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Four Players Advance from Monday Qualifying to the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Jr. Championship
DALLAS – For the second time in history, the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship held a Monday Qualifier for the championship. The qualifier consisted of 42 players competing for the last 4 spots in the championship at Lakewood Country Club.
Price Hill, Luke D’Alise, Logan Zurn, and Parker Heath qualified for this week’s championship. Boerne native Price Hill finished first today with an even-par 71. Hill had never played Lakewood before, yet he was able to put together a good round in his first time seeing the course. “I stuck to my game plan and hit the shots I was trying to hit,” said Hill.
Luke D’Alise of Lubbock finished second with an 1-over par 72, that included an even-par front nine. D’Alise was also able to punch his ticket for the event last year in the inaugural qualifier and he took advantage of the opportunity by finishing T-15 in the championship.
Grapevine’s Logan Zurn came in third shooting a 2-over 73. “Lakewood is awesome and in great condition,” Zurn said. “I am always happy to play this course.”
Finally, there was a playoff between Dallas’ Parker Heath and James Thomson as they both shot a 3-over 74. The two went back and played the first hole. Heath bombed his drive, which landed on the green. He was able to make a two-putt for birdie and clench the last spot for the championship.
For full results of the qualifier, click here. Tee times for Tuesday’s first round of the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. For more information click here.