Aug. 3, 2014
DENTON – Former North Texas golfer Anthony Broussard steam rolled his way to the Bright Realty Texas State Open title by leading wire-to-wire and shooting 19-under par to win at Castle Hills Country Club. Broussard picked up the title at the 44th playing of the Texas State Open and a check for $25,000. It is the first win of the season for Broussard.
“It’s cool to win at home in front of the people that you love,” said Broussard. “I’m just blessed to have all of the support that I do.”
Broussard joins a list of champions that includes Lee Trevino, Ben Crenshaw and current NT women's golf coach Jeff Mitchell to win the Texas State Open
He opened the tournament with an 8-under par score of 64 and never looked back. Broussard built enough of a lead that his final round of 72 was enough to win by three strokes.
Broussard, who played in the U.S. Open Championship this summer and is currently on the Adams Pro Tour, joins Carlos Ortiz as former North Texas golfers to win professional events this season. Ortiz has two victories on the Web.com Tour.
In addition to Broussard’s championship this weekend, former Mean Green great Joel Edwards shot a 5-under par at the 3M Championship to finish tied for 34th place on the Champions Tour.