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Parmar and Loya win Alamo Shootout
Universal City – Shiv Parmar of Selma cards a final round of 3-under 68 to win the Boys Division of the Alamo Shootout at 9-under 133 at Olympia Hills Golf and Event Center. Marissa Loya of San Antonio wins the Girls Division carding a final round 2-over 73 for a two-day total 3-over 145.
Champions: Shiv Parmar of Selma continued his stellar play at the Alamo Shootout, after carding a first round 65, Parmar followed it with a final round 68 to finish at 9-under 133. Parmar’s final round was highlighted by a back nine that clinched the championship carding birdies on five of the nine holes. Parmar, a host club member, noted that practicing on the Olympia Hills greens weekly definitely helped him in securing the victory. Parmar birdied fifteen of thirty-six holes on the weekend. In the Girls Division, San Antonio’s Marissa Loya overcame a two-shot deficit coming into the final round to claim the championship. Loya used five birdies and consistent play over the final eighteen holes to shoot 2-over 73 and win the division by five shots.
Top Finishers: Austin’s Sterling Hurd finishes second at 7-under 135. Hurd entered the final round tied with Parmar at 6-under. Hurd’s final round front nine saw three bogeys, however like Parmar he turned his game up for the final nine holes. Hurd eagled the par five seventeenth hole to put extra pressure on Parmar, but the comeback fell just short. Selma’s Aadi Parmar, young brother of Shiv, rounded out the Boys Division top three finishers carding rounds of 68-72-140 for the event. In the Girls Division, San Antonio’s Danielle Bailey finished in second five shots behind Loya after rounds of 73-77-150. Lindsay Kneer leader after round one carded a final round 83 to finish the Alamo Shootout at 153.
Event Format: The Alamo Shootout is a 36-hole stroke play event with players competing in two divisions: Boys 12-18 and Girls 12-18. The field was selected based on the order of player signups.
Weather: Morning temperatures were in the low to mid 40’s and climbed to the high-50’s in the afternoon. The wind was much more a factor for the final round with gusts up to 25 mph by the afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy throughout the day.
Golf Course: Designed by Finger, Dye, Spann Group and opened in 2000, Olympia Hills Golf & Event Center is a premier 18 hole golf and event center located in the heart of Hill Country, Olympia Hills features Bermuda grass and some incredible elevation changes. Olympia Hills is most known for its massive live oaks that are seen throughout the golf course. The Boy’s Division played from approximately 6,636 yards and the Girl’s Division played from 5,729 yards.
What’s next: The LJT starts the 2024 golf season on January 20-21 with the Winter Classic at The Wilderness Golf Club in Lake Jackson, TX.
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