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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.

For more information about the Flodder Financial Shootout, click here. To see all tournament scores, 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

For more information about the Flodder Financial Shootout, click here. To see all the scores from Monday’s action, click here.