Bockholt and Vesely Shoot 5-under to Lead their Divisions at the North Texas Classic
FLOWER MOUND, Texas – After the first round of the North Texas Classic, Austin’s Thomas Bockholt III leads the Boys 15-18 Division at Bridlewood Golf Club. Matthew Foster of Dallas leads the Boys 14 & under Division, while Austin’s Kaylee Vesely tied the low score of the day and leads the Girls 12-18 Division.
Bockholt recorded seven birdies en route to a 5-under score of 67 to build his slim lead heading into Sunday’s final round. Bockholt will need to keep his foot on the gas as three players currently trail him by only one shot.
Lake Jackson’s Jacob Borow, Farmers Branch’s Junwoo Park, and Zach Kingsland of Austin all trail Bockholt by one after the first round. Borow was 1-over at the turn but finished strong with a back nine score of 5-under 31, highlighted by four straight birdies starting on the 14th. Park posted a steady 4-under 68, which included five birdies and bogey. Kingsland got out to a hot start by shooting 4-under through his first five holes and coasted to a 4-under first round 68. Dallas’ Brian Jennings rounds out the top five after posting a 3-under 69.
Vesely took a commanding lead in the Girls 12-18 Division after the first round. Vesely leads by seven after recording five birdies and an eagle on Satuday to tie Bockholt for the low score of the day at 5-under 67.
Hannah Choi of Austin and Plano’s Melena Barrientos are currently tied for second after both shooting rounds of 2-over 74. Austin’s Makenzie Niblett and Plano’s Summer Lee complete the top five after posting rounds of 3-over 75.
Dallas’ Foster leads the Boys 14 & Under Division after firing a 2-under 70 in the first round. Foster holds a one shot lead over Dallas’ Tyler Lee and a two shot lead over Temple’s Daniel Moon heading into Sunday’s final round.
Bridlewood Golf Club is hosting the North Texas Classic for the first time in the tournament’s four-year history. After a three year run at Tangle Ridge Golf Course, the event makes its way to the Flower Mound area.
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