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Vick, Lee and Hammer get sponsor exemptions for the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open

Houston, TX- EAstros Golf Foundation announced today that three Houston natives, Travis Vick, Walker Lee and Cole Hammerhave won sponsorship waivers play in the Cadence Bank Houston Open 2022, set for November 10-13 at Memorial Park Golf Course.

Travis Vick is a senior at the University of Texas, originally from Houston and a graduate of Second Baptist School. Vick earned the deciding point as the Texas Longhorns captured the 2022 NCAA men’s golf title. At the 2022 US Open, he earned minor amateur honors by shooting a 73 on Sunday. Prior to Texas, he was the 2017 PGA of South Texas Junior Player of the Year, won the 2018 Junior PLAYERS Championship, was a 2018 AJGA Rolex Junior All-American First Team Member, and ranked No. 2 in the class of 2019 by Golfweek / Sagarine.

Walker Lee, also from Houston, is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University. In his fifth year in 2021-22, Lee earned PING Third Team All-America, PING All-Central Region Team honors and was named to Team USA for the Arnold Palmer Cup. He appeared in 10 tournaments in his senior college season, averaging 70.83 and winning the Marquette Intercollegiate and Aggie Invitational. Prior to his college career, Lee was ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard as the No. 2 player in the state of Texas and the No. 18 player nationally and was named a 2016 All-American by the American Junior Golf Association. , among other honors.

Cole Hammer played collegiately at the University of Texas from 2018-22, winning the 2022 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship and four individual tournaments during his career. He earned All-America honors as a rookie in 2019 and third-team honors as a senior in 2022. The Houston native and Kinkaid graduate, earned three All-Big 12 selections and was named to both 2019 NCAA Division I National Freshman of the Year and Big 12 Freshman of the Year. He finished No. 5 in the University PGA TOUR, Presented by Velocity Global Class of 2022, earning him spots in all remaining outdoor events on the 2022 Korn Ferry Tour schedule and tournament finals. Korn Ferry 2022 Qualifier. He placed in the top 10 at the Memorial Health Championship, presented by LRS, where he finished tied for seventh.

**FIELD
** The field for the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open is coming together, headlined by the world’s No. 1 player, 2022 PGA TOUR Player of the Year and 2022 Masters champion, Scottie Scheffler. Sam Burns, Jason Day and Sahith Theegala have also committed to play in 2022.

burns, a native of Shreveport, La., and a graduate of Louisiana State University, is set to compete at the Houston Open for the fourth consecutive season. He has four PGA TOUR wins, including three in the 2021-22 season with wins at the Valspar Championship, Charles Schwab Challenge and Sanderson Farms Championships. In 2021-22, he qualified for the TOUR Championship for the second straight year, finishing No. 24 in the FedExCup standings. He finished the regular season in 2021-22 ranked 3rd in the FedExCup standings and was one of only three players to finish the regular season in the top 10 in 2021 and 2022.

Day, former winner of the Major and former No. 1 in the world rankings, is entering the field for the third consecutive season. In addition to his 2015 PGA Championship crown, he has four other top-three major finishes, including tied for second at the 2011 US Open, third at the 2013 Masters, tied for second at the US Open 2013 and second at the PGA Championship 2016. . In total, he has 12 victories on the PGA TOUR. In the 2021-22 season, he qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs for the 15th consecutive season.

Theegala is coming off a stellar rookie season in 2021-22, where he qualified for the TOUR Championship and finished No. 28 in the FedExCup standings. He led the PGA TOUR in birdies (433) and rounds in the ’60s (55). He recorded five top-five finishes, highlighted by a second-place finish in the Travelers Championship, and made 26 cuts in 32 starts.

COMMUNITY PARTNER EVENTOn Thursday, October 6, the Astros Golf Foundation hosted community partners at Memorial Park Golf Course to learn more about this year’s exciting tournament updates and to play the same course the pros will be playing in just over a month.

CADENCE BANK HOUSTON OPEN TICKETS ON SALE NOW**
Tickets** for the Cadence Bank Houston Open 2022 are still on sale to the public at houstonopen.com/tickets.

Monday October 10 is the last day fans can be general admission good every day tickets. These tickets offer the most flexibility as you can later choose the day of the tournament you will participate in.

After Monday, October 10, options for fans will be choose your general admission day ticket and the place hopper ticket.

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