Reina, Baylor Take First Texas Regional

Waterchase GC--7 teams met in Arlington, TX to begin “The Road to Myrtle Beach” by competing in the first of two NCCGA Texas Regional tournaments this fall. Baylor, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas A & M, SMU, UT-Tyler, and Houston teed it up at Waterchase Golf Course (6900 yds. Par 72) on September 21-22. Sunny skies and light winds provided for great scoring conditions at this hazard filled, perfectly groomed golf course. 

After the first round, Baylor emerged with a 5-shot lead after sophomore trio Chris Reina, Hogan Hudgins, and Matt Brugner fired rounds in the 70’s. TCU played well, finishing at 389. Due to darkness, Texas A&M and SMU had to finish their final holes on Sunday morning. Texas A & M came out with a score of 397, 12 shots behind the Bears.

Nearly every team improved their scores on Sunday. As scores started to roll in, it was clear that TCU, Baylor, and Texas A & M were going to stand alone at the top. Matt Brugner (Baylor & Texas Regional Coordinator) and Sam Hall put up solid rounds for the Bears with 74 and 76. TCU fought to make a comeback, shooting 5 rounds in the 70’s including a 73 (Ryan Sisco) and 74 (Cole Bradford). In the end, the comeback was not enough to stop the Baylor Bears. Chris Reina (So.) came in with an incredible 4-under-par 68 to lap the field for medalist. His 3 eagles on Day 2 led the Bears to their first ever regional tournament victory.

Team Scores

1. Baylor 757

2. TCU 765

3. Texas A & M 784

4. SMU 833

5. Houston 843

6. Oklahoma St. 872

7. UT-Tyler 885


All Tournament Team

1. Chris Reina (Baylor) -- 139

2. Dan Wagner (TCU) -- 150

T3. Matt Brugner (Baylor) -- 151

T3. Anthony Sryko (A & M) -- 151

5. Cole Bradford (TCU) -- 152

6. Hogan Hudgins (Baylor) -- 154

T7. Nick Holditch (UT-Tyler) -- 155

T7. Zac Matson (Okla St.) -- 155


NCCGA Texas Team Records Broken

Most National Qualifying Points (History) -- Texas A & M (10)

Best Tournament Scoring Average (History) -- TCU (+87)

Best Team Round -- Baylor (+13)

Best Team Improvement (R1 to R2) -- Houston (35 strokes)

Best Team Tournament Score -- Baylor (+37)

Most All-Tourney Team Members (History) -- Texas A & M (8)


NCCGA Texas Individual Records Broken

Best Round Chris Reina Baylor -- 68 (-4)

Best 36 Hole Total Chris Reina Baylor -- 139 (-5)

Best 9 Hole Score Chris Reina Baylor -- 33 (-3)

Career Average Chris Reina Baylor -- 69.5 (-2.5)

Biggest Improvement Kifton Vanemon Houston -- 16 strokes (90-74)

Aaron Gonzalez TCU -- 16 strokes (98-82)