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Texas Adaptive Golf Championship Rd. 1 Recap

FORT WORTH — Unexpectedly cold and wet conditions marked Round One of the Texas Adaptive Golf Championship at The Golf Club at Champions Circle. Despite the weather, many players put together solid rounds.

The low round of the day came in the Multiple Leg Division Flight of the Men’s Open Division from Joshua Tankersley, who carded a 4-over 75. Also breaking into the 70’s was Stephen Terpak of the Legends Division Flight in the Senior Men’s Division with an 8-over 79.

The 54-hole event features some of the best adaptive golfers from across the nation. Players were welcomed on Monday with a Fundraiser Scramble.

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What’s Next: Round 2 begins Wednesday morning at 8:00 a.m. The full schedule of events can be found here.

Course: The Jay Morrish designed course presents a great challenge to all of its competitors and creates a fun experience for everyone through its many amenities and playing surfaces. The design utilizes the area’s natural creeks, large oaks and dramatic hillsides as players wind their way through the championship style layout. The par-71 course is not long but requires superb shotmaking ability and intense focus on many holes. 

About the TGA: The Texas Golf Association was established in 1906 with a mission to promote the playing and advancement of the royal and ancient game of golf in Texas. The association is one of the most respected in the country with an ongoing commitment to its members, contestants, volunteers and all who strive to preserve the great traditions of the game.

About the TAGA: To learn more about the Texas Adaptive Golf Association, please click here.

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Gardner, Franklin Win Texas Super Senior

SUGAR LAND — Chuck Gardner was able to sleep on the overnight lead and emerges victorious at the Texas Super Senior. Gardner continued his stellar play Wednesday with a final round 4-under-par 68 to win by six strokes over Houston’s Gary Durbin. In the Legends Division, J. Wayne Franklin followed suit and remained atop the leaderboard with his five-stroke victory over Wichita Falls’ Bill Holstead.

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Leaders: Gardner, of Texarkana, improved each round and followed up his second round 1-under 71 with his final round 4-under 68. Over his three rounds, Gardner was able to record 14 birdies. In his final round, he rolled in three birdies and suffered one bogey on both his first nine holes and his second nine holes for 34-34. Gardner finished the 54-hole championship at 5-under 211. This is Gardner’s first individual state championship victory in his career playing with the Texas Golf Association (TGA).

Franklin, of Abilene, was able to extend his two-stroke lead after 36 holes to win by five after being one of three players in the Legends Division to shoot 79 on Wednesday. Franklin kept a steady eye on his competitors as the top four players in the Legends Division were paired together in the final round. That allowed Franklin to know exactly where he stood throughout the round. Like Gardner, this, too, is Franklin’s first individual state championship victory with the TGA.

Top Finishers: In the Super Senior Division, Durbin, a first-time participant in this championship, was the only other player in the final round to post an under-par score of 71 and a three-round total of 1-over 217. Durbin is a two-time Texas Senior Amateur champion. First round leader Hollis Sullivan, of Westworth Village, finished in third place at 4-over 220. Mike Booker and Michael Puls finished fourth and fifth, respectively, while 2021 Texas Super Senior Player of the Year John Grace rounded out the top 6.

Charles Vannoy, a member of Sugar Creek Country Club, took home low net recognition in the Super Senior Division.

In the Legends Division, Holstead finished runner-up to Franklin while David Wagner, of Fair Oaks Ranch, found himself in solo third place at the end of the 54-hole championship. Holstead posted a three-round total of 237; Wagner posted 238.

Ted Egerton, the first-round leader in the Legends Division, was recognized as the low net player of the Legends Division.

Course: Founded in 1972, Sugar Creek Country Club is one of the Greater Houston area’s most acclaimed private clubs with 27 holes of championship golf all designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The three nine-hole courses the legendary architect crafted at Sugar Creek feature rolling fairways framed by mature strands of trees, large undulating greens, and numerous bunkers and water features dotting the landscape.

Over the past several years, the club has invested millions in facility-wide improvements to meet the needs of a growing and active membership. Texas-based architect Jeffrey Blume supervised the phased golf course renovation project that included extensive updates and enhancements to playing surfaces and infrastructure while preserving the features and strategy of Jones’ original design.

Wednesday’s Super Senior Division was contested at 6,261 yards. The Legends Division competitors played from 5,789 yards.

Tournament History: First played in 2015, the Texas Super Senior features two age divisions: 65 and older (Super Senior) and 75 and older (Legends). Entries are open to male amateur golfers who meet the age requirements by the first round of tournament play and have a certified Handicap Index® of 12.4 or less (16.4 or less for Legends) issued through a TGA Member Club.

The format for the championship, which will be contested on the Trent/Jones Courses, is 54 holes of individual stroke play with no cut. Each age division competes from different tees and yardages, with a separate champion recognized. Prizes are also awarded to low Net scores in both Super Senior and Legends Divisions.

POY Points Race: By winning, Gardner was awarded 1,000 points towards Texas Super Senior Player of the Year standings. Durbin received 750 for his runner-up performance. Sullivan earned 650 for third, Booker received 600 for fourth, and Puls 550 for fifth. A complete breakdown of the Texas Super Senior Player of the Year, including points allocation, can be found here.

About the TGA: The Texas Golf Association was established in 1906 with a mission to promote the playing and advancement of the royal and ancient game of golf in Texas. The association is one of the most respected in the country with an ongoing commitment to its members, contestants, volunteers and all who strive to preserve the great traditions of the game.

For More information about the Texas Super Senior, click here.

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Schultz Wins 2022 North Mid-Amateur

BRIEFLY – Jason Schulz of Allen recorded a birdie on the first playoff hole of the North Mid-Amateur at Paris Golf and Country Club to capture the championship. Schultz and Scott Maurer of Dallas both finished 7-under-par after 54 holes. Schultz and Maurer entered the final round tied 5-under-par for the tournament. On the 18th hole Schultz lost his ball and made a 15-foot putt to save bogey while Maurer was able to get up and down for par to force the playoff. Schultz has now gone back-to-back in regional championship events winning the 2021 North Amateur at the Bridges Golf Club in Gunter. Along with the championship, Schultz was also awarded the Mid-Master recognition for the highest finish of players in the field 40 and older.

LEADERBOARD:
T1 Maurer, Scott Dallas -7 67 68 68 203
T1 Schultz, Jason Allen -7 70 65 68 203
3 Johnson, Robert Abilene -2 65 75 68 208
4 Wheeler, Christopher Addison -1 70 71 68 209
T5 Strickland, Mark Frisco 1 70 70 71 211
T5 Bills, Gant Plano 1 70 69 72 211
T7 Sullivan, Matthew Lewisville 2 67 75 70 212
T7 Ezmerlian, Gary Fort Worth 2 69 73 70 212
9 Fraley, Justin Allen 3 73 70 70 213
10 Kelley, Kyle Rowlett 4 72 71 71 214

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GOLF COURSE: Paris Golf and Country Club was built in 1916, making it one of the oldest courses in Texas, and redesigned in 2000 by PGA Tour player John Adams. The course features elevation changes and small Bermuda grass undulating greens that will test even the best golfers. The course is Par 70 set at just over 6,300 yards.

WEATHER: Friday’s first round temperatures ranged from 50 degrees to 75 degrees. The first round featured the least amount of wind for the weekend blowing at about five mph all day. Round 2 the wind picked up blowing at about 20 mph during the second half of the day with gusts up to 30 mph. The final round temperatures reached 78 degrees with the wind once again blowing between 20 and 30 mph.

Winners Info: Jason Schulz fired rounds of 70-65-68 to finish tied for the lead after 54 holes. Schultz only required one playoff hole to win the championship making birdie on hole number one. Schultz made three birdies on the back nine in the final round to stay in contention with Maurer and managed to save bogey on 18 after Maurer got up and down for par.

In Contention: Scott Maurer was tied for the lead entering the final round and finished tied for first after 54 holes after shooting three consecutive rounds under par 67-68-68. Maurer was able to save par on hole number 18 after hitting the ball left into thick mud. On the playoff hole Maurer attempted to drive the green and ended with a par.

WHAT’S NEXT: Registration for the 113th Texas Amateur qualifying end on March 30 at 5pm. The 2022 North Senior Amateur takes place at Golf Club of Dallas April 5-6. The North Four-Ball at Tempest Golf Club takes place April 9-10.

MORE INFO: The Texas Golf Association extends its sincere thanks to the staff and members at Paris Golf & Country Club as well as the volunteers that made this event a great success.

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Henry Captures 2022 Texas Cup Invitational

ABILENE – Connor Henry overcame tough final round conditions at Abilene Country Club’s South Course to win the 2022 Texas Cup Invitational, the first boys LJT major of the season, by one stroke.

The junior from Fort Worth, who rolled in five birdies on the week, shot a final round 3-over 75 for a 36-hole total of even-par 144. He recorded a one-shot win over Edmond, Oklahoma’s Parker Sands, final round 75. Two strokes behind Henry was Dallas’s Brooks Harper who shot a final round 1-under 71.

Belton’s Chandler Cooke finished solo fourth at 3-over 147 for the week. Holden Webb, Elijah Galvan, Andrew Tan, and David Martinez all tied for fifth at 4-over 148 with scores of 71, 72, 74 and 74, respectively.

“This win means a lot. I kind of told myself I wanted to win it at the beginning of the week,” Henry said. “To get it done now is a good feeling.”

On a day that saw the majority of the field shoot over par Henry was able to put together a strong enough round to maintain his round one lead. Only two players were able to card rounds under par in Sunday’s final round. A total of four rounds in total were under-par for the weekend.

“I think the support of my ace caddie helped keep steering me straight. I hit some terrible shots and some really good ones,” said Henry. “I made some putts and just kept fighting down the stretch.”

Both Henry and Sands were neck and neck all day amidst the hard conditions. Sands held a one shot lead when he made the turn.

Sands continued to lead after the 16th hole but carded back-to-back bogeys on the 17th and 18th holes, while Henry made pars. Sands had a putt on the 18th green to force a playoff but lipped out.

This marks Henry’s first LJT win and one he certainly won’t forget. Henry earned 2000 points and now sits atop the Boys 15-18 Player of the Year standings.

“I had been playing well and once I figured out I had my ace caddie on the bag it just gave me that extra confidence. I started to roll in putts and just build on it,” said Henry.

Next up on the schedule for the LJT will be a trip to Brownwood for the Bluebonnet Championship in early May. For final scores at the Texas Cup Invitational, click here.

For more information on the Texas Cup Invitational, click here.

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Foundation Raffle Winners Announced

Thanks to all the big-hearted golfers who entered the TGA Foundation’s raffle this year. Over 350 tickets were sold at various TGA-related events throughout the year for a chance to win one of two VIP packages to Tapatio Springs Resort in Boerne.

The winners of the two prize packages, valued at over $3,000, were announced on Friday, Nov. 5, following a random drawing.

The Grand Prize winner was Kim Pope of Montgomery, who bought her ticket in August at the Bentwater Yacht & Country Club Play Day. Kim won a one-night stay in the George Strait Suite and a round of golf for four on the award-winning Tapatio Springs course.

Larry Corson of Dallas, who bought his raffle ticket in September during Texas Senior Amateur registration, was the second winner. Larry won a two-night stay in a Traditional Suite and a round of golf for two.

All proceeds from the raffle benefited the TGA Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Golf Association. The Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, was established to make certain that golf in Texas continues to grow and prosper. It achieves this mission through the financial and administrative support of existing grass-roots junior golf development programs, and in creating new avenues for deserving and underserved youth to learn some of life’s most important lessons through their exposure to the game of golf.

Congratulations to Kim and Larry, and thanks again to all who entered!

 

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Caitlyn Stanley and Meghan Moake Win Women’s Texas Pinehurst

Briefly: Katy’s Caitlyn Stanley and Houston’s Meghan Moake fired back-to-back rounds of 4-under-par 67 to win the 2021 Women’s Texas Pinehurst by three strokes at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course in Fredericksburg. Stanley and Moake credit similarities in their game for allowing them to work well as a team. The two-time defending Women’s Texas Pinehurst champions will look for their third championship win in 2022.

Stanley and Moake began the first round on the par-4 no. 2 hole and caught fire on the no. 3 hole after making eagle. The shot started a streak of three straight birdies that got the pair to the top of the leaderboard. The duo led by three strokes heading into the final round. Stanley and Moake teamed up to card a combined ten birdies and one eagle to post a 36-hole tournament total of 8-under 134 to claim a consecutive championship win.

Golf Course: Lady Bird Johnson Golf Course has been a Hill Country favorite for decades. In 1991, the course was transformed into an 18-hole course, offering golfers greater variety and challenge. The front nine features rolling terrain, with plenty of up-and-down play. The back nine, while flatter, offers challenges of a different kind, including a wide array of bunkers.

Weather: It was a beautiful yet overcast autumn day in Fredericksburg with temperatures reaching a high of 77 degrees. There was a consistent southeast wind at 8 mph.

In Contention: Jennifer Hoyt of Horshoe Bay and teammate Anna Morales of Austin earned the second place spot Tuesday after shooting a 4-under-par 67 finishing three strokes behind Stanley and Moake with a tournament total of 5-under-par 137.

A total of five teams finished tied for third with 36-hole tournament totals of 1-under 141. Olive Henry of Corsicana and teammate Nancy Beck along with Cathy Crumley of San Antonio and teammate Meg Christensen of Austin both followed up their first round score of 1-under-par 70 with a final round score of even-par 71.

Heath natives Jewel Malick and teammate Anna Schultz went low to earn their third place spot after firing a final round score of 2-under 69.

Also tied for third was the team of Camm Dougherty of Corpus Christi and Elizabeth Scaggs of Dallas. The duo bolstered a bogey free front-9 score of 31 in the first round which included three birdies and one eagle. They secured their place in the top three after posting a final round score of 1-under 70.

Austin’s Sally Bowman and Lee Ann Penick had an impressive final round, rolling a total of five birdies and going bogey-free on their back-9. The pair were one of three teams to shoot a final round score a 4-under 67 for the day.

What’s Next: The Women’s Saturday Series – Houston will be held at Walden on Lake Houston Golf and Country Club on November 6th to conclude the 2021 schedule.

The Texas Golf Association would like to extend our immense gratitude to the staff at Lady Bird Johnson Golf Club for hosting and making this event memorable for all who took part.

For more information on the Texas Golf Association, Women’s Events and more, please visit txga.org.

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Fall Challenge Heads West

ADDISONThe Fall Challenge returns to The Rawls Course in Lubbock after the event wasn’t held in 2020 due to scheduling conflicts. The 84-player event takes on the par-72 layout as players position themselves in the Player of the Year races with the season nearing the end.

This is the second event of the LJT Fall Season after the North Texas Classic crowned three champions earlier this month. The Fall Challenge is open to all players ages 12-18 with an active membership with a Texas Junior Golf Alliance Member. The tournament field was determined using the Legends Junior Tour Priority Entry System.

Boyd Owens of Baton Rouge, Louisiana won the Boys Division in 2019 at The Rawls Course with rounds of 7-70 to get to 7-under overall and four strokes ahead of the field. Frisco’s Caroline Kent won the Girls Division, while Austin’s Kevin Mu won the Boys 14 & Under Division.

The Rawls Course opened in 2003 and is designed by renowned architect Tom Doak. The course was created for Texas Tech University and was designed by taking a flat cotton field on the high plains and creating an entire landscape from scratch. The Rawls Course offers wide fairways and boldly contoured greens as players battle the winds in West Texas.

The Fall Challenge is the 15th event on the LJT schedule and is one of three remaining in 2021. Top finishers will earn the normal allotment of points for this event and the James A. Ragan Memorial, while Invitational Points will be awarded for the Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational. The LJT Players of the Year will be crowned following the Invitational at Tempest Golf Club and Jackie Burke Cup Teams will be released.

The event will be ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard along with LJT Player of the Year points. The top finishers will earn exemptions into Invitational events as well as all three LJT Majors in 2022.

Players in the Fall Challenge are all members of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance, which is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA. The three have partnered together to create a path for junior golfers to take as they progress towards the next step of competitive golf.  Players compete in the regional tours in the beginning and move up to the state-wide tournaments with the LJT before heading off to compete nationally and at the collegiate level.

Scores will be updated throughout the weekend and can be followed by clicking here. Pairings for the first round will be sent out on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Pairings for the final round will be done according to scores from the first round and sent out Saturday evening.

For more information on the Fall Challenge, click here.

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Two Teams Share Lead Heading into Final Round at Texas Four-Ball

HORSESHOE BAY – Fort Worth’s Colby Amparan and Gary Ezmerlian share the lead at 12-under par with Derek Abel of Dallas and Chris Wheeler of Addison after the second round of play at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Apple Rock Course.

Amparan and Ezmerlian carded a 6-under 66 for the second consecutive round. Abel and Wheeler fired off a second round 8-under 64 to put themselves in great position heading into Sunday’s final round.

“It’s been ham and egg. Especially yesterday,” Ezmerlian said. “Today I struggled on the first nine holes and Colby played great. And then I played pretty good on the last nine holes.”

Amparan and Ezmerlian, who have played in this event together five times before, bring a plethora of experience playing together in partnership golf.

“We just play a lot of partnership golf together in general,” Amparan said. “We know when to help each other. We know when to leave each other alone. We know when each other is frustrated and if they need space so that helps a lot.”

Abel and Wheeler are lifelong friends that have competed in four-ball events across the country over the past few years.

“For us we’ve played together a lot in these four-ball events,” said Abel. “Everything from the U.S. Four-Ball to these state four-balls. We kind of feed off each other and balance each other pretty well.”

The duo flexed their experience again on Saturday as Wheeler carded five birdies of his own and Abel tallied four.

Round one leaders Aaron Hickman and Rob Couture sit in solo third after a round of 2-under 70 on Friday. They sit at 11-under overall and just one shot back of the co-leaders.

“It was a bit of a struggle today,” said Hickman. “We didn’t get off to a good start and didn’t finish very well. It was a battle out there.”

Three teams are tied for fourth at 10-under par for the championship. Andrew Grice and Wesley Hansen of Austin, Gant Bills of Dallas and Scott Maurer of Plano, and Kris Devlin of Austin and Trey Todd of Abilene all carded 7-under 65’s to move up the leaderboard on Friday. All three teams will begin the final round two shots behind the co-leaders.

Following play on Saturday, the Championship Division was cut to the top 27 teams for Sunday’s final round.

In the Senior Division, two teams also share the top spot on the leaderboard 10-under-par heading into Sunday. The teams of Scott Smith and William Shock as well as Ron Finnerty and Tommy Tucker both fired 4-under-par 68s. They’ll head into Saturday’s second round with a two-stroke advantage over two teams tied for third. Don Gafner and Jim Quinn carded a 1-under 71 while Steve Love and Mike Peck toured the course with a 6-under 66.

Sitting tied for fifth at 8-under par for the tournament is Andrew Hydorn and Bill Jackson as well as Lee Sandlin and Hollis Sullivan.

The Senior Division was cut to the top 10 teams following the second round.

In the Super Senior Division, John Grace and Bill Holstead fired a 6-under par 66 to take a one stroke lead heading into Sunday’s final round. The team of Aaron Billings and Richard Koenig sit just behind in solo second after a second round 8-under 64.

Sitting six shots back in third place is Lelan Chiles and Tom Takes at 9-under-par for the tournament.

Following the second round, the Super Senior Division was cut to the top six teams and ties.

Through the years, the Horseshoe Bay Resort has hosted the Texas Amateur, Texas Father-Son, and the Texas Junior Amateur. It’s the third time the resort has been the site for the Texas Four-Ball (2007 & 2013).

The final round of the Texas Four-Ball begins Sunday at 7:45 a.m. at Horseshoe Bay Resort’s Apple Rock Course. For more information on this championship, click here.

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Regional Amateurs Set for Aug. 6-8

The 2021 North and South Regional Amateur Championships will be held concurrently from Aug. 6-8.

The North Regional Amateur will be contested at The Bridges Golf Club in Gunter. Galveston Country Club will host the South Regional Amateur.

Located about 50 miles north of Dallas, The Bridges Golf Club is a Fred Couples Signature Design and opened for play in 2008. Galveston Country Club, which traces its roots back to 1898, moved to its current location at Pirates’ Beach in 1946 and was designed by Carlton Gipson and Ralph Plummer. The course has undergone several renovations over the years, most recently in 2003 overseen by Jacobsen Hardy Golf Design.

First played in 2003, the Regional Amateurs are open to male amateur golfers who belong to a TGA Member Club, have a World Handicap System Index of 8.4 or less and reside in the region relative to their respective championship. The TGA uses the 31st parallel in Salado as the delineation between the North and South regions.

The format for the 84-player starting field in both Regional Amateurs is 54 holes of individual stroke play with no cut. The winner and runner-up in each championship, if eligible, earn exemptions into this year’s Texas Mid-Amateur to be held Sept. 10-12 at The Clubs at Houston Oaks in Hockley. Additionally, the top three finishers will receive automatic exemptions into the 2022 Texas Amateur.

The 2020 championships were canceled due to health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Will Adams of Odessa won the 2019 North Regional Amateur on the second playoff hole over Tom Bevington of Frisco and Christopher Wheeler of Addison. The three players were tied at 8-under-par 208 after 54 holes of regulation play at The Courses at Watters Creek in Plano. At the 2019 South Regional Amateur held at Sterling Country Club in Houston, local resident Cody Banach finished at 13-under 203 to win the title by five strokes over runner-up Tyler Uhlig of Magnolia.

Live scoring updates, daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available once the action gets underway from The Bridges Golf Club and Galveston Country Club.

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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.

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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.