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Austin's Fox Shoots 65 To Win 92nd Texas Junior Amateur

HORSESHOE BAY, Texas – Austin’s Macy Fox fires a 7-under 65 in the final round to win the Girls Division of the 92nd Texas Junior Amateur at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Slick Rock Golf Course.

Trailing by two strokes after 36 holes, Fox teed off in the penultimate group and started her day with a birdie on No. 1. She made a bogey on No. 2 and then made par on her next six holes before another birdie on nine.

“I had chances on the front side but wasn’t making any birdie putts until No. 9,” said Fox, “The birdie on nine gave me some momentum and it carried over into the back nine.”

After making the turn at 1-under-par, Fox made a birdie on the par-5 10th, the par-5 12th and then four straight birdies on holes 14-17 to get to 11-under overall. She got up and down for par on the 18th, which capped off her sensational 6-under 30 in the final nine holes of the championship.

The win earns Fox a spot on The Dorothy Franey-Langkop Trophy, which is awarded to the winner of the Girls Division of the Texas Junior Amateur. The event has a strong list of past champions, which includes Angela Stanford, Courtney Dow, Annika Clark, Hailey Jones, Kelsey Vines and Bronwyn Burke.

Kingwood’s Elise Parel finished runner-up in the Texas Junior Amateur at 9-under 207 overall. Parel posted rounds of 68-70-69 to get to 9-under overall, making 18 birdies total through the 54-hole championship.

Austin’s Bentley Cotton and Jensen Jalufka, who were paired with Parel in the final group on Wednesday, finished third and fourth in the championship. Cotton shot 1-over 73 in the final round to get to 4-under 212 overall, while Jalufka shot 3-over 75 to get to 2-under 214 overall.

Eubin Shim of Waco, Calynne Rosholt of Cedar Park and Leah Alberto of Kingwood all tied for fifth in the Girls Division at 1-under 215. Maddi Olson finished eighth, Kaylee Vesely finished ninth, while Delaney Martin, Jackie Feldman and Madelyn Jones tied for 10th.

Maggie Ni and Natalie Cao tied for 13th at 220 overall, while Libby Singleton rounded out the top 15 at 221 overall after shooting 2-under 70 in the final round.

The Texas Junior Amateur is the largest junior golf tournament in the state. The event features 240 players spread out over four divisions. The Girls Division competed on the Slick Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort on July 23-25, while the Boys and Girls 14 & Under Divisions played 36 holes on the same golf course. The Boys Division played 54 holes on the Summit Rock Golf Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Horseshoe Bay Resort has hosted the Texas Junior Amateur in eight of the last nine years. The Slick Rock Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and features bentgrass greens along with more than 70 bunkers and a dozen water hazards on the course. The par-72 layout was stretched out to 6,011 yards for the Girls Division this week.

The 60-player field in the Girls Division was cut to the low 27 players after Tuesday’s second round. Players that were 10-over or better after 36 holes made the cut and played on Wednesday. Of the 27 players that made the cut, 10 of them were even-par or better in the final round.

This was the first Major Tournament on the Legends Junior Tour schedule for the Girls Division. Players earned double points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings, which determines the LJT Player of the Year along with the field for the George Hannon Junior Invitational, which is the next Major Tournament on the LJT schedule, and the teams for the Jackie Burke Cup.

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Texas Junior Am Round 1 at Slick Rock Complete

Horseshoe Bay, Texas – Elise Parel of Kingwood and Logan Zurn of Grapevine shoot 4-under 68 in the first round of the 92nd Texas Junior Amateur and lead their divisions at the Slick Rock Golf Course. Carrollton’s Symran Shah leads the Girls 14 & Under Division at 3-under.

Parel got her day going early with back-to-back birdies on her second and third hole after starting on No. 10. She made a bogey on the par-4 16th but bounced back with three birdies in her final nine holes, including the par-4 ninth to finish at 4-under.

Tied for second in the Girls Division are Jensen Jalufka of Austin and Eubin Shim of Waco. The duo fired matching 3-under 69s on Monday and will head into Tuesday’s second round one back. Austin’s Kaylee Vesely is tied with fellow Austin-native Ally Black in fourth at 2-under 70, while Jackie Feldman Macy Fox and Leah Alberto are tied for sixth at 1-under 71

The Girls Division of the Texas Junior Amateur is scheduled for 54 holes of stroke play competition on the Slick Rock Course at Horseshoe Bay Resort. Following Tuesday’s second round, the division will be cut down to the low 27 players and ties for Wednesday’s final round.

Zurn leads the Boys 14 & Under Division, which is competing in 36 holes of stroke play competition on the Slick Rock Golf Course.  He made five birdies in the afternoon heat, which reached temperatures upwards of 110 degrees on Monday, including back-to-back birdies on holes 13 and 14.

Keller’s Jase Summy and Dallas’ Andrew Petruzzelli are tied for second in the Boys 14 & Under Division at 2-under 70. Five players are tied for fourth in the division and are three strokes back heading into Tuesday’s final round for the division.

Shah holds a four-stroke advantage in the Girls 14 & Under Division after the first round. She made six birdies on the day, including the par-3 second hole and the picturesque par-4 14th, which features a scenic water fall in front of players tee shots.

Spicewood’s Brooke McDonough, Austin’s Darrelyn Webster and Cedar Park’s Briana Lemaire are tied for second in the division, while Harper Edwards, Ella Fisher and Lauren Rios are tied for fifth at 4-over.

The Girls 14 & Under Division is competing at the Slick Rock Golf Course over 36 holes of stroke play competition.

Horseshoe Bay Resort is hosting the Texas Junior Amateur for the eighth time in the last nine years. The event moved to The Woodlands Country Club for 2016, but has returned to the renovated Slick Rock Golf Course. Slick Rock was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and features more than 70 bunkers and 12 water hazards including the water fall on the par-4 14th.

Pairings for Tuesday’s play will start at 7:30 am off both the No. 1 and No. 10 tees. The Boys and Girls 14 & Under Divisions will stretch from 7:30 to 9:00 am, while the Girls Division will take on the heat in the 12:00 to 1:30 pm wave.

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