Burns, Olson, and Yerger win Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic
Briefly: Truett Burns won the Boys 15-18 division with a par on the second playoff hole over Drew Murdoch and Colin Slater. Both Grant Yerger and Maddi Olson completed wire to wire victories in the Boys 14 & under and Girls 12-18 divisions respectively.
Division Wrap-up: Fredericksburg’s Truett Burns defeated Drew Murdoch of Houston, and Austin’s Colin Slater with a par on the second playoff hole to claim the Boys 15-18 division title. Burns, Murdoch, and Slater tied with an overall score of 4-over par 148. Longview’s Rhett Sellers, Plano’s Matthew Comegys, and Lubbock’s Brian Boles carded a score of 5-over par 149 to tie for fourth place.
In the Boys 14 & Under division, Grant Yerger of Driftwood posted an overall score of 7-over par 151 to claim first place. Dallas’ Ben Delarosa posted a final round score of 6-over par 78 and a 36 hole total of 153 to finish second. Nathan Marion of San Antonio carded a final round score of 4-over par 76 to finish with a score of 10-over par 154 to claim third place.
Abilene’s Maddi Olson posted a 4-over par 76 on the day. Olson finished with a 36 hole total of 4-over par 148 and clinched the Girls 12-18 division title by five strokes. Coming in second was Morgan Miller of Cedar Park with an overall score of 9-over par 153. Sky Sudberry of The Woodlands and Avery Zweig of McKinney both carded 36 hole totals of 13-over par 157, which was good enough for a tie for third place.
Golf Course: Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, The Hills Country Club’s Flintrock Falls course offers 18 holes of championship level golf. Opening for play in 2002, this Nicklaus Design course measures out to 7,051 yards and plays as a par 72. The course design forces golfers to hit a variety of shots to maneuver around each hole while missing all the bunkers. Jack Nicklaus designed the first nine holes and his son, Jack Nicklaus II, designed the second nine. Flintrock Falls last hosted the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic in 2016. The Legends Junior Tour would like to thank the staff and membership of the Hills Country Club for hosting the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic.
Weather: Round 2 started on time and players experienced temperatures in the mid 60’s along with mild winds throughout the day.
What’s Next: The next stop on the LJT schedule will be in Houston for the Texas Girls’ Invitational at Golfcrest Country Club. You can find more information on the tournament homepage here.
More Info: For more information on the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic, you can visit the tournament homepage here.