Collegiate Preview

Van Zandt Country Club

June 20-21


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: June 20-21, 2022
Host Club: Van Zandt Country Club
Address: 17960 I-20 Frontage Rd, Canton, TX 75103
Phone: (903) 567-4884
Tournament Director: Adam Schulte

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM CST
Entries Close: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM CDT

Entry Fee: $325

Eligibility: Players must be 14 years or older and 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 once the event registration period closes. Players with Priority Entry Status will be added to the field first, while players without Priority Status will be added based on available spots in the field and when they signed up.

Championship Information

Format: 54 Holes of Stroke Play (36 on Monday, 18 on Tuesday)

Field Size: 84 Players

Divisions: Boys, Girls

Practice Round Information: Players may contact the club to schedule a practice round the week before the tournament. The official practice round date will be Sunday, June19th.

Registration Information: There will not be official registration before the tournament. Players will pick up tee gifts in the scoring area following their second round.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be available Friday, June 17 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 be permitted for the championship and must be rented from the club.

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, 2022 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.


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LJT Collegiate Preview

Van Zandt Country Club
June 20 – 21

Register

General Information

Date: June 20-21, 2022
Host Club: Van Zandt Country Club
Address: 17960 I-20 Frontage Rd, Canton, TX 75103
Phone: (903) 567-4884
Tournament Director: Adam Schulte

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM CST
Entries Close: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM CDT

Entry Fee: $325

Eligibility: Players must be 14 years or older and 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 once the event registration period closes. Players with Priority Entry Status will be added to the field first, while players without Priority Status will be added based on available spots in the field and when they signed up.

Click here for full Player Information

Wednesday, March 2
 9:00 AM -Registration Opens

Wednesday, June 1
 5:00 PM - Registration Closes

Sunday, June 12
 8:00 AM - Players May Contact Club for Practice Round

Friday, June 17
 3:00 PM - Pairings Released

Sunday, June 19 
 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Official Practice Rounds

Monday, June 20
 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Round 1 Tee Times off No. 1 & 10
 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Lunch for Players
 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Round 2 Tee Times off No. 1 & 10
 8:00 PM - Round 3 Pairings Made and Sent Out

Tuesday, June 21
 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Round 3 Tee Times off No. 1

 3:00 PM - Awards Ceremony

News



Algya and Biediger Win at Collegiate Preview

Briefly: Trevor Algya of Highland Village won the Boys Division of the Collegiate Preview after making birdie on the second playoff hole at Lantana Golf Club. Sophie Biediger of Dallas won the Girls Division at 5-under overall.

Tournament Leaderboard

Winners: Trevor Algya shot 5-under 67 in the final round to get to 6-under overall and into a three-way tie atop the Boys Division. The sudden-death playoff was held on Lantana’s 18th hole and his birdie on the second playoff hole secured his victory. Sophie Biediger clinched her first victory with the Legends Junior Tour after capping off a wire-to-wire victory in the Girls Division. She finished at 5-under-par and eight strokes ahead of the field. Biediger made 11 birdies in 54 holes.

Top Finishers: In the Boys Division, Austin’s Sam Dossey and Dallas’ Reese Roberts finished tied for second after falling short to Algya in the playoff. Garland’s Sam Jenkins and Austin’s Trenton Mierl Finished tied for fourth, while Austin’s Tyler Blackwell and Dripping Springs’ Tanner Wardlaw finished tied for sixth. In the Girls Division, Mallorie Luitwieler of Katy finished second at 3-over, followed by Granbury’s Mason Lewis in third, then Coppell’s Lauren Rios and Spicewood’s Emma Von Hoffmann in a tie for fourth.

Golf Course: Lantana Golf Club was founded in 2002 and the course was designed by Jay and Carter Morrish. The par-72 layout is playing to almost 6,800 yards in the Boys Division and 5,800 yards in the Girls Division. Inspired by the beauty of Texas Hill Country, the course maximizes the wooded terrain and natural beaty of the land. The signature hole on the course is the par-3 15th

Weather: The weather turned out to be great on Tuesday with temperatures in the mid-80s and the sun shining throughout the afternoon. The wind was steady around 10 miles per hour.

Tournament Format: The Collegiate Preview is a 54-hole stroke-play event for players ages 14-19 that have an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The event is divided into two divisions: Boys and Girls.

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.

Next Up: The Legends Junior Tour heads to Oakmont Country Club for the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship on July 12-13. Qualifying for the 95th Texas Junior Amateur is going on across the state and the Texas Junior Amateur returns to The Clubs of Kingwood on July 26-28.

For more information on the Collegiate Preview, click here. To see all the scores from Lantana Golf Club, click here.

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Biediger and Mierl lead Collegiate Preview

Briefly: Sophie Biediger leads the Girls Division of the Collegiate Preview after shooting 2-under across 36 holes on Monday. Trenton Mierl leads the Boys Division, but still has two holes to play in his second round at Lantana Golf Club.

Tournament Leaderboard

Tournament Update: The Collegiate Preview faced a two hour and 10 minute weather delay during the second round, which was suspended due to darkness at 8:42 pm. The second round will be completed at 7:30 am on Tuesday and players will then proceed into their third round.

Leaders: Dallas’ Sophie Biediger leads the Girls Division after rounds of 74-68 on Monday. Her 4-under in the second round consisted of four birdies and no bogeys and she leads by three strokes heading into the Final Round. Austin’s Mierl tallied 10 birdies across 34 holes on Monday and leads by one over Connor Adams, while is the clubhouse leader at 7-under.

In Contention: In the Boys Division, Connor Adams holds the clubhouse lead after posting rounds of 65-71. The 7-under 65 was the lowest score on Monday and featured seven birdies with no bogeys. Garlands’ Sam Jenkins is in third at 6-under with two holes left to play in the second round, while Tyler Blackwell is in third and three players are tied for fifth. Defending champion Sam Dossey is tied for eighth with three other players at 3-under. In the Girls Division, Mallorie Luitwieler of Katy trails the leader at 1-over-par overall. Grace Frei of The Colony is tied for third along with Aubrey Tucker of Rockwall and Landry Saylor of Dallas. Mason Lewis sits in sixth place, followed by Kodi Nolen in seventh and three players tied for eighth.

Golf Course: Lantana Golf Club was founded in 2002 and the course was designed by Jay and Carter Morrish. The par-72 layout is playing to almost 6,800 yards in the Boys Division and 5,800 yards in the Girls Division. Inspired by the beauty of Texas Hill Country, the course maximizes the wooded terrain and natural beaty of the land. The signature hole on the course is the par-3 15th

Weather: Temperatures ranged in the mid to high 80s throughout the morning, but the sun was out for players during the first round. Rain and lightning swept into the area around 3:00 pm and caused a two hour and 10 minute delay during the second round.

Tournament Format: The Collegiate Preview is a 54-hole stroke-play event for players ages 14-19 that have an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The event is divided into two divisions: Boys and Girls.

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.

Tournament Exemptions: All players that finish in the top half of each division will earn points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek, and WAGR.

Next Up: The Final Round of the Collegiate Preview is set to begin at 8:00 am off the No. 1 and 10 tees at Lantana Golf Club on Tuesday, June 29.

For more information on the Collegiate Preview, click here. To see all the scores from Lantana Golf Club, click here.

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Collegiate Preview Heads to Lantana Golf Club

LANTANA – The Legends Junior Tour’s Collegiate Preview moves to Lantana Golf Club for the first time in the tournament’s eighth year. The tournament is modeled after a collegiate-style event with players competing in 36 holes on the first day and 18 holes on the second day.

Lantana Golf Club has hosted the Byron Nelson Championship Pre-Qualifying for the last eight years and PGA Q-School for the last 14 years. The club is characterized by its unique architecture and breathtaking natural setting and was designed by Jay and Carter Morrish.

“We’re excited to take this event to Lantana Golf Club for the first time,” LJT Tournament Manager Adam Schulte said. “The field will be tested by the course and the format will mirror that of a collegiate event, which will help them prepare for the next level.”

This prestigious junior tournament was first played in 2014 at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco. Hurricane Creek Country Club hosted last year’s event after Mira Vista Country Club in 2019 and Cimarron Hills Country Club in 2018.

The Collegiate Preview is restricted to players 14 years and older who are members of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. It is a 54-hole event that is ranked nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek and the World Amateur Golf Rankings. The tournament features a Boys and a Girls Division and offers extra points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings.

Austin’s Sam Dossey and Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez were co-champions of the Boys Division in last year’s event, which was weather shortened down to 18 holes. Both players shot 4-under through lightning delays and a suspension to darkness. Plano’s Melena Barrientos won the Girls Division at 4-under and was five strokes ahead of the field.

Dossey, Gonzalez and Barrientos joined a list of past champions that include Ryan Grider, Hailee Cooper, Elina Sinz, Garrett Martin, Hailey Jones, Crosby Guercio and Shaheen Momin.

Along with LJT Player of the Year Points, players are competing for exemptions into LJT Invitational events like the 95th Texas Junior Amateur at The Clubs of Kingwood on July 26-28 and the George Hannon Junior Invitational at UT Golf Club on Aug. 9-10.

Tee Times for the first and second rounds will be published on the TXGA website on Friday, June 25. You can view the pairings by clicking here. The final round pairings will be redrawn according to scores from the first two rounds and will begin on Tuesday at 8:00 am.

For more information on the Collegiate Preview, click here.

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Dossey, Gonzalez, and Barrientos Win Divisions at Weather Shortened Collegiate Preview

Briefly: For the first time in Legends Junior Tour history, Austin’s Sam Dossey and Queretaro’s Alejandro Gonzalez both claim the title of co-champions in the Boys Division after posting rounds of 4-under 68. Melena Barrientos of Plano wins the Girls Division by five shots, after a round of 4-under 68.

Leaderboard:

Boys Division

  1. Sam Dossey, Austin                                       68
    1. Alejandro Gonzalez, Queretaro               68
    3. Sam Bumgardner, Fort Worth                 69
    T4. Wil Griffin, Hot Springs                          70
    T4. Cody Winkler, McKinney                       70
    T4. Nicholas Hance, Irving                           70

Girls Division

  1. Melena Barrientos, Plano                             68
    2.Gabrielle Roth, Austin                                73
    3. Annika Saidleman, Austin                        74
    T4. Sydney Williams, Frisco                         75
    T4. Sophie Biediger, Dallas                           75
    T4. Alise Knudson, Dallas                              75

 

Winners: Both Sam Dossey and Alejandro Gonzalez earn their first Legends Junior Tour victory at Hurricane Creek Country Club. Dossey recorded six birdies on his round, including three of the four par fives. Gonzalez birdied his final hole of the round to finish tied with Dossey atop the leaderboard.  In the Girls Division, Plano’s Melena Barrientos cruised to a five-shot victory after posting a 4-under 68. Barrientos made five birdies on the day, also claiming her first Legends Junior Tour victory.

In Contention: Fort Worth’s Sam Bumgardner finished solo third at 3-under 69. Bumgardner birdied three of his last four holes to climb up the leaderboard. Cody Winkler of McKinney, Nicholas Hance of Irving, and Hot Springs’s Wil Griffin all finished tied for fourth at 2-under 70. Griffin finished strong and birdied his final two holes to finish in the top five. Winkler carded a bogey-free round, while Hance made five birdies and an eagle on his round. Austin’s Gabrielle Roth posted a round of 1-over 73 to finish in solo second. Annika Saidleman of Austin finishes in third after recording a round of 2-over 74. Sophie Biediger of Frisco, and Dallas’s Sydney Williams and Alise Knudson all finished tied for fourth at 3-over 75.

Golf Course: Hurricane Creek Country Club was designed by Leon Howard in 1968 and features bent grass greens with tree-lined fairways of 419 Bermuda grass. While the basic layout of the course has remained intact, significant improvements have been made over the past decade that make Hurricane Creek as striking to the eye as it is challenging to your golf game.

Weather: The second round was cancelled, and the first round was resumed Tuesday morning, as lightning delays forced play to be suspended on Monday evening. Tuesday featured a cool and cloudy morning that opened up to a sunny afternoon with temperatures that climbed into the high 80’s.

Tournament Format: The Collegiate Preview is a 54-hole stroke-play event for players ages 14-19 that have an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The event is divided into two divisions: Boys and Girls.

Tournament Exemptions: All players that finish in the top half of each division will earn points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek, and WAGR.

Next Up: The Legends Junior Tour travels to Horseshoe Bay Resort for the 94th Texas Junior Amateur on July 27-29. Qualifying for the Texas Junior Amateur Boys Division throughout the state wraps up next week.

For more information on the Collegiate Preview, click here. To see all the scores from Hurricane Creek Country Club, click here.

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Collegiate Preview Set for July 6-7

ANNA — The Legends Junior Tour’s Collegiate Preview heads to Hurricane Creek Country Club for the third time in the tournament’s seven-year history.

Hurricane Creek Country Club recently hosted the Hurricane Creek Classic from June 9-12. The Women’s All Pro Tour event was won by LJT alumna Kristen Gillman of Austin. It was Gillman’s first victory as a professional golfer. Four weeks following the professional event, the club will welcome 96 of the top juniors in the state.

“We’re excited to be returning to Hurricane Creek Country Club for the first time since 2016,” LJT Tournament Coordinator Adam Schulte said. “The golf course is a true test and we look forward to crowning two worthy champions.”

Hurricane Creek Country Club was designed by renowned golf course architect Leon Howard in 1968. The traditional parkland golf course features tree-lined fairways and Bermuda grass greens. The 7,027-yard layout is nestled within a serene natural setting and water comes into play on 11 of the 18 holes. Hurricane Creek Country Club General Manager and Director of Golf Greg Morrison looks forward to hosting this year’s Collegiate Preview.

“Junior golf is a huge piece of what we do here,” Morrison said. “We always want to be involved in ways that we can help juniors. The golf course is in great shape and I think the players should expect a great test.”

The prestigious junior tournament was first played in 2014 at Ridgewood Country Club. Hurricane Creek Country Club played host in 2015-16, followed by a return to Ridgewood Country Club in 2017, Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club in 2018 and Mira Vista Country Club last year.

The Collegiate Preview is restricted to players 14 years and older who are members of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. It is a 36-hole event that is ranked nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek and the World Amateur Golf Rankings.

Sugar Land’s Shaheen Momin won last year’s Boys Division at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth. Momin, who went on to earn 2019 Player of the Year honors, carded rounds of 68-70-66 to post 9-under-par 204 for the tournament. He claimed the title by three strokes and it was one of his seven top-10s last year.

Mia Gaboriau of Coppell won the Girls Division in a sudden-death playoff over Canton’s Mia Nixon and Fort Worth’s Malisone Chanthapanya. Gaboriau closed out the victory with a par on the third playoff hole to claim her first LJT title.

The LJT staff continues to monitor the health and safety guidelines from government officials in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following new strict health guidelines, the LJT successfully managed three safe and competitive championships in June (Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship, Flodder Financial Shootout and Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship). The LJT is committed to another safe and successful week at Hurricane Creek Country Club.

Along with LJT Player of the Year Points, players are competing for exemptions into LJT Invitational events. The top three finishers in the Boys Division will earn an exemption into the George Hannon Junior Invitational, Texas Junior Amateur, 2021 Texas Cup Invitational and 2021 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship.

In the Girls Division, the champion will earn a spot in the George Hannon Junior Invitational and Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational, while the top three will earn an exemption into the 2021 Texas Girls’ Invitational.

For more information on the Collegiate Preview, click here.

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Momin and Gaboriau Win at Collegiate Preview

Winners: Shaheen Momin of Sugar Land shot 5-under 66 in the final round to win the Boys Division of the Collegiate Preview. Momin, who made five straight birdies in his final round, posted scores of 68-70-66 to win by three strokes and claim his first victory with the Legends Junior Tour in 2019. Mia Gaboriau of Coppell won the Girls Division after making par on the third playoff hole.

Boys Division
1. Shaheen Momin, Sugar Land, TX                               -9            204
T2. Dallas Hankamer, Temple, TX                                  -6            207
T2. Treed Huang, Katy, TX                                             -6            207
4. Peyton Johnson, Shreveport, LA                                -2            211
5. Holden Webb, Shreveport, LA                                    -1            212

Girls Division
1. Mia Gaboriau, Coppell, TX                                        +16         229*
T2. Mia Nixon, Canton, TX                                            +16         229
T2. Malisone Chanthapanya, Fort Worth, TX                +16         229
4. Lauren Rios, Coppell, TX                                          +23         236
T5. Raeleigh Davidson, Frisco, TX                                +24         237

*Won in Playoff
To see all the scores from the Collegiate Preview, click here.

Top Finishers: Dallas Hankamer of Temple shot 6-under 65 in the final round and finished tied for second with Katy’s Treed Huang, who was the 36-hole leader. Hankamer played bogey-free on Tuesday and made four birdies and an eagle in his round. The eagle came on the par-4 eighth hole when he chipped in from about 60 yards out. Huang shot even-par in the final round with a birdie on the first and 11th holes and back-to-back bogeys on six and seven. Peyton Johnson of Shreveport, La. finished fourth in the Boys Division at 2-under followed by Holden Webb of Shreveport, La. at 1-under. Jackson Naeger and Will Horn tied for sixth, while Daniel Moon finished eighth, Luke Eckholm finished ninth and Advait Chutke shot 2-under 69 to finish inside the top 10. In the Girls Division Mia Nixon of Canton and Malisone Chanthapanya of Fort Worth finished tied for second after falling short to Gaboriau in the playoff. Both players made par on the first playoff hole but Chanthapanya lost in the second playoff hole, while Nixon lost in the third. Lauren Rios finished fourth in the division, while Raeleigh Davidson and JJ Betz tied for fifth.

Tournament Format: The Collegiate Preview is a 54-hole stroke-play event for players with an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance and that are 14 years or older and not yet enrolled in college. The event is modeled after a typical collegiate-style event with players playing 36 holes on the first day and 18 on the second. This event has been praised by past LJT Alumni for preparing them to play golf at the next level.

The Course: Mira Vista Country Club opened in 1987 and was designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The par-71 layout is a tough test for the field and challenges each player’s abilities to hit shots into rolling fairways and tight green complexes. The course is being played at around 6,900 yards in the Boys Division and 6,000 yards in the Girls Division.

Tournament History: The Collegiate Preview started in 2014 at Ridgewood Country Club. Ryan Grider, who is currently on the Baylor Men’s Golf team won the Boys Division while Hailee Cooper, who is currently on the Texas Women’s Golf team won the Girls Division. Both players would repeat as champions in 2015 at Hurricane Creek Country Club. Crosby Guercio and Hailey Jones won the weather-shortened event in 2016, while Grider and Elina Sinz won in 2017. The event was held at Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club in 2018 and saw Garrett Martin win the Boys Division and Sinz win the Girls Division.

The Weather: The weather was similar to Monday with temperatures in the low to mid 90s and a gentle breeze that allowed players a chance to aim for the flagsticks.

What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour heads south to Austin for the George Hannon Junior Invitational on Aug. 12-13. The field will take on the tough UT Golf Club layout and compete in yet another LJT Invitational event with critical points up for grabs for the Player of the Year Standings and the Jackie Burke Cup Matches.

To learn more about the Collegiate Preview, click here. To see all the scores from Mira Vista CC, click here.
 

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Huang and Chanthapanya Lead Divisions at Collegiate Preview

Leaders: Treed Huang of Katy posted rounds of 67-69 to get to 6-under overall in the Boys Division. Huang started his first round on hole No. 10 and went out in 1-under. He made a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-4 first hole and then added two more on the sixth and seventh to get to 4-under after 18 holes. His afternoon round was nearly similar with four birdies and two bogeys en route to his 2-under 69. Malisone Chanthapanya of Fort Worth leads the Girls Division after posting scores of 74-75 on Monday. She made two birdies on the day, the par-4 18th in the first round and the par-3 third in the second round and leads the division by two strokes heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Boys Division
1. Treed Huang, Katy, TX                                               -6            136
T2. Peyton Johnson, Shreveport, LA                              -4            138
T2. Shaheen Momin, Sugar Land, TX                            -4            138
4. Daniel Moon, Temple, TX                                           -1            141
T5. Dallas Hankamer, Temple, TX                                 E              142

Girls Division
1. Malisone Chanthapanya, Fort Worth, TX                  +7           149
2. Lauren Rios, Coppell, TX                                          +9           151
3. JJ Betz, Keller, TX                                                     +11         153
4. Raeleigh Davidson, Frisco, TX                                  +13         155
5. Mia Gaboriau, Coppell, TX                                        +14         156

To see all the scores from Monday, click here.

In Contention:  Peyton Johnson of Shreveport, La. and Shaheen Momin of Sugar Land are tied for second in the Boys Division at 4-under 138 and paired with Huang for the final round. Both players shot identical scores of 68-70 in the first two rounds to get to 138 overall. Temple’s Daniel Moon sits in fourth place at 1-under 141 after shooting 3-under in the second round, while Dallas Hankamer, Holden Webb and Will Horn are tied for fifth at even-par. Lauren Rios of Coppell trails Chanthapanya in the Girls Division at 151 overall followed by JJ Betz of Keller in third, Raeleigh Davidson of Frisco in fourth and Mia Gaboriau of Coppell in fifth.

Shot of the Day: Jackson Naeger of Keller hit the shot of the day on the par-3 15th. Naeger had 211 yards and hit a 4-iron for a hole in one in the second round. The ace was his first ever and he sits in eighth place in the Boys Division at 1-over 143.

Tournament Format: The Collegiate Preview is a 54-hole stroke-play event for players with an active membership with the
Texas Junior Golf Alliance and that are 14 years or older and not yet enrolled in college. The event is modeled after a typical collegiate-style event with players playing 36 holes on the first day and 18 on the second. This event has been praised by past LJT Alumni for preparing them to play golf at the next level.

The Course: Mira Vista Country Club opened in 1987 and was designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. The par-71 layout is a tough test for the field and challenges each player’s abilities to hit shots into rolling fairways and tight green complexes. The course is being played at around 6,900 yards in the Boys Division and 6,000 yards in the Girls Division.

The Weather: It was warm and muggy all throughout the day on Monday in Fort Worth, Texas. The sun was shining and the breeze was light which allowed players to take dead aim into the greens.

Next Round: The final round of the Collegiate Preview will begin at 8:00 am on Tuesday with players going off the No. 1 and 10 tees throughout the morning. Champions will be crowned once all the rounds are completed with the top five finishers in the Boys Division winning trophies and the top three finishers in the Girls Division earning trophies.

What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour heads south to Austin for the George Hannon Junior Invitational on Aug. 12-13. The field will take on the tough UT Golf Club layout and compete in yet another LJT Invitational event with critical points up for grabs for the Player of the Year Standings and the Jackie Burke Cup Matches.

To learn more about the Collegiate Preview, click here. To see all the scores from Monday, click here.

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Martin and Sinz Win at Collegiate Preview

GEORGETOWN – Garrett Martin of San Antonio won the Boys Division of the Collegiate Preview after shooting 1-under 71 on Tuesday. Katy’s Elina Sinz defended her 2017 win in the Girls Division at Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club.

The Collegiate Preview is a 54-hole event for players that are 14 years and older and have a current membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players played 36 holes on Monday after an 8:30 am shotgun start, followed by 18 holes Tuesday. The event is modeled after a college-style event and prepares kids for competing at the next level.

Martin fired the lone round under par on Tuesday to get to 4-under 212 overall for the tournament. The Texas Tech commit started his day off hot on the front side, making birdie on three of his first four holes. A bogey on No. 6 was his first blemish of the day, but he went out in 2-under 34 on the tough Jack Nicklaus designed course.

A double-bogey on No. 10 dropped him back to even on the day, but Martin bounced back with a birdie on the 507-yard 11th hole. He added another birdie on No. 15 for good measure and played the two par 5s on the back side in 6-under on the week.

League City’s Christian Hernandez finished second in the Boys Division after shooting consistent rounds of 73-73-75. His 221-overall total was aided by seven birdies in three rounds along with 38 pars to finish 5-over after 54 holes.

Caleb Hicks of Arlington finished third in the Boys Division at 224 overall, while Tucker Allen of Granbury finished fourth at 225 overall and Dawson Ovard of Frisco finished fifth at 227 overall.

Trey Bosco finished sixth, Andre Jacobs and Christopher McDonald tied for seventh, Niko Nebout finished ninth and Matthew Spaulding tied with Forrest Park for 10th in the division.

Sinz posted rounds of 80-77-79 to get to 236 overall and four strokes ahead of the field. She made 15 pars in her final round and won her second Collegiate Preview in as many years after winning at Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, Texas last year.

Houston’s Zoe Slaughter finished runner-up in the Girls Division at 240 overall. Slaughter held the lead after the first two rounds and has finished in the top five of all four Legends Junior Tour events in 2018.

Madison Freeman finished third in the Girls Division, while Lauren May and Delaney Martin tied for fourth.

Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club is hosting the Collegiate Preview for the first time. Cimarron Hills was designed by Jack Nicklaus and the hill country layout features firm greens and soft bunkers. The LJT returned to Cimarron Hills for the first time since the 2011 Match Play Championship.

The Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic is the next event up on the LJT schedule. The event heads to The Hills Country Club’s Live Oak Course on March 15-16.
To see all the scores from the Collegiate Preview, click here. For more information about the event, click here.