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Valero Texas Open trophy gets new home on Akshay Bhatia’s mantle

Over the weekend, the Valero Texas Open closed out their event with a playoff between Akshay Bhatia and Denny McCarthy. Bhatia conquered the playoff in one hole and took home the intricate Valero Texas Open trophy sculpted by Malcolm DeMille. Congratulations to Bhatia! 

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The iconic trophy features a crystal shaped Texas and Valero flag surrounded by hand sculpted San Antonio landmarks including: The Alamo, the San Fernando Cathedral, the Tower of Life, the Tower of the Americas, Frost Tower, Marriott River Center, the Torch of Friendship and of course the world-famous San Antonio River Walk.

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The bronze perpetual trophy stands atop a three-tiered oak wood base that commemorates past champions of the Valero Texas Open going back to 1922, where the Champion’s trophy sits on a single-tier oak wood base. The team at Malcolm DeMille is proud to be a part of a historic event by creating this stunning trophy.

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A true American brand, Malcolm DeMille, Inc. was founded in Southern California in 1989. For nearly 30 years, clients have recognized MDI as a renowned jeweler, artisan, and sculptor known for craftsmanship, quality materials and pioneering techniques.  See more work at, and contact us for all your gift and award needs.


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