Comegys Fires 65 to Lead Boys 15-18 Division of Bluebonnet Championship
Briefly: Matthew Comegys shoots 65 and leads the Boys 15-18 Division of the Bluebonnet Championship at Brownwood Country Club. Karina Duran leads the Girls 12-18 Division, while Bowen Ballis and Rhett O’Rear are tied atop the Boys 14 & Under Division.
Leaders: Comegys is coming off a win at the North Texas Classic at Tangle Ridge Golf Course earlier this month and leads the Boys 15-18 Division by three strokes heading into Sunday’s Final Round. The Plano native made five birdies and two eagles in his round and played the par 5s at 6-under on the day. Duran leads the Girls 12-18 Division by one stroke at 1-under. The Schertz native made three birdies and an eagle in the first round to get under par. Ballis and O’Rear are tied for the lead in the Boys 14 & Under Division at 1-under. Shenandoah’s Ballis made four birdies, including two in his final three holes, to shoot 71, while Plano’s O’Rear made five birdies on Saturday. Both are seeking their second victory in the LJT’s Boys 14 & Under Division.
In Contention: In the Boys 15-18 Division, three players are tied for second at 4-under. Highland Village’s Trevor Algya made eagle on the par-5 18th to shoot 68, while Dallas’ Pierce Johnson made five birdies and The Hills’ Jack Lawlor poured in six birdies in his round. Four players are tied for fifth at 3-under, while six players are tied for ninth in the Boys 15-18 Division at 2-under. In the Girls 12-18 Division Austin’s Darrelyn Webster and Chaemin Kim trail Duran by one stroke after shooting even-par in the first round. Mexico’s Alexa Saldana and Cypress’ Maggie Ni are tied for fourth at 1-over. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Bridgeport’s Brady Mann trails the leaders by two strokes at 1-over 73 followed by The Woodlands’ Finn Burkholder at 2-over and three other players tied for fifth at 3-over.
Golf Course: Brownwood Country Club has hosted the Bluebonnet Championship every year since its inception in 2000. The club sits in central Texas and features ample opportunities for players to go low and make birdies. The par-72 layout stretches to 6,300 yards for the boys and 5,800 yards for the girls.
Tournament Format: The Bluebonnet 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 wind was blowing at Brownwood Country Club for the first round. Temperatures ranged throughout the 80s all day with a steady wind of 15 miles per hour and gusts upwards of 30 miles per hour.
What’s Next: The final round of the Bluebonnet Championship will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday, September 27. Players will tee off the No. 1 tee throughout the day, with the Girls 12-18 Division going first, followed by the Boys 14 & Under Division and then the Boys 15-18 Division.
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