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Crowded Leaderboards at Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship

Briefly: Frisco’s Davis Ovard, Mansfield’s Cameron Beck, and Heath’s Matthew Watkins are all tied atop the leaderboard at 2-under 70 in the Boys 15-18 Division. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Alise Knudson of Dallas, Magnolia’s Halle Whitney, and Frisco’s Caroline Kent are all tied for the lead after rounds of 4-over 76. Nathan Miller of Dallas fires a 2-under 70 to take the first round lead in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Leaderboard:

Boys 15-18 Division

T1. Davis Ovard, Frisco                         70
T1. Matthew Watkins, Heath               70
T1. Cameron Beck, Mansfield              70
4. Seth Bearden, Crowell                      69
5. Sam Dossey, Austin                           72

Girls 12-18

T1. Alise Knudson, Dallas                     76
T1. Halle Whitney, Magnolia                76
T1. Caroline Kent, Frisco                        76
T4. Lauren Rios, Coppell                        77
T4. Farah O’Keefe, Austin                      77

Boys 14 & Under

  1. Nathan Miller, Dallas                             70
    2. Christian Clanton, Trophy Club       77
    T3. David Kramp, Dallas                        78
    T3. Rhett O’Rear, Plano                         78
    T3. Finn Burkholder, The Woodlands 78

 

In Contention: Seth Bearden of Crowell trails the Boys 15-18 Division leaders by one after posting a round of 1-under 71. Austin’s Sam Dossey made six birdies on the day to post an even par round of 72 and round out the top 5 after round one. Lauren Rios of Coppell, Farah O’Keefe of Austin, and Plano’s Ellie Roth all sit one shot back of the leaders after posting rounds of 5-over 77. Trophy Club’s Christian Clanton sits seven shots back after a first round score of 5-over 77. Dallas’s David Kramp and Brooks Harper are tied for third with Plano’s Rhett O’Rear and The Woodland’s Finn Burkholder at 6-over 78.

Golf Course: Brookhaven Country Club features three unique courses that were designed by Byron Nelson and Press Maxwell in 1958. The Masters Course is hosting the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship for the second straight year and stretches out to 6,900 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division, 6,500 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division and 6,000 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

Tournament Format: The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-19 that have a valid membership with a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The tournament field features 120 players across three divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18.

Weather: The first round consisted of windy conditions with players facing winds of 18 mph throughout the day, and gusts of up to 28 mph. After a cool morning, the temperature climbed up towards 93 degrees in the early afternoon.

What’s Next: The final round of the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is set for Tuesday, June 30. Pairings for the final round were redrawn according to scores from the first round and can be viewed by clicking here

For more information about the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Monday’s action, click here.