t HISTORY OF THE TEXAS STATE OPEN The Texas State Open has a long and storied history. The Open began in 1960 when the great amateur Homero Blancas captured the title. No amateur has since been able to win the Texas State Open. The Texas State Open has crowned many past and future stars over its 48-year history. Past Champions who have gone on to compete on the PGA TOUR include Ben Crenshaw, Lee Trevino, Jeff Maggert, Blaine McCallister, Brad Lardon, Kris Cox, Kelly Grunewald, Cameron Beckman, Martin Piller and Shawn Stefani. 2005 Low Amateur, Jhonattan Vegas has also gone on to compete on the PGA TOUR and has won several events since. Three-time Texas State Open Champions include: Ben Crenshaw (’75, ’79 and ’80), Jeff Maggert (’88, ’90 and ’94) and Kelly Grunewald (‘02, ‘05 and ‘06). Lee Trevino leads the list of those with two Texas State Open victories. Over the past 48 years the tournament has seen many changes, but one thing has stayed consistent and that is the level of com- petition. The field remains as strong as ever, and because of this, the purse has steadily grown over the years.