Young Marble Falls golfer plays tough USGA qualifier tournament

Marble Falls golfer Macy Fox

Macy Fox just before she began her practice round at the Tulsa Country Club on July 19. Courtesy photo

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER

TULSA, Oklahoma — Golfer Macy Fox, a student at Marble Falls Middle School, missed qualifying for the U.S. Girls’ Junior after shooting 75-77–152 during two qualifying rounds July 20-21 at the Tulsa Country Club.

Fox said the USGA qualifying tournament was the toughest she has encountered. During the first round, officials pulled golfers off the course because of lightning. That delayed them for around two hours. Fox needed only two more holes to finish the round.

By the time play was allowed, officials decided to suspend the remainder of the round because of darkness.

In addition, the competition also featured players committed to playing at universities and who represented several states and countries. Fox was one of no more than seven 13-year-old golfers to play in the qualifying rounds.

“There were times I played very well and times I didn’t play very well,” she said.

The tournament was played at the Tulsa Country Club, a course Fox had never played until she arrived July 19.

“The grass was thick and the greens were fast,” she said. “It had a lot of trees on it. It was pretty wide open, but it had a lot of trees. There weren’t a lot of blind spots.”

Fox said the greens also were firm.

“You had to land everything and place the ball on the fairway,” she said.

The youngster arrived with momentum thanks to winning the Flodder Financial Tournament in Katy on July 13-14. She shot a 73-75–148 and parred the first playoff hole for the victory.

“It was a good tournament. I played very well,” she said.

The win means she automatically qualified for several tournaments, including the Texas State Junior Championship of the Legends Junior Tour at Horseshoe Bay Resort on July 27-29.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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