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Burns, Olson, and Yerger win Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic

Briefly: Truett Burns won the Boys 15-18 division with a par on the second playoff hole over Drew Murdoch and Colin Slater. Both Grant Yerger and Maddi Olson completed wire to wire victories in the Boys 14 & under and Girls 12-18 divisions respectively.  

Division Wrap-up: Fredericksburg’s Truett Burns defeated Drew Murdoch of Houston, and Austin’s Colin Slater with a par on the second playoff hole to claim the Boys 15-18 division title. Burns, Murdoch, and Slater tied with an overall score of 4-over par 148. Longview’s Rhett Sellers, Plano’s Matthew Comegys, and Lubbock’s Brian Boles carded a score of 5-over par 149 to tie for fourth place.

In the Boys 14 & Under division, Grant Yerger of Driftwood posted an overall score of 7-over par 151 to claim first place. Dallas’ Ben Delarosa posted a final round score of 6-over par 78 and a 36 hole total of 153 to finish second. Nathan Marion of San Antonio carded a final round score of 4-over par 76 to finish with a score of 10-over par 154 to claim third place.

Abilene’s Maddi Olson posted a 4-over par 76 on the day. Olson finished with a 36 hole total of 4-over par 148 and clinched the Girls 12-18 division title by five strokes. Coming in second was Morgan Miller of Cedar Park with an overall score of 9-over par 153. Sky Sudberry of The Woodlands and Avery Zweig of McKinney both carded 36 hole totals of 13-over par 157, which was good enough for a tie for third place.

Golf Course: Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, The Hills Country Club’s Flintrock Falls course offers 18 holes of championship level golf. Opening for play in 2002, this Nicklaus Design course measures out to 7,051 yards and plays as a par 72.  The course design forces golfers to hit a variety of shots to maneuver around each hole while missing all the bunkers. Jack Nicklaus designed the first nine holes and his son, Jack Nicklaus II, designed the second nine. Flintrock Falls last hosted the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic in 2016. The Legends Junior Tour would like to thank the staff and membership of the Hills Country Club for hosting the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic.

Weather: Round 2 started on time and players experienced temperatures in the mid 60’s along with mild winds throughout the day.

What’s Next: The next stop on the LJT schedule will be in Houston for the Texas Girls’ Invitational at Golfcrest Country Club. You can find more information on the tournament homepage here.

More Info: For more information on the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic, you can visit the tournament homepage here.
 

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Hankamer shoots 69, leads Boys 15-18 division at Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic

 

Briefly: The Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic returns to the Flintrock Falls course at The Hills Country Club. After finishing runner-up at the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic last year, Dallas Hankamer leads the Boys 15-18 division after a stellar first round. Grant Yerger and Ben Delarosa are the co-leaders in the Boys 14 & Under division, and Maddi Olson leads the Girls 12-18 division. 

 

Division Leaderboards:

 

Boys 15-18 Boys 14 & Under Girls 12-18
1. Dallas Hankamer – 69 T1. Grant Yerger – 75 1. Maddi Olson – 72
2. Colin Slater – 71 T1. Ben Delarosa – 75 2. Mimi Burton – 76
3. Jack Lawlor – 72 3. Eston Duff – 76 3. Maggie Ni – 77

 

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Golf Course: Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, The Hills Country Club’s Flintrock Falls course offers 18 holes of championship level golf. Opening for play in 2002, this Nicklaus Design course measures out to 7,051 yards and plays as a par 72.  The course design forces golfers to hit a variety of shots to maneuver around each hole while missing all the bunkers. Jack Nicklaus designed the first nine holes and his son, Jack Nicklaus II, designed the second nine. Flintrock Falls last hosted the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic in 2016.

Weather: Round 1 was delayed 10 minutes due to heavy fog.

In contention: In the Boys 15-18 division, Dallas Hankamer of Temple carded five birdies on the day and leads after the first round with a score of 3-under par 69. Austin’s Colin Slater currently sits two shots off the lead after posting a round of 1-under par 71. Slater’s three hole birdie stretch before the turn put himself in good position heading into the final round. The Hills’ very own Jack Lawlor currently sits in third place going into the final round after first round even par 72.

Ben Delarosa of Dallas and Grant Yerger of Driftwood share the first round lead of the Boys 14 & Under division at 3-over par 75. Currently sitting in third place and one shot off the lead is Pflugerville’s Eston Duff with a score of 4-over par 76.

In the Girls 12-18 division, Abilene’s Maddi Olson leads the pack after a first round score of even par 72. Four shots back in second is Mimi Burton of Austin with a score of 4-over par 76.

What’s Next: Final round tee times start tomorrow at 8:00 AM off both No. 1 & 10 tees. Awards for the top five finishers in the Boys 15-18 division, and top three in both the Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18 divisions will be presented following the conclusion of the final round.

More Info: For more information on the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic, you can visit the tournament homepage here.

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Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic Set for Big Weekend

DALLAS— The LJT Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic returns to Flintrock Falls Golf Course at The Hills Country Club on Feb. 2-3 as players gear up for a big weekend.

The event is named after one of Texas’ true golfing legends, Jimmy Demaret, who won three Masters Tournaments and 31 PGA Tour events in a career that spanned from 1935-57. He became the first three-time winner of the Masters after his victory in 1950 and was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1983. The inaugural event was held at Onion Creek Club in 2008.

The tournament is scheduled for 36 holes of stroke play, 18 holes on both Saturday and Sunday. The event features 84 golfers playing in three different divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and the Girls 12-18 Divisions. This is the second event of 2019 following the Winter Classic held at Dallas Athletic Club in January.

In addition to being ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard, players compete for AJGA Performance Stars as well as exemptions into Legends Junior Tour invitational events like the Byron Nelson Junior Championship, Texas Junior Amateur, Texas Cup Invitational, and Texas Girls’ Invitational.

The Hills Country Club’s Flintrock Falls Course is nestled in the heart of the Texas Hills Country. The par-72 layout was designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II and forces golfers to hit a variety of shots to maneuver around the course while missing all the bunkers. Flintrock Falls last hosted the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic in 2016.

Spring’s Matthew Spaulding won the Boys 15-18 Division in last year’s event, shooting 76-72 over two days to win by one stroke. Abilene’s Maddi Olson won the Girls 12-18 Division with rounds of 71-73, while Austin’s Zach Kingsland won the Boys 14 & Under Division at 3-under-par.

Other past champions of this event include Cooper Dossey, Philip Barbaree, Cole Hammer, Annika Clark, Maddie Szeryk, Tayler Termeer, Mac Meissner, Macy Fox and Libby Thomas.

Tee times are scheduled for 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM both days with players teeing off the No. 1 and 10 tees. Following the conclusion of play on Sunday, awards will be handed out to the top finishers of each division.

For more information about the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic, click here.