Valero Texas Open Roundup

Brendan Steele holding up the Nationwide trophy. Tournament earnings 1.1 million. photo by

PGA TOUR rookie Brendan Steele won the four day Valero Texas Open this weekend, rounding off the course with a par on the 72nd hole. Steele’s 1-under 71 shot score left him at 8-under for the tournament. TPC San Antonio hosted several big name players, including Charley Hoffman, who had three birdies and an eagle on number nine, the toughest hole on the course. Hoffman finished 7-under for the tournament.

MacArthur golf team. photo by Renee Cornue

Varisty golfer Alexis Cliburn, junior, went to the tournament, noting the course’s quality and difficulty.

“[My favorite player] of the open was Adam Scott, who tied for 23rd for the weekend. He’s really [ridiculously] good looking, being from Australia,” Cliburn said.

Cliburn also explained TPC was not a public friendly course. The site offers many vacancies in the JW Marriot for out of townies. The resort offers multiple night stays, but does not publicize as much to the city.

“I really like the course, but it’s very pricey,” she said.

TPC golf course beside the JW Marriot. photo by

The Valero Texas Open was also only one week after The Masters, and is organized to happen same week as Fiesta.

“I wish TPC had an [isolated] date for the tourney instead of on Fiesta. [Although] I’m not a huge fan of The Masters either, the whole city could [benefit] and [should] focus on the golfers and the important PGA event,” she said.

MacArthur’s team practices at several places during their season, including Windcrest and Pecan Valley, which was home to the 1960 Texas Open.

“The course is pretty clean and I enjoy playing it,” Cliburn said.

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