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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.

For more information on the Flodder Financial Shootout, click here. To see all the scores from the Club at Falcon Point, click here.

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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.

For more information on the Flodder Financial Shootout, click here. To see all the scores from Monday, click here.