Cory Churchman

North Texas senior Cory Churchman caught fire on Sunday to capture the 64th annual W.E. Cole Cotton States, beating Baylor senior Andreas Gjesteby, 5 and 3, in the finals. 

As the temperature steadily increases so will the bodies occupying golf courses this summer.

With mid-July approaching, Bayou DeSiard Country Club, Calvert Crossing and Frenchman’s Bend will host large events.

On July 16, Calvert Crossing will host approximately 60 golfers for the club championship. The club championship will be a two-day event.

On July 22, Frenchman’s Bend will host its front nine juniors tour.

Then on July 27, Bayou DeSiard will host its prestigious W.E. Cole Cotton States Invitational, featuring elite amateur golfers from all over the world.

Stroke play will begin on the 27th and extend through the 28th. Then the match-play portion of the event will take place on the 29th and 30th.

The Cotton States has a rich tradition of high level competition with several past contestants and champions moving on to success on the PGA Tour.

A few past Cotton States players of note that did have professional careers were John Mahaffey, Gil Morgan, Bill Rodgers, Hal Sutton, David Toms and Marc Leishman. They all went on to success on the PGA Tour. Mahaffey, Rodgers, Sutton and Toms all won major championships.

The 2015 champion was Cory Churchman, of North Texas and runner up was Andreas Gjesteby of Baylor.

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