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Martinson takes Texas State Open Title

TYLER, Texas - Mikel Martinson of Lubbock captured the 39th Chesapeake Energy Texas State Open with rounds of 70-64-65-65 for a four-round total 16-under par, 264.

With solid rounds of golf all weekend, Martinson eagled hole #14 and made three birdies during the final round to capture the Championship.

Martinson played college golf at New Mexico Junior College and Wayland Baptist University, and currently competes on the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series.

"I didn't take any big chances, just set myself up for birdie putts today," said Martinson. "I trusted myself and hit good drives."

For his first place win, Martinson will take home a check for $25,000.00.

Trailing one shot behind in second place was Matthew Rosenfeld of Plano with rounds of 68-65-65-67 for a 15-under par, 265.

54-hole co-leader Matthew Rosenfeld had a chip for eagle on the 72nd hole, but missed just inches away from forcing a sudden death playoff.

This was Rosenfeld's third Texas State Open Championship.

In third place was Randy Lowry of Spring with a 12-under par, 268. Tied for fourth were Adam Meyer of Waco and Chris Parra of Dallas with rounds of 11-under par, 269. Kelly Grunewald, three-time Texas State Open Champion, tied for six alongside Ryan Baca of Richmond with rounds of 10-under par, 270.

Travis Woolf of Fort Worth and Chris Ward of McKinney shot rounds of 7-under par, 273 to claim the low amateur title. Woolf is a senior at Texas Christian University and qualified for the Texas State Open at Waterchase Golf Club. Ward played golf for Oklahoma State University during the 2006-2007 season and is now a senior playing on the Texas Tech University golf team. Ward competed in his first Texas State Open Championship in 2008 where he was the second low amateur.

The low round of the day came from Clark Dennis, 1992 Texas State Open Champion, with an impressive course and tournament record of 11-under par, 59. A member of the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour for twelve years, Dennis currently competes on the Adams Golf Pro Tour Series and Gateway Tours. "I wasn't expecting anything today. My swing is still in transition, but I hit solid shots today and putted really well," said Dennis. "It's neat to shoot 59." This was Dennis' second time to approach the final hole with a possible round of 59. In 1997, he shot a 60 on the Nationwide Tour, a low record for the Tour at the time. Dennis shattered the previous 62 (-8) course record, set by 2007 Texas State Open Champion Matt Loving during round one of the Championship.

The 72-hole stroke play event consisted of 144 contestants. 48 professionals and 7 amateurs survived the 141 (+1) cut after 36-holes. All four rounds were contested at The Cascades, a 6,918 yard, par 70 layout located in Tyler, TX. The total purse was $126,880.00 with $25,000.00 awarded to the champion.

The 39th Chesapeake Energy Texas State Open is presented by Joyce Crane, Sleep Inn and Suites, TaylorMade-adidas Ashworth, and UST Mamiya.

Please note: (a) denotes amateur.

Final round results follow below.   

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Results for contest 39th Chesapeake Energy TSO :
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 1    Mikel Martinson        Lubbock, TX        70-64-65-65--264 -16 $25,000.00
 2    Matthew  Rosenfeld     Plano, TX          68-65-65-67--265 -15 $15,000.00
 3    Randy Lowry            Spring, TX         66-67-65-70--268 -12 $10,000.00
 T4   Adam Meyer             Waco, TX           71-66-68-64--269 -11 $7,300.00
 T4   Chris Parra            Dallas, TX         67-68-69-65--269 -11 $7,300.00
 T6   Kelly Grunewald        Grand Prairie, TX  68-68-68-66--270 -10 $5,400.00
 T6   Ryan Baca              Richmond, TX       68-67-68-67--270 -10 $5,400.00
 8    Todd Rossetti          McKinney, TX       67-66-72-66--271 -9  $4,300.00
 9    Martin Flores          Dallas, TX         67-66-71-68--272 -8  $3,620.00
 T10  Clark Dennis           Fort Worth, TX     71-69-74-59--273 -7  $2,586.67
 T10  Dawie Van Der Walt     Reston, VA         70-65-72-66--273 -7  $2,586.67
 T10  Travis Woolf (a)       Fort Worth, TX     74-67-67-65--273 -7  $637.50
 T10  Christopher Ward (a)   McKinney, TX       67-70-68-68--273 -7  $637.50
 T10  Andrew Landry          Groves, TX         70-70-63-70--273 -7  $2,586.67
 T15  Robert Gwin            Montgomery, TX     68-71-69-66--274 -6  $1,720.00
 T15  Will Dodson            Dallas, TX         67-73-68-66--274 -6  $1,720.00
 T15  Matt Loving            San Antonio, TX    66-66-72-70--274 -6  $1,720.00
 T15  Daniel Fox             Euless, TX         72-68-66-68--274 -6  $1,720.00
 T15  Matt Edwards           Las Cruces, NM     65-73-68-68--274 -6  $1,720.00
 T15  Mike McCaffrey         League City, TX    70-66-68-70--274 -6  $1,720.00
 T15  Shawn Stefani          Baytown, TX        70-69-65-70--274 -6  $1,720.00
 T22  Andrew Dresser         Carrollton, TX     65-67-73-70--275 -5  $1,300.00
 T22  Franklin  Corpening    Fort Worth, TX     68-67-68-72--275 -5  $1,300.00
 T24  Franklin Hatchett      Dallas, TX         69-66-74-67--276 -4  $1,100.00
 T24  Tyrone  Mordt          Arlington, TX      68-71-69-68--276 -4  $1,100.00
 T24  Matthew Stephens (a)   Mont Belvieu, TX   65-68-74-69--276 -4  $400.00
 T24  Brian Rowell           Lafayette, LA      71-69-67-69--276 -4  $1,100.00
 T24  Travis Johns           Oswego, IL         70-67-65-74--276 -4  $1,100.00
 29   Dustin  Garza (a)      Mission, TX        67-69-74-67--277 -3  $325.00
 T30  Hudson Johnson (a)     Longview, TX       71-70-69-68--278 -2  $275.00
 T30  Michael Connell        Houston, TX        67-70-69-72--278 -2  $970.00
 T32  Scott  Abbott          Dallas, TX         75-66-72-66--279 -1  $870.00
 T32  Bryce Benson           Arlington, TX      70-67-71-71--279 -1  $870.00
 T32  Jaxon Brigman          Frisco, TX         70-67-71-71--279 -1  $870.00
 T35  Ryan Posey             Dallas, TX         69-71-70-70--280 E   $745.00
 T35  Brian Ricketts         Dallas, TX         70-69-70-71--280 E   $745.00
 T37  Britt Patton           Arlington, TX      67-73-70-71--281 +1  $643.33
 T37  Joseph Totah           Palestine, TX      67-69-73-72--281 +1  $643.33
 T37  Mitchell McLeroy (a)   Mansfield, TX      68-70-71-72--281 +1  $250.00
 T37  Ben Willman            The Woodlands, TX  73-67-67-74--281 +1  $643.33
 T41  Justin Bates           Irving, TX         72-69-72-71--284 +4  $550.00
 T41  Greg Gregory           Burleson, TX       69-70-74-71--284 +4  $550.00
 T41  Blake Trimble          Houston, TX        71-70-71-72--284 +4  $550.00
 T41  Michael Whitehead (a)  Sugar Land, TX     66-73-71-74--284 +4  $225.00
 T41  Jake Saladin           Humble, TX         70-71-68-75--284 +4  $550.00
 T46  Lonny Alexander        New Braunfels, TX  68-73-73-72--286 +6  $500.00
 T46  Bill Allcorn           Abilene, TX        67-69-76-74--286 +6  $500.00
 T46  Paul Norris            Dallas, TX         71-67-73-75--286 +6  $500.00
 T46  Edward Loar            Dallas, TX         68-72-71-75--286 +6  $500.00
 T46  B.C.  Thibeaux III     Lafayette, LA      67-71-71-77--286 +6  $500.00
 51   Sean Sciba             Flint, TX          74-67-74-72--287 +7  $470.00
 T52  Ray  Richmond          Spring, TX         67-72-72-78--289 +9  $460.00
 T52  Wes Skaggs             Leander, TX        70-69-71-79--289 +9  $460.00
 54   Cole Howard            Burleson, TX       71-68-80-71--290 +10 $460.00
 55   Michael Lord           Red Oak, TX        69-72-77-74--292 +12 $460.00
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