Salazar, Sinz and Pounds Win at Flodder Financial Shootout
1. Jacob Salazar, League City 139
2. Rustyn Goolsby, Mt. Pleasant 144
T3. Connor Adams, Dallas 145
T3. Spencer Olejniczak, Fulshear 145
T3. William Sammons, Spring 145
1. Elina Sinz, Katy 145
2. Lauren Nguyen, Katy 147
3. Maelynn Kim, Katy 149
T4. Sydney Givens, Austin 150
T4. Delaney Martin, Boerne 150
Boys 14 & Under
1. Aaron Pounds, The Woodlands 141
2. Kevin Mu, Austin 147
T3. Brecken Franklin, Montgomery 148
T3. Braeden Hoyt, Houston 148
T5. Nathan Marion, San Antonio 151
In Contention: Rustyn Goolsby of Mt. Pleasant finished runner-up in the Boys 15-18 Division at even-par 144. Three players tied for third place including 2018 Boys 15-18 Champion of this event, Connor Adams, at 1-over 145 overall. Fellow Katy residents Lauren Nguyen and Maelynn Kim placed second and third in the Girls 12-18 Division. Nguyen finished at 3-over 147, while Kim finished at 5-over 149. Sydney Givens and Delaney Martin tied for fourth in the division. Austin’s Kevin Mu made a birdie on his 36th hole to secure a second-place finish in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Montgomery’s Brecken Franklin and Houston’s Braeden Hoyt tied for third in the division at 4-over 148.
Golf Course: The Club at Falcon Point is hosting the Flodder Financial Shootout for the second time in as many years. The club is celebrating its 35th year in 2019 after opening in 1984. The duo of Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge designed the par-72 layout, which features 18 holes that tests the full bag of each golfer.
Weather: The weather for Tuesday’s final round was ideal for golfers. Temperatures crept up above 90 degrees but the blue skies and still winds allowed players a chance to make birdies and challenge the course.
Tournament Format: The Flodder Financial Shootout is a 36-hole stroke-play event for players ages 12-19 that have an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The event is divided into three divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and
Tournament History: This is the seventh year of the Flodder Financial Shootout, but the list of past champions is one of the strongest on the Legends Junior Tour. Walker Lee and Cole Hammer are past champions and have both gone on to qualify for and compete in a U.S. Open Championship. Other past champions include Travis Vick, Isha and Ashni Druva, Scott Roden, Michael Perras, Garrett Martin, Macy Fox and Treed Huang.
Tournament Exemptions: All players that finish in the top half of each division will earn points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek.
Next Up: The Legends Junior Tour heads to the DFW area with the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship at Brookhaven Country Club on July 1-2. Qualifying for the Texas Junior Amateur Boys Division is underway throughout the state.
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