Dossey Leads Byron Nelson Junior Championship
Dossey Leads Byron Nelson Junior Championship
DALLAS – Luke Dossey of Austin said 72 was the worst score he could have shot after yesterday’s opening round. He hit 17 greens but could not get the ball to drop on the putting surfaces. On Wednesday, however, Dossey’s ball-striking was complimented by an improved effort on the greens. He fired a 3-under-par 68 to post 2-under 140 through 36 holes and leads the Byron Nelson Junior Championship by one stroke.
“The putts dropped today,” said Dossey, a 2019 Baylor University commit. “I still struck the ball really well.”
Dossey, 17, backed up to start the second round with a bogey on the par-4 third hole. He bounced back with a birdie on the par-5 fourth. Dossey’s tee shot on the par-3 fifth finished 25 feet to the right of the hole. He stood over the downhill putt, gave one last look and poured in his birdie. Dossey closed his opening nine holes with a birdie on the par-5 ninth to go out in 2-under 34.
The back nine followed suit. Dossey’s bogey free closing loop was highlighted by an up and down for birdie out of the right greenside bunker on the par-5 17th. He was greeted by a fist bump from his older brother and caddie, Cooper Dossey.
Dossey’s older brother helped to slow him down throughout the round. Cooper, a sophomore at Baylor, leaned on his own experience as he caddied for Luke.
“He has been in a lot of situations like this before,” Dossey said. “He just did a great job today of calming me down, slowing me down and making sure I was not getting quick over the ball or even in my pre-shot routine.”
Dossey missed the cut by two shots at last year’s Byron Nelson Junior Championship. This year, the Vandergrift High School junior holds the 36-hole lead and said he plans to simply stick to his game plan.
“I am just going to go out there and keep on hitting the ball like I am,” Dossey said. “Hopefully me and Cooper can match our read with my speed tomorrow on those putts.”
Mike McGraw, the Baylor Men’s Golf head coach, and Ryan Blagg, a Baylor assistant coach, followed their 2019 commit throughout Round 2. They were not alone. More than 25 coaches from across the nation were in attendance at Lakewood Country Club.
The Texas A&M assistant golf coach, Brian Kortan, was among them. He followed 2018 commit, Sam Bennett, who made a statement of his own Wednesday.
Bennett fired a 4-under-par 67 to climb the leaderboard into solo second. After bogeying the par-4 second hole, Bennett played his final 16 holes bogey free. He cashed in five birdies, including a near hole out from the fairway on the par-4 15th.
Bennett, who posted 3-over 74 yesterday, said he leaned on the late evening advice from his brother, Marcus.
“He texted me, ‘play safe but swing aggressive,’” Bennett said. “I was really just playing good the whole way through.”
The senior at Madisonville High School finished T10 in the 2015 Byron Nelson Junior Championship. He said he plans to stay relaxed and come into the final round with the same “safe, yet aggressive” mentality.
Nathan Petronzio of Bee Cave, Jack Randle of The Woodlands and Temple’s William Paysse will begin the final round at even par. They all share third place, just two shots off the lead.
Thirty-three players made the cut. They will tee it up in the final round starting Thursday at 8 a.m. For more information on the Byron Nelson Junior Championship click here.
- Photos from Texas Golf Association's post 🏆 Preston Stout and Matthew Comegys are crowned co-champions of the Legends Junior Tour #LJTNorthTXClassic after posting 11-under-par 133 through 36 holes. Ryann Honea and MacKenzie Moore also took home co-champion honors with a one-stroke victory in the Girls 12-18 ... 6 Likes
- 404: Page Not Found | Mailchimp #SaveTheDate: #FunGolf Events are now open in #Houston & #SanAntonio!
Come play in our 2-person scramble at TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course) on Oct. 14 (gross & net) & Walden on Lake Conroe on Oct. 17 (gross with flights).
- Texas Golf Association Registration Event Portal :: Master Roster Registration The #Fun continues with our most sought after event, the annual #TexasShamble!
📍 Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort
🏌️♂️ October 30: Practice Round
🏌️♂️ October 31: Round 1 (Includes Lunch)
🏆 November 1: Round 2 (Prizes/Awards/Includes lunch)
There will ... 1 Likes
- 🚨Registration for the #USWomensFourBall Qualifying closes Sept. 9th!
🏆U.S. Women’s Four-Ball Championship
⛳️Maridoe Golf Club
🗓April 24-28, 2021
Local Qualifying Sites:
Rangers Golf Club - Arlington - Sept. 23
Magnolia Creek GC - League City-Nov. 12
Apply to ...
- TGA Announces Fall Event Series for Men and Women 📢 TGA Announces Fall Series Events - a slate of new competitive tournaments for men & women with at least one new event conducted in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and the Austin-San Antonio Hill Country area. Follow the link to learn ... 14 Likes
- Timeline Photos We have two more volunteer days coming up this fall with The Spirit Golf Association at the Houston Food Bank! Follow the links to volunteer:
Monday, September 14
Saturday, October 10
https://buff.ly/2QCnuvG 3 Likes
- Jim Brown Honored with Bob Wells Volunteerism Award We are pleased to announce longtime director & past president Jim Brown has received the Bob Wells Distinguished Service Award, the TGA’s highest honor for individuals who’ve contributed to the growth of the game through volunteerism & meritorious service. 23 CommentsRavi Shah Congratulations from the Shahs. Your service to junior golf has and will continue to leave a profound legacy..Anna Schultz Congratulations Jim!! You are very deserving of this award!Chhaya Shah Congratulations Jim. Couldn’t think of a better person who deserves this recognition.52 Likes
- Photos from Texas Golf Association's post Jason Schultz of Allen and Prosper’s Russell Williams card a final round 6-under-par 66 to go wire-to-wire and win the #Texas4Ball by three strokes at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club's Weiskopf Course. The were 26-under for the championship.
In the ... 2 CommentsMark Ellis Congratulations Russell! That little course in Crockett churns out some excellent players! 😊Clay Hughey Way to go Russell Williams. Congrats to Sparky and Kennedy too. You guys represented East Texas well.21 Likes
- Following their brilliant 12-under-par 60 in Round 1, Russell Williams and Jason Schultz card an 8-under-par 64 in Round 2 at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club's Weiskopf Course to post 20-under through 36 holes and lead the field by three.
... 1 CommentsJeff Atkinson Congrats, heck of a tournament!8 Likes
- Photos from Texas Golf Association's post Russell Williams & Jason Schultz have known each other since competing as collegiate golfers in the ‘90s. On Friday, they teamed up to card an opening round 12-under-par 60 at the Texas Four-Ball and lead the field by two strokes.
... 16 Likes
- The Spirit Golf Association Announces Appointment of Charlie Epps, PGA, as Interim President The Spirit Golf Association announced today that long-time PGA Professional Charlie Epps will serve as interim president. Epps has served on the SGA Board of Directors since January 2020. Get the full details by clicking the link below. 5 Likes
- Teammates Faith Delagarza and Amari Smith win back to back #WomensFourBall Championship 🏆
🔢 Leaderboard: https://www.txga.org/womens-four-ball-championship-2020-leaderboard 4 Likes
- 🎥 Sunday at the #TexasAmateur! What a great week @bootranchtx!
A new champion has been crowned! Congratulations, @treybosco! The TGA extends its sincere appreciation to the @bootranchtx staff and membership for their efforts in making the 111th Texas Amateur ... 9 Likes