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Hurd, Givens, and Clancy Win at Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic

LEANDER – Austin’s Sterling Hurd shot an impressive one-under-par 71 to win the Boys 15-18 Division with a two-day total of even par 144.  Jack Clancy of Dallas made a birdie on the first playoff hole to capture the win in the Boys 14 & Under Division.  Sidney Givens of Austin won the Girls 12-18 Division by two shots with a two-day total of four-over-par. 

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Division Leaders: Hurd started out the day strong with a birdie on the 1st hole.  He kept the 4 streak going until he got to the par 5 hole 7 where he made a par.  Hurd carded 4’s on both hole 8 and 9 to make the turn at one-over-par.  He kept the momentum going on the back nine with two birdies on holes 12 and 16 helping him shoot a two day total of even par and winning the Boys 15-18 Division by one shot. 

Clancy started off the day a bit rocky by making a double bogey on the par 4 hole 12th, but he turned it around when he made birdies on holes 11 and 14.  He then strung 9 consecutive pars together before making a bogey on the par 5 7th.  Clancy finished up his round with pars on hole 8 and 9 carding a three-over-par 75 on the day.  He found himself in a three way tie with Austin’s Luciano Follmer and Yi Wen Huang.  They went to the 18th hole where Clancy made a 6 foot putt for birdie to win the Boys 14 & Under Division. 

Austin’s Sydney Givens shot a consistent even par 36 on her first nine carding only 4’s.  When she made the turn to the front nine, she stayed consistent by paring the first 8 holes and ending her round with a bogey on the par 4 hole 9.  Givens shot one-over-par on the day giving her a four-over-par two day total to win the Girls 12-18 Division by 2 shots. 

In Contention: In the Boys 15-18 Division, Kuan Zhou of Sugar Land and Ben Delarosa of Dallas both shot two-day totals of one-over par 145. Richmond’s Eli Walker Campbell and Dallas’ Matthew Foster both carded rounds of four-over-par 76 today to finish tied for fourth with a tow-day total of two-over-par 146. 

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Austin’s Luciano Follmer shot five-over-par 77 on the day while Austin’s Yi Wen Huang carded a six-over-par 78 tying them with Clancy for the lead.   

In the Girls 12-18 Division, Amelia Guo of Seabrook shot an even par 72 to tie for second with Cedar Park’s Nirjara Gulhane’s at 6-over 150 overall. 

Course: Crystal Falls Golf Club is in the picturesque Hill Country with a peaceful atmosphere and abundant wildlife. With numerous penalty areas and steep elevation changes, this 6,654 yard golf course may be short, but it still poses a formidable challenge. 

Tournament Format: The Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic is a 36-hole stroke play event for players with an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players ages 12-18 are split into three different divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & Under.  The event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek and has AJGA Performance Stars that will be handed out to the top finishers. 

What’s Next: The LJT will host their Bluebonnet Championship on May 7-8 at Brownwood Country Club.  For information about the tournament, click here. 

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

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Comegys, Madden and Logis Win Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic

LAKEWAY – Brian Comegys of Austin posted rounds of 75-74 to clinch the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic at Lakeway Country Club’s Live Oak Course by one stroke. Jenna Madden of McKinney carded a final round 2-over-par 74 to win the Girls 12-18 Division by three strokes, while Nicholas Logis of Austin ran away with the Boys 14 & Under Division and won by seven shots.

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Division Champions: Comegys played steady golf throughout his round on Sunday. He’d counter a dropped shot with a few birdies, and held a one stroke lead with three holes to play. However, after back-to-back bogeys on the par-5 16th and par-3 17th, Comegys was tied for the lead heading into the par-4 18th. The 17-year-old carded his fifth birdie of the day and ninth for the tournament to post 5-over-par 149 and win the Boys 15-18 Division. The victory was Comegys’s first in the Boys 15-18 Division with the Legends Junior Tour.

Madden began the day two shots behind the 18-hole leader, Raleygh Simpson of Kerrville. The 15-year-old started her final round with a double bogey on the par-4 10th, and carded two more bogeys on her opening loop. However, despite the struggles, Madden was still well within contention for her first LJT title. On the front side, she found her game. Madden carded three birdies including a closing three on the par-4 ninth to shoot 2-under 34 and win by three strokes.

Nicholas Logis of Austin played the best golf of all three divisions. He followed his opening round 3-under-par 69 with a solid 2-over-par 74 to post the only 36-hole total in red figures. Logis adds his win to a top-5 finish earlier this season at the Winter Classic. 

In Contention: In the Boys 15-18 Division, Garland’s Sam Jenkins finished one stroke behind of Comegys after shooting consecutive rounds of 3-over-par 75. Brayden Bare of Waco, Awesome Burnett of Flower Mound and Tanner Wardlaw of Dripping Springs tied for third at 8-over-par 152. Ethan Parker of Austin finished sixth at 9-over-par 153, while Trenton Mierl of Austin and Gage Doyle of Colleyville tied for seventh at 10-over-par 154.

In the Girls 12-18 Division, Raleygh Simpson of Kerrville finished solo second after rounds of 76-79 to post 11-over par. Marissa Loya of San Antonio finished third at 13-over par, while Chaemin Kim of Austin, Amelia Guo of Seabrook and Mimi Burton of Austin tied for fourth at 15-over par.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, the 94th Texas Junior Amateur Boys 14 & Under champion, Brooks Simmons of Dallas, finished second and seven shots behind Logis at 6-over par. Andre Follmer of The Hills carded rounds of 79-73 to finish third, while Rhett O’Rear of Plano and Austin Hofferkamp of The Woodlands tied for fourth at 10-over-par 154.

Course: Lakeway Country Club’s Live Oak course hosted the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic for the second straight year. The course was designed by Leon Howard and bends through the residential Lakeway neighborhood in Austin. The course features rolling hills with tree-lined fairways and small greens.

Tournament Format: The Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic is a 36-hole stroke play event for players with an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players ages 12-18 are split into three different divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & Undaer.  The event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek and has AJGA Performance Stars that will be handed out to the top finishers.

What’s Next: The Legends Junior Tour returns to Montgomery for the Texas Girls’ Invitational at Bentwater Yacht & Country Club’s Weiskopf Course from Feb. 13-15. The Spring Preview is the next stop for the boys as it heads to The Golf Club at Texas A&M from Feb. 27-28.

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

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

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Burnett, Simpson and Logis Lead Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic

LAKEWAY – Awesome Burnett of Flower Mound carded a 1-under-par 71 in the first round of the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic and leads the Boys 15-18 Division at Lakeway Country Club’s Live Oak Course. Raleygh Simpson of Kerrville posted a 4-over-par 76 and leads the Girls 12-18 Division by one, while Nicholas Logis of Austin leads the Boys 14 & Under Division following an opening 3-under-par 69.

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Division Leaders: Burnett started his day with a bogey on the par-4 10th, but bounced right back with a birdie on the par-4 11th. He turned at even par, and carried his steady play onto the front nine. Burnett carded birdies on the par-4 fourth and par-4 sixth, before dropping a shot on the par-3 seventh. The 14-year-old, who is playing in the older division, leads the field by two strokes. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Simpson battled throughout her round. Despite six bogeys and a double, she remained poised and carded four birdies including one to close out her round on the par-4 18th. Simpson, who finished runner-up last year, leads the field by one with 18 holes to play. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Logis carded four birdies en route to the lowest score of all three divisions. The 13-year-old finished solo third at last year’s championship. He currently leads by five strokes and will look to claim his first LJT win on Sunday.

In Contention: In the Boys 15-18 Division, Tanner Wardlaw of Dripping Springs posted a 1-over-par 73. He sits two shots behind Burnett and is solo second. Davis Grindle of Round Rock and Davis Byrd of Spring are tied third at 2-over par. Four players are tied for fifth at 3-over heading into Sunday’s final round. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Amelia Guo of Seabrook is solo second after carding a 5-over-par 77. Jenna Madden of San Antonio is third and two shots behind Simpson at 7-over par. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, two players are tied for second. The defending champion, Austin Hofferkamp of The Woodlands, and the 94th Texas Junior Amateur Boys 14 & Under champion, Brooks Simmons of Dallas, carded rounds of 2-over-par 74. Samuel Padua of Cedar Park is solo fourth and six shots behind Logis.

Course: Lakeway Country Club’s Live Oak course is hosting the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic for the second straight year. The course was designed by Leon Howard and bends through the residential Lakeway neighborhood in Austin. The course features rolling hills with tree-lined fairways and small greens.

Tournament Format: The Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic is a 36-hole stroke play event for players with an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players ages 12-18 are split into three different divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & Undaer.  The event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek and has AJGA Performance Stars that will be handed out to the top finishers.

What’s Next: The Final Round of the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 7 with tee times going off the No. 1 and 10 tees. To see pairings for the final round, click here.

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

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

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Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic Set for Feb. 6-7

LAKEWAY – The Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic will be played at Lakeway Country Club’s Live Oak Course for the third time in its 14-year history.

“We take tremendous pride in being involved in growing junior golf,” Lakeway Country Club Head Golf Professional Keith Rader said. “It’s an honor to have the best players in the state coming here to challenge their games on our course.”

The event is named after one of Texas’ golf 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 Masters champion after his victory in 1950 and was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1983. The inaugural Jimmy Demaret Junior Championship was held at Onion Creek Club in 2008.

Scheduled for 36 holes of individual stroke play, the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic features 84 golfers playing in three different divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & Under. This is the second event of the 2021 season following the Winter Classic held at Dallas Athletic Club on Jan. 16-17.

In the Boys 15-18 Division, Davis Ovard of Plano will look to win consecutive LJT titles. He claimed the Winter Classic (the first tournament of the season) by one stroke after posting rounds of 71-74. Other notables in the field are Jay Pabin of Lucas, Awesome Burnett of Flower Mound, Connor Adams of Dallas, Patrick Kahanek of San Antonio and Gage Doyle of Colleyville.

Mimi Burton of Austin highlights the Girls 12-18 Division. The sophomore at Vandegrift High School will look to win her first LJT title. Last year, Burton recorded top-10 finishes in all five of her starts. Julia Vollmer of San Antonio, who finished second in the 2020 Girls 12-18 Player of the Year Standings, will also look to win her first LJT title. Her best finish last season was T2 at the Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, the defending champion, Austin Hofferkamp of The Woodlands, will seek consecutive wins in 2021. He carded rounds of 73-68 to win the Winter Classic by six shots. Hofferkamp will face a star-studded field, including the 94th Texas Junior Amateur Boys 14 & Under Champion Brooks Simmons of Dallas and last year’s Boys 14 & Under Player of the Year Rhett O’Rear of Plano.

Last year, Austin’s Zachary Kingsland fired rounds of 74-68 and won the Boys 15-18 Division by one stroke over Patrick Kahanek. Austin’s Vera Yi claimed the Girls 12-18 Division with back-to-back rounds of 74, while Hofferkamp won the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Other past champions of the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic include Cooper Dossey, Philip Barbaree, Cole Hammer, Annika Clark, Maddie Szeryk, Tayler Termeer, Mac Meissner, Macy Fox and Libby Thomas.

Lakeway Country Club’s Live Oak Course originally opened in 1965 and was designed by Leon Howard. The par-72 layout runs along Lake Travis and features dramatic elevation changes.

Tee times begin Saturday at 8 a.m. The final round takes place on Sunday, Feb. 7.

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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.

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Spaulding, Olson, Kingsland Win LJT Jimmy Demaret

LAKEWAY, Texas – Spring’s Matthew Spaulding came from behind to capture his first victory in the Boys 15-18 division at the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic. He shot even-par 72, to win by one stroke at the Hills Country Club’s Live Oak course.

Abilene’s Maddi Olson captured her first LJT victory after posting an even-par 144 tournament total in the Girls 12-18 division. Zachary Kingsland posted a second under-par round to run away with the Boys 14 & Under division for his second straight LJT victory.

Nestled in the hill country with views of Lake Travis, the Live Oak course at The Hills Country Club winds through the Lakeway neighborhoods and features narrow fairways with small, turtleback greens that challenge players. This is the first time the Live Oak course hosted a Legends Junior Tour event. The course played 6,717 yards for the Boys 15-18 division, 6,234 yards for the Boys 14 & Under division and 6,076 yards for all girls.

Spaulding, playing in the second to last grouping, played consistent golf, carding seven straight pars to open his round before making a birdie on the par-5 eighth. He made a par on the difficult par-4 ninth to go out in 1-under 35. He made bogeys on the par-4 14th and par-3 17th before making a closing birdie on the 18th to edge out two others by one shot.

Sean-Karl Dobson of Austin shot a final round even-par 72 to jump from a tie for ninth to a tie for second place. Temple’s Dallas Hankamer, one of the three first round leaders, shot a closing 3-over 75 to tie for second place also.

Casey Cull shot a 4-over 76 to finish in fourth place. Spicewood’s Hunter McDonough finished in fifth place after a 4-over 76 as well. Felix van Kleef shot the low round of the tournament with a 3-under 69 to jump into a tie for sixth place with Chance Mulligan and Advait Chutke.

Heading into Friday’s final round in the Girls 12-18 division, Olson sat one shot back of Spring’s Madison Freeman. Playing in the same group, they started on the 10th hole. Both players struggled out of the gate, both carding a double bogey within the first three holes. Freeman continued to struggle, going 6-over on her opening nine.

Olson, on the other hand, carded three birdies in her last four holes on her opening loop to shoot even-par 36. She played consistently from there, shooting a final-round, 1-over 73. Freeman came back on their back nine, shooting a 1-under 35, but couldn’t make up enough ground.

Behind Olson, Elise Parel of Kingwood finished in second place, two shots back at 2-over 146. Freeman finished in third place at 147. Chandler Rosholt finished in fourth and Denise Pan rounded out the top five.

In the Boys 14 & Under division, Kingsland was the only player to post both rounds under par with a 2-under 70 in Thursday’s first round and a 1-under 71 in Friday’s final round. He played a very consistent final round, making only two bogeys with three birdies. He had bogeys on 13 and 14, his fourth and fifth holes of the day. He followed that up with back-to-back birdies on 16 and 17 to turn in even-par. He posted one birdie to no bogeys on his back nine to win by 10 strokes.

The current LJT Boys 14 & Under Player of the Year points leader, Keaton Vo, finished tied for second place after a 3-over 75. He tied with Sebastian Moss, who carded a 6-over 78 in Friday’s final round. Carson Ezell finished in fourth place and Grant Yerger rounded out the top 5.  

The Legends Junior Tour’s next event will take place May 5-6 at Brownwood Country Club for the Bluebonnet Championship.

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Cull, Hankamer, Anderson Sit Atop a Crowded Leaderboard at Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic

LAKEWAY, Texas – Mansfield’s Casey Cull, Temple’s Dallas Hankamer, and Granbury’s Dustin Anderson sit atop a crowded leaderboard at the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic. The trio each carded 2-over 74’s Thursday afternoon.

Spring’s Madison Freemen, who just came off a third-place finish at the LJT Collegiate Preview, sits atop the Girls 12-18 division after a 2-under 70 at The Hills Country Club’s Live Oak course. Zachary Kingsland will look for his second straight Boys 14 & Under division title after a 2-under 73 in Thursday’s first round.

Nestled in the hill country with views of Lake Travis, the Live Oak course at The Hills Country Club winds through the Lakeway neighborhoods and features narrow fairways with small, turtleback greens that challenge players. This is the first time the Live Oak course has hosted a Legends Junior Tour event. The course is playing 6,717 yards for the Boys 15-18 division, 6,234 yards for the Boys 14 & Under division and 6,076 yards for all girls.

In the Boys 15-18 division, Cull, Hankamer, and Anderson all started on the par-4 10th hole. All three players started off slow, but then settled into their round after that. Cull was even-par on his opening nine, but double-bogeyed the par-4 first hole followed, by a bogey on the second. He had two birdies in his last nine holes to get a few back and finish at 2-over 74.

Hankamer, shot 1-over 37 on each of his nines for his 2-over 74. He had two birdies on his opening nine, including the difficult par-4 14th and the picturesque 18th hole. On his back nine, he carded a birdie on the par-5 fifth but had two bogeys.

Anderson’s round was more colorful. He had an eagle on the par-5 11th, his second of the day, but bookended that with bogeys on his opening hole and the 12th. He then had back-to-back-to-back birdies on holes 13-15 before a double-bogey on the par-3 17th. Anderson carded only one birdie against four bogeys on his closing nine to post his 2-over 74.

Spicewood’s Hunter McDonough sits in fourth place. Matthew Spaulding, Shaheen Momin, Tucker Allen and Mason Dropkin sit in tie for fifth. Sean-Karl Dobson and Andrew Spaulding sit in a tie for ninth, just three shots back of the leading trio. In all, 18 players sit within five shots of the lead heading into Friday’s final round.

In the Girls 12-18 division Freeman continued her good play from Monday and Tuesday’s Collegiate Preview. She bogeyed the par-4, second hole, but then birdied three of four holes in the middle her front nine, to make the turn at 2-under. She carded two birdies against two bogeys on the back nine to give her a one shot lead heading into Friday’s final round.

Maddi Olsen of Abilene sits alone in second place after a first round 1-under 71. She had five birdies, including the difficult par-4 14th hole, against just four bogeys. Austin’s Chandler Rosholt sits in third place after a 2-over 74. Elise Parel sits in fourth and Brooke Biermann rounds out the top five.

Kingsland started off rough, with a triple bogey on the second hole. He righted the ship with an eagle on the par-5, fifth hole, followed by birdies on the sixth and eighth holes. He went out in 1-under on his opening loop, and followed it up with a 1-under on his back nine as well. He birdied the par-4 18th to take a three-shot lead heading into Friday.

Sebastian Moss of Pearland sits in second place after a 1-over 73 that included three birdies against four bogeys. The current leader on the Boys 14 & Under Player of the Year Points List, Keaton Vo, sits in third place after a 4-over 76. Jonathan Kim sits in fourth, and Andrew Petruzzelli and Grant Yerger round out the top five.

Friday’s final round of the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am off the first and 10th tees. For more information on the championship, please click here.

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Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic Hits 10th Year

DALLAS— The LJT Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic moves back to The Hills Country Club on March 15-16 and is the fifth tournament thus far in 2018. The Live Oak Course is hosting the event for the first time.

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 Thursday and Friday. 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 of two tournaments during Texas’ Spring Break Week in 2018. The Collegiate Preview was the first event, held on March 12-13 at Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club.

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.

In the heart of the Austin Hill Country, The Hills Country Club’s Live Oak Golf Course was designed by Leon Howard and will stretch out to 6,717 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division, 6,234 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division and 6,076 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

McKinney’s Jake Kuwitzky won last year’s Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic at Lakecliff Country Club. The Texas Tech commit played well through 36 holes, shooting 66-68 to get to 8-under-par overall and one stroke ahead of the field. Kuwitzky returns to the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic in 2018 coming off a runner-up finish at the Spring Preview at BlackHorse Golf Club on March 3-4.

Sugarland’s Shaheen Momin won the Boys 14 & Under Division in 2017, shooting 66-71 to get to 5-under 137 overall and three strokes ahead of Shoichiro Kato. Austin’s Madelyn Jones won the Girls 12-18 Division after posting rounds of 66-70 to get to 136 overall and two strokes ahead of eventual Girls Player of the Year Hailey Jones of Dallas.

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 to begin at 8:30 AM on Thursday, March 15. Players will tee off the Nos. 1 & 10 tees with the last tee time coming around 10:30 AM. Pairings for the final round on Friday will be adjusted according to scores from the previous round and they will start at 8:30 AM on March 16.

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