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LJT Texas Cup Invitational Heads to Abilene

ADDISON – The Legends Junior Tour’s Texas Cup Invitational heads to Abilene Country Club (South Course) on Mar. 11-13 for the first time in the tournament’s 15-year history. 

“The Texas Cup Invitational is always a popular event because it’s the first major of the year for the boys. We are excited to head west this year and add new names to an already impressive past champions list,” said Tournament Manager Adam Schulte. 

The Texas Cup Invitational is the first boys major on the schedule and will feature an 84-player boys-only invitational field playing 54 holes of stroke play competition. This will be the LJT boys first 54-hole event of the year.  

Opened in 1980, Abilene Country Club’s South Course (formerly known as the Fairway Course and Fairway Oaks) was designed by Ron Garl and Charles Coody. Host to PGA Tour and Senior PGA Tour events from 1981-1990, the South Course has a well-earned reputation as a long, challenging layout with narrow fairways, numerous water hazards, prominent bunkering and large, undulating green complexes. When the wind blows, as it frequently does, the 7,136-yard, par-72 South Course provides a stern test of skill for even the most accomplished players. 

The Texas Cup Invitational has previously been hosted at Ridgewood Country Club (2021), Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (2019-20), Ridglea Country Club (2017-18), Mira Vista Country Club (2013-16) and The Honors Club of Dallas (2008-12), now known as Maridoe Golf Club.  

In last year’s event San Antonio’s Patrick Kahanek edged out a packed leaderboard by one stroke after finishing 1-over for the tournament in tough conditions. He fired a final round 2-under 68 to capture the victory. 

The tournament has produced some elite past champions including Stratton Nolen (2010), Andrew Winters (2011), Chandler Phillips (2012), Braden Bailey (2013), Ryan Grider (2016), Thomas Bockholt III (2018) and Brian Boles (2019). 

The event is ranked by the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard and offers numerous AJGA Stars to the top finishers. Additionally, exemptions into future LJT Invitationals will be awarded.  

For more information on the Texas Cup Invitational at Abilene Country Club and to follow along with live scoring for the weekend, click here.