Golf: Texas Women's Open

Christi Cano wins Texas Women's Open

June, 21, 2013
Christi Cano of San Antonio shot an even-par 71 Thursday to win the Texas Women's Open by four strokes over amateur Haley Mills at Old American Golf Club in The Colony.

Cano had three birdies and three bogeys during Thursday's round to finish the two-day, 36-hole event at 3-under 139. She earned $2,500 for her first professional victory.

“I was able to stay patient and my caddie was able to help me stay in the game and move past any bad shots I had. I just trusted the clubs I chose, and it worked," Cano said. "The course was in excellent shape. ... We were very fortunate to play on this course.”

Mills, from Tyler, captured the low amateur award with a final round score of 4-over par 75 and 1-over par 143 tournament total.

Dallas' Allison Micheletti tied for third at 4-over.

Cano, Mills share first-round lead at TWO

June, 20, 2013
Christi Cano and amateur Haley Mills share the lead of the Texas Women's Open after shooting first-round 68s on Wednesday at the Old American Golf Club in The Colony.

Cano, of San Antonio, had four birdies and a bogey -- all on the back nine -- and Tyler's Mills had five birdies and two bogeys. Dallas' Allison Micheletti is one stroke back entering Thursday's final round.

Old American to host Texas Women's Open

June, 17, 2013
The Texas Women's Open will tee off along the shores of Lake Lewisville as the 36-hole stroke play event takes place at Old American Golf Club beginning Wednesday.

"With its design variety, Tour-level conditioning and variable wind conditions, Old American is ideally suited for high-caliber championship play,” NTPGA executive director Mark Harrison said in a statement. “We are excited about the test of golf it presents our players."

Jody Fleming of Melbourne, Australia, ran away with the 2012 event at The Lakes of Castle Hills with a 13-under par total, winning by five strokes.

Mansfield pro leads Texas Women's Open

June, 20, 2012
Amanda McCurdy is the only player under par after the first round of the 2012 Texas Women's Open at The Lakes at Castle Hills in Lewisville. McCurdy, from Mansfield, shot a 2-under 70 and leads by two strokes over Austin's Ginny Brown and Mansfield's Rachel Smith, an amateur, who are both at even par.

Six other players sit at 1-over par in the tightly-contested Open.

The senior division, for participants 50 years and older, has 14 women vying for the first-place prize money. Nancy Beck, an amateur from Dallas and Carolyn Creekmore, the 2006 Texas Women's Open champion from Dallas, are tied for the lead after shooting 72.

The 36-hole stroke-play event features 110 professionals and amateurs. It concludes on Thursday.