Start strong and finish strong is a good strategy for success. It was the winning formula Mansfield’s Lewis Stephenson applied to capture the Texas Senior Player of the Year Award in just his second season of eligibility.
Stephenson roared out of the gates early and finished second in the North Texas Senior Amateur and West Texas Amateur’s Senior Division. He closed out his stellar season in dramatic fashion by rolling in a 15-foot birdie on the final hole to win the Texas Senior Amateur Championship by two shots.
Stephenson racked up 1,250 Player of the Year points with the win, which gave him a cumulative total of 2,000. That was just enough to eke by runner-up Mike Peck of Irving by a mere 50 points.