Former UNT golfer keeps his touch and lead at Texas State Open

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The ride home from Kingwood last fall was long and frustrating for Dallas’ Anthony Broussard.

The former University of North Texas golfer had missed getting through the second stage of PGA Tour qualifying school by one shot.

Where usually players that fail to get into the final stage of tour qualifying spend time reflecting on their games, Broussard wrestled with that one shot the whole way home.

“I played 72 holes, you know, so I had to find that one shot that was causing me problems,” he said.

“I know I’m good enough to play the PGA Tour, I know I’m good enough to be a top 50 player in the world, but that one shot was holding me back and I had to start focusing on that right away.”

Fast forward to today.

Broussard, who briefly led the chase for the Adams Tour player of the year this season and qualified for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst in June, has turned that one shot into a two-day lead at the Bright Realty Texas State Open at Castle Hills Golf Club.

He backed up an opening-round 64 with a 65 on Friday to close at 14-under 129.

One shot back is the University of Arkansas’ Kolton Crawford of Mansfield, who shot a 64 on Friday. They are followed by rookie professional Albert Miner of Sam Houston State and Dillon Rust, both at 133.

Broussard had seven birdies and a lone bogey Friday.

“The bottom line for me is that I keep doing what I’ve been doing,” he said. “If I shoot another 14 under this weekend, I think 28 under has a good chance to win the golf tournament.”

Still, it’s been a fight for Broussard to dig his game out of the funk.

In his quest to find that one shot, he began to look at one hole during the second stage that he’d apparently lost distance on.

“It was a shot that mentally I knew I had, I always been able to make,” Broussard said. “And to see it fall a little short was the difference in everything. I began to realize that something was wrong with my distances and I was making the same swing.”

Broussard has worked with several brand name clubs over his career, but made a change back to clubs he was more familiar with in college.

“It’s made all the difference,” he said. “As time has gone on, I’ve grown more confident every day and I’ve finally put some things together this year.

“I’d say the difference at this tournament from this year to last year is absolutely about the changes I made in the winter.”

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