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Mierl and Null, Webster and Vargas Lead North Texas Classic

Mierl and Null, Webster and Vargas Lead North Texas Classic
Briefly: Trenton Mierl and Corbin Null both shot 5 under par 66 to share the lead in the Boys Division of the North Texas Classic at Buffalo Creek Golf Club. In the Girls Division, Darrelyn Webster leads at 3-under, while Asher Vargas leads the Boys 14 & Under Division at 4-under.
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Leaders: Austin’s Trenton Mierl and Waco’s Corbin Null, both seeking their first win of on the Legends Junior Tour in 2022 are tied at the top of the Boys 15-18 Division with matching 66’s. Null had a bogey free opening round that included an eagle on the par 5 14th hole while Mierl recorded 6 birdies including 3 in a row on holes 16-18. Austin’s Darrelyn Webster made three birdies and an eagle en route to her opening round of 3-under 68 and leads by one stroke heading into Sunday’s Final Round. Springs’s Asher Vargas leads the Boys 14 & Under Division by three strokes after an opening round 67 on Saturday. He made five birdies and an eagle in his first round.
In Contention: In the Boys Division, Dallas’s Deacon Dortch and Prosper’s Ryan Shellberg are tied for third at 3-under, both are seeking their first victory with the LJT this year. Four players are tied for fifth at 2-under, while seven are tied for ninth at 1-under. In the division 15 total players are under par heading into the final round.
In the Girls Division, Tyler’s Sydney Robertson is in second at 2-under, while Dallas’ Leya Glazer and Cedar Park’s Nirjara Gulhane are tied for third at 2-over.
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Austin Le of Houston trails by three strokes, with Austins’s Ethan Hoffman in third 5 stroke behind Vargas.
Golf Course: Buffalo Creek Golf Club is hosting the North Texas Classic for the first time in the eight years the Legends Junior Tour has hosted the event. Located in Rockport, the course offers a great challenge to the field, stretching out to almost 7,000 yards in the Boys Division, 6,600 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division and 6,000 yards in the Girls Division.
Weather: The weather was perfect for the first round with temperatures starting in the low 70s and reaching the upper 80s. The winds were calm around 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 Final Round is scheduled to begin at 8:00 am off the No. 1 and 10 tees on Sunday, September 11. To see the pairings for the Final Round, click here.
For more information on the North Texas Classic, click here. To see all the scores from Buffalo Creek Golf Club, click here.