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Law, Frerichs, and Baer Win Flodder Financial Shootout 

Briefly: Ethan Law of Spring cards a final round 71 to win the Boys 15-18 Division. Law finished the tournament at 1-under par 143 after rounds of 72-71. Calgary’s Brooke Frerichs came from 5 back to win the Girls 12-18 Division with a tournament total of 12-over par 156. Grant Baer of Argyle came out on top in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Baer, the first round leader, finished at 3-over par 147 for a three shot win in the division.

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In Contention: First round leader Aidan Dortch finishes in second place after a final round of 1-over par 73. Dortch finished the event at even-par, 144 overall. Brooks Harper and Reese Roberts both finished tied for third at 1-over par 145, after final rounds of 72 and 71 respectively. Rounding out the top five is Braden Baize at 2-over par 146. Baize moved into the top five thanks to a final round of 2-under par 70.

In the Girls 12-18 Division, first round leader Gaia Esparza and Syna Nijhawan finished tied for second at 13-over par 157. Brooke Yount finished in fourth place at 14-over par 158, and Morgan Ankenbrandt completed the top five at 15-over par 159.

Khai Reyes moved past three players in the final round to finish in second place at 6-over par 150 overall. Jeffrey Rubenstein finished third at 7-over par 151, and 2-time LJT champion Jack Clancy finished fourth at 8-over par 152 overall.

In addition to the overall champions, the low final round score was also recognized in each division. These players were recognized by the Flodder Financial Group for their commitment to finishing the tournament strong. Braden Baize was recognized in the Boys 15-18 Division with a final round 70, Khai Reyes was recognized in the Boys 14 & Under Division with a final round 75, and Syna Nijhawan was recognized in the Girls 12-18 Division with a final round 78.

Golf Course: The Club at Falcon Point is hosting the Flodder Financial Shootout for the fifth straight year. Designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge, the golf course features 18 championship holes forcing players to hit a variety of shots. The course is playing just over 6,600 yards in both the Boys 15-18 Division and the Boys 14 & Under Division and a little less than 6,000 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

About the Sponsor: The Flodder Financial Group has sponsored the Flodder Financial Shootout since it’s inception in 2010. The group’s goal is to provide the most complete and accessible set of applications to help monitor and manage accounts. Kyle Flodder is the Managing Director of Client Strategies and played junior golf in Texas before going on to play collegiately at TCU. President of the group is Steven Flodder, who enjoys coming out and watching the players during the Flodder Financial Shootout.

Tournament Format: The Flodder Financial Shootout 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.

Weather: Players battled high humidity through out the morning. Temperatures for the day ranged from 75 to 90 degrees. Winds picked up a bit from the first round, with speeds topping out at 12 mph.

What’s at Stake: The top half of each division field will be awarded points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The tournament is ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

What’s Next: The next stop on the LJT schedule is the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship at Tangle Ridge Golf Course on July 12-13. For more information about the LJT Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, click here.

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Dortch, Esparza, and Baer Lead Divisions at Flodder Financial Shootout

Briefly: Aidan Dortch of Dallas leads the Boys 15-18 Division after an opening round of 1-under par 71. Dortch’s round consisted of three birdies on the day and two bogeys. Dortch recorded birdies on the Par 4 4th, 14th, and the Par 5 16th. His round was the only round under par for the day as The Club at Falcon Point held its own.

Gaia Esparza of Helotes currently holds a three shot lead in the Girls 12-18 Division. Esparza recorded 4 birdies on the day and carded an opening round of 1-over par 73. Esparza is seeking her first LJT win of the season, after coming off a runner-up finish at last week’s Collegiate Preview.

Grant Baer of Argyle leads the Boys 14 & Under Division at even par. Baer recorded four birdies on the day, and holds a one shot lead heading into the second round.

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In Contention: In the Boys 15-18 Division seven players sit within three shots of the lead. Ethan Law is currently in second place and one shot back after posting a round of even par 72. Brooks Harper and Like D’Alise are tied for third at 1-over par 73. Deacon Dortch, Ethan Dufresne, Reese Roberts, and Charlie Stanton are all tied for fifth at 2-over par 74.

Three shots back of Esparza in second place in the Girls 12-18 Division is Brooke Yount at 4-over par 76. Morgan Ankenbrandt and Brooke Frerichs are tied for third at 6-over par 78. Jamison Louie and Syna Nijhawan are tied for fifth place at 7-over par 79.

Jeffrey Rubenstein sits in second place, one shot off the lead, in the Boys 14 & Under Division after an opening round of 1-over par 73. Joshua McGown and Jack Clancy are tied for third after each posting rounds of 2-over par 74

Golf Course: The Club at Falcon Point is hosting the Flodder Financial Shootout for the fourth straight year. Designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge, the golf course features 18 championship holes forcing players to hit a variety of shots. The course is playing just under 6,700 yards in the Boys 15-18 Division and almost 6400 yards in the Boys 14 & Under Division.  The Girls 12 – 18 Division course played at 5,900 yards.

About the Sponsor: The Flodder Financial Group has sponsored the Flodder Financial Shootout since it’s inception in 2010. The group’s goal is to provide the most complete and accessible set of applications to help monitor and manage accounts. Kyle Flodder is the Managing Director of Client Strategies and played junior golf in Texas before going on to play collegiately at TCU. President of the group is Steven Flodder, who enjoys coming out and watching the players during the Flodder Financial Shootout.

Tournament Format: The Flodder Financial Shootout 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 three divisions: Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and Girls 12-18.

Weather: Round 1 of the Flodder Financial Shootout featured overcast skies throughout the day.  The players teed off this morning with temperatures in the upper 70’s and finished their rounds with temperatures in the mid 90’s.  Winds were light throughout the day.

What’s at Stake: The top half of each division field will be awarded points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The tournament is ranked by Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

What’s Next: The final round of the Flodder Financial Shootout will begin at 7:30 am on Tuesday, June 28. Players will tee off the No. 1 and No. 10 tees throughout the morning with champions being crowned upon completion of the final round

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Flodder Financial Shootout Returns to Falcon Point

KATY – The Flodder Financial Shootout returns to The Club at Falcon Point on June 27-28 for the fifth straight year. The event is the ninth tournament on the Legends Junior Tour schedule this year and the third of three LJT events in June.

“The LJT is excited to return to Katy for this year’s Flodder Financial Shootout,” LJT Tournament Manager Adam Schulte said. “The club has been an amazing host the last four years, and we look forward to another great event with a strong field of players.”

Flodder Financial Group has been the proud sponsor of the championship since the tournament’s inception in 2013. The company’s commitment and dedication to junior golf has allowed the championship to grow over the years and become a strong 84-player tournament on the LJT schedule.

The Flodder Financial Shootout is split into three divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and a Boys 14 & Under Division. Top finishers in each division will earn AJGA Performance Stars along with exemptions into LJT Invitational events. Unique to this championship on the LJT schedule, the winner of each division will receive a custom-made Flodder Financial Shootout silver belt buckle and for the first time in the tournament’s history, the lowest score in Tuesday’s final round will receive a smaller belt buckle.

Last year, Grant Doggett of Mont Belvieu hung onto his 18-hole lead to win the Boys 15-18 Division. Doggett finished the tournament at even-par 144 after rounds of 70-74. Canton’s Mia Nixon won the Girls 12-18 Division by five strokes with a tournament total of 1-over-par 145. After a crowded first round leaderboard, Rhett O’Rear of Plano came out on top for the second straight year in the Boys 14 & Under Division. O’Rear won the division with scores of 73-72 for a 1-over-par tournament total 145.
All three players joined a distinguished list of past champions, including Cole Hammer, who won this event in 2013. Other notable past champions include Walker Lee, Travis Vick, Ashni Dhruva, Macy Fox, Scott Roden and Garrett Martin.

The Club at Falcon Point has 18 holes of championship golf, offering variety and challenge off the tee and into the greens. Water will come into play for the competitors on 16 holes. The par-72 layout was designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge and opened in 1984.

The first round is scheduled for Monday, June 27 with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. Final round pairings will be redrawn per Round 1 scores and begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28.

ABOUT FLODDER FINANCIAL GROUP: The Flodder Financial Group prides itself on serving its clients through strong relationships. Its experienced team of advisors work with each client on a personal level. The group helps develop and implement tax, savings, investment and estate planning strategies.

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Gregg, Cao, O’Rear Win At Flodder Financial Shootout

Briefly: Ben Gregg of Dallas wins the Boys 15-18 Division of the Flodder Financial Shootout at 9-under-par 135. Natalie Cao of Sugar Land wins the Girls 12-18 Division out at the Club at Falcon Point, while Rhett O’Rear of Plano wins the Boys 14 & Under Division.

Leaderboard:

Boys 15-18 Division

  1. Ben Gregg, Dallas                                           135
    2. Kaelen Dulany, Keller                               138
    3. Christian Clark, Dallas                              139
    4. Jack Gilbert, Houston                               140
    5. Andrew Baucum, Heath                            141

Girls 12-18

  1. Natalie Cao, Sugarland                                 141
    T2. Maelynn Kim, Katy                                 142
    T2. Lauren Nguyen, Katy                              142
    4. Bentley Cotton, Austin                              143
    5. Mimi Burton, Boerne                                146

Boys 14 & Under

  1. Rhett O’Rear, Plano                                       145
    2. Bowen Ballis, Shenandoah                       149
    T3. Brooks Simmons, Dallas                        153
    T3. Finn Burkholder, The Woodlands       153
    T5. Austin Hofferkamp, The Woodlands  151

 

Winners: Ben Gregg, Natalie Cao and RyanO’Rear all claimed their first LJT victories at this year’s Flodder Financial Shootout. Gregg’s victory came over a strong field by posting rounds of 5-under 67 and 4-under 68. His 12 birdies for the event netted him a three-stroke victory. Cao’s win can be attributed to her strong final round where she posted a score of 3-under 69. She made 10 birdies over the two rounds with only two of them coming on the same hole. O’Rear posted a winning score of 145 which consisted of rounds of 72-73 in the Boys 14 & Under Division. He tallied eight birdies over the two days to secure a four-shot victory.

In Contention: Keller’s Kaelen Dulany birdied his last four holes of the tournament to finish in second at 6-under 138. Dallas’ Christian Clark finished in third place at 5-under 139 while Jack Gilbert of Houston made five straight birdies between holes 13-17 in his final round to finish in forth place at 4-under 140. Heath’s Andrew Baucum rounded out the top five at 3-under 141. Katy residents Lauren Nguyen and Maelynn Kim finished tied for third in the Girls 12-18 Division at 2-under 142. Austin’s Bentley Cotton finished in fourth at 1-under 143, and Mimi Burton rounded out the top five at 2-over 146. Bowen Ballis of Shenandoah amassed seven birdies for the event which was good enough for solo second at 3-over par 149. Dallas’ Brooks Simmons and Finn Burkholder of the Woodlands finished tied for third at 9-over 153.

Golf Course: The Club at Falcon Point is hosting the Flodder Financial Shootout for the second time in as many years. The duo of Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge designed the par-72 layout, which features 18 holes that tests the full bag of each golfer.

Weather: After a mild morning, temperatures heated up in the afternoon with a high of 93 but the blue skies and still winds allowed for some low final round scores.

Tournament Format: The Flodder Financial Shootout 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 History: This is the eight year of the Flodder Financial Shootout, but the list of past champions is one of the strongest on the Legends Junior Tour. Walker Lee and Cole Hammer are past champions and have both gone on to qualify for and compete in a U.S. Open Championship. Other past champions include Travis Vick, Isha and Ashni Druva, Scott Roden, Michael Perras, Garrett Martin, Macy Fox, Treed Huang, and Elina Sinz.

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 the DFW area with the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship at Brookhaven Country Club on June 29-30. Qualifying for the Texas Junior Amateur Boys Division gets underway throughout the state next week.

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Clark, Nguyen, O’Rear Lead Divisions at Flodder Financial Shootout

Briefly: Christian Clark of Dallas carded seven birdies on the day en route to a 6-under 66 in the opening round of the Flodder Financial Shootout to lead the Boys 15-18 Division by one stroke. Katy’s Lauren Nguyen leads the Girls 12-18 Division after a round of 4-under 68, while Rhett O’Rear of Plano leads the Boys 14 & Under Division by two shots at the Club at Falcon Point.

Leaderboard:

Boys 15-18 Division

1.Christian Clark, Dallas – 66
2. Ben Gregg, Mt. Dallas – 67
T3. Rohit Madireddi, Flower Mound – 69
T3. Kaelen Dulany, Keller – 69
T3. Jack Gilbert, Houston – 69

Girls 12-18

1.Lauren Nguyen, Katy – 68
2. Maelynn Kim, Katy – 69
T3. Bentley Cotton, Austin – 71
T3. Mimi Burton, Austin – 71
5. Natalie Cao, Sugar Land – 72

Boys 14 & Under

1.Rhett O’Rear, Plano – 72
2. Bowen Ballis, Shenandoah – 74
3. Braidy Bains, Montgomery – 75
T4. Austin Hofferkamp, The Woodlands – 77
T4. Finn Burkholder, The Woodlands – 77

In Contention: Ben Gregg of Dallas trails Clark in the Boys 15-18 Division by one after carding seven birdies on the day to post a round of 5-under 67. Rohit Madireddi of Flower Mound, Keller’s Kaelen Dulany, and Houston’s Jack Gilbert all sit three shots back and are tied for third at 3-under 69. Katy’s Maelynn Kim is one stroke behind Nguyen in the Girls 12-18 Division. Austin’s Bentley Cotton and Mimi Burton are tied at 1-under par for third, while Natalie Cao is in fifth after an even-par round of 72. Bowen Ballis of Shenandoah shot 2-over 74 in the first round and trails O’Rear by two in the Boys 14 & Under Division. Brady Bains of Montgomery is alone in third place at 3-over par, while The Woodlands’ Austin Hofferkamp and Finn Burkholder are tied for fourth at 5-over par.

Golf Course: The Club at Falcon Point is hosting the Flodder Financial Shootout for the third year in a row. The duo of Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge designed the par-72 layout, which features 18 holes that tests the full bag of each golfer.

Weather: The first round consisted of partly cloudy skies and a light breeze. The temperature climbed up towards 92 degrees in the early afternoon.

Tournament Format: The Flodder Financial Shootout 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 History: This is the eighth year of the Flodder Financial Shootout, but the list of past champions is one of the strongest on the Legends Junior Tour. Walker Lee and Cole Hammer are past champions of this event and have both gone on to qualify for and compete in a U.S. Open Championship. Other past champions include Travis Vick, Isha and Ashni Druva, Scott Roden, Michael Perras, Garrett Martin, Macy Fox, Treed Huang, and Elina Sinz.

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 and AJGA Stars will be handed out as well.

Next Up: The final round of the Flodder Financial Shootout is scheduled to start at 7:30 am off the No. 1 tee on Tuesday, June 16. Following play, the top finishers of each division will be awarded trophies with the winners earning Flodder Financial Shootout custom-made belt buckles.

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Flodder Financial Shootout Set for June 15-16

KATY – The Flodder Financial Shootout returns to The Club at Falcon Point on June 15-16 for the third straight year.

The Legends Junior Tour hosted the first Flodder Financial Shootout in 2013. Now in its eighth year, the open championship continues to elevate its strength of field.

“The LJT is excited to return to Katy for this year’s Flodder Financial Shootout,” LJT Tournament Coordinator Adam Schulte said. “The club has been an amazing host the last two years, and we look forward to a great event with a strong field of players.”

Flodder Financial Group has been the proud sponsor of the championship since the tournament’s inception in 2013. The company’s commitment and dedication to junior golf has allowed the championship to grow over the years. In fact, the 2020 Flodder Financial Shootout received the highest number of sign ups in tournament history.

Flodder Financial Group President Steven Flodder, a longtime TGA member and avid golfer, is excited to host this year’s tournament. It will be the second LJT event returning to the schedule since early March due to the coronavirus outbreak. The players, spectators, volunteers and LJT staff will be required to follow strict health guidelines to ensure a safe tournament for everyone involved.

“Golf requires you to be strong and resilient,” Flodder said. “The life lessons that come on a golf course are what prepare people to be successful in life and to recover from challenging moments. Now more than ever, the Flodder Financial Group is excited to help give these kids an experience to learn from the challenge and be ready for the next shot.”

The Flodder Financial Shootout is split into three divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and a Boys 14 & Under Division. Top finishers in each division will earn AJGA Performance Stars along with exemptions into LJT Invitational events. Unique to this championship on the LJT schedule, the winner of each division will receive a custom-made Flodder Financial Shootout silver belt buckle.

Jacob Salazar of League City won the Boys 15-18 Division last year after rounds of 69-70 to post 5-under par for the championship. Salazar’s five-shot victory marked his first LJT win, and the 2021 high school graduate will look to defend his title this year.

Katy’s Elina Sinz won the Girls 12-18 Division after carding rounds of 71-74 on her home course. The four-time LJT champion recently completed her junior golf career and will play for Auburn University this fall. In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Aaron Pounds of The Woodlands posted rounds of 70-71 to win by six strokes. He will compete this year in the Boys 15-18 Division.

All three players joined a distinguished list of past champions. Cole Hammer, an All-American at the University of Texas, and Walker Lee, a Texas A&M standout, each own a custom Flodder Financial Shootout belt buckle. Other notable past champions include Travis Vick, Ashni Dhruva, Macy Fox, Scott Roden and Garrett Martin.

The Club at Falcon Point is hosting the Flodder Financial Shootout for the third straight year. The 6,800-yard par-72 layout was designed by Bruce Devlin and Robert von Hagge. The course opened in 1984 and is routed through housing with Bermuda fairways and greens.

The first round is scheduled for Monday, June 15 with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. Final round pairings will be redrawn per Round 1 scores and begins at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16.

For more information on the Flodder Financial Shootout, click here.

ABOUT FLODDER FINANCIAL GROUP: The Flodder Financial Group prides itself on serving its clients through strong relationships. Its experienced team of advisors work with each client on a personal level. The group helps develop and implement tax, savings, investment and estate planning strategies. To learn more, click here.