Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship

Oakmont Country Club

July 12-13


TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: July 12-13, 2022
Host Club: Tangle Ridge Golf Club
Address: 818 Tangle Ridge Dr., Grand Prairie, TX 75104
Phone: (972) 299-6837
Tournament Director: Duffy Suhr

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 9:00 AM CST
Entries Close: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT

Entry Fee: $285

Eligibility: Players must have a current membership with a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Players can renew or sign up with the Northern Texas PGA or the Southern Texas PGA membership to be eligible.

Entry Procedure: Players with Priority Entry Status will be added to the field first, while players without Priority Status will be added based on available spots in the field and when they signed up. Players will begin being added to the field near the Entries Close Date.

Championship Information

Format: 36 Holes of Stroke Play

Field Size: 120 Players

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

Practice Round Information: The official practice round date is Monday, July 11 with tee times beginning at 12:00 PM. Players are permitted one round and may begin contacting the club on Wednesday, July 6, players must have tee time scheduled prior to the morning of Saturday, July 9.

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, July 8 online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

Caddies: Caddies are NOT permitted for the championship. Rule 10.3a will be modified in this way: A player must not have a caddie during a round.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Players may withdraw themselves from the field and receive a refund up until 10 days before the first round. If you need to withdraw, please contact the Tournament Director and they will instruct you on how to complete the WD. For full refund details, please reference the LJT Competition Policies.

Transportation: Players will be required to walk during the competition, unless acting under the direction of an LJT Rules Official. Non-motorized push/pull carts will be permitted during the championship. Spectator carts will be permitted for the championship and must be rented from the club.

Rules of Golf

The Championship will be contested under the 2019 Rules of Golf as approved by the United States Golf Association and R&A, its interpretations and clarifications, 2020 Legends Junior Tour Local Rules and Terms of Competition and any local rules give to the player on their first tee. For information on rules, visit the TGA Rules of Golf Hub.


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Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship

Tangle Ridge Golf Club
July 12-13

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Tournament Information

Dates: July 12-13, 2022
Host Club: Tangle Ridge Golf Club
Address: 818 Tangle Ridge Dr., Grand Prairie, TX 75104
Phone: (972) 299-6837
Tournament Director: Duffy Suhr

Registration Information

Registration Opens: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Registration Closes: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Tournament Fee: $285
Divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under, Girls 12-18
Field Size: 120 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 once the event registration period closes. Players with Priority Entry Status will be added to the field first, while players without Priority Status will be added based on available spots in the field and when they signed up.

Championship Information

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. 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. 

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Wednesday, March 2
 9:00 AM -Registration Opens

Tuesday, June 23
5:00 PM - Registration Closes

Tuesday, July 5
10:00 AM - Players May Begin Contacting Club for Practice Round

Friday, July 8
3:00 PM - Pairings Released

Monday, July 11
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Official Practice Rounds

Tuesday, July 12
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Round 1 Morning Wave Tee Times off No. 1 & 10
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Round 1 Afternoon Wave Tee Times off No. 1 & 10
~6:00 PM - Pairings made for Final Round

Wednesday, July 13
 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Round 2 Morning Wave Tee Times off No. 1 & 10

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM - Round 2 Afternoon Wave Tee Times off No. 1 & 10
Following Play - Awards Ceremony

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Foster, Pickrell and Harper Win at Lanny Wadkins JC

Briefly:  Dallas’ Matthew Foster shot 8-under on Tuesday to win the Boys 15-18 Division of the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship at Oakmont Country Club. Austin’s Kate Pickrell won the Girls 12-18 Division at 5-under, while Dallas’ Brooks Harper won the Boys 14 & Under Division at 9-under.

Tournament Leaderboard

Champions: Matthew Foster of Dallas captured his first victory with the Legends Junior Tour after posting rounds of 68-64. His 12-under total was one stroke better than the field as he amassed 13 birdies and one eagle over 36 holes. The eagle came on the par-5 15th in the final round and he followed it up with a birdie on the par-4 16th, which played as the toughest hole on Tuesday. He made par on the final two holes and secured his victory.

Austin’s Kate Pickrell won the Girls 12-18 Division after shooting rounds of 69-70 to get to 5-under overall and three strokes ahead of the field. She made one bogey in 36 holes with six birdies to capture her first win with the Legends Junior Tour.

Dallas’ Brooks Harper won the Boys 14 & Under Division at 9-under overall after rounds of 67-68 at Oakmont Country Club. He totaled five birdies in Tuesday’s final round, including three straight on holes 13-15. This was his first victory with the Legends Junior Tour.

Top Finishers: In the Boys 15-18 Division, Trevor Algya of Highland Village came just shy of a second-straight victory with the Legends Junior Tour. Coming off his win at the Collegiate Preview on June 28-29, Algya made seven birdies in the final round to get to 11-under overall. Mansfield’s Cameron Beck finished third in the division followed by Jonathan Kim of Round Rock in fourth and Dallas’ Logan Johnson tied with Frisco’s Jaxon Copeland for fifth.

In the Girls 12-18 Division, three girls tied for second at 2-under. Southlake’s Makayla Tyrrell, Rogers’ Elizabeth Whalen and Prosper’s Lucy Kate Smith made up the three-way tie with Argyle’s Madison Baer and Austin’s Ally Black tying for fifth. Jenna Madden and Nitisha Manikandesh tied for seventh, while Sidney Robertson finished ninth and three girls tied for tenth.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Dallas’ Reese Roberts finished second at 6-under. Allen’s Elijah Estonilo finished third at 5-under, followed by Corinth’s Nathan Zmolik in fourth and Richmond’s Grayson Sebastian in fifth.

Golf Course: Oakmont Country Club is hosting the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship for the first time in the tournament’s 13-year history. The par-72 layout features champion Bermuda grass greens and Bermuda fairways surrounded by towering oak trees and 51 bunkers.

Weather: Tuesday’s weather was similar to Monday’s with the sun out and temperatures in the mid-90s. The winds were a little heavier ranged from 10-12 miles per hour, but conditions remained ideal for lower scores.

Tournament Format: The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-18 years old. Membership with a Texas Junior Golf Alliance Partner is required to play in Legends Junior Tour events.

Texas Junior Golf Alliance: The Alliance is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, Northern and Southern Texas PGA and Houston Golf Association. The goal of the Alliance was to allow junior golfers a clear path to the best tournaments in Texas. Each of the three tier-two organizations (STPGA, NTPGA, HGA) conduct events that serve as qualifiers into the statewide tier-one events run by the Legends Junior Tour (LJT). This allows players to compete in local events in which they can earn spots to play in statewide tournaments.

Next Up: The Legends Junior Tour heads to The Clubs of Kingwood on July 26-28 for the 95th Texas Junior Amateur. The 240-player field is split between four division: Boys, Girls, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 14 & Under. The Boys Division will play the Island Course, while the Girls Division and both 14 & Under Divisions will play the Lakes Course.

For more information on the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Oakmont Country Club, click here.

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Low Scores at Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship

Briefly: Four players are tied atop the Boys 15-18 Division of the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship after shooting 4-under 68 at Oakmont Country Club. Elijah Estonilo of Allen shoots 7-under 65 and leads the Boys 14 & Under Division by two strokes, while Austin’s Kate Pickrell leads the Girls 12-18 Division at 3-under.

Tournament Leaderboard

Leaders: In the Boys 15-18 Division, four players are tied for the lead at 4-under overall. Frisco’s Jaxon Copeland, Dallas’ Matthew Foster, Highland Village’s Trevor Algya and Keller’s Anthony Azzopardi are the players tied atop the division.

In the Girls 12-18 Division, Austin’s Kate Pickrell leads after posting 3-under 69 in her opening round. The bogey-free round saw three birdies made overall, including on the par-3 17th which is a picturesque hole over water. Pickrell seeks her first victory with the Legends Junior Tour on Tuesday.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Allen’s Elijah Estonilo leads by two strokes after shooting 7-under 65 on Monday. He shot 2-under 34 in his first nine holes and turned to the front and made birdie on five of the first six holes. He capped off the round with a birdie on the par-4 ninth and seeks his first victory with the Legends Junior Tour.

In Contention: Houston’s Rex Hargrove sits in fifth at 3-under and trails the leaders in the Boys 15-18 Division. Six players are tied for sixth in the division at 2-under while three are tied for 12th at 1-under and 11 players are tied for 15th at even-par.

In the Girls 12-18 Division, six players are tied for second at even-par. McKinney’s Jenna Madden is joined by Elizabeth Whalen of Rogers, Ark., Lucy Kate Smith of Prosper, Cathilyn Lee of Houston, Sidney Robertson of Chandler and Brecklyn Flanagan of Murphy. Madison Baer, Makayla Tyrrell and Ally Black are tied for eighth at 1-over.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division Dallas’ Brooks Harper and Reese Roberts are tied for second at 5-under, while Austin’s Jaxon Bandelier is in fourth at 4-under. Corinth’s Nathan Zmolik is tied with Frisco’s Luke Colton in fifth at 3-under, while Mitchell Maier is in seventh at 2-under and Jack Watters is in eighth at even-par.

Golf Course: Oakmont Country Club is hosting the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship for the first time in the tournament’s 13-year history. The par-72 layout features champion Bermuda grass greens and Bermuda fairways surrounded by towering oak trees and 51 bunkers.

Weather: The weather for Monday’s First Round was ideal with temperatures in the mid 90s and winds staying steady between five to 10 miles per hour. The sun was out all day and offered players ideal scoring conditions.

Tournament Format: The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players 12-18 years old. All players in the field are required to have an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance.

Texas Junior Golf Alliance: The Alliance is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, Northern and Southern Texas PGA and Houston Golf Association. The goal of the Alliance was to allow junior golfers a clear path to the best tournaments in Texas. Each of the three tier-two organizations (STPGA, NTPGA, HGA) conduct events that serve as qualifiers into the statewide tier-one events run by the Legends Junior Tour (LJT). This allows players to compete in local events in which they can earn spots to play in statewide tournaments.

Tournament Exemptions: The top three finishers of each division will earn a spot in the upcoming Texas Junior Amateur at The Clubs of Kingwood on July 26-28.

Next Up: The Final Round is scheduled to begin at 7:30 am off the No. 1 and 10 tees on Tuesday, July 13. The Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & Under Divisions will tee off in the morning wave, while the Boys 15-18 Division will tee off in the afternoon wave. To see the pairings for the Final Round, click here.

For more information on the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Oakmont Country Club, click here.

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Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship Moves to Oakmont CC

ADDISONThe Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is set to head to Oakmont Country Club in Corinth on July 12-13. This will be the fourth event this summer for the Legends Junior Tour and the last event before the 95th Texas Junior Amateur.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship to Oakmont Country Club for the first time,” said Tournament Director Adam Schulte. “The course is a great championship layout that should provide a solid challenge for all and produce a great group of champions.”

Oakmont Country Club was opened in 1986 and designed by Roger Packard with consulting from Don January. The par-72 layout stretches out to 6,800 yards and the Bermuda greens and champion Bermuda fairways will offer a nice test to the 120-player field.

The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event with players competing in three different divisions. There is a Boys 15-18 Division, a Boys 14 & Under Division and a Girls 12-18 Division. Players are required to have an active membership within the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The alliance is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, Northern Texas PGA, Southern Texas PGA and Houston Golf Association.

“The Texas Junior Golf Alliance does a great job of helping players map out their junior golfing careers,” said Legends Junior Tour staffer Kevin Porter. “The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship offers a great opportunity for players to start competing on a state-wide level versus a regional level.”

Now in it’s 13th year, the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship has been named after the Hall of Fame golfer since 2008. Wadkins won the 1970 U.S. Amateur Championship and turned professional the following year. He compiled 21 victories on the PGA Tour, including the 1977 PGA Championship at Pebble Beach and The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in 1979. He was a perennial member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, playing on eight teams and winning 20 matches and 21.5 points.

Matthew Watkins of Heath won last year’s Boys 15-18 Division at Brookhaven Country Club’s Masters Course. His 6-under score was two strokes better than Seth Bearden of Crowell and three strokes ahead of Plano’s Matthew Comegys, who would go on to win player of the year honors in the division.

Austin’s Farah O’Keefe won the Girls 12-18 Division by one stroke. O’Keefe just recently competed in the LPGA’s Volunteers of America Classic after qualifying through the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. Dallas’ Nathan Miller won the Boys 14 & Under Division at 3-under 141 overall.

Other past champions include Sam Rosenberg, Blaine Hale Jr., Matthew Zampello, Travis McInroe, Ryan Grider, Pierceson Coody, Grace Do, Amber Wang and Callie Scheffler.

This is the final LJT event before the 240-player Texas Junior Amateur, which returns to the Clubs of Kingwood on July 26-28. The top three finishers of each division will earn an exemption into the 95th Texas Junior Amateur.

Along with exemptions into future LJT Major and Invitational event, players are competing for AJGA Performance Stars as well as LJT Player of the Year Points. The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard as well as Golfweek.

Pairings for the First Round will be available on Friday, July 9, and tee times for Monday’s first round will begin at 7:30 am off the No. 1 and 10 tees. The tournament will be in two waves with the Boys 15-18 Division going off in the morning and the Girls 12-18 and the Boys 14 & Under Divisions going in the afternoon. The final round pairings will be sent out following Monday’s play and the divisions will flip.

For more information about the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, click here.

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Watkins, O’Keefe and Miller Win at Lanny Wadkins Junior Champsionship

Briefly: Matthew Watkins of Heath wins the Boys 15-18 Division at 6-under 138 overall. Farah O’Keefe of Austin wins the Girls 12-18 Division by one shot, while Nathan Miller of Dallas wins the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Leaderboard:

Boys 15-18 Division

  1. Matthew Watkins, Heath                              138
    2. Seth Bearden, Crowell                               140
    3. Matthew Comegys, Plano                         141
    T4. Daniel Moon, Temple                             143
    T4. Davis Ovard, Frisco                                 143

Girls 12-18

  1. Farah O’Keefe, Austin                                    150
    2. Alise Knudson, Dallas                                151
    T3. Delaney Martin, Boerne                          152
    T3. Halle Whitney, Magnolia                        152
    5. Allyn Stephens, Houston                           153

Boys 14 & Under

  1. Nathan Miller, Dallas                                     141
    2. Finn Burkholder, The Woodlands           147
    3. Rhett O’Rear, Plano                                    151
    4. Brooks Harper, Dallas                               153
    5. Elijah Estonilo, Allen                                 154

 

Winners: Matthew Watkins recorded rounds of 70-68 to win the Boys 15-18 Division by two shots. Watkins recorded 10 birdies over two days and played the front nine at 6-under par for the event. Farah O’Keefe birdied 18 on the final day to win by one in the Girls 12-18 Division. With her win, O’Keefe earns and exemptions in the Volunteers of America Classis Girl’s Match Play Championship on September 4-6 at Old American Golf Club. Nathan Miller posted rounds of 70-71 to earn his first LJT victory in the Boys 14 & Under Division. He tallied nine birdies over the two days to secure a six-shot victory.

In Contention: Crowell’s Seth Bearden finished in solo second at 4-under 140, thanks to a final round score of 3-under 69, which included three birdies and an eagle. Plano’s Matthew Comegys used two eagles in is final six holes to finish the tournament in solo third at 3-under 141. Playing up in the Boys 15-18 Division, Frisco’s Davis Ovard tied for fourth with Temple’s Daniel Moon at 1-under 143. Alise Knudson of Dallas finished runner up in the Girls 12-18 Division at 7-over 151. Delaney Martin of Boerne and Magnolia’s Halle Whitney finished tied for third at 8-over 152. Rounding out the top five is Houston’s Allyn Stephens at 9-over 153. The Woodlands’ Finn Burkholder used a final round 69 to finish second in the Boys 14 & Under Division at 3-over 147. Rhett O’Rear of Plano finishes in third at 7-over 151. Brooks Harper of Dallas and Allen’s Elijah Estonilo rounded out the top five at 9-over 153 and 10-over 154 respectively.

Golf Course: Brookhaven Country Club features three unique courses that were designed by Byron Nelson and Press Maxwell in 1958. The Masters Course is hosting the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship for the second straight year and stretches out to 6,900 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division, 6,500 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division and 6,000 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

Weather: After a cool and cloudy morning, temperatures crept up above 94 degrees with blue skies and mild winds.

Tournament Format: The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is a 36-hole stroke-play event for players ages 12-19 that have an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The event is divided into three divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18.

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

Next Up: The Legends Junior Tour heads to Hurricane Creek Country Club for the Collegiate Preview on July 6-7. Qualifying for the Texas Junior Amateur Boys Division is currently underway throughout the state.

For more information on the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Brookhaven Country Club, click here.

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Crowded Leaderboards at Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship

Briefly: Frisco’s Davis Ovard, Mansfield’s Cameron Beck, and Heath’s Matthew Watkins are all tied atop the leaderboard at 2-under 70 in the Boys 15-18 Division. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Alise Knudson of Dallas, Magnolia’s Halle Whitney, and Frisco’s Caroline Kent are all tied for the lead after rounds of 4-over 76. Nathan Miller of Dallas fires a 2-under 70 to take the first round lead in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Leaderboard:

Boys 15-18 Division

T1. Davis Ovard, Frisco                         70
T1. Matthew Watkins, Heath               70
T1. Cameron Beck, Mansfield              70
4. Seth Bearden, Crowell                      69
5. Sam Dossey, Austin                           72

Girls 12-18

T1. Alise Knudson, Dallas                     76
T1. Halle Whitney, Magnolia                76
T1. Caroline Kent, Frisco                        76
T4. Lauren Rios, Coppell                        77
T4. Farah O’Keefe, Austin                      77

Boys 14 & Under

  1. Nathan Miller, Dallas                             70
    2. Christian Clanton, Trophy Club       77
    T3. David Kramp, Dallas                        78
    T3. Rhett O’Rear, Plano                         78
    T3. Finn Burkholder, The Woodlands 78

 

In Contention: Seth Bearden of Crowell trails the Boys 15-18 Division leaders by one after posting a round of 1-under 71. Austin’s Sam Dossey made six birdies on the day to post an even par round of 72 and round out the top 5 after round one. Lauren Rios of Coppell, Farah O’Keefe of Austin, and Plano’s Ellie Roth all sit one shot back of the leaders after posting rounds of 5-over 77. Trophy Club’s Christian Clanton sits seven shots back after a first round score of 5-over 77. Dallas’s David Kramp and Brooks Harper are tied for third with Plano’s Rhett O’Rear and The Woodland’s Finn Burkholder at 6-over 78.

Golf Course: Brookhaven Country Club features three unique courses that were designed by Byron Nelson and Press Maxwell in 1958. The Masters Course is hosting the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship for the second straight year and stretches out to 6,900 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division, 6,500 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division and 6,000 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

Tournament Format: The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is a 36-hole stroke play event for players ages 12-19 that have a valid membership with a member of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The tournament field features 120 players across three divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18.

Weather: The first round consisted of windy conditions with players facing winds of 18 mph throughout the day, and gusts of up to 28 mph. After a cool morning, the temperature climbed up towards 93 degrees in the early afternoon.

What’s Next: The final round of the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship is set for Tuesday, June 30. Pairings for the final round were redrawn according to scores from the first round and can be viewed by clicking here

For more information about the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Monday’s action, click here.

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Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship Returns to Brookhaven Country Club

FARMERS BRANCHBrookhaven Country Club’s Masters Course is set to host the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship for the second consecutive year. The field of 120 of the top junior golfers in Texas will take on the par-72 layout from June 29-30.

“We’re excited to be coming back to Brookhaven Country Club for this year’s Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship,” LJT Tournament Coordinator Adam Schulte said. “The Masters Course is a true test of golf and we look forward to a great event.”

The Masters Course is one of three championship courses at Brookhaven Country Club. It was built in 1959 and designed by Press Maxwell with the help of one of golf’s legendary icons, the great Byron Nelson. In the early 1990s, Jeff Brauer renovated the track creating tight landing areas, and now boasts a set of bent-grass greens from work done in 2002. The Masters Course is the most difficult test at the club, and Director of Golf Jeff Anderson is excited for the opportunity to host some of the top juniors in the state.

“We are honored to be a part of the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship,” Anderson said. “The Legends Junior Tour, Texas Golf Association and its Foundation have made a tremendous stride in promoting the game and giving Juniors the opportunity to compete.”

Lanny Wadkins won the 1970 U.S. Amateur Championship and turned professional the following year. He went on to win the 1977 PGA Championship at Pebble Beach in a three-hole sudden-death playoff against Gene Littler. Wadkins also won The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in 1979. He was a perennial member of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, playing on eight teams and winning 20 matches and 21.5 points. Wadkins was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2009.

Michael Heidelbaugh won last year’s championship in the Boys 15-18 Division. Heidelbaugh, a 2020 Texas A&M commit, carded rounds of 70-71 to post 3-under for the championship and two strokes ahead of Cedar Park’s Hanseung Chang. Remington Isaac of Montgomery won the Girls 12-18 Division at 4-over-par 148 overall, while Driftwood’s Grant Yerger defended his 2018 title and won the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Other past champions include Sam Rosenberg, Blaine Hale Jr., Matthew Zampello, Travis McInroe, Ryan Grider, Pierceson Coody, Grace Do, Amber Wang and Callie Scheffler.

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

In total, seven events have been played this season. With eight tournaments remaining on the 2020 calendar, the race for the LJT Player of the Year is starting to heat up. Ethan Fang leads the Boys 15-18 Division, Trent Mierl leads the Boys 14 & Under Division and Summer Lee leads the Girls 12-18 Division. The Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship will offer player of the year points to the top half of each division. For full LJT Player of the Year standings, click here.

Along with LJT Player of the Year Points, players are competing for exemptions into LJT Invitational events. The winner of the Boys 15-18 Division will earn an exemption into the George Hannon Junior Invitational and the 2021 Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship. The top three finishers will earn an exemption into this year’s Texas Junior Amateur. In the Girls 12-18 Division, the champion will earn a spot in the George Hannon Junior Invitational, while the top three will earn an exemption into the 2021 Texas Girls’ Invitational.

For more information about the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, click here.

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Heidelbaugh, Yerger, Isaac Capture Lanny Wadkins JC

Briefly: Dallas’ Michael Heidelbaugh captured the 2019 Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship at 3-under 141 after carding a 1-under 71 in the final round.   In the Girls 12-18 division, Remington Isaac came from behind to claim the victory at Brookhaven Country Club’s Masters Course Tuesday afternoon. Grant Yerger, tied for the lead heading into the final round, won the Boys 14 & Under division.

Division Leaderboards:
Boys 15-18

  1. Michael Heidelbaugh, Dallas, TX | 70-71—141
    T2. Hanseung Chang, Cedar Park, TX | 72-71—143
    T2. Matthew Comegys, Plano, TX | 69-74—143
    T2. Jay Pabin, Lucas, TX | 71-72—143
    T5. Joshua Lim, San Antonio, TX | 70-74—144
    T5. Rohit Madireddi, Flower Mound, TX | 75-69—144 

Boys 14 & Under
1.   Grant Yerger, Austin, TX | 75-72—147        
2.   Andrew Petruzzelli, Dallas, TX | 75-73—148
3.   Nathan Marion, San Antonio, TX | 76-76–152
Girls 12-18
1.   Remington Isaac, Montgomery, TX | 73-75—148   
T2. Nicole Vivier, Austin, TX | 72-77–150
T2. Gabbi Bentancourt, Frisco, TX | 72-78—150
T2. Sydney Givens, Austin, TX | 74-76—150
Complete Results

Golf Course: The Masters Course is one of three championship courses at Brookhaven Country Club. It was built in 1959 and designed by Press Maxwell with the help of one of golf’s legendary icons, the great Byron Nelson. In the early 1990s, Jeff Brauer renovated the track creating tight, tree lined fairways with large, strategically placed bunkers.

Weather: Temperatures reached a high of 90 degrees, with wind out of the south around 10 mph.

In contention: Michael Heidelbaugh played steady golf Tuesday afternoon, carding three birdies against just two bogeys and walked away victorious. He started the day one shot back, but ended up winning by two shots over three players. Cedar Park’s Hanseung Chang, Plano’s Matthew Comegys, and Lucas’ Jay Pabin finished in a tie for second place. Joshua Lim and Rohit Madireddi finished three shots back of Heidelbaugh and tied for fifth place.
Remington Isaac came from behind in the Girls 12-18 division Tuesday afternoon, posting a final round 3-over 75 to win by two shots. Austin’s Sydney Givens and Nicole Vivier, and Frisco’s Gabbi Bentancourt finished in a tie for second place, at 6-over 150 for the tournament.
At the start of the final round, three players, Grant Yerger, Andrew Petruzzelli and Sunay Jay were tied for the lead. Yerger carded an even-par 72 for the final round to outlast Petruzzelli by one shot. Petruzzelli finished the tournament with a 1-over 73. Nathan Marion of San Antonio finished in third place with back-to-back round of 4-over 76.

What’s Next: The next event on the Legends Junior Tour schedule will be the 93rd Texas Junior Amateur July 22-24, 2019. The Texas Junior Amateur, one of the oldest and largest state championships with 240 kids playing in four divisions, will be conducted at The Clubs at Kingwood. The Forest and Island courses will play host to one of the 4 major championships on the LJT schedule.

More Info: For more information on the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, you can visit the tournament homepage here.

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Crowded Leaderboards at Lanny Wadkins JC Following 1st Round

Briefly: The Lanny Wadkins Junior Classic heads to Brookhaven Country Club’s Masters Course for the first time in tournament history. Matthew Comegys leads the Boy’s 15-18 division after a stellar 3-under first round.   Grant Yerger, Andrew Petruzzelli and Jay Sunay lead the Boys 14 & under division at Brookhaven Country Club. Gabbi Bentancourt and Nicole Vivier share the first round lead in the Girls 12-18 division following even-par 72s. 

Division Leaderboards:
Boys 15-18
1.    Matthew Comegys, Plano, TX | 69
T2. Joshua Lim, San Antonio, TX | 70
T2. Michael Heidelbaugh, Dallas, TX | 70
T2. Landry Schmoker, Lubbock, TX | 70
Boys 14 & Under
T1. Grant Yerger, Austin, TX | 75
T1. Andrew Petruzzelli, Dallas, TX | 75
T1. Sunay Jay, Flower Mound, TX | 75
Girls 12-18
T1. Gabbi Bentancourt, Frisco, TX | 72
T1. Nicole Vivier, Austin, TX | 72
3.   Remington Isaac, Montgomery, TX | 73
Complete Results | Final Round Pairings

Golf Course: The Masters Course is one of three championship courses at Brookhaven Country Club. It was built in 1959 and designed by Press Maxwell with the help of one of golf’s legendary icons, the great Byron Nelson. In the early 1990s, Jeff Brauer renovated the track creating tight, tree lined fairways with large, strategically placed bunkers.

Weather: Temperatures reached a high of 90 degrees, with little to no wind.

In contention: In the Boys 15-18 division, Matthew Comegys of Plano carded five birdies on the day and leads after the first round with a score of 3-under par 69. Lubbock’s Landry Schmoker, Dallas’ Michael Heidelbaugh and San Antonio’s Joshua Lim sit one shot back of Comegys and are tied for 2nd place.
Three sit atop the leaderboard in the Boys 14 & Under division. Sunay Jay, Andrew Petruzzelli, and Grant Yerger all carded 3-over 75s. San Antonio’s Nathan Marion sits in fourth place, just one shot back of the trio.
In the Girl’s 12-18 division, Gabbi Bentancourt and Nicole Vivier lead by one shot heading into Tuesday’s final round after even-par 72s. Bentancourt had a pair of birdies and bogeys, while Vivier had a trio of birdies and bogeys. Isaac sits alone in third place after a 1-over 73. Jordan Karrh had the shot of the day with a hole-in-one on the 17th hole with a 5-iron, 158 yards.

What’s Next: Final round tee times start tomorrow at 7:30 AM off both No. 1 & 10 tees. Awards for the top five finishers in the Boy’s 15-18 division, and top three in both the Boy’s 14 & under and Girl’s 12-18 divisions will be presented following the conclusion of the final round.

More Info: For more information on the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, you can visit the tournament homepage here.