Jeffrey Fountaine, The Trophy Club, 83; Tanner Giles, Dallas, 88; Jake Miller, Lindale, 92; and James Coffee, Richardson, 98.

The East 2 qualifier is scheduled for Aug. 6 at Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin. There will be one qualifying spot from Crown Colony with one alternate.


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