Aledo's Savannah Moody and dad make cut at Texas Women's Open

Former Aledo standout Savannah Moody shot a 1-under on Thursday to advance to the final round Friday at Rolling Hills Country Club.
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Former Aledo standout Savannah Moody shot a 1-under on Thursday to advance to the final round Friday at Rolling Hills Country Club.


Former Aledo standout makes Texas Women’s Open cut, enjoying experience

By Brian Gosset

July 13, 2017 10:22 PM


Playing in three UIL state golf tournaments at Aledo, 2014 graduate Savannah Moody, a four-time all-district selection, had quite the high school career.

Follow that up with a national championship and All-American season with Oklahoma City University in May, Moody is having a nice stretch in her game — and she hit another milestone on Thursday night.

Moody made the cut at the Texas Women’s Open at Rolling Hills Country Club — her first in three attempts.

“It means a lot. It shows that hard work pays off and that I’ve improved over the years,” she said.

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The former Aledo standout reached 4-under on the day before finishing with a 1-under 70.

“We started off really well. My putter was falling,” Moody said. “Biggest impact was the heat, but we finished strong. We came back with a couple difficult holes so it was a good finish.”

Second round of the Texas Women's Open concluded Thursday night at Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington.


With the cut at 9-over, 55 golfers will play in the final round on Friday. Sarah Hoffman (Saline, Mich.) had a 3-under Thursday and is the leader at 4-under. Defending champion Savannah Vilaubi (Downey, Calif.) shot a 4-under and is tied for second at 3-under.

Moody is tied for 25th at 4-over, but among the players that made the cut, she was one of 11 golfers that shot under par in Round 2. She’ll start Friday from No. 1 at 9:15 a.m. alongside Kingwood’s Hanna Alberto and Lufkin’s Hannah Arnold.

After making par on each of the first four holes, Moody made birdie on the next four and five of six.

But a bogey on 14 and double bogey on 15 cost her three strokes that could have potentially put her in a tie for 11th.

“I would’ve liked to finish as well as I started today, but I’m excited I made the cut,” Moody said. “I’m excited to come back tomorrow and show what I got.”

Moody also was able to share the moment with her father and caddie, Jim.

“It’s also cool to do it with my dad — that bond that we have. I like that we can do it together,” she said. “The tournaments that we can have a caddie, he’s my caddie. He’s the reason I played golf growing up so it means a lot that I get to share this experience and every golf experience with him.”

Arlington’s Amanda McCurdy (3-over), Fort Worth’s Catherine Matranga (5-over) and Rylee Pedigo (7-over), and Texas Wesleyan senior Alex Schies (3-over) are other golfers from Tarrant County who made the cut.