James A. Ragan Memorial Returns to Corpus Christi Country Club
ADDISON – The Legends Junior Tour is set to head south for the seventh James A. Ragan Memorial at Corpus Christi Country Club on Oct. 10-11.
James Ragan was a former Legends Junior Tour Player that was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer when he was 13 years old. Ragan founded the Triumph Over Kids Cancer Foundation, which has raised more than $3 million for cancer research.
James started playing on the Legends Junior Tour in 2008 and recorded three top-25 finishes. The Corpus Christi native won the 2010 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic and earned his way into the prestigious Jackie Burke Cup. The same year, he was presented with the LJT’s first Sportsmanship Award and a year later the award was named after him. James passed away in February of 2014.
Corpus Christi CC has hosted this event each year since 2017 and was the home course of James Ragan. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and features 18 holes of championship golf nestled next to Corpus Christi Bay. The club was originally founded in 1909 and relocated to the current spot in 1963.
The James A. Ragan Memorial is ranked nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek. The event’s 84-player field will vie for exemptions into future LJT Invitational events like the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship, the Texas Junior Amateur, The Texas Girls’ Invitational and the Texas Cup Invitational as well as compete for AJGA Performance Stars.
The tournament starts on Sunday, Oct. 10 with tee times starting at 8:00 AM. The final round is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 11 with tee times starting at 8:00 AM. The awards ceremony will take place as soon as play is completed on Monday.