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Null, Robertson, and Vargas Claim North Texas Classic Titles

Null, Robertson, and Vargas Claim North Texas Classic Titles

Briefly: Corbin Null shot a 4-under 67 on Sunday to win the Boys Division of the North Texas Classic by 4 shots. Sidney Robertson, captured the Girls Division Title with a second round 1-under 70, while Asher Vargas ran away to a 14 shot victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division at 10-under par overall.

Champions: Waco’s Corbin Null went wire to wire to claim the North Texas Classic Victory. He finished an impressive weekend with a final round 67 to win at 9-under 133. Null accumulated 9 birdies & 1 eagle over both tournament rounds. Tylers’s Sidney Robertson completed a second round come back to win the Girls Division. Starting the day one shot back and posted a 1-under par 70 to take the victory. Springs’s Asher Vargas extended his 3 shot first round lead to 1 14 shot victory, thanks to a final round of 6-under 65. Vargas finished the event with 9 birdies and 2 eagles.
Top Finishers: In the Boys Division, Boerne’s Price Hill couldn’t quite catch Corbin Null as the two matched 67’s in the second round to finish second at 5-under 137. The trio of Brooks Harper from Dallas, Ryan Shellberg from Prosper and Trenton Mierl from Austin finished tied for third place at 4-under par 138. Dallas’s Andrew Petruzzelli and Reese Roberts both finished in a tie for sixth at 3-under par 139.
In the Girls Division, Austin’s Darrelyn Webster finished second as her second round 73 wasn’t enough to hold the lead she held after round 1 as she finished the tournament with a 1-under par total of 141. Cedar Park’s Jiyu Han finished the tournament in third place with an even par 142 36-hole total. Rounding out the top 5 were Nirjara Gulhane of Cedar Park and Leya Glazer of Dallas.
In the Boys 14 & Under Division, College Station’s Ryan Lee and Austin’s Ethan Hoffman finished tied for second at 4-over par 146. Rounding out the top 5 were Aiden Tiet of Garland and Austin Le from Houston. Both players finished in a tie for fourth at 6-over par 148.
Player of the Years Points: Corbin Null, Sydney Robertson and Asher Vargas all earned 500 points in the Player of the Year Point Race. Points are awarded at each tournament to the top half of each age division.
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 Rockwall, 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 continued to be great for the second round with temperatures starting in the high 60’s and reaching the upper 80’s by mid-afternoon. The players were faced with breezy conditions with wind around 10-12 mph throughout the day.
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 Nutcracker Golf Club in Granbury for the Fall Challenge on October 1-2.