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Valdez and O’Keefe Win Alamo Shootout

Valdez and O’Keefe Win at Alamo Shootout

Kerrville – Palmer Valdez cards a final round of 2-under 70 to win the Boys Division of the Alamo Shootout at 4-over 148. Farah O’Keefe fires 2-under 70 and comes out on top in a two-player playoff to win the Girls Division at 4-over 148.

Leaderboard:

Boys Division
1. Palmer Valdez 148
T2. Kuan Zhou 150
T2. Henry Stone 150
T4. Four Tied 151

Girls Division
1. Farah O’Keefe 148 *Won in Playoff
2. Marissa Loya 148
3. Mimi Burton 149
4. Darrelyn Webster 152
5. Sarah Reed 154

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Champions: Palmer Valdez, of Southlake, wins the Boys Division by two strokes after carding rounds of 78-70 to finish at 4-over 148. Palmer’s final round of 2-under 70 was powered by five birdies and was the only sub-par round in the Boys Division for the event. In the Girls Division, Austin’s Farah O’Keefe came from behind to force a playoff at 4-over 148. O’Keefe’s final round 2-under 70 was the only score under par in the Girls Division, and she closed out the victory on the fourth playoff hole.

Top Finishers: Austin’s Henry Stone, who held the lead following the first round, finishes tied for second with Kuan Zhou of Sugar Land at 6-over 150. Stone had six birdies for the event, including a stretch of three in a row during the final round. The Hills’ Ethan Dufresne, Austin’s Grant Yerger, Dallas’ Aidan Dortch, and Temple’s Daniel Moon finished tied for fourth at 7-over 151. In the Girls Division, San Antonio’s Marissa Loya finished runner-up following a four-hole playoff. Loya’s finsihed with an overall score of 4-over 148. Austin’s Mimi Burton finished third at 5-over 149 and Austin’s Darrelyn Webster finished in fourth at 8-over 152.

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: Play was delayed and suspended due to frost for half an hour this morning, resuming at 9:30 AM. During play, competitors enjoyed low winds and temperatures that steadily climbed into the low-60’s by midday.

Golf Course: Designed by close friends Joe Finger and Byron Nelson in 1974, Riverhill Country Club’s 18-hole course is a premier location for golf in Texas and the United States. Based in the heart of Hill Country, the course boasts its rare bent-grass greens and a 7,137 yard, 72-par challenge featuring scenic creeks, hills and a lake throughout the property. Over time, the course became Nelson’s favorite, where he was quoted saying, “If I had only one golf course to play, it would be Riverhill.” The Boys Division played from approximately 6,800 yards while the Girls Division played the course at approximately 5,950 yards.

What’s next: The LJT starts the 2022 golf season on January 15-16 with the Winter Classic at Dallas Athletic Club’s Blue Course.

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Stone Leads at Alamo Shootout

Kerrville – Henry Stone of Austin shoots even-par 72 at Riverhill Country Club to lead the Boys Division of the Alamo Shootout. Marissa Loya of San Antonio and Mimi Burton of Austin share the lead of the Girls Division with a pair of 3-over 75’s.

Leaderboard:

Boys Division
1. Henry Stone 72
T2. Parker Heath 73
T2. Jackson Vesper 73
T4. Daniel Moon 74
T4. Aidan Dorth 74

Girls Division
T1. Marissa Loya 75
T1. Mimi Burton 75
T2. Kate Tilma 76
T2. Darrelyn Webster 76
T5. Three Tied 78

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Leaders: Stone, class of 2023, made three birdies on the day to take a narrow one-stroke lead in the Boys Division. In the Girls Division, Loya and Burton each carded three birdies in route to their shared one-stroke lead following the first round. Burton’s final birdie came by chipping in on the 18th hole in front of a small gallery.

In Contention: Trailing Stone by one stroke in the Boys Division are Dallas’ Parker Heath and the Colony’s Jackson Vesper who each fired 1-over par 73’s. Temple’s Daniel Moon and Dallas’ Aidan Dorth sit two strokes back with 74’s. In the Girls Division, Kate Tilma of Wichita, KS and Darrelyn Webster of Austin sit one stroke off of the lead. A trio of players sit tied behind them, three strokes off of the lead.

Event Format: The Alamo Shootout is a 36-hole stroke play event with players competing in two divisions: Boys and Girls 12-18. The field was selected based on the order of player registration.

Weather: Temperatures started in the mid-40s in the morning and rose to the low-50s by the end of the day. Players faced ten to twenty mile per hour winds and saw mostly cloudy skies.

Golf Course: Designed by close friends Joe Finger and Byron Nelson in 1974, Riverhill Country Club’s 18-hole course is a premier location for golf in Texas and the United States. Based in the heart of Hill Country, the course boasts its rare bent-grass greens and a 7,137 yard, 72-par challenge featuring scenic creeks, hills and a lake throughout the property. Over time, the course became Nelson’s favorite, where he was quoted saying, “If I had only one golf course to play, it would be Riverhill.”

What’s next: The Final Round of the Alamo Shootout is scheduled for a 9:00 am start on Sunday, with tee times going until 11:00 am off the No. 1 & 10 tees. At the conclusion of play on Sunday, the top finishers will be awarded.

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Alamo Shootout Set for Dec. 11-12

KERRVILLE – The Alamo Shootout will be played at Riverhill Country Club from Dec. 11-12.

In its seventh playing, the only Legends Junior Tour championship played in the San Antonio area returned to the schedule in 2017 after a brief pause from 2012-2016.

“The Legends Junior Tour really benefits from having great junior golfers in every corner of the state and we’re excited to have our players at one of the best courses in the hill country,” LJT Tournament Director Adam Schulte said. “Riverhill Country Club will be a challenge for our players, and the Alamo Shootout has touted a strong field each year since it first started.”

Last year, Daniel Moon of Temple carded a final round 3-over 75 at River Crossing Club. The now 17 year old posted 1-under for the championship to capture the Boys Division by three strokes. In the Girls Division, Houston’s Avery Thompson clinched the victory over Grace Jin of San Antonio.

The 2021 field includes some of the top LJT players and will be divided into a Boys and Girls Division. Scheduled for 36-holes of individual stroke play, the 84-player field will look to earn exemptions into 2022 LJT championships.

“The LJT is excited to conclude another fantastic year of competitive golf at a great venue like Riverhill,” said Schulte. “We look forward to crowing our last champions of the year at the Alamo Shootout and are excited for a fun 2022 schedule.”

Riverhill Country Club will play host to the Alamo Shootout for the first time.  The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by architect Joe Finger. The hill country course is consistently rated as one of the top courses in Texas and provides one of the most beautiful layouts.

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Alamo Shootout

Riverhill Country Club
December 11-12, 2021

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Dates: December 11-12, 2021
Host Club: Riverhill Country Club
Address: 100 Riverhill Club Ln E, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: (830) 896-1400
LJT Staff Contact: Tournament Manger, Adam Schulte

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $285

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of individual stroke play. The field is limited to 84 players.

Divisions: Boys, Girls

Practice Round Information: Players will be responsible for making their own tee times with the club no earlier than seven days prior to the practice round date. The official practice round date is Friday, December 10. The fee is $25 and does not include a cart. Please call the golf shop at (830) 896-1400.

Policies & Procedures

Cancellation / Withdrawal Policy: The cancellation deadline is 10 days prior to the tournament start date. For refund details please check the LJT Competition Policies.

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Riverhill Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Friday, December 10
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Official Practice Rounds

Saturday, December 11
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Round 1 Tee Times (#1 & #10 Tees)

Sunday, December 12
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Final Round Tee Times (#1 & #10 Tees)



Alamo Shootout

Riverhill Country Club
December 11-12

General Information

Dates: December 11-12, 2021
Host Club: Riverhill Country Club
Address: 100 Riverhill Club Ln E, Kerrville, TX 78028
Phone: (830) 896-1400
LJT Staff Contact: Tournament Manger, Adam Schulte

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $285

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of individual stroke play. The field is limited to 84 players.

Divisions: Boys, Girls

Practice Round Information: Players will be responsible for making their own tee times with the club no earlier than seven days prior to the practice round date. The official practice round date is Friday, December 10. The fee is $25 and does not include a cart. Please call the golf shop at (830) 896-1400.

Policies & Procedures

Cancellation / Withdrawal Policy: The cancellation deadline is 10 days prior to the tournament start date. For refund details please check the LJT Competition Policies.

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Riverhill Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Friday, December 10
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Official Practice Rounds

Saturday, December 11
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Round 1 Tee Times (#1 & #10 Tees)

Sunday, December 12
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Final Round Tee Times (#1 & #10 Tees)

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Moon and Thompson Win at Alamo Shootout

Spring Branch – Daniel Moon cards a round of 3-over 75 to win the Boys 12-18 Division of the Alamo Shootout at 1-under 143. Avery Thompson erases a one-shot deficit to win the Girls 12-18 Division at 3-over 147.

Leaderboard:

Boys 12-18

  1. Daniel Moon             143
  2. Parker Heath            146
  3. Tyler Gardner           146
  4. Joe Stover                  146
  5. Brannan Cox             148

Girls 12-18

  1. Avery Thompson      147
  2. Grace Jin                    148
  3. Marissa Loya             149
  4. Jiyu Han                     149

Full Leaderboard

Champions: Daniel Moon wins the Boys 12-18 Division by three shots after carding rounds of 68-75 to finish at 1-under overall. With no players breaking par in the final round due to tough weather conditions, Moon’s final round 75 was enough to outlast the field and hold onto his first round lead. This is Moon’s second Alamo Shootout title on three years. In the Girls Division, Avery Thompson put together a solid round of 2-over 74 in tough conditions to win her first LJT title with an overall total 147, 3-over par. Thompson made three birdies on the day en route to the low final round in the Girls 12-18 Division.

Top Finishers: Dallas’s Parker Heath, Houston’s Tyler Gardner, and Joe Stover of Cockeysville finished tied for second at 2-over 146 overall. Jacob King of Boerne and Austin’s Brannan Cox both finished tied for fifth at 4-over 148 overall in the Boys 12-18 Division.  In the Girls 12-18 Division, San Antonio’s Grace Jin finished runner-up at 4-over 148. Marrisa Loya of San Antonio and Cedar Park’s Jiyu Han finished tied for third at 5-over 149 overall.

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: Play was delayed and suspended due to fog for two hours and twenty minutes this morning. Play resumed at 11:15 AM and players battled strong winds with gusts up to 33 miles per hour throughout the afternoon.

Golf Course: The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Larry Hawkins and opened for play in 2001. The oak tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain of the Hill Country create a scenic test of golf for players of all skill levels. The course is being played at 6,700 yards in the Boys 12-18 Division, and 5,800 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division. The Legends Junior Tour would like to thank the membership and staff of River Crossing Club for their hospitality and continued support of amateur golf in Texas.

What’s next: The LJT starts the 2021 golf season on January 16-17 with the Winter Classic at Dallas Athletic Club’s Blue Course.

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Moon and Jin Lead at Alamo Shootout

Spring Branch – Daniel Moon shoots 4-under 68 at River Crossing and leads the Boys 12-18 Division of the Alamo Shootout. Grace Jin leads the Girls 12-18 Division at even-par 72.

Leaderboard:

Boys 12-18

1. Daniel Moon                68

2. Davis Grindle                70

3. Joe Stover                      71

Girls 12-18

1. Grace Jin                         72

2. Karina Duran                 73

2. Marissa Loya                  73

2. Avery Thompson           73

2. Jiyu Han                          73

Full Leaderboard

Leaders: Daniel Moon is looking to win his second Alamo Shootout title, after winning the Boys 14 & Under Division in 2018 at The Club at Sonterra. Moon, of Temple, made six birdies on the day to take a two-stroke lead in the Boys 12-18 Division. In the Girls Division, Grace Jin is looking to secure her first LJT win in tomorrow’s final round. Jin, of San Antonio, leads the Girls 12-18 Division by one shot after shooting a steady round of even par with three birdies and three bogeys. Jin is trailed by four players who are tied at 1-over par.

In Contention: Trailing Moon in the Boys 12-18 Division is Round Rock’s Davis Grindle who currently sits two shots back at 2-under 70. Cockeysville’s Joe Stover finished today in third at 1-under, while Boerne’s Jacob King, Andrew Hill of Corpus Christi, Jackson Hymer of San Antonio, and Houston’s Tyler Gardner are tied for fourth at even par. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Schertz’s Karina Duran, Marissa Loya of San Antonio, Avery Thompson of Houston, and Cedar Park’s Jiyu Han all trail by one shot after posting rounds of 1-over par 73.

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: Temperatures started in the high-40s in the morning and rose to the mid-60s by the end of the day. Players faced light winds in the first round and enjoyed sunshine throughout the afternoon.

Golf Course: The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Larry Hawkins and opened for play in 2001. The oak tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain of the Hill Country create a scenic test of golf for players of all skill levels. The course is being played at 6,700 yards in the Boys 12-18 Division, and 5,800 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

What’s next: The Final Round of the Alamo Shootout is scheduled for an 8:00 am start on Sunday, with tee times going until 9:48 am off the No. 1 & 10 tees. At the conclusion of play on Sunday, the top finishers will be awarded.

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Alamo Shootout Set for Dec. 12-13

SPRING BRANCH – The Alamo Shootout will be played at River Crossing Club from Dec. 12-13.

The first Alamo Shootout was played in 2010, and after a brief hiatus between 2012-16, the only Legends Junior Tour championship played in the San Antonio area returned to the schedule in 2017.

“The Legends Junior Tour really benefits from having great junior golfers from all over the state and the golf courses in San Antonio are some of the best,” LJT Tournament Director Kevin Porter said. “River Crossing Club will be a great test for our players, and the Alamo Shootout has secured a strong field each year since it was put back on the schedule.”

Last year, Jeffrey Zatorski of Houston fired a final round 2-under 70 at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club’s Live Oak Course. The 2021 University of Texas commit posted 5-under for the championship to capture the Boys Division by one stroke. In the Girls Division, Carrollton’s Symran Shah clinched the victory over Tillie Claggett of The Woodlands on the first sudden-death playoff hole and claim her first LJT win.

The 2020 field includes some of the top LJT players and will be divided into a Boys and Girls Division. Scheduled for 36-holes of individual stroke play, the 84-player field will look to earn exemptions into 2021 LJT championships.

“This is the second year the LJT has moved the Alamo Shootout into December,” Porter said. “Despite the all challenges we faced this year, junior golfers across the state have continued to look for ways to compete. The Legends Junior Tour is proud to give these juniors safe opportunities to play tournament golf.”

River Crossing Club will play host to the Alamo Shootout for the first time.  The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Larry Hawkins and opened for play in 2001. The oak tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain of the Hill Country create a scenic test of golf for players of all skill levels.

For more information on the Alamo Shootout, click here.

 

Alamo Shootout

River Crossing Club
December 12-13, 2020

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

UPDATED LJT COVID-19 GUIDELINES

General Information

Dates: December 12-13, 2020
Host Club: River Crossing Club
Address: 500 River Way, Spring Branch, TX 78070
Phone: (830) 904-4653
LJT Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator, Adam Schulte

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, November 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $285

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of individual stroke play. The field is limited to 84 players.

Divisions: Boys, Girls

Practice Round Information: Players will be responsible for making their own tee times with the club no earlier than seven days prior to the practice round date. The official practice round date is Friday, December 11. The fee is $25 and does not include a cart. Please call the golf shop at (830) 904-4653.

Policies & Procedures

Cancellation / Withdrawal Policy: The cancellation deadline is 10 days prior to the tournament start date. For refund details please check the LJT Competition Policies.

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at River Crossing Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Friday, December 11
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Official Practice Rounds

Saturday, December 12
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Round 1 Tee Times (#1 & #10 Tees)

Sunday, December 13
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Final Round Tee Times (#1 & #10 Tees)



Alamo Shootout

River Crossing Club
December 12-13

Tournament Information

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

Date: December 12-13, 2020
Host Club: River Crossing Club
Address: 500 River Way, Spring Branch, TX 78070
Phone: (830) 904-4653
Tournament Director: Adam Schulte

Registration Information

Registration Opens: Wednesday, October 1, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Tournament Fee: $285
Divisions: Boys, Girls
Field Size: 84 Players

Tournament Eligibility: All players must have an active membership with a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance.  

Entry Procedure: Players will be added to the field based on order of signup. Once the Division is full, players will be placed on a waiting list and added based on players withdrawing from the tournament.

Championship Information

Practice Round: Players may begin contacting the club on Friday, December 4, 2020 to schedule a practice round inside the window.
Cancellation/Withdrawal Policy: The cancellation deadline is 10 days prior to the tournament start date. For refund details please check the LJT Championship Policies
Caddies: Players will NOT be permitted to have a caddie during the tournament. 
Spectator Carts: Spectator carts will be permitted and can be rented from the club for $25. Spectator carts will not be allowed during the practice rounds. Carts will be limited to one cart per player and spectators must follow the LJT Spectator Policy while operating the cart.

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Wednesday, October 1
9:00 AM - Entries Open for Signups

Wednesday, November 27
5:00 PM - Registration Closes

Friday, December 11
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Player Practice Rounds

Saturday, December 12
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM - First Round Tee Times off No. 1

Sunday, December 13
8:00 AM - Second Round Tee Times off No. 1 & No. 10