Today in Texas History – August 19

From the Annals of “How Low Can You Go” –  In 1962, Homero Blancas  of Houston shot a 55 at the Premier Invitational Golf Tournament in Longview. Blancas was playing for the University of Houston golf team.  Blancas had 13 birdies and an eagle to go 15 under par on the par 70 course.  It remains the lowest score in U.S. competitive golf history.  Blancas went on to join the PGA tour where he was rookie of the year in 1965.  He won four events in his career and played on the 1973 Ryder Cup team.  He is a member of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.

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