Dossey, Ahn and O’Rear Claim North Texas Classic Titles
Briefly: Sam Dossey shot a 4-under final round on Sunday to win the Boys Division of the North Texas Classic by two shots. Adrienne Ahn captured the Girls Division Title with a second round 3-under 69, while Rhett O’Rear closed out a one shot victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division at 9-under overall.
Champions: Austin’s Sam Dossey went wire to wire to claim the North Texas Classic Victory. He finished an impressive weekend with a final round 68 to win at 12-under 132. Dossey accumulated 12 birdies & 1 eagle over both tournament rounds, with only two bogeys. Dallas’s Adrienne Ahn completed a second round come back to win the Girls Division. Starting the day five shots back, she completely swung the deficit and closed her round with four straight birdies to win by five shots. Plano’s Rhett O’Rear held onto his first round lead, thanks to a final round of 5-under 67. O’Rear finished the event with 12 birdies, 10 of which came on different holes over both rounds
Top Finishers: In the Boys Division, Waco’s Brayden Bare couldn’t quite catch Sam Dossey and finished second at 10-under 134. Bare finished strong with bogey free final round of 5-under 67. Houston’s Preston Rouse finished third after a final round of 4-under 68. Rouse took advantage of the back nine par five’s and birdied each both rounds to finish at 9-under 135 overall. Irving’s Joe Magnani finished in fourth at 6-under 138. Katy’s Treed Huang and Austin’s Ethan Parker rounded out the top five, as they both tied for fifth at 4-under 140.
In the Girls Division, McKinney’s Kate Bennett and Tyler’s Sidney Robertson finished tied for second at 6-over 150. Katy’s Maye Huang finished fourth at 7-over 151, and Sunnyale’s Alexandra Hileman finished in fifth place at 8-over 152.
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Frisco’s Luke Colton shot a bogey free final round of 7-under 65 to finish one shot back in second place at 8-under 136. Corinth’s Nathan Zmolik matched Colton’s round of the day of 7-under 65, thanks to back to back birdies on his closing two holes. Zmolik finished in third place at 7-under 137 overall. Selma’s Shiv Parmar and Austin’s Nicholas Logis round out the top five at 1-under 143 and even par 144 respectively.
Golf Course: Tangle Ridge Golf Club has hosted the North Texas Classic six of the seven years the Legends Junior Tour has hosted the event, including the last three years. Located in Grand Prairie, the course offers a great challenge to the field, stretching out to 6,800 yards in the Boys Division, 6,300 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division and 6,000 yards in the Girls Division.
Weather: The weather continued to be great for the second round with temperatures starting in the high 60’s and reaching the low 90’s by mid afternoon. The winds remained calm below five miles per hour out of the southeast.
Tournament Format: The North Texas Classic is a 36-hole stroke play event for players 12-18 years old. All players in the field are required to have an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The North Texas Classic kicks off the Fall Swing of the Legends Junior Tour schedule.
Texas Junior Golf Alliance: The Alliance is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, Northern and Southern Texas PGA and Houston Golf Association. The goal of the Alliance was to allow junior golfers a clear path to the best tournaments in Texas. Each of the three tier-two organizations (STPGA, NTPGA, HGA) conduct events that serve as qualifiers into the statewide tier-one events run by the Legends Junior Tour (LJT). This allows players to compete in local events in which they can earn spots to play in statewide tournaments.
Next Up: The LJT travels to The Rawls Course in Lubbock on Sept. 25-26 for the 2021 Fall Challenge. For more information on the Fall Challenge, click here.