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Henry, Clancy and O’Keefe Win at Bluebonnet Championship

Brownwood – Connor Henry won the Boys 15-18 Division of the Bluebonnet Championship at 13-under-par. Farah O’Keefe won the Girls 12-18 Division at 8-under, while Jack Clancy won the Boys 14 & Under Division at 2-under-par at Brownwood Country Club.

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Winners: Connor Henry secured the title at the 21st Bluebonnet Championship. Fort Worth’s Henry made five birdies, an eagle, and a hole-in-one to post a final low round score of 8-under 64. Henry totaled ten birdies and three eagles across both rounds. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Austin’s Farah O’Keefe captured her second LJT victory of the season after getting to 8-under 136 overall and five strokes ahead of the field. She played two rounds of 4-under 68 over the weekend, totaling ten birdies and an eagle to only four bogeys. Dallas’ Jack Clancy won the Boys 14 & Under Division at 2-under, edging out Southlake’s Andrea Birolini in a 1-hole playoff. The current Winter Classic and Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic champion made three birdies on Sunday for a total of nine over two rounds.

In Contention: Austin’s Grant Yerger shot a final round score of 3-under 69 to finish runner up at 7-under overall. Austin’s Trenton Mierl, Garlands’ Sam Jenkins, The Woodland’s Austin Hofferkamp, and Dallas’ Matthew Foster tied for third at 6-under 138. Andrew Petruzzelli finished solo seventh at 5-under 137. San Antonio’s Lindsay Lee finished runner-up in the Girls 12-18 Division after a final round score of 5-under 67 for a tournament total of 141. Alexa Saldana of Mexico and Mason Lewis of Granbury tied for third in the division at 2- under, while Sydney Givens of Austin and Jiyu Han of Cedarpark tied for fifth at 1-under. Andrea Birolini of Southlake finished runner-up after back-to-back rounds of 1-under 70. Benjamin Padua of Cedar Park and Henry Jackson of Lantana round out the top three after finishing 3-over 147 overall.

Golf Course: Brownwood Country Club, which opened in 1929, has hosted the Bluebonnet Championship every year since its inception in 2001. The club sits in central Texas and features ample opportunities for players to go low and make birdies. The par-72 layout was designed by Leon Howard and stretches to 6,300 yards for the boys and 5,800 yards for the girls.

Tournament History: The Bluebonnet Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-19 that have an active membership within the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The championship was started by Brownwood businessman Bart Johnson in 2001 and has an impressive list of past champions that include Patrick Reed, Cody Gribble, Scottie Scheffler, Pierceson Coody, Maddie Szeryk, Noah Goodwin, Hailey Jones and Hailee Cooper. The Legends Junior Tour took over the event in 2007 and the field has grown to 132 players from all over the state.

POY Points Race: Competitors who finish in the top half of the field will gain points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. By winning, Henry, Clancy, and O’Keefe are awarded 1500 points towards the Legend Junior Tour’s Player of the Year standings.

What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour returns to Dallas and Lakewood Country Club for the Veritex -Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship on June 7-9, 2022. The championship is the second Major Event for the Boys Division of the year with the top players from Texas vying to etch their name on a trophy along with Jordan Spieth, Pierceson Coody, Cody Gribble and many more. For more information about the championship, click here.

About the LJT: The Legends Junior Tour is part of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance, which is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, Northern and Southern PGA and Houston Golf Association. The tour operates as part of the Texas Golf Association and its foundation. Since its inception in 2005, the tour has provided funds to promote junior golf initiatives while conducting some of the state’s top junior championships including the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship, Texas Junior Amateur and the Texas Girls’ Invitational as well as the Texas Cup Invitational.

For more information about the Bluebonnet Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Brownwood Country Club, click here.

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Hagen, Clancy and O’Keefe Lead Bluebonnet Championship

Brownwood — Luke Hagen leads the Boys 15-18 Division of the Bluebonnet Championship after shooting a 6-under 66 at Brownwood Country Club. Jack Clancy sits atop the Boys 14 & Under Division leaderboard at 5-under, while Farah O’Keefe leads the Girls 12-18 Division after shooting 4-under 68 the first round.

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Leaders: Luke Hagen of Austin leads the Boys 15-18 Division after shooting 6-under 66 in the opening round. Hagen made four birdies throughout the round and an eagle on the par-5 18th hole. In the Boys 14 & Under division, Jack Clancy of Dallas leads at 5-under 67. Clancy, the current Winter Classic champion, made a total of six birdies in his first 18 holes and played the front 9 holes at 3-under. His lone bogey came on the par-5 12th hole. Farah O’Keefe of Austin, the current Texas Girls’ Invitational champion, made five birdies and matched Hagen’s eagle on the par-5 18th hole in the first round.

In Contention: Three players, Blake Burt, Connor Henry, and Shiv Parmar, are all one stroke back of the leader in the Boys 15-18 Division after a round of 5-under on Saturday. Grant Yerger of Austin and Matt Pawly of San Antonio are tied for fifth at 4-under, while Austin Hofferkamp of The Woodlands and Barret Wisener of Dallas are tied for seventh at 3-under. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Andrea Birolini of Southlake is one stroke back of the leader at 1-under, shooting the only other under-par score in Saturday’s round. Two players are tied for third in the division at 1-over. Austin’s Sydney Givens is just one stroke behind the leader, while Mason Lewis of Granbury sits in solo third after shooting a 2-under 70 on Saturday.

Course: Brownwood Country Club has hosted the Bluebonnet Championship every year since its inception in 2000. The club sits in central Texas and features ample opportunities for players to go low and make birdies. The par-72 layout stretches to 6,300 yards for the boys and 5,800 yards for the girls.

Tournament History: The Legends Junior Tour continues its tradition of hosting the annual Bluebonnet Championship with the 21st playing of the event this year. The Bluebonnet Championship was started by local businessman Bart Johnson in 2002 and has been played at Brownwood Country Club since its inception. The 36-hole championship features three separate divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & under. This championship is ranked by both Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek. The top three finishers (and ties) in the Boys 15-18 Division will earn a spot in the 2022 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship and the top five finishers for the 96th Texas Junior Amateur. The winners of the Boys 14 & Under Division and the Girls 12-18 Division will each earn an exemption into the 2022 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational and 2022 George Hannon Junior Invitational. Along with rankings on the Legends Junior Tour, the top finishers in each division will earn AJGA stars based on their finishes.

POY Points Race: Competitors who finish in the top half of the field will gain points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The champions will each get 1500 points towards the statewide honor followed by 1200 for runner-up, 1050 for third, 900 for fourth and 750 for fifth. For the full LJT POY points breakdown, click here.

What’s Next: The LJT heads out to Lakewood Country Club for the LJT Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship, June 7-9. For more information about the championship, click here.

About the LJT: The Legends Junior Tour is part of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance, which is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, Northern and Southern PGA and Houston Golf Association. The tour operates as part of the Texas Golf Association and its foundation. Since its inception in 2005, the tour has provided funds to promote junior golf initiatives while conducting some of the state’s top junior championships including the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship, Texas Junior Amateur and the Texas Girls’ Invitational as well as the Texas Cup Invitational.

For More information about the Bluebonnet Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Brownwood Country Club, click here.

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Bluebonnet Championship Set for 21st Year

LJT Bluebonnet Championship

BROWNWOOD – The Legends Junior Tour continues its tradition of hosting the annual Bluebonnet Championship with the 21st playing of the event this year.

“Brownwood Country Club has always been an amazing host for the Bluebonnet Championship and continues to welcome us with open arms,” Legends Junior Tour Tournament Manager Adam Schulte said. “This has always been one of the most competitive and fun events each year and the LJT is thrilled to continue hosting the best juniors in the state in Brownwood.”

The Bluebonnet Championship was started by local businessman Bart Johnson in 2002 and has been played at Brownwood Country Club since its inception. The par-72 course was designed by Leon Howard and opened in 1929. It features bentgrass greens and wide fairways that give players ample opportunities for low scores. It also showcases many scenic views on hilltops throughout the course. The 36-hole championship features three separate divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & Under.

Last year, Matthew Comegys of Plano carded rounds of 64-66 to post 14-under-par 130 to win the Boys 15-18 Division title by three strokes over Austin’s Trevor Mierl. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Mimi Burton of Austin edged out San Antonio’s Lindsay Lee and Arlington’s Mason Lewis by two strokes with rounds of 70-70.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Rhett O’Rear of Plano captured victory via rounds of 69-71 to finish one stroke ahead of Austin Hofferkamp of The Woodlands.

Comegys, Burton, and O’Rear are just a few of the decorated past champions of this prestigious junior championship. The impressive list of past Bluebonnet Championship winners includes new World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, who just won the Masters in April. That is elite company for the winners of this event.

Joining Scheffler among the list of notable past champions include the likes of 2019 Texas Amateur champion Ryan Grider, USA Walker Cup Team Member Pierceson Coody, Cooper Dossey and former Texas Junior Amateur champions Stratton Nolen and Hailee Cooper.

This championship is ranked by both Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek. Competitors who finish in the top half of the field will gain points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The top five finishers in the Boys 15-18 Division will earn a spot in the 2022 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship and the 97th Texas Junior Amateur. The winners of the Boys 14 & Under Division and the Girls 12-18 Division will each earn an exemption into the 2022 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational and 2022 George Hannon Junior Invitational.

Along with rankings on the Legends Junior Tour, the top finishers in each division will earn AJGA stars based on their finishes.

For more information about the Bluebonnet Championship, click here.

Bluebonnet Championship

Brownwood Country Club

May 7-8


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Dates: May 7-8, 2022
Host Club: Brownwood Country Club
Address: 5875 Co Rd 225, Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: (325) 643-1023
Tournament Director: Adam Schulte

Host Hotel: Hampton Inn
Address: 1103 Riverside Dr, Brownwood, TX 76801
Rate: 13% off standard room rates
Phone: (325) 641-1122
Booking: Players must book over the phone and identify themselves and players in the Bluebonnet Championship in order to use offer.

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $285

Eligibility: 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 with an exemption will be added to the field leading up to the registration deadline. Players that don’t have an exemption will be ranked and added based on available spots in the field after the deadline.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Stroke Play / 144 Players

Divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18, Boys 14 & Under

Practice Round Information: Players may contact the club one week before the official practice round date of Friday, May 6. The practice round window is 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and the fee is $25 walking.

Registration Information: Official Tournament Registration for the Bluebonnet Championship will take place on Friday, May 6 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Late registration will be available Saturday morning beginning at 7:00 AM.

Tournament Qualifying: Players competing in the Bluebonnet Championship will be automatically entered into a qualifier for the IMG Academy World Junior Championships being played in San Diego on July 11-15. Eligible divisions for the tournament are Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, Girls 15-18, Girls 13-14 and Girls 11-12. Tournament Information

The Girls 12-18 Division champion will be awarded an exemption into the Texas Women’s Open. Tournament Information

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be available Wednesday, May 4 online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

Caddies: Caddies are NOT permitted for the championship. Rule 10.3a will be modified in this way: A player must not have a caddie during a round.

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 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 will NOT be permitted for the championship.

Handicap Carts: Spectators that require a handicap cart must contact the Tournament Director (Adam Schulte) and request a cart before the first round. Cart will then be rented from the club and a valid handicap placard will be required to rent the cart.

Rules of Golf

The Championship will be contested under the 2019 Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and R&A, its interpretations and clarifications, 2020 Legends Junior Tour Local Rules and Terms of Competition and any local rules give to the player on their first tee. For information on rules, visit the TGA Rules of Golf Hub.



LJT Bluebonnet Championship

Brownwood Country Club
May 7 – 8

Results

General Information

Dates: May 7-8, 2022
Host Club: Brownwood Country Club
Address: 5875 Co Rd 225, Brownwood, TX 76801
Phone: (325) 643-1023
Tournament Director: Adam Schulte

Host Hotel: Hampton Inn
Address: 1103 Riverside Dr, Brownwood, TX 76801
Rate: 13% off standard room rates
Phone: (325) 641-1122
Booking: Players must book over the phone and identify themselves and players in the Bluebonnet Championship in order to use offer. 

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $285

Eligibility: 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 with an exemption will be added to the field leading up to the registration deadline. Players that don’t have an exemption will be ranked and added based on available spots in the field after the deadline.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Stroke Play / 144 Players

Divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18, Boys 14 & Under

Practice Round Information: Players may contact the club one week before the official practice round date of Friday, May 6. The practice round window is 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and the fee is $25 walking.

Registration Information: Official Tournament Registration for the Bluebonnet Championship will take place on Friday, May 6 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Late registration will be available Saturday morning beginning at 7:00 AM. 

Tournament Qualifying: Players competing in the Bluebonnet Championship will be automatically entered into a qualifier for the IMG Academy World Junior Championships being played in San Diego on July 11-15. Eligible divisions for the tournament are Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14, Boys 11-12, Girls 15-18, Girls 13-14 and Girls 11-12. Tournament Information

Players in the Girls 12-18 Division will be automatically entered into a qualifier for the Texas Women’s Open. Tournament Information

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be available Wednesday, May 4 online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

Caddies: Caddies are NOT permitted for the championship. Rule 10.3a will be modified in this way: A player must not have a caddie during a round.

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 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 will NOT be permitted for the championship.

Handicap Carts: Spectators that require a handicap cart must contact the Tournament Director (Adam Schulte) and request a cart before the first round. Cart will then be rented from the club and a valid handicap placard will be required to rent the cart.

Rules of Golf

The Championship will be contested under the 2019 Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and R&A, its interpretations and clarifications, 2020 Legends Junior Tour Local Rules and Terms of Competition and any local rules give to the player on their first tee. For information on rules, visit the TGA Rules of Golf Hub.

Wednesday, February 2
 9:00 AM -Registration Opens

Wednesday, April 20
 5:00 PM - Registration Closes

Wednesday, May 4
 3:00 PM - Pairings Released

Friday, May 6
 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Player Practice Rounds
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Tournament Registration

Saturday, May 7
 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Round 2 Tee Times off No. 1 

Sunday, May 8
 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM - Round 2 Tee Times off No. 1
 6:00 PM - Awards Ceremony

Boys 15-18 Division

Past Champions: Matthew Comegys, Trenton Mierl, Bowen Ballis
Top 10 – 2022 Texas Cup Invitational: Connor Henry, Parker Sands, Brooks Harper, Chandler Cooke, Holden Webb, Elijah Galvan, Austin Le, Davis Ovard, Tyler Blackwell, Luke Colton
Top 10 – 2021 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship: 
Preston Stout, Jase Summy, Matthew Comegys, Zachary Kingsland, Ben Gregg, Ben Delarosa, Henry Guan
Top 10 – 2021 Texas Junior Amateur: 
Aaron Pounds, Carson Cooper, Christian Clark, Kirstoffer Kuvaas, Elvis Steen
Top 5 – 2021 Bluebonnet Championship: 
Keaton Vo, Ben Brogdon, Ty Holbrook, Brian Comegys
Top 5 – 2021 George Hannon Junior Invitational: 
Sam Dossey, Eyan Edsall, Luke D’Alise
Top 3 – 2021 Collegiate Preview: 
Trevor Algya, Reese Roberts
Top 3 – 2021 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational: 
Noah McWilliams, Andrew Tan
Top 3 – 2022 Winter Classic: 
Sam Jenkins, David Martinez, Tate Littman
Top 3 – 2022 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic:

Top 3 – 2022 Spring Preview: 
Andrew Petruzzelli, Grant Yerger
2021 LJT Tournament Champions Post ’21 Bluebonnet Championship: 
Grant Doggett, Matthew Foster, Preston Cooper, Palmer Valdez
Top 10 – 2022 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class (As of Feb. 2 & TX Only): 
Jacob Sosa, Garrett Endicott, Keaton Vo, Kaelen Dulany, Christian Clark, Tomek Pickrell
Top 10 – 2023 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class (As of Feb. 2 & TX Only): 
Thomas Morrison, Jack Usner, Ethan Fang, Alex Papayoanou, Kistoffer Kuvaas, Matthew Foster, Jack Gilbert
Top 5 – 2024 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class (As of Feb. 2 & TX Only): 
Byungho Lee, Jacksom Hymer, Daniel Zou, Bowen Ballis, Shaunak Nair
NTPGA: 
Hunter Millsap, Noah Holtzman, Andrew Petruzzelli, Lucas Latimer, Aiden Tiet, Samuel Pampling
STPGA: 
Chandler Cooke, Connor Smith, Kuan Zhou, Sterling Hurd, Ian Immenschuh, Brennan Young, Jaxon Bandelier, Mitchell Maier, Asher Vargas, Abhay Duggal
Host Club Exemptions:

Sponsor Exemptions:

Girls 12-18 Division

Past Champions: Mimi Burton
Top 5 – 2022 Texas Girls’ Invitational:
Farah O'Keefe, Maye Huang, Darrelyn Webster, Chaemin Kim, Bella Flores
Top 5 – 2021 Texas Junior Amateur: 
Maelynn Kim, Jiyu Han, Grace Jin, Tillie Claggett
Top 3 – 2021 Bluebonnet Championship: 
Lindsay Lee, Mason Lewis
Top 3 – 2021 Collegiate Preview: 
Sophie Biediger, Mallorie Luitwieler
Top 3 – 2021 George Hannon Junior Invitational: 
Emma Von Hoffman
Top 3 – 2021 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational: 
Savannah Barber
Top 3 – 2022 Winter Classic: 
Mimi Burton, Sarah Reed, Nirjara Gulhane
Top 3 – 2022 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic:

Top 3 – 2022 Spring Preview: 
Lucy Kate Smith, Raychel Nelke
2021 LJT Tournament Champions Post ’21 Bluebonnet Championship: 
Mia Nixon, Kate Pickrell, Adrienne Ahn, Ashleen Kaur, Farah O’Keefe
Top 5 – 2022 – Junior Golf Scoreboard Class (As of Feb. 2 & TX Only): 
Ryann Honea, Symran Shah
Top 5 – 2023 – Junior Golf Scoreboard Class (As of Feb. 2 & TX Only): 
Sky Sudberry, Maggie Ni
NTPGA: 
Nina Gudgeon, Lauren Madson, Kate Bennett, Kaylee Yuan, Avery Zweig, Ana Luisa Rodriguez Lopez, Sidney Robertson, Alicia Bellendir
STPGA: 
Cathilyn Lee, Dresden Bounds, Amelia Guo, Faith Tufono, Harper Edwards, Julia Vollmer, Maggie Ni, Stevie Albright, Tristan Gabbard, Jasmine Do
Host Club Exemptions:

Sponsor Exemptions:

Boys 14 & Under Division

2022 LJT Tournament Champions: Jack Clancy
2021 LJT Tournament Champions: Nicholas Logis, Reese Roberts, Shiv Parmar, Brooks Harper, Austin Hofferkamp, Aiden Tiet

NTPGA:
STPGA:
Host Club Exemptions:

Sponsor Exemptions:

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.

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Comegys, Burton and O’Rear win at Bluebonnet Championship

Briefly: Matthew Comegys won the Boys 15-18 Division of the Bluebonnet Championship at 14-under-par. Mimi Burton won the Girls 12-18 Division, while Rhett O’Rear won the Boys 14 & Under Division at 4-under-par at Brownwood Country Club.

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Winners: Matthew Comegys secured back-to-back titles at the Bluebonnet Championship. Plano’s Comegys made 5 birdies and an eagle to post a final round score of 6-under 66. Comegys totaled 13 birdies and two eagles across both rounds. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Austin’s Mimi Burton captured her second LJT victory of the season after getting to 4-under 140 overall and two strokes ahead of the field. She played two rounds of 2-under 70 over the weekend, totaling seven birdies to only three bogeys. Plano’s Rhett O’Rear won the Boys 14 & Under Division at 4-under as well, edging out Austin Hofferkamp by one stroke. The reigning Boys 14 & Under Division Player of the Year made three birdies on Sunday for a total of seven over two rounds.

In Contention: Austin’s Trevor Mierl shot a final round score of 5-under 67 to finish runner up at 11-under overall. Austin’s Keaton Vo finished third at 10-under 134. Brian Comegys of Austin, Ty Holbrook of Granbury, Connor Adams of Dallas and Ben Brogdon of Little Rock all finished tied for fourth at 9-under 135. Arlington’s Mason Lewis and San Antonio’s Lindsay Lee finished runner-up in the Girls 12-18 Division at 2-under 142. Farah O’Keefe of Austin and Grace Jin of San Antonio tied for fourth in the division at 1-under, while Mallorie Luitwieler, Jiyu Han and Caroline Dasch tied for sixth at even-par. Austin Hofferkamp of the Woodlands finished runner-up at 3-under 143. Reese Roberts of Dallas rounds out the top three after finishing at 1-under 143 overall.

Weather: Temperatures crept up to the mid-80s on Sunday at Brownwood Country Club with winds steady around 10 miles per hour. The storms moved through overnight and left the course a little wet, but conditions were ideal for golf.

Golf Course: Brownwood Country Club, which opened in 1929, has hosted the Bluebonnet Championship every year since its inception in 2001. The club sits in central Texas and features ample opportunities for players to go low and make birdies. The par-72 layout was designed by Leon Howard and stretches to 6,300 yards for the boys and 5,800 yards for the girls.

Tournament History: The Bluebonnet Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-19 that have an active membership within the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The championship was started by Brownwood businessman Bart Johnson in 2001 and has an impressive list of past champions that include Patrick Reed, Cody Gribble, Scottie Scheffler, Pierceson Coody, Maddie Szeryk, Noah Goodwin, Hailey Jones and Hailee Cooper. The Legends Junior Tour took over the event in 2007 and the field has grown to 132 players from all over the state.

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.

Rankings/Exemptions: This event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek and offers Invitational Points for the LJT Player of the Year Standings. Along with the rankings several exemptions are available including a spot in the 2021 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship to the top three boys finishers. Numerous AJGA Stars are available including 12 for the champion of the Boys and Girls Divisions. The winner of the Girls Division will also receive an exemption into the Texas Women’s Open in June, while the top finishers of their age divisions earn spots in the IMG Academy Junior World Championship this summer.

What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour returns to Dallas and Lakewood Country Club for the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship on June 8-10, 2021. The championship is the second Major Event for the Boys Division of the year with the top players from Texas vying to etch their name on a trophy along with Jordan Spieth, Pierceson Coody, Cody Gribble and many more.

For more information about the Bluebonnet Championship, click here. To learn more about the Legends Junior Tour, click here.

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Comegys and Spaulding Lead Bluebonnet Championship at 8-Under

Briefly: Defending champion Matthew Comegys and Matthew Spaulding are tied for the lead in the Boys 15-18 Division of the Bluebonnet Championship after shooting 8-under 64 at Brownwood Country Club.  Rhett O’Rear and Austin Hofferkamp are tied atop the Boys 14 & Under Division at 3-under, while Mallorie Luitwieler leads the Girls 12-18 Division after the first round.

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Leaders: Matthew Comegys of Plano and Matthew Spaulding of Spring lead the Boys 15-18 Division after shooting 8-under 64 in the opening round. Comegys, who is the defending champion, made eight birdies and an eagle on Saturday, while Spaulding made seven birdies and an eagle on the par-5 18th hole. In the Boys 14 & Under division, Austin Hofferkamp of The Woodlands and Rhett O’Rear of Plano are tied for the lead at 3-under 69. Hofferkamp made seven birdies in his first 18 holes and played the final 12 holes at 6-under. O’Rear, who is the reigning Boys 14 & Under Player of the Year, started his day with back-to-back birdies in the first two holes and added a third on No. 7 and a fourth on No. 16. His lone bogey came on the par-3 eighth. Luitwieler of Katy made six birdies in the first round, including three in her last three holes to get to 3-under overall.

In Contention: Dallas’ Connor Adams is one stroke back of the leaders in the Boys 15-18 Division after a round of 7-under on Saturday. Martin Kemp of Dallas and Trevor Mierl of Austin are tied for fourth at 6-under, while Jacob King, Will Jordan, Braeden Hoyt and Ben Delarosa are tied for sixth at 5-under. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Eric Zhao of Canada and Reese Roberts of Dallas are tied for third at 2-under, while Yi Wen Huang of Austin is fifth at 1-under. Three players are tied for sixth in the division at even-par. Austin’s Caroline Dasch and Mimi Burton are tied for second at 2-under, while Mason Lewis of Arlington and Jasmine Do of Cypress are tied for fourth at 1-under.

Golf Course: Brownwood Country Club has hosted the Bluebonnet Championship every year since its inception in 2000. The club sits in central Texas and features ample opportunities for players to go low and make birdies. The par-72 layout stretches to 6,300 yards for the boys and 5,800 yards for the girls.

Tournament Format: The Bluebonnet Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-19 that have a valid membership with a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The tournament field features 132 players across three divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18.

Weather: Temperatures ranged in the 60s throughout the day with the threat of rain present until around 4:00 PM when it started to come down slowly. Winds were calm around five to eight miles per hour.

What’s Next: The final round of the Bluebonnet Championship will begin at 7:30 am on Sunday, May 2. Players will tee off the No. 1 tee throughout the day, with the Girls 12-18 Division going first, followed by the Boys 14 & Under Division and then the Boys 15-18 Division.

For more information about the Bluebonnet Championship, click here.

Bluebonnet Championship

Brownwood Country Club
September 26-27, 2020


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Comegys, Honea and Ballis Win Divisions at Bluebonnet Championship

Briefly: Matthew Comegys wins the Boys 15-18 Division of the Bluebonnet Championship after making par on the first playoff hole at Brownwood Country Club. Ryann Honea won the Girls 12-18 Division, while Bowen Ballis won the Boys 14 & Under Division.

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Winners: Comegys and Honea have now won back-to-back Legends Junior Tour Events after winning at the North Texas Classic earlier this month. Plano’s Comegys was the overnight leader after round one of the Bluebonnet Championship and shot rounds of 65-72 to get to 7-under overall and into a tie for first. Comegys found the rough on the left of hole No. 1, which was the first sudden-death playoff hole. He managed to hit his second shot up on the front of the green and then two putted for par to win the championship. San Angelo’s Honea shot 4-under 68 on Sunday to vault up the leaderboard and into first place and two strokes ahead of the Girls 12-18 Division. Ballis continued his good play and made seven birdies on the day, five of which came on the back nine, and posted a final round score of 5-under 67. Ballis claims the Boys 14 & Under Division title by seven shots after finishing with an overall score of 6-under 138.

In Contention: In the Boys 15-18 Division, Shreveport’s Holden Webb finished second after making bogey on the first playoff hole. He played well on Sunday, making birdie on his final three holes to shoot 4-under and get to 7-under overall. Trent Griessel and Ty Holbrook finished tied for third at 5-under, while Christian Clark and Connor Adams finished tied for fifth. Treed Huang, Ben Delarosa, Davis Ovard and Jack Lawlor tied for seventh and rounded out the top 10. In the Girls 12-18 Division Dallas’ Sophie Biediger used a final round score of 1-under 71 to finish in second place at 3-over 147. Annika Saidleman of Austin rounds out the top three at 4-over 148, after recording a final round score of 1-over 73. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Plano’s Rhett O’Rear finished runner up at 1-over 145 after posting a final round score of 2-over 74.  Lakeway’s Tyler Neidel and Katy’s Shaunak Nair both finished tied for third at 3-over 147 after final round scores of even-par 72

Golf Course: Brownwood Country Club has hosted the Bluebonnet Championship every year since its inception in 2000. The club sits in central Texas and features ample opportunities for players to go low and make birdies. The par-72 layout stretches to 6,300 yards for the boys and 5,800 yards for the girls. The tournament will return to Brownwood Country Club and it’s original May date in 2021.

Tournament Format: The Bluebonnet Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-19 that have a valid membership with a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The tournament field featured 120 players across three divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18.

Weather: The wind was blowing at Brownwood Country Club for the first round. Temperatures crept up into the mid-90s in the afternoon and the steady wind continued at 15 miles per hour with gusts upwards of 30 miles per hour.

What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour heads down to Corpus Christi Country Club for the James A. Ragan Memorial on Oct. 11-12. The 84-player field will take on the windy challenges that present themselves down on the Texas coast.

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Comegys Fires 65 to Lead Boys 15-18 Division of Bluebonnet Championship

Briefly: Matthew Comegys shoots 65 and leads the Boys 15-18 Division of the Bluebonnet Championship at Brownwood Country Club. Karina Duran leads the Girls 12-18 Division, while Bowen Ballis and Rhett O’Rear are tied atop the Boys 14 & Under Division.

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Leaders: Comegys is coming off a win at the North Texas Classic at Tangle Ridge Golf Course earlier this month and leads the Boys 15-18 Division by three strokes heading into Sunday’s Final Round. The Plano native made five birdies and two eagles in his round and played the par 5s at 6-under on the day. Duran leads the Girls 12-18 Division by one stroke at 1-under. The Schertz native made three birdies and an eagle in the first round to get under par. Ballis and O’Rear are tied for the lead in the Boys 14 & Under Division at 1-under. Shenandoah’s Ballis made four birdies, including two in his final three holes, to shoot 71, while Plano’s O’Rear made five birdies on Saturday. Both are seeking their second victory in the LJT’s Boys 14 & Under Division.

In Contention: In the Boys 15-18 Division, three players are tied for second at 4-under. Highland Village’s Trevor Algya made eagle on the par-5 18th to shoot 68, while Dallas’ Pierce Johnson made five birdies and The Hills’ Jack Lawlor poured in six birdies in his round. Four players are tied for fifth at 3-under, while six players are tied for ninth in the Boys 15-18 Division at 2-under. In the Girls 12-18 Division Austin’s Darrelyn Webster and Chaemin Kim trail Duran by one stroke after shooting even-par in the first round. Mexico’s Alexa Saldana and Cypress’ Maggie Ni are tied for fourth at 1-over. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Bridgeport’s Brady Mann trails the leaders by two strokes at 1-over 73 followed by The Woodlands’ Finn Burkholder at 2-over and three other players tied for fifth at 3-over.

Golf Course: Brownwood Country Club has hosted the Bluebonnet Championship every year since its inception in 2000. The club sits in central Texas and features ample opportunities for players to go low and make birdies. The par-72 layout stretches to 6,300 yards for the boys and 5,800 yards for the girls.

Tournament Format: The Bluebonnet Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-19 that have a valid membership with a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The tournament field features 120 players across three divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18.

Weather: The wind was blowing at Brownwood Country Club for the first round. Temperatures ranged throughout the 80s all day with a steady wind of 15 miles per hour and gusts upwards of 30 miles per hour.

What’s Next: The final round of the Bluebonnet Championship will begin at 8:00 am on Sunday, September 27. Players will tee off the No. 1 tee throughout the day, with the Girls 12-18 Division going first, followed by the Boys 14 & Under Division and then the Boys 15-18 Division.

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