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Moon and Thompson Win at Alamo Shootout

Spring Branch – Daniel Moon cards a round of 3-over 75 to win the Boys 12-18 Division of the Alamo Shootout at 1-under 143. Avery Thompson erases a one-shot deficit to win the Girls 12-18 Division at 3-over 147.

Leaderboard:

Boys 12-18

  1. Daniel Moon             143
  2. Parker Heath            146
  3. Tyler Gardner           146
  4. Joe Stover                  146
  5. Brannan Cox             148

Girls 12-18

  1. Avery Thompson      147
  2. Grace Jin                    148
  3. Marissa Loya             149
  4. Jiyu Han                     149

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Champions: Daniel Moon wins the Boys 12-18 Division by three shots after carding rounds of 68-75 to finish at 1-under overall. With no players breaking par in the final round due to tough weather conditions, Moon’s final round 75 was enough to outlast the field and hold onto his first round lead. This is Moon’s second Alamo Shootout title on three years. In the Girls Division, Avery Thompson put together a solid round of 2-over 74 in tough conditions to win her first LJT title with an overall total 147, 3-over par. Thompson made three birdies on the day en route to the low final round in the Girls 12-18 Division.

Top Finishers: Dallas’s Parker Heath, Houston’s Tyler Gardner, and Joe Stover of Cockeysville finished tied for second at 2-over 146 overall. Jacob King of Boerne and Austin’s Brannan Cox both finished tied for fifth at 4-over 148 overall in the Boys 12-18 Division.  In the Girls 12-18 Division, San Antonio’s Grace Jin finished runner-up at 4-over 148. Marrisa Loya of San Antonio and Cedar Park’s Jiyu Han finished tied for third at 5-over 149 overall.

Event Format: The Alamo Shootout is a 36-hole stroke play event with players competing in two divisions: Boys 12-18 and Girls 12-18. The field was selected based on the order of player signups.

Weather: Play was delayed and suspended due to fog for two hours and twenty minutes this morning. Play resumed at 11:15 AM and players battled strong winds with gusts up to 33 miles per hour throughout the afternoon.

Golf Course: The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Larry Hawkins and opened for play in 2001. The oak tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain of the Hill Country create a scenic test of golf for players of all skill levels. The course is being played at 6,700 yards in the Boys 12-18 Division, and 5,800 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division. The Legends Junior Tour would like to thank the membership and staff of River Crossing Club for their hospitality and continued support of amateur golf in Texas.

What’s next: The LJT starts the 2021 golf season on January 16-17 with the Winter Classic at Dallas Athletic Club’s Blue Course.

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Moon and Jin Lead at Alamo Shootout

Spring Branch – Daniel Moon shoots 4-under 68 at River Crossing and leads the Boys 12-18 Division of the Alamo Shootout. Grace Jin leads the Girls 12-18 Division at even-par 72.

Leaderboard:

Boys 12-18

1. Daniel Moon                68

2. Davis Grindle                70

3. Joe Stover                      71

Girls 12-18

1. Grace Jin                         72

2. Karina Duran                 73

2. Marissa Loya                  73

2. Avery Thompson           73

2. Jiyu Han                          73

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Leaders: Daniel Moon is looking to win his second Alamo Shootout title, after winning the Boys 14 & Under Division in 2018 at The Club at Sonterra. Moon, of Temple, made six birdies on the day to take a two-stroke lead in the Boys 12-18 Division. In the Girls Division, Grace Jin is looking to secure her first LJT win in tomorrow’s final round. Jin, of San Antonio, leads the Girls 12-18 Division by one shot after shooting a steady round of even par with three birdies and three bogeys. Jin is trailed by four players who are tied at 1-over par.

In Contention: Trailing Moon in the Boys 12-18 Division is Round Rock’s Davis Grindle who currently sits two shots back at 2-under 70. Cockeysville’s Joe Stover finished today in third at 1-under, while Boerne’s Jacob King, Andrew Hill of Corpus Christi, Jackson Hymer of San Antonio, and Houston’s Tyler Gardner are tied for fourth at even par. In the Girls 12-18 Division, Schertz’s Karina Duran, Marissa Loya of San Antonio, Avery Thompson of Houston, and Cedar Park’s Jiyu Han all trail by one shot after posting rounds of 1-over par 73.

Event Format: The Alamo Shootout is a 36-hole stroke play event with players competing in two divisions: Boys 12-18 and Girls 12-18. The field was selected based on the order of player signups.

Weather: Temperatures started in the high-40s in the morning and rose to the mid-60s by the end of the day. Players faced light winds in the first round and enjoyed sunshine throughout the afternoon.

Golf Course: The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Larry Hawkins and opened for play in 2001. The oak tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain of the Hill Country create a scenic test of golf for players of all skill levels. The course is being played at 6,700 yards in the Boys 12-18 Division, and 5,800 yards in the Girls 12-18 Division.

What’s next: The Final Round of the Alamo Shootout is scheduled for an 8:00 am start on Sunday, with tee times going until 9:48 am off the No. 1 & 10 tees. At the conclusion of play on Sunday, the top finishers will be awarded.

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Alamo Shootout Set for Dec. 12-13

SPRING BRANCH – The Alamo Shootout will be played at River Crossing Club from Dec. 12-13.

The first Alamo Shootout was played in 2010, and after a brief hiatus between 2012-16, the only Legends Junior Tour championship played in the San Antonio area returned to the schedule in 2017.

“The Legends Junior Tour really benefits from having great junior golfers from all over the state and the golf courses in San Antonio are some of the best,” LJT Tournament Director Kevin Porter said. “River Crossing Club will be a great test for our players, and the Alamo Shootout has secured a strong field each year since it was put back on the schedule.”

Last year, Jeffrey Zatorski of Houston fired a final round 2-under 70 at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club’s Live Oak Course. The 2021 University of Texas commit posted 5-under for the championship to capture the Boys Division by one stroke. In the Girls Division, Carrollton’s Symran Shah clinched the victory over Tillie Claggett of The Woodlands on the first sudden-death playoff hole and claim her first LJT win.

The 2020 field includes some of the top LJT players and will be divided into a Boys and Girls Division. Scheduled for 36-holes of individual stroke play, the 84-player field will look to earn exemptions into 2021 LJT championships.

“This is the second year the LJT has moved the Alamo Shootout into December,” Porter said. “Despite the all challenges we faced this year, junior golfers across the state have continued to look for ways to compete. The Legends Junior Tour is proud to give these juniors safe opportunities to play tournament golf.”

River Crossing Club will play host to the Alamo Shootout for the first time.  The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Larry Hawkins and opened for play in 2001. The oak tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain of the Hill Country create a scenic test of golf for players of all skill levels.

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