Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship

Lakewood Country Club
June 6-8, 2023

Tournament Information
Date: June 6-8, 2023
Host Club: Lakewood Country Club
LJT Staff Contact: Tournament Director - Scott Davidson

Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $340

Eligibility: This is a boys-only event. Players must have a current membership with a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players can renew or sign up with the Northern Texas PGA or the Southern Texas PGA membership to be eligible.

Entry Procedure: Players will be added to the field according to the Exemption-Based Entry procedures immediately following the close of registration. For more information on the exemption-based entry procedures, please check the LJT Eligibility & Entry Procedures.

Championship Information

Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play. The field is limited to 84 players; at the completion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 30 players and ties.

Divisions: Boys 12-18

Practice Round Information: The official practice round is Monday, June 5. Players can email Scott Davidson ([email protected]) to request a practice round time between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm. Practice round pairings will be made in groups of four off the No. 1 tee. 

Monday Qualifying: The final spots of the field will be determined by a qualifier held at Lakewood Country Club. Registration for the Monday Qualifier will open on Friday, May 19th at 9:00 A.M. The Monday Qualifier will be filled on a First Come, First Serve basis. Players will not be permitted practice rounds for the qualifier. Please do not contact the club asking about practice rounds. Caddies are permitted for the qualifier and players are responsible for providing their own caddie and it cannot be the players' parent or legal guardian.

Registration Information: Players can check in with the Registration Tent outside the golf shop on Monday, June 5 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm to receive tee gifts. Any players not able to register before their practice round must notify the Tournament Director and can pick up their gifts in scoring following the first round.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first and second rounds will be available Friday, June 2. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play). There will be a cut to the low 30 players and ties following the second round. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted for the championship. Players are responsible for providing their own caddie for the event and the caddie cannot be the player’s parent or legal guardian.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Players may withdraw themselves from the field and receive a refund up until 10 days before the first round. If you need to withdraw, please contact the Tournament Director and they will instruct you on how to complete the WD. For full refund details, please reference the LJT Competition Policies.

Transportation: Players and caddies will be required to walk during the competition, unless acting under the direction of an LJT Rules Official. Non-motorized push/pull carts will be permitted during the championship.

Spectator Carts: Spectator carts are not allowed at the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship. Spectators with a handicap placard can email Scott Davidson ([email protected]) to request a cart for the tournament rounds. Carts will not be permitted on Monday, June 6.

For complete championship information, click here.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 1 
9:00 AM - Registration Opens 

Wednesday, May 17 
5:00 PM - Registration Closes 

Friday, June 2 
3:00 PM - Pairings Released 

Monday, June 5 
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Monday Qualifying 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Player Registration 
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM - Practice Rounds 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Lunch Available 

Tuesday, June 6 
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Round 1 Tee Times off No. 1 & 10
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Lunch Available 

Wednesday, June 7
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Round 2 Tee Times off No. 1 & 10 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Lunch Available 
5:00 PM - Field Cut to Low 30 players and ties 

Thursday, June 8
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM - Final Round Tee Times off No. 1 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Lunch Available 

A) Past Champions: 

  • Gaven Lane, Preston Stout

B) Top 10 – 2022 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship: 

  • Henry Guan, Andrew Petruzzelli, Noah McWilliams, Matthew Foster, Thomas Curry, Gaven Lane, Rhett O'Rear, Brooks Harper

C) Top 5 – 2022 Texas Junior Amateur: 

  • Jaivir Pande, Luke Colton, Trenton Mierl

D) Top 5 – 2023 Texas Cup Invitational: 

  • Shiv Parmar, Grayson Sebastian

E) Top 3 – 2023 Bluebonnet Championship: 

  • Nathan Miller

F) Top 3 – 2022 George Hannon Junior Invitational: 

  • Mitchell Maier, Daniel Macias, Jackson Funkhouser

G) Top 3 – 2022 Collegiate Preview: 

  • Reese Roberts, Andrew Tucker, Aidan Dortch

H) Top 3 – 2022 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational: 

  • Ryan Shellberg, Matt Pawly, Eli Walker Campbell 

I) Champion – 2023 Winter Classic: 

  • Ben Delarosa

J) Champion – 2023 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic: 

  • Sterling Hurd

K) Champion – 2023 Spring Preview: 

  • Andrew Petruzzelli

L) 2022 LJT Tournament Champions Post ’22 VBBNJC: 

  • Ethan Law, Reese Roberts, Corbin Null, Luke Harper, Austin Hofferkamp, Elijah Galvan

M) 2022 Boys 14 & Under Player of the Year: 

  • Jack Clancy

N) 2023 Boys 14 & Under Points Leader (through Bluebonnet Championship): 

  • Henry Jackson

O) 2022 Texas Junior Amateur Champion (Boys 14 & Under): 

  • Jack Clancy 

P) Top 10 – 2023 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class (through February 1 and Texas only): 

  • Aaron Pounds, Ethan Fang, Thomas Morrison, Jack Usner, Alex Papayoanou, Rex Hargrove, Davis Ovard

Q) Top 10 – 2024 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class (through February 1 and Texas only):

  • Byungho Lee, Bowen Ballis, Daniel Zou, Blake Keen, Charlie Wylie, Jackson Hymer, Alex Huang


  • Charles Nelson, Max Chan, Andrea Birolini, Brooks Simmons, Kenneth Melendrez, Duff McKay, Awesome Burnett, Nicholas Norris, Tyson Embry, Jack Hollingsed, Dylan Kiser, Ryan Lee (Plano)


  • Jaxon Donaldson, Lewie Melton, Issac Wheeler, Esteban Gonzalez, Jack Byrd, Deacon Bauerschlag, John Solis, Jaxon Bandelier, Caleb Lumpkin, Bradley Lavinier, Yi Wen Huang, Andrew Reyes, Dylan Villarreal, Drew Sliman, Ross Anderson

T) Host Club Exemptions: 

  • Harrison Carter, Jackson Benge, Ethan Dufresne

U) Sponsor / Special Exemptions: 

  • Grayson Henegar, Trevor Gutschewski, Whit Bartlett

V) Committee Selected International Players:

  • Luis Gudino, Antonio Lopez Moreno, Carlos Antolin

The LJT reserves the right to select players to be in the field. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their spot in the field.