GARLAND, Texas – Alabama women’s golfer Kenzie Wright, who graduated in May, won the first professional tournament of her young pro career Friday afternoon, topping the 2021 Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open field, leading wire-to-wire. Competing in her home state of Texas, the tournament was hosted at the 6,409-yard, par-72 golf course, Firewheel Golf Park – Bridges Course, in Garland, Texas.
Wright posted a pair of the best rounds of her career to open the tournament strong, recording back-to-back 6-under-par rounds of 66 on Wednesday and Thursday. The Alabama alum carried a three-shot lead into the 55-person final round Friday morning, before recording a 1-over-par 73 to complete her scorecard. She tallied an 11-under-par 205 in her professional debut, topping the field by three shots.
Perhaps her best round of the tournament came in her opening 18, as she collected four birdies on the front nine and two on the back. She gathered an impressive 15 birdies on the week.
The 59 professionals in the field competed for a share of the $78,000 overall purse – a Texas Women’s Open record.
About the Tournament
- 55 players advanced to the final round Friday, while the reduced field included 29 amateurs and 25 professionals. The cut was made at five over par.
- The 54-hole, stroke-play championship featured a record field of 155 top playing professionals and amateurs.
- The 2021 Energy Producers, Inc. Texas Women’s Open field was the largest in the championship’s history with professionals from across the country, World Amateur Golf ranked amateurs, and some of the top juniors in Texas.
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