George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual

University of Texas Golf Club

August 8-9


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Dates: August 8-9, 2022
Host Club: University of Texas Golf Club
Address: 2200 University Club Drive, Austin, TX 78732
Phone: (512) 266-6464
Tournament Director: Adam Schulte

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $310

Eligibility: Entries are open to all golfers with an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players with exemptions will be added first with the remaining spots being filled based on player rankings. Please reference LJT Policies and Procedures for further details.

Exemptions: Players can earn exemptions into the field through a variety of categories that are outlined on the Tournament Exemptions Page. The LJT reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view LJT Policies and Procedures. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field.


Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of stroke play. The field is limited to 96 players.

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

Practice Round Information: Players will be responsible for making their own tee times with the club no earlier than August 1st. The official practice round date is Sunday, August 7. Players may arrive no earlier than one hour before their practice round tee time. The fee is $25 and does not include a cart. Carts will be available to players only for Sunday’s practice rounds. Players must meet club requirements to operate a cart, which are 16 years of age and a valid driver’s license. Please call the golf shop at (512) 266-6464 to schedule your practice round time.

Registration Information: There will be no official tournament registration before the event. Players will pick up tee gifts in the scoring area following their first round.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be available Friday, August 5 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: Players will be permitted a caddie for the George Hannon Junior Invitational. The caddie must not be the parent or legal guardian of the player and the players is responsible for providing the caddie for the event.

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.



George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual

University of Texas Golf Club
August 8-9

General Information

Dates: August 8-9, 2022
Host Club: University of Texas Golf Club
Address: 2200 University Club Drive, Austin, TX 78732
Phone: (512) 266-6464
Tournament Director: Adam Schulte

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $310

Eligibility: Entries are open to all golfers with an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players with exemptions will be added first with the remaining spots being filled based on player rankings. Please reference LJT Policies and Procedures for further details.

Exemptions: Players can earn exemptions into the field through a variety of categories that are outlined on the Tournament Exemptions Page. The LJT reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view LJT Policies and Procedures. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field.

Click here for full Player Information

Wednesday, May4
 9:00 AM -Registration Opens

Wednesday, July 13
 5:00 PM - Registration Closes

Sunday, July 31
 10:00 AM - Players May Contact Club for Practice Round

Friday, August 5
 3:00 PM - Pairings Released

Sunday, August 7
 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Official Practice Rounds

Monday, August 8
 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Round 1 Tee Times off No. 1 & 10
 3:00 PM - Pairings made for Final Round

Tuesday, August 9
 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Round 2 Tee Times off No. 1 & 10

 3:00 PM - Awards Ceremony

Boys 15-18 Division Exemptions

A. Past Champions: Keaton Vo
B. Top 10 – 2022 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship:
C. Top 10 – 2022 Texas Junior Amateur:
D. Top 10 – 2022 Texas Cup Invitational: Connor Henry, Parker Sands, Brooks Harper, Chandler Cooke, Holden Webb, Elijah Galvan, David Martinez, Austin Le, Davis Ovard, Tyler Blackwell, Luke Colton
E. Top 5 – 2022 Bluebonnet Championship: Grant Yerger, Trenton Mierl, Austin Hofferkamp, Matthew Foster
F. Top 5 – 2021 George Hannon Junior Invitational: Eyan Edsall, Luke D’Alise
G. Top 3 – 2022 Collegiate Preview:
H. Top 3 – 2021 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational: Noah McWilliams
I. 2022 LJT Tournament Champions: Sam Jenkins, Byungho Lee
J. Champion – 2021 North Texas Classic: Sam Dossey
K. Champion – 2021 Fall Challenge: Preston Cooper
L. Champion – 2021 James A. Ragan Memorial: Andrew Tan
M. Champion – 2021 Alamo Shootout: Palmer Valdez
N. 2021 Boys 14 & Under POY: Rhett O’Rear
O. Top 10 – 2022 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 4, 2022 (TX Only): Matt Comegys, Jase Summy, Jacob Sosa, Zach Kingsland, Garrett Endicott, Christian Clark, Trevor Algya, Andrew Tan
P. Top 10 – 2023 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 4, 2022 (TX Only): Aaron Pounds, Thomas Morrison, Jack Usner, Ethan Fang, Alex Papayoanou, Kristoffer Kuvaas, Matthew Foster, Preston Stout, Jack Gilbert, Davis Ovard
Q. Top 5 – 2024 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 4, 2022 (TX Only): Jackson Hymer, Daniel Zou, Bowen Ballis, Trenton Mierl
R. NTPGA:
S. STPGA:

Girls 12-18 Division Exemptions

A. Past Champions: Emma Von Hoffmann
B. Top 5 – 2022 Texas Junior Amateur:
C. Top 5 – 2022 Bluebonnet Championship: Alexa Saldana, Mason Lewis
D. Top 5 – 2022 Texas Girls’ Invitational: Farah O’Keefe, Ashleen Kaur, Darrelyn Webster, Chaemin Kim, Kate Bennett, Bella Flores
E. Top 5 – 2021 George Hannon Junior Invitational: Sophie Biedieger, Tillie Claggett, Maye Huang, Lindsay Lee
F. Top 3 – 2022 Collegiate Preview:
G. Top 2 – 2021 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Junior Invitational: Savannah Barber, Jiyu Han
H. 2022 LJT Tournament Champions: Mimi Burton, Sydney Givens
I. Champion – 2021 North Texas Classic: Adrienne Ahn
J. Champion – 2021 Fall Challenge: Jiyu Han
K. Champion – 2021 James A. Ragan Memorial: Ashleen Kaur
L. Champion – 2021 Alamo Shootout: Farah O’Keefe
M. Top 5 – 2022 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 4, 2022 (TX Only): Michelle Zhang, Ryann Honea, Tillie Claggett, Savannah Barber, Sophie Biediger
N. Top 5 – 2023 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 4, 2022 (TX Only): Maelynn Kim, Farah O’Keefe, Sky Sudberry, Jiyu Han, Maggie Ni
O. NTPGA:
P. STPGA:

Boys 14 & Under Division Exemptions

A. Past Champions: Henry Guan, Reese Roberts
B. Top 5 – 2022 Texas Junior Amateur:
C. 2022 LJT Tournament Champions: Jack Clancy, Aiden Tiet
D. Champion – 2021 North Texas Classic:
E. Champion – 2021 Fall Challenge: Nicholas Logis
F. Champion – 2021 James A. Ragan Memorial: Shiv Parmar

Host Club/Sponsor Exemptions

A. Host Club Exemptions:
B. Hannon Society Exemptions:

C. Committee Exemptions:

The Legends Junior Tour reserves the right to select players to be in the field. Exempt players must complete registration for the event by the published deadline or they will lose their spot in the field.

News



Dossey, Von Hoffmann and Roberts Win George Hannon Jr Invitational

Briefly: Austin’s Sam Dossey won the Boys Division of the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual after going bogey free over 36 holes at University of Texas Golf Club. Emma Von Hoffmann of Spicewood endured a seven-hole playoff after Tuesday’s Final Round to capture her first victory with the Legends Junior Tour, while Reese Roberts of Dallas won the Boys 14 & Under Division with a crucial late birdie.

Tournament Leaderboard

Leaders: Dossey picked up his first win of the season with the Legends Junior Tour and the second of his career after going 70-69 and winning the division by one stroke. Dossey was the only player in the division to go bogey free for both rounds and picked up his three birdies on the par-4 first, the par-4 seventh and the par-5 14th. The Austin-native picked up the win at his home course. Emma Von Hoffmann was tied with Sophie Biediger following 36 holes at 3-under 139 overall. The two went to a sudden-death playoff starting on the first hole and proceeded to match each other for six holes, before Von Hoffmann made par on the par-4 seventh. Reese Roberts completed the wire-to-wire victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division with rounds of 71-74 to get to 3-over 145 overall. After starting the day on No. 10, he was tied going into the par-3 eighth, but made a birdie on the 160-yard hole and took a one-stroke lead. He finished with a par on the par-5 ninth and picked up his second victory with the LJT in 2021.

In Contention: In the Boys Division, Eyan Edsall of Montgomery shot 3-under 68 on Tuesday to finish runner-up to Dossey. Austin’s Prayaag Oruganti finished third, while Andrew Tan and Luke D’Alise tied for fourth and Jeffrey Zatorski and Kellan McGinnis tied for sixth. Jarrett Grinnell, Tyler Blackwell and Preston Cooper tied for eighth in the division. Dallas’ Sophie Biediger finished runner-up in the Girls Division after falling short in the playoff. Tillie Claggett of The Woodlands finished third, while Maye Hang and Lindsay Lee tied for fourth. Austin Hofferkamp of The Woodlands and Nicholas Logis of Austin tied for second in the Boys 14 & Under Division, while Luke Colton finished fourth and Mitchell Maier finished fifth.

Golf Course: The University of Texas Golf Club was designed by Bechtol Russell and opened in 2003. The course is set along the Colorado River and features stunning Texas Hill Country views along with a challenging par-71 layout.

Weather: Temperatures were in the high 90s again on Tuesday with the heat index reaching 105 degrees. The winds were out of the south again at 10-12 miles per hour which offered a challenge for the field.

About George Hannon: George Hannon, who was affectionately called “Coach”, coached the University of Texas golf team for 18 seasons. Coach Hannon saw his Longhorns win two National Championships in 1971 and 1972, 12 Southwest Conference Titles and three individual titles. Hannon’s Horns included Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Mark Brooks, Phil Blackmar, Brandel Chamblee, Rik Massengale and Paul Thomas.

Hannon Cup Association: The Hannon Cup Association contributes to golf scholarships, supports the Austin Junior Golf Academy and hosts the George Hannon Junior Invitational and Hannon Cup Matches. Mark Coward and Brent Buckman were instrumental in conceiving the idea and in organizing and forming the initial committee for the Hannon Cup. Support was provided by a group of individuals and businesses that became known as the Hannon Society. To date the Association has distributed more than $145,000 worth of secondary education scholarships through the Southern Texas PGA Foundation.

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 History: The George Hannon Junior Invitational finished it’s 12 year on the Legends Junior Tour schedule and features past champions such as Maxwell Miller, Cole Hammer, Chandler Phillips, Tayler Termeer, Hailee Cooper, Joe and Julia Beck, Matthew Comegys, Keaton Vo, Henry Guan and Nicole Vivier. This event has been held at UT Golf Club for the last four years.

Next Up: The Legends Junior Tour heads to Bentwater Yacht & Country Club for the Texas Girls’ Invitational, which was rescheduled after the February storm. The George Hannon Junior Invitational caps off a busy and exciting summer for the Legends Junior Tour.

For more information on the George Hannon Junior Invitational, click here. To see all the scores from UT Golf Club, click here.

News



Cooper Leads George Hannon Junior Invitational

Briefly: Preston Cooper fired a 2-under 69 in the opening round of the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual and leads by one stroke in the Boys Division. Reese Roberts leads the Boys 14 & Under Division at University of Texas Golf Club, while Emma Von Hoffmann and Sophie Biediger are tied atop the Girls Division.

Tournament Leaderboard

Leaders: Dallas’ Preston Cooper was one of four under-par rounds on Monday at UT Golf Club. His 2-under consisted of four total birdies, with three of them coming on the front nine which were his final nine holes. His birdie on the par-3 eighth was the one that put him in the lead heading into the Final Round. Spicewood’s Emma Von Hoffmann and Dallas’ Sophie Biediger accounted for two more under-par rounds after both players posted 3-under 68 and lead the Girls Division. Von Hoffmann totaled five birdies in the First Round, while Biediger made four. Dallas’ Reese Roberts leads the Boys 14 & Under Division after shooting even-par 71 on Monday. Roberts made four birdies in his first 18 holes and seeks his second victory in the division this year.

In Contention: Trailing Cooper by one stroke in the Boys Division is Austin’s Sam Dossey, who shot 1-under 70 and was the fourth and final round under par on Monday. Kellan McGinnis of Austin sits in third at even-par, while Montgomery’s Eyan Edsall and Katy’s Treed Huang are tied for fourth at 1-over. In the Girls Division, Tillie Claggett of The Woodlands and Lindsay Lee of San Antonio are tied for third at 1-over and trail the leaders by four strokes. Austin’s Caroline Dasch sits in fifth place in the division at 3-over. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Dallas’ Brooks Harper is in second at 2-over, while Duff Mckay of Dallas and Luke Colton of Frisco are tied for third at 3-over. Nicholas Logis and Austin Hofferkamp are tied for fifth at 4-over.

Golf Course: The University of Texas Golf Club was designed by Bechtol Russell and opened in 2003. The course is set along the Colorado River and features stunning Texas Hill Country views along with a challenging par-71 layout. The course overlooks Lake Austin and borders the Balcones Natural Wildlife Preserve and has hosted the George Hannon Junior Invitational six times now, including the last four years.

Weather: Temperatures started in the mid-80s on Monday and crept up to the high 90s by the end of play. The wind was definitely a factor with breezes steady around 12 miles per hour out of the south.

Tournament Format: The George Hannon Junior Invitational is a 36-hole stroke play event for players that have earned an exemption through the Texas Junior Golf Alliance or the Hannon Society. The 96-player field is one of the strongest in the state as they play 18 holes each day.

About George Hannon: George Hannon, who was affectionately called “Coach”, coached the University of Texas golf team for 18 seasons. Coach Hannon saw his Longhorns win two National Championships in 1971 and 1972, 12 Southwest Conference Titles and three individual titles. Hannon’s Horns included Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Mark Brooks, Phil Blackmar, Brandel Chamblee, Rik Massengale and Paul Thomas.

About Hannon Cup Association: The Hannon Cup Association contributes to golf scholarships, supports the Austin Junior Golf Academy and hosts the George Hannon Junior Invitational and Hannon Cup Matches. Mark Coward and Brent Buckman were instrumental in conceiving the idea and in organizing and forming the initial committee for the Hannon Cup. Support was provided by a group of individuals and businesses that became known as the Hannon Society. To date the Association has distributed more than $145,000 worth of secondary education scholarships through the Southern Texas PGA Foundation.

About Texas Mutual: Texas Mutual is the presenting sponsor of the George Hannon Junior Invitational and has been caring for hardworking Texans for more than 25 years. Taking care of people is what Texas Mutual does and that’s why they invest time, energy and resources into increasing safety, wellness and education for all Texans. Texas Mutual has been the presenting sponsor of this event for the last three years.

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 Final Round of the George Hannon Junior Invitational is scheduled for Tuesday with tee times starting at 7:30 am off the No. 1 and 10 tees. Following Tuesday’s Final Round, awards will be handed to the top five in the Boys Division and top three in the Girls and Boys 14 & Under Divisions.

For more information on the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual, click here. To see all the scores from UT Golf Club, click here.

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George Hannon Junior Invitational Set for Aug. 9-10

ADDISON — The George Hannon Junior Invitational returns to the University of Texas Golf Club on August 9-10 with Texas Mutual Insurance Company returning as the presenting sponsor. This 36-hole event, which features some of the best Junior boy and girl golfers in Texas ages 12-18, sets up to be a great finish to another stellar LJT summer schedule.

“Having a partnership with Texas Mutual is such a blessing to the Hannon Cup Association,” Hannon Cup Association Managing Director Randi Long said. “When we set out to have a junior tournament, the goal was to host one of the best ones in Texas. Along with Texas Mutual and the Legends Junior Tour, I believe we have accomplished that goal.”

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is one of the state’s leading workers’ compensation providers. Texas Mutual Vice President of Marketing and Customer Engagement Jeremiah Bentley said the company is proud to be associated with this year’s championship.

“We’re happy to have the opportunity again to contribute to the organization’s mission,” Bentley said. “As a leader in the workers’ compensation industry, Texas Mutual is always seeking to partner with other leading organizations. This tournament is a high-quality event that provides value to sponsors and exposure to a first-class audience.”

George Hannon was born in Kemp, Texas, and had a 59-year PGA career, including an 18-year term as the University of Texas Men’s Golf coach. Hannon’s career at UT included NCAA titles in 1971 and 1972, as well as 12 Southwest Conference Championships. Hannon coached legends such as Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Mark Brooks, Phil Blackmar, Brandel Chamblee, Warren Chancellor, Rik Massengale and Paul Thomas. He was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 1991 and was the Golf Coaches Associations’ 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

The Legends Junior Tour has conducted the George Hannon Junior Invitational since the Hannon Cup Association created the event in 2009. It brings together the top 96 boys and girls in and around the state with players competing in a Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & Under Division.

The field will take on UT Golf Club’s par-71 layout. Since it opened for play in 2003, the demanding Bechtol Russel design has always had a championship pedigree. The Austin-based club is the home of the University of Texas Men’s and Women’s golf teams, including the 2012 NCAA Men’s Golf National Champions. It’s played host to NCAA Regional Championships, the Betsy Rawls Invitational as well as TGA Major Championships, including the 99th Women’s Texas Amateur last year.

Over the years, the club has welcomed some of the highest profile players in the game of golf. These include three-time major champion Jordan Spieth, PGA Tour winners Dylan Frittelli, Cody Gribble and Jhonattan Vegas, reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Scottie Scheffler and 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion Sophia Schubert.

This is the sixth time in the tournament’s 13-year history for UT Golf Club to host the George Hannon Junior Invitational. It’s a challenging test of golf complemented by scenic Texas Hill Country views and always delivers a great championship. Other host clubs of this event include Austin Country Club, Spanish Oaks Golf Club and The Hills Country Club.

“It’s always exciting to cap off a great summer with a trip to Austin for the George Hannon Junior Invitational,” LJT Tournament Coordinator Adam Schulte said. “It’s a great event year after year and we can’t thank the Hannon Cup Association, Texas Mutual Insurance and UT Golf Club enough for making it all possible.”

At the 2020 George Hannon Junior Invitational, Austin’s own and University of Texas commit Keaton Vo captured the Boys 15-18 Division. Vo shot a bogey free 6-under-par 65 in the final round to go on and win by six strokes. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Nicole Vivier also of Austin fired a final round 2-under to win the division by two strokes. Henry Guan of Irving secured victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division after carding rounds of 73-68.  Guan entered the final round trailing by one stroke, his final round 3-under-par 68 was enough to win the division and earn his first victory with the Legends Junior Tour.

The George Hannon Junior Invitational is held in the Austin area annually and features one of the top-ranked fields on the LJT Schedule. Past champions of this event include Max Miller, Joe and Julia Beck, Scottie and Callie Scheffler, Brendan Redfern, Cole Hammer, Thomas Critch, Levi Valadez, Alexandra Rossi, Chandler Phillips, Hailee Cooper and Stephen Campbell Jr.

The George Hannon Junior Invitational is ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard with the top half of each division earning points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The top finishers of the Boys 15-18 and Girls 12-18 Divisions will also earn AJGA Performance Stars.

Players in the George Hannon Junior Invitational are members of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance which is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, the Southern and Northern Texas PGA Sections and the Houston Golf Association. The alliance provides junior golfers with top tier competition across the state and a path to gain experience and grow throughout their junior golfing careers.

For more information about the George Hannon Junior Invitational, click here. To learn more about the Hannon Cup Association, click here.


George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual

University of Texas Golf Club
August 9-10

Tournament Information

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

Dates: August 9-10, 2021
Host Club: University of Texas Golf Club
Address: 2200 University Club Drive, Austin, TX 78732
Phone: (512) 266-6464
Tournament Director: Adam Schulte

Registration Information

Registration Opens: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Registration Closes: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Tournament Fee: $310
Divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under, Girls 12-18
Field Size: 96 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 following the Registration Closing Date. Players with exemptions will get added first with non-exempt players being added according to their junior golf rankings based on available spots in the division. 

Championship Information

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: Caddies will be permitted for the event. Caddies must not be the player's parent or legal guardian. Players are responsible for providing their own caddies. 

Spectator Carts: Spectator carts are allowed and can be rented from the club on a limited basis. Spectator carts will not be allowed during the practice rounds. Spectators that rent carts must follow LJT Spectator Policy when operating the cart. 

Practice Round Carts: Carts will be available to players only for Sunday's practice rounds. Players must meet club requirements to operate a cart, which are 16 years of age and a valid driver's license. 

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Wednesday, May 5
 9:00 AM -Registration Opens

Wednesday, July 14
 5:00 PM - Registration Closes

Sunday, August 1
 10:00 AM - Players May Contact Club for Practice Round

Friday, August 6
 3:00 PM - Pairings Released

Sunday, August 8
 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Official Practice Rounds

Monday, August 9
 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Round 1 Tee Times off No. 1 & 10
 3:00 PM - Pairings made for Final Round

Tuesday, August 10
 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM - Round 2 Tee Times off No. 1 & 10

 3:00 PM - Awards Ceremony

TOURNAMENT EXEMPTIONS                             

Boys 15-18 Division Exemptions

A. Past Champions: Keaton Vo
B. Top 10 – 2021 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship: Ben Gregg, Ben Delarosa, Henry Guan
C. Top 10 – 2021 Texas Junior Amateur: Aaron Pounds, Kevin Watts, Carson Cooper, Christian Clark, Kristoffer Kuvaas, Eyan Edsall, Elvis Steen
D. Top 5 – 2021 Texas Cup Invitational: Patrick Kahanek, Hunter Drotts, Awesome Burnett, Garrett Endicott, Julio Alfredo Rios Brache, Byungho Lee
E. Top 5 - 2021 Bluebonnet Championship: Matthew Comegys, Trevor Mierl, Ben Brogdon, Ty Holbrook
F. Top 5 – 2020 George Hannon Junior Invitational: Trevor Algya, Andrew Tan, Sam Dossey, Jay Pabin, Truett Burns, Key Coker, Andrew Spaulding
G. Top 3 – 2021 Collegiate Preview: Reese Roberts, Trenton Mierl
H. Top 3 – 2020 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational: Kevin Watts, Shoichiro Kato, Matthew Spaulding
I. 2021 LJT Tournament Champions: Davis Ovard, Brian Comegys, Grant Doggett, Matthew Foster
J. Champion – 2020 North Texas Classic: Preston Stout
K. Champion – 2020 James A. Ragan Memorial: Connor Adams
L. Champion – 2020 Alamo Shootout: Daniel Moon
M. 2020 Boys 14 & Under POY: Rhett O'Rear
N. Top 10 – 2021 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 5, 2021 (TX Only): Zach Heffernan, J.Holland Humphries, Evan Vo, Jackson Norwich, Sebastian Moss, Bret Gray, Logan Vargas, Joshua German, Pierce Johnson, Jeffrey Zatorski
O. Top 10 – 2022 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 5, 2021 (TX Only): Jacob Sosa, Sean-Karl Dobson, Jase Summy, Zachary Kingsland, Kaelen Dulany, Matthew Spaulding
P. Top 5 – 2023 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 5, 2021 (TX Only): Thomas Morrison, Gaven Lane, Ethan Fang, Jaivir Pande, Jack Usner
Q. NTPGA: Peyton Iverson, Ryan Hailey, Tate Littman, Sam Jenkins, Davis Seybert
R. STPGA: Cade Barone, Nathan Marion, Grant Morgan
S. HGA: 

Girls 12-18 Division Exemptions

A. Past Champions: Eubin Shim
B. Top 5 – 2021 Texas Junior Amateur: Maelynn Kim, Kendall Jackson, Tillie Claggett
C. Top 5 - 2021 Bluebonnet Championship: Mason Lewis, Lindsay Lee, Grace Jin, Farah O'Keefe
D. Top 5 – 2020 Texas Girls’ Invitational: Ashley Yen, Summer Lee
E. Top 5 – 2020 George Hannon Junior Invitational: Alexa Saldana, Gabbi Bentancourt
F. Top 3 – 2021 Collegiate Preview: Sophie Biediger, Mallorie Luitwieler
G. Top 2 – 2020 Texas Junior Golf Alliance Junior Invitational: Lauren Nguyen, Julia Vollmer, Jiyu Han
H. 2021 LJT Tournament Champions: Maggie Ni, Jenna Madden, Mimi Burton, Mia Nixon, Kate Pickrell
I. Champion – 2020 North Texas Classic: MacKenzie Moore, Ryann Honea
J. Champion – 2020 James A. Ragan Memorial: Darrelyn Webster
K. Champion – 2020 Alamo Shootout: Avery Thompson
L. Top 5 – 2021 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 5, 2021 (TX Only): Bohyun Park, Melena Barrientos, Meagan Winans, Jacqueline Nguyen
M. Top 5 – 2022 Junior Golf Scoreboard Class as of May 5, 2021 (TX Only): Symran Shah, Allyn Stephens Ashley Yiu
N. NTPGA: Sophie Biediger, Gia Ahlowalia, Mia Gaboriau, Ryan Ko, Alise Knudson, Kate Tilma
O. STPGA: Camille Pazouki, Sayers Allen, Savannah Dupre
P. HGA:

Boys 14 & Under Division Exemptions

A. Past Champions: Henry Guan
B. Top 5 – 2021 Texas Junior Amateur: Shiv Parmar, Nathan Miller, Austin Le, Luke Colton
C. 2021 LJT Tournament Champions: Austin Hofferkamp, Nicholas Logis, Reese Roberts, Rhett O'Rear, Brooks Harper 
D. NTPGA:
E. STPGA:
F. HGA:

Host Club/Sponsor Exemptions

A. Host Club Exemptions: Oliver McSpadden, Gabby Roth, Charlie Stanton, Alex Mata, Kyle Towne
B. Hannon Society Exemptions: Luke Hagen, Trenton Mierl, Blake Burt, Sloane, Panter, William Berry, Connor Henry, Ellianna McKinnley, Meghan Meserole, Grant Passi
C. Committee Exemptions:

The Legends Junior Tour reserves the right to select players to be in the field. Exempt players must complete registration for the event by the published deadline or they will lose their spot in the field. 

News



Vo, Vivier and Guan Win George Hannon Junior Invitational

Briefly: Keaton Vo of Austin wins the Boys 15-18 Division at the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual following a final round 6-under-par 65 at The University of Texas Golf Club. Nicole Vivier of Austin cards a final round 2-under-par 69 and wins the Girls 12-18 Division, while Irving’s Henry Guan captures the Boys 14 & Under title.

Leaderboard:

Boys 15-18
1) Keaton Vo                       Austin                  68-65 | 133
2) Trevor Algya                  Highland Village 72-67 | 139
3) Andrew Tan                   Austin                   71-69 | 140

Girls 12-18
1) Nicole Vivier                   Austin                 70-69 | 139
2) Darrelyn Webster         Austin                 73-68 | 141
3) Alexa Saldana               Naucalpan           69-73 | 142

Boys 14 & Under 
1) Henry Guan                   Irving                   73-68 | 141
2) Trenton Mierl                Austin                  73-69 | 142
3) Rhett O’Rear                 Plano                   72-72 | 144

Final Results

Golf Course: The University of Texas Golf Club was built in 2003 and designed by Bechtol Russell Golf Course Design. The par-71 championship golf course stretches across the Texas Hill Country and overlooks Lake Austin. The 7,412-yard layout offers challenging shots and some of the best views in Austin. It is the home of the University of Texas Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams and has played host to the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual four times. The final round was contested at 6,900 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division; 5,842 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division and 6,301 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Weather: The temperature reached 102 degrees with winds reaching 10 mph out of the southwest.

Winner’s Info: Keaton Vo of Austin began the final round one stroke ahead of the field. The 2022 University of Texas commit never lost the lead and in fact, lengthened that lead on Tuesday. His 6-under 65 in the final round was the lowest score of the tournament and he won his division by six strokes.

“It was a great round,” Vo said. “I knew starting a little late, it was going to be a little more windy and if I can just keep it in play, I will be able to give myself some birdie looks, and I converted on those today which was nice.”

The junior at Chaparral Star Academy had a bogey-free final round. He carded six birdies, three on each side, and finished with a par on the par-4 eighteenth to get to 9-under 133 overall. Last Month, Vo verbally committed to the University of Texas Class for 2022 and he is excited to continue to play his home track in the future.

“This win is huge for me,” Vo said. “It’s an honor to be a Longhorn and I kind of had to protect my territory this week, which was what I did, and I am just happy to add another title to my record book and to UT.”

In the Girls 12-18 Division, Nicole Vivier of Austin took care of business in her final tournament as a junior golfer. The incoming Southern Methodist University freshman fired a bogey-free 69 in the final round to win by two strokes.

“It means a lot, Vivier said. “It’s just a great way to cap off my junior career and it gives me some good momentum going into college. I am just really excited, and I know that I will bring good golf into college.”

Vivier, a local Austinite, said she was in full control and played “boring golf” on Tuesday leaving herself a lot of easy pars. She was the only player in the Girls Division to post both rounds under- par.

“I hit my wedges really well, so I knew if I just put myself in the fairway, I was going to get inside 15-feet every time and get myself looks at birdie,” Vivier said. “If I missed the birdie I was like a foot away.”

In his debut on the Legends Junior Tour, Henry Guan of Irving won the Boys 14 & Under Division. He carded a 2-over 73 in Round 1 and trailed by one stroke heading into Tuesday’s round. The 12-year-old carded four birdies in the final round, bringing him to 1-under 141 overall to win by one stroke.

“This is my first Legends Junior Tour (event), so to actually win your first is almost like an accomplishment and a dream to actually win it on this course where Jordan Spieth played at,” Guan said.

In Contention: Trevor Algya of Highland Village carded a final round 4-under 67 and finished solo second and six shots back in the Boys 15-18 Division. Andrew Tan of Austin finished solo third at 2-under 140. Sam Dossey of Austin finished solo fourth at 1-under 141. Andrew Spaulding of Spring, Jay Pabin of Lucas, Truett Burns of Fredericksburg and Key Coker of Dallas all finished tied fifth at even-par 142.

Darrelyn Webster of Austin carded a final round 3-under 68 and finished solo second and two shots back in the Girls 12-18 Division. Alexa Saldana of Mexico finished solo third at even-par 142. Gabbi Bentancourt of Frisco and Mimi Burton of Austin rounded out the top-5 at 2-over 144.

Trenton Mierl of Austin, the 2019 George Hannon Junior Invitational 14 & Under Division champion, finished second at even par overall. Rhett O’Rear of Plano finished solo third at 2-over 144. Bowen Ballis of Shenandoah and Daniel Macias of Austin rounded out the top-5 at 4-over 146 in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour season continues with the Volunteers of America Classic Girls’ Match Play Championship at Old American Golf Club in The Colony September 4-6. You can view the entire Legends Junior Tour calendar here.

More Info: The Legends Junior Tour extends its sincere appreciation to the staff and members of UT Golf Club, the George Hannon Society and our volunteers for their integral part in making the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual a memorable and successful event. For more information on the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual, click here.

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Keaton Vo Leads Boys 15-18 Division at George Hannon Junior Invitational

Briefly: Keaton Vo of Austin leads the Boys 15-18 Division at the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual following a 3-under-par 68 in Round 1 at The University of Texas Golf Club. Mimi Burton of Austin and Alexa Saldana of Naucalpan, Mexico are tied for the lead in the Girls 12-18 Division with opening rounds of 2-under 69, while Plano’s Rhett O’Rear fires a 1-over 72 to lead the Boys 14 & Under Division by one stroke.

Leaderboard:

Boys 15-18
1) Keaton Vo                        Austin                68
2) Andrew Spaulding         Spring                69
T3) Blake Moreno              Austin                 70
T3) Kevin Watts                 Colleyville           70
T3) Kellan McGinnis          Austin                 70
T3) Jeffrey Zatorski            Houston             70

Girls 12-18
T1) Mimi Burton               Austin                  69
T1) Alexa Saldana             Naucalpan           69
T3) Nicole Vivier               Austin                  70
T3) Julia Vollmer              San Antonio        70

Boys 14 & Under 
1) Rhett O’Rear                   Plano                   72
T2) Trenton Mierl              Austin                  73
T2) Henry Guan                  Irving                  73
T2) Daniel Macias               Austin                  73

Round 1 Results | Round 2 Pairings

Golf Course: The University of Texas Golf Club was built in 2003 and designed by Bechtol Russell Golf Course Design. The par-71 championship golf course stretches across the Texas Hill Country and overlooks Lake Austin. The 7,412-yard layout offers challenging shots and some of the best views in Austin. It is the home of the University of Texas Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams and has played host to the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual five times. Round 1 was contested at 6,900 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division; 5,842 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division and 6,301 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Weather: The temperature reached 101 degrees with winds reaching 12 mph out of the south.

In Contention: Keaton Vo of Austin carded an opening round 3-under-par 69. The 2022 University of Texas commit made the turn at 2-under. He birdied the par-3 sixteenth and the par-4 seventeenth and closed out Monday’s round with a par on the par-4 eighteenth to lead the Boys 15-18 Division by one stroke. Vo looks to win his first Legends Junior Tour event in the Boys 15-18 Division on his home course and future college stomping grounds.

“It’s a tough course so you just got to take what it gives you sometimes,” Vo said. “I am lucky enough to play a lot of times here so I can just trust my game and trust my shots and hopefully it will pay off.”

Andrew Spaulding of Spring sits solo second after carding a 2-under 69. Blake Moreno of Austin, Kevin Watts of Colleyville, Kellan McGinnis of Austin and Jeffrey Zatorski of Houston are all tied third at 1-under 70.

In the Girls 12-18 Division, Mimi Burton of Austin and Alexa Saldana of Naucalpan, Mexico are tied for the lead at 2-under 69. Burton, a sophomore at Vandegrift High School, had a bogey-free back nine and carded three birdies in Monday’s round. Saldana started and finished strong carding 1-under on each nine. She carded five birdies in the first round. Both will look to take home their first Legends Junior Tour win in tomorrow’s final round.

Austin local and incoming Southern Methodist freshman commit Nicole Vivier is tied third with San Antonio’s Julia Vollmer at 1-under 70. Gabbi Bentancourt of Frisco sits solo fifth at even par. Two players in the Girls 12-18 Division are tied sixth at 1-over 72.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Rhett O’Rear of Plano fired a 1-over 72 in Monday’s first round. The 13-year-old had a steady round and birdied the hardest hole on the golf course, the par-4 fifth. He holds a one shot lead in his division.

Trenton Mierl of Austin, Henry Guan of Irving and Daniel Macias of Austin are tied second at 2-over 73. Five players are tied fifth at 4-over 75.

What’s Next: Final Round tee times start Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m. off No. 1 tee at UT Golf Club.

More Info: For more information on the George Hannon Junior Invitational presented by Texas Mutual, click here.

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George Hannon Junior Invitational Set for Aug. 10-11

AUSTIN — The George Hannon Junior Invitational is set to cap off another great Legends Junior Tour summer schedule when the 36-hole event returns to the University of Texas Golf Club August 10-11. Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the proud presenting sponsor for the second straight year as part of a two-year deal with the Hannon Cup Association.

“Having a partnership with Texas Mutual is such a blessing to the Hannon Cup Association,” Hannon Cup Association Managing Director Randi Long said. “When we set out to have a junior tournament, the goal was to host one of the best ones in Texas. Along with Texas Mutual and the Legends Junior Tour, I believe we have accomplished that goal.”

Texas Mutual Insurance Company is one of the state’s leading workers’ compensation providers. Texas Mutual Vice President of Marketing and Customer Engagement Jeremiah Bentley said the company is proud to be associated with this year’s championship.

“We’re happy to have the opportunity again to contribute to the organization’s mission,” Bentley said. “As a leader in the workers’ compensation industry, Texas Mutual is always seeking to partner with other leading organizations. This tournament is a high-quality event that provides value to sponsors and exposure to a first-class audience.”

George Hannon was born in Kemp, Texas, and had a 59-year PGA career, including an 18-year term as the University of Texas Men’s Golf coach. Hannon’s career at UT included NCAA titles in 1971 and 1972, as well as 12 Southwest Conference Championships. Hannon coached legends such as Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Mark Brooks, Phil Blackmar, Brandel Chamblee, Warren Chancellor, Rik Massengale and Paul Thomas. He was inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame in 1991 and was the Golf Coaches Associations’ 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

The Legends Junior Tour has conducted the George Hannon Junior Invitational since the Hannon Cup Association created the event in 2009. It brings together the top 96 boys and girls in and around the state. Three divisions compete separately: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18.

The field will take on UT Golf Club’s par-71 layout. Since it opened for play in 2003, the demanding Bechtol Russel design has always had a championship pedigree. The Austin-based club is the home of the University of Texas Men’s and Women’s golf teams, including the 2012 NCAA Men’s Golf National Champions. It’s played host to NCAA Regional Championships, the Betsy Rawls Invitational as well as TGA Major Championships, including the 99th Women’s Texas Amateur in July.

Over the years, the club has welcomed some of the highest profile players in the game of golf. These include 3-time major champion Jordan Spieth, PGA Tour winners Dylan Frittelli, Cody Gribble and Jhonattan Vegas, 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year Scottie Scheffler, 2017 U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion Sophia Schubert and the 13th ranked female amateur golfer in the world Kaitlyn Papp.

This is the fifth time in the tournament’s 12-year history for UT Golf Club to host. It’s a challenging test of golf complemented by scenic Texas Hill Country views and always delivers a great championship.

“We’re always excited to head to Austin for the George Hannon Junior Invitational,” LJT Tournament Coordinator Adam Schulte said. “It’s a great event year after year and we can’t thank the Hannon Cup Association enough for making it all possible.”

Frisco’s Henry Frizzell trailed by two strokes to begin the final round at last year’s championship. Following a solid opening nine, Frizzell held a one-stroke lead standing on the par-4 17th. He made a clutch birdie to extend his lead and closed out his round with a par on the par-4 18th to win the Boys 15-18 Division by two strokes.

In the Girls 12-18 Division, Kaylee Vesely of Austin fired a final round 2-under-par 69. The UT Golf Club member birdied the par-5 ninth (her finishing hole) to post 2-under overall for the championship and win by one stroke. Austin’s Trenton Mierl won the Boys 14 & Under Division after carding rounds of 66-79 to win by two shots. This year, he’ll look defend his title and add another LJT victory to his resume.

The George Hannon Junior Invitational is held in the Austin area annually and features one of the top-ranked fields on the LJT Schedule. Past champions of this event include Max Miller, Joe and Julia Beck, Scottie and Callie Scheffler, Brendan Redfern, Cole Hammer, Thomas Critch, Levi Valadez, Alexandra Rossi, Chandler Phillips, Hailee Cooper and Stephen Campbell Jr.

The George Hannon Junior Invitation will award players with additional points towards the LJT Player of the Year Points List. Sam Dossey of Austin leads the Boys 15-18 Division, while Lauren Nguyen of Katy leads the Girls 12-18 Division and Trenton Mierl of Austin leads the Boys 14 & Under Division.

For more information about the George Hannon Junior Invitational, click here.

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Campbell Wins George Hannon Junior Invitational with Birdie, Birdie Finish

AUSTIN— Richmond’s Stephen Campbell knew he had done something special when his birdie putt dropped on the 460-yard par-4 18thhole at UT Golf Club. His enthusiastic fist bump came from being one shot off the lead with two holes to play and making birdies on his final two holes. Those two consecutive birdies were enough to secure his spot on the top of the leaderboard as the 2018 George Hannon Junior Invitational champion.
 
Campbell fired a final round 1-under 70 which tied for the lowest round in the Boys 15-18 division. He fought hard making five birdies in his final 10 holes. He finished at 1-over for the tournament.
 
Jay Pabin of Lucas finished one shot behind Campbell at 2-over par for the tournament. He played consistently throughout the final round and had a chance to tie the lead with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th.
 
Pearland’s Vishnu Sadagopan finished in third at 3-over par. He started his day off hot with birdies on his opening three holes. Brandon Massey of Fort Worth, Temple’s Dallas Hankamer, and Connor Adams of Dallas tied for fourth at 6-over-par.
 
Shoichiro Kato finished tied for seventh after a final round 1-under-par 70.
 
(Click here for scores.)
 
In the Boys 14 & Under division, Karson Grigsby of Abilene shot a final round 4-over 75 to win by four strokes. Grigsby went into the final round with a five-stroke lead after his opening even-par round. He started strong with seven consecutive pars but made a double-bogey on the 124-yard par-3 8th. He was able to bounce back with a birdie on the 526-yard par-4 9thto make the turn at 1-over. 
 
Grigsby’s back nine was a little more up-and-down with four bogeys and one birdie which led him to shoot 4-over for the day. He finished at 4-over for the tournament as well. 
 
Keller’s Kaelen Dulany finished in second at 8-over-par, four strokes behind Grigsby. Dulany made five birdies which lead him to a final round score of 3-over 75. Tanner Wardlaw of Dripping Springs shot a final round 5-over 76 to secure third place with a tournament total of 10-over.
 
Wutthichai Boonsrirat of New Braunfels and Dallas’ Andrew Petruzzelli tied for fourth with an 11-over-par tournament total. 
 
In the Girls 12-18 division, Waco’s Eubin Shim fired a final round 3-under 68 to finish three strokes ahead of her competition. Her eyes were on the prize early as she was 1-under through five holes. A bogey on the 370-yard par-4 6thwould bring her back to even, but she was able to bounce back with a birdie on the 100-yard par 3 8thallowing her to shoot 1-under on the front nine
 
Shim continued playing consistent golf on the back nine making one more birdie on the 470-yard par-5 11th. She wasn’t done yet, deciding to finish in style, Shim birdied the 360-yard par-4 18thto shoot the lowest round in the girl’s division. She finished the tournament at even par.
 
Bentley Cotton of Austin finished in second by shooting the only other under-par round in the girl’s division with a final round 1-under 70. Cotton shot 1-over on the front nine, but it was on the last three holes where she turned it on. She birdied both the 152-yard par-3 16thand the 360-yard par-4 18thto finish three shots behind Shim at 3-over for the tournament.
 
Austin’s Hallie Kuhns finished in third six strokes behind the leader after a solid final round of even par. Kaylee Vesely and Jensen Jalufka, who are both also from Austin, tied for fourth with tournament totals of 7-over. 
 
Campbell, Grigsby, and Shim will join other esteemed golfers such as Max Miller, Joe and Julia Beck, Scottie and Callie Scheffler, Brendan Redfern, Cole Hammer, Thomas Critch, Levi Valadez, Alexandra Rossi, Chandler Phillips, and Hailee Cooper as champions of the George Hannon Junior Invitational. 
 
This tournament was the third major event on the LJT schedule for the Boys Division and the second for the Girls Division. Players earned double points towards the LJT Player of the Year Points List, which will determine the LJT Player of the Year in 2018 and define the teams for the Jackie Burke Cup in November.
 
The Legends Junior Tour extends its sincere appreciation to the UT Golf Club, the welcoming membership, and hard-working staff, as well as our volunteers, for all their dedication and efforts in making the 2018 George Hannon Junior Invitational a memorable event. 
 
For more information on this year’s George Hannon Junior Invitational, including complete scoring click here