News



Tan, Kaur and Parmar Win James A. Ragan Memorial

Briefly: Andrew Tan fires a 4-under 68 and wins the Boys Division of the James A. Ragan Memorial at Corpus Christi Country Club. Ashleen Kaur completed her wire-to-wire victory in the Girls Division after shooting 3-under to win by seven strokes, while Shiv Parmer shot 2-under in the final round to win the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Full Leaderboard

Winners: In the Boys Division, Andrew Tan of Austin shot the low round of the event, making seven birdies along the way to 68 and finishing at 3-under overall after rounds of 73-68. The Louisville commit claimed his second win at this event, winning the Boys Division in 2019. In the Girls Division, Houston’s Ashleen Kaur claimed her first LJT victory by shooting rounds of 74-69 to get to 1-under overall. Kaur made 10 birdies in 36 holes, including six in her final round on Monday. She started her day off with a bogey on the par-4 10th, then birdied the par-5 11th, the par-4 12th and the par-4 13th. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Shiv Parmar of Selma captured his first LJT victory by shooting 2-under 70 and winning by three strokes. Parmar made three birdies in the final round and only one bogey en route to his victory.

Top Finishers: In the Boys Division, Southlake’s Palmer Valdez finished in second at 3-over, while San Antonio’s Levi Keith finished third at 4-over. Maximus Cavazos and Parker Heath tied for fourth at 5-over, while four players tied for sixth at 6-over. In the Girls Division, Yvonne Chamness of Austin and Liza Lapeyre of New Orleans Finished tied for second at 6-over. Austin’s Kate PIckrell finished fourth at 7-over, while Cedar Park’s Jiyu Han finished fifth at 8-over. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Plano’s Rhett O’Rear finished second at 5-over. O’Rear was the defending champion of the Boys 14 & Under Division and with his finish will take the lead in the Boys 14 & Under Player of the Year race. Asher Vargas of Spring and Nicholas Logis of Austin tied for third, while Jaxon Bandelier of Austin finished fifth.

Weather: The temperatures in Corpus Christi reached the upper 80s but the humidity was high and the temperatures felt like the 100s. Winds were calm, ranging around 10 miles per hour out of the east with light rain scattered throughout the day.

Course: Corpus Christi Country Club has hosted the James A. Ragan Memorial since 2017. The Club was originally opened in 1909 but a hurricane destroyed the original course in 1919. John Bredemus designed the new layout in 1922 and the club expanded to 18 holes in 1938. Robert Trent Jones Sr. was tasked with a redesign in 1964 and the course reopened January of 1965 and has hosted numerous top-level amateur events along the way. Corpus Christi Country Club features an open layout that works its way through a residential area and maneuver its way across hills and bodies of water. Tall palm trees surround the property and the wind plays a huge factor into each shot for the player.

About James: James Ragan started playing on the LJT in 2008 and recorded three top-25 finishes. The Corpus Christi native won the 2010 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic and earned a spot in the Jackie Burke Cup Matches. He would go on to win the LJT’s first Sportsmanship Award and the next year the award was named after him. Ragan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2006, which is a rare type of pediatric cancer. He founded “Triumph Over Kid Cancer” which is an organization that has raised more than $3 million dollars for pediatric cancer research. James passed away in 2014 but TOKC has kept going with the help of the Ragan family.

About TOKC: Founded by James Ragan in 2007, Triumph Over Kid Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer by raising their spirits, raising the public’s awareness and funding research to improve the treatment and survivability of pediatric cancers.

What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour heads east for the Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational at Tempest Golf Club on Oct. 30-31. The invitational will be the final event of the 2021 LJT season with player of the year awards and Jackie Burke Cup roster spots on the line.

For more information on the James A. Ragan Memorial, click here. To see all the scores from the event, click here.

News



Mierl, Kaur and O’Rear Lead James A. Ragan Memorial

Briefly: Trenton Mierl shoots 3-under 69 in the opening round of the James A. Ragan Memorial at Corpus Christi Country Club and leads the Boys Division by three strokes. Ashleen Kaur leads the Girls Division at 2-over, while Rhett O’Rear leads the Boys 14 & Under Division by two strokes.

Full Leaderboard

Leaders: Austin’s Trenton Mierl made six birdies on the day and was the only player that finished under par. Mierl is seeking his first victory with the LJT in 2021. Houston’s Ashleen Kaur made four birdies in the first round and leads the Girls Division by one stroke. Plano’s Rhett O’Rear leads the Boys 14 & Under Division by two strokes after shooting 2-over 74 on Sunday. O’Rear, who is the reigning Boys 14 & Under Division Player of the Year, made three birdies on the day and seeks his fourth win this season.

In Contention: In the Boys Division Southlake’s Palmer Valdez trails Mierl by three strokes at even-par and is joined in the final group by Austin’s Andrew Tan, who won this event in 2019 and is at 1-over. Levi Keith, Cory Abbott and Braden Baize are tied for fourth at 2-over, while four players are tied for seventh. In the Girls Division Yvonne Chamness trails Kaur by one stroke at 3-over, while four players are tied for third in the division at 5-over. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Asher Vargas of Spring and Shiv Parmar of Selma are tied for second at 4-over. The duo will join O’Rear in the final group tomorrow as they both chase their first win with the Legends Junior Tour. Abhay Duggal of Spring and Dylan Ma of The Woodlands are tied for fourth at 6-over, while Jaxon Bandelier and Nicholas Logis are tied for sixth at 7-over. 

Course: Corpus Christi Country Club has hosted the James A. Ragan Memorial since 2017. The Club was originally opened in 1909 but a hurricane destroyed the original course in 1919. John Bredemus designed the new layout in 1922 and the club expanded to 18 holes in 1938. Robert Trent Jones Sr. was tasked with a redesign in 1964 and the course reopened January of 1965 and has hosted numerous top-level amateur events along the way. Corpus Christi Country Club features an open layout that works its way through a residential area and maneuver its way across hills and bodies of water. Tall palm trees surround the property and the wind plays a huge factor into each shot for the player.

Tournament Format: The tournament is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-18 that are members of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players completed 18 holes on Sunday and will play the final 18 holes on Monday.

About James: James Ragan started playing on the LJT in 2008 and recorded three top-25 finishes. The Corpus Christi native won the 2010 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic and earned a spot in the Jackie Burke Cup Matches. He would go on to win the LJT’s first Sportsmanship Award and the next year the award was named after him. Ragan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2006, which is a rare type of pediatric cancer. He founded “Triumph Over Kid Cancer” which is an organization that has raised more than three million dollars for pediatric cancer research. James passed away in 2014 but TOKC has kept going with the help of the Ragan family.

About TOKC: Founded by James Ragan in 2007, Triumph Over Kid Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer by raising their spirits, raising the public’s awareness and funding research to improve the treatment and survivability of pediatric cancers.

What’s Next: The Final Round of the James A. Ragan Memorial is scheduled tee times to begin at 8:00 am off the No. 1 and 10 tees on Monday, October 11. Pairings for the final round were redrawn according to scores from the first round and can be found by clicking here.

For more information on the James A. Ragan Memorial, click here. To see all the scores from Sunday’s play, click here.

News



James A. Ragan Memorial Returns to Corpus Christi Country Club

ADDISON – The Legends Junior Tour is set to head south for the seventh James A. Ragan Memorial at Corpus Christi Country Club on Oct. 10-11.

James Ragan was a former Legends Junior Tour Player that was diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer when he was 13 years old. Ragan founded the Triumph Over Kids Cancer Foundation, which has raised more than $3 million for cancer research.

James started playing on the Legends Junior Tour in 2008 and recorded three top-25 finishes. The Corpus Christi native won the 2010 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic and earned his way into the prestigious Jackie Burke Cup. The same year, he was presented with the LJT’s first Sportsmanship Award and a year later the award was named after him. James passed away in February of 2014.

Corpus Christi CC has hosted this event each year since 2017 and was the home course of James Ragan. The course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and features 18 holes of championship golf nestled next to Corpus Christi Bay. The club was originally founded in 1909 and relocated to the current spot in 1963.

The James A. Ragan Memorial is ranked nationally by Junior Golf Scoreboard and Golfweek. The event’s 84-player field will vie for exemptions into future LJT Invitational events like the Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship, the Texas Junior Amateur, The Texas Girls’ Invitational and the Texas Cup Invitational as well as compete for AJGA Performance Stars.

The tournament starts on Sunday, Oct. 10 with tee times starting at 8:00 AM. The final round is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 11 with tee times starting at 8:00 AM. The awards ceremony will take place as soon as play is completed on Monday.

For more information about the James A. Ragan Memorial, click here. If you would like to learn more about James’ foundation, Triumph Over Kids Cancer, click here.

News



Adams, Webster, O’Rear Win at James A. Ragan Memorial

Briefly: Dallas’s Connor Adams holds onto his first round lead and wins the Boys 15-18 Division of the James A. Ragan Memorial at Corpus Christi Country Club. Austin’s Darrelyn Webster wins Girls 12-18 Division by seven shots, while Rhett O’Rear won the 14 & Under Division in come from behind fashion.

Leaders: Adams wins the Boys 15-18 Division at 5-under 139, after a final round score of 2-under 70. He used some late round heroics to seal the deal. Adams holed a 40-foot birdie putt on 17, and a clutch up-and-down from 80 yards on 18 to win by one.  Webster ran away from the field after posting a final round score of 3-under 69 to finish at 3-under 141 for the tournament. She made five birdies on the round, including a strong finish with birdies on both 17 and 18. O’Rear started the day six shots off the lead in the Boys 14 & Under Division. O’Rear used three birdies and an eagle to post a round of 2-under 70 and secure the win at 2-over 146 for the tournament.

In Contention: In the Boys 15-18 Division, Austin’s Trevor Mierl finished in second at 4-under 140, after a final round of 3-under 69. Anthony Ponce III of League City used a final round score of 2-under 70 to move into third place at 3-under 141. San Antonio’s Patrick Kahanek finished fourth place at even par 144, and Davis Ovard of Frisco rounds out the top five in fifth at 1-over 145. Murphy’s Brecklyn Flanagan finished runner up in the Girls 12-18 Division at 4-over 148, after a final score of 1-under 71. Mia Nixon of Canton finished in third at 5-over 149. Austin’s Nicholas Logis finished in solo second at 3-over 147 after a final round score of 5-over 77. Samuel Padua of Cedar Park and McAllen’s Dylan Villareal finished tied for third at 5-over 149, after both posting a final round score of 2-over 74.

Course: The course features an open layout that works its way through a residential area and maneuver its way across hills and bodies of water. Tall palm trees surround the property and the wind plays a huge factor into each shot for the player. The course is being played around 6,500 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division, 6,100 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division and almost 5,800 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

Course History: Corpus Christi Country Club has hosted the James A. Ragan Memorial since 2017. The Club was originally opened in 1909 but a hurricane destroyed the original course in 1919. John Bredemus designed the new layout in 1922 and the club expanded to 18 holes in 1938. Robert Trent Jones Sr. was tasked with a redesign in 1964 and the course reopened January of 1965 and has hosted numerous top-level amateur events along the way.

Tournament Format: The tournament is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-18 that are members of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players completed 18 holes on Sunday and play the final 18 holes on Monday.

Weather: Temperatures climbed into the low 90’s this afternoon, with calm winds and gusts of 10-15 miles per hour.

About James: James Ragan started playing on the LJT in 2008 and recorded three top-25 finishes. The Corpus Christi native won the 2010 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic and earned a spot in the Jackie Burke Cup Matches. He would go on to win the LJT’s first Sportsmanship Award and the next year the award was named after him. Ragan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2006, which is a rare type of pediatric cancer. He founds “Triumph Over Kid Cancer” which is an organization that has raised more than $3 million dollars for pediatric cancer research. James passed away in 2014 but TOKC has kept going with the help of the Ragan family.

About TOKC: Founded by James Ragan in 2007, Triumph Over Kid Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer by raising their spirits, raising the public’s awareness and funding research to improve the treatment and survivability of pediatric cancers.

What’s Next: The LJT heads to Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mont Belvieu for the Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational on October 31 – November 1. For more information on the tournament, click here.

For more information on the James A. Ragan Memorial, click here. To see all the scores from this weekend’s play, click here.

News



Connor Adams Leads Boys 15-18 Division at James A. Ragan Memorial

Briefly: Connor Adams of Dallas shoots 69 and leads the Boys 15-18 Division of the James A. Ragan Memorial at Corpus Christi Country Club. Austin’s Darrelyn Webster and Mia Nixon of Canton are tied for the lead in Girls 12-18 Division at even-par 72, while Nicholas Logis leads the Boys 14 & Under Division at 2-under par.

Leaders: Adams leads the Boys 15-18 Division by two shots after a first round score of 3-under 69. Adams made seven birdies on the day, four of which came on his bogey-free front nine 32. Webster and Nixon are tied for the lead in the Girls 12-18 Division at even-par 72. Webster chipped in for eagle on the par-5 15th en route to her round of 72, while Nixon played a steady round and only needed two birdies to remain at even-par. Logis made five birdies on the round, including a strong finish with a birdie on the 18th. Logis holds a one-shot advantage heading into the final round.

In Contention: Three players are tied for second at 1-under. San Antonio’s Patrick Kahanek made two eagles on his way to posting a round of 1-under 71. Anthony Ponce III of League City made an eagle of his own, and Austin’s Trevor Mierl carded five birdies to also finish at 1-under 71. Carrollton’s Estelle Seon rounds out the top three after a round of 3-over 75. Dallas’s Brooks Simmons is one shot off the lead after shooting a 1-under 71. Phoenix Guerra of Fair Oaks Ranch rounds out the top three with a round of even-par 72.

Course: The course features an open layout that works its way through a residential area and maneuver its way across hills and bodies of water. Tall palm trees surround the property and the wind plays a huge factor into each shot for the player. The course is being played around 6,500 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division, 6,100 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division and almost 5,800 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

Course History: Corpus Christi Country Club has hosted the James A. Ragan Memorial since 2017. The Club was originally opened in 1909 but a hurricane destroyed the original course in 1919. John Bredemus designed the new layout in 1922 and the club expanded to 18 holes in 1938. Robert Trent Jones Sr. was tasked with a redesign in 1964 and the course reopened January of 1965 and has hosted numerous top-level amateur events along the way.

Tournament Format: The tournament is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-18 that are members of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players completed 18 holes on Sunday and will play the final 18 holes on Monday.

Weather: Temperatures climbed into the low 90’s with a steady wind of 15 miles per hour and gusts upwards of 30 miles per hour.

About James: James Ragan started playing on the LJT in 2008 and recorded three top-25 finishes. The Corpus Christi native won the 2010 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic and earned a spot in the Jackie Burke Cup Matches. He would go on to win the LJT’s first Sportsmanship Award and the next year the award was named after him. Ragan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in 2006, which is a rare type of pediatric cancer. He founds “Triumph Over Kid Cancer” which is an organization that has raised more than $3 million dollars for pediatric cancer research. James passed away in 2014 but TOKC has kept going with the help of the Ragan family.

About TOKC: Founded by James Ragan in 2007, Triumph Over Kid Cancer is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer by raising their spirits, raising the public’s awareness and funding research to improve the treatment and survivability of pediatric cancers.

What’s Next: The Final Round of the James A. Ragan Memorial is scheduled tee times to begin at 8:00 am on Monday, October 12. Pairings for the final round were redrawn according to scores from the first round and can be found by clicking here.

For more information on the James A. Ragan Memorial, click here. To see all the scores from Sunday’s play, click here.

News



James A. Ragan Memorial Set for Oct. 11-12

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Legends Junior Tour will host the sixth annual James A. Ragan Memorial at Corpus Christi Country Club from Oct. 11-12.

“James’s experiences at Legends Junior Tour tournaments and the friends he made always meant a lot to him,” said Mecklin Ragan, James’s sister and co-founder of the unique foundation, Triumph Over Kids Cancer. “It’s incredibly humbling to see an organization continue to honor James’ memory and help Triumph Over Kids Cancer raise awareness for pediatric cancer by hosting the James A. Ragan Memorial.”

James Ragan was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2006 at the age of 13. Despite undergoing a grueling treatment regimen of chemotherapy, surgeries, radiation and experimental drug trails, Ragan started playing in LJT events just two years after his diagnosis. He became not only one of the top junior golfers in the state, but also one of the most inspirational.

The Corpus Christi native recorded three top-25 finishes on the LJT and won the 2010 Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic. He was a member of the 2010 Jackie Burke Cup South Team and was awarded the LJT Sportsmanship Award. He played in more than 20 events on the LJT before playing collegiately for Rice University in 2011.

After two seasons competing for the Owls, Ragan’s battle with cancer drew to a close in February of 2014. Ragan’s foundation Triumph Over Kids Cancer continues to raise money for cancer research. Today, the fund exceeds $3 million and is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer.

In 2015, the LJT created the James A. Ragan Memorial to remember the legacy of Ragan and his character. Now in its sixth year, the championship returns for the fourth time to Ragan’s home course.

“The LJT is honored to host this event as James was a great golfer but an amazing person,” LJT Tournament Director Kevin Porter said. “To team up with Triumph Over Kid Cancer makes this event special and gives players a chance to give back and help James’ cause.”

Last year, Austin’s Andrew Tan captured the Boys 15-18 Division after carding rounds of 68-68. His impressive 36-hole total of 6-under-par 136 was five shots clear of the field. Tan will look to defend his title this year and capture his first LJT victory of the season.

In the Girls 12-18 Division, Meagan Winans of Richardson claimed her first LJT title with rounds of 73-67, while Andrew Petruzelli of Dallas won the Boys 14 & Under Division.

The LJT season has only one tournament remaining to earn points toward the race for Player of the Year. As the season comes to end, players are jockeying for the final few spots on their respective Jackie Burke Cup teams. The Jackie Burke Cup will consist of the top-12 players from North and South Texas. The teams will be made up of eight players from the Boys 15-18 Division, two players from the Girls 12-18 Division and two from the Boys 14 & Under Division. The teams will be based on the final Player of the Year Points Standings. Matthew Comegys of Plano leads the Boys 15-18, while Lauren Nguyen of Katy leads the Girls 12-18 and Trenton Mierl of Austin leads the Boys 14 & Under standings.

For more information at the James A. Ragan Memorial at Corpus Christi Country Club, click here. To learn more about the Triumph Over Kids Cancer Foundation, click here.

 

James A. Ragan Memorial

Corpus Christi Country Club
October 11-12, 2020


James A. Ragan Memorial

Corpus Christi Country Club
October 11-12, 2020



James A. Ragan Memorial

Corpus Christi Country Club
October 11-12, 2020

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

UPDATED LJT COVID-19 GUIDELINES

General Information

Date: October 11-12, 2020
Host Club: Corpus Christ Country Club
Address: 6300 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Phone: (361) 991-2811
Tournament Director: Kevin Porter

Host Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton, 5274 SPID, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Group Rate: $109 ($1 of each room night will be donated to Triumph Over Kid Cancer)
Hotel Phone: (361) 299-0811
Reservation Deadline:
October 5, 2020

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: July 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: September 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Priority Entry Deadline: September 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tournament Eligibility: Players must have a membership within the Texas Junior Golf Alliance.
Entry Procedure: Players with Priority Entry Status will be added to the field first after the Priority Entry Deadline. Once all players with status are added, the remaining spots in the field will be filled in order of players signups.

Championship Information

Field Size: 84 Players
Tournament Fee: $285
Format: The championship is scheduled for 36 holes of stroke play competition.

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

Practice Round Information: Players will be responsible for making their own tee times with the club no earlier than seven days prior to the practice round sate. The official practice round date is Saturday, October 10. The fee is $30 and does not include a cart. Please call the golf shop at (361) 991-2811.

Registration Information:

Starting Times: Pairings for Sunday’s First Round will be sent out on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Pairings for Monday’s Final Round will be made according to scores from the previous round.

Policies & Procedures

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

Caddies: Players will NOT be permitted a caddie for the championship.

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 will be rented from the club each day.

Lunch:

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 given tot he player on their first tee. For information on rules, visit the TGA Rules of Golf Hub.



LJT James A. Ragan Memorial

Corpus Christi Country Club
October 11-12

Tournament Information

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

Date: October 11-12, 2020
Host Club: Corpus Christi Country Club
Address: 6300 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christ, TX, 78413
Phone: (361) 991-2811
Tournament Director: Kevin Porter

Host Hotel: Home2 Suites by Hilton, 5274 SPID, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Rate: $109 ($1 for each room night donated to Triumph Over Kids Cancer)
Hotel Phone: (361) 299-0811

Registration Information

Registration Opens: Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Priority Entry Deadline:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Registration Closes: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Tournament Fee: $285
Divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under, Girls 12-18
Field Size: 84 Players 

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

Entry Procedure: Players will be added to the field beginning the week of the Priority Entry Deadline. Players with Priority Entry Status will get added first with players without status being added 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 NOT be permitted for the event. Rule 10.3a will be modified in this way: A player must not have a caddie during the round.
Spectator Carts: Spectator carts are allowed and can be rented from the club for $30 per person. Spectator carts will not be allowed during the practice rounds. Carts will be limited to one cart per player each day. Spectators that rent carts must follow LJT Spectator Policy when operating the cart.

Click here to see the full player information 



Wednesday, July 8
9:00 AM -Registration Opens

Wednesday, September 16
5:00 PM - Priority Entry Deadline
5:00 PM - Players begin being added to field

Wednesday, September 30
5:00 PM - Registration Closes

Saturday, October 3
10:00 AM - Players May Contact Club for Practice Round

Thursday, October 8
3:00 PM - Pairings Released

Saturday, October 10
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Official Practice Rounds

Sunday, October 11
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Round 1 Tee Times off No. 1
6:00 PM - Pairings Made for Final Round

Monday, October 12
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM - Round 2 Tee Times off No. 1