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STPGA Junior Golf Host Summer Series Championship at The Woodlands Country Club - Palmer Course

August 8th, 2018

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – The Southern Texas PGA Junior Championship presented by Bridgestone Golf and TopGolf is taking place Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9 at The Woodlands Country Club – Palmer Course. Over the course of two days, the Little Linksters players will play 18-holes on the Deacon Course, while the Junior Tour players will play 36-holes on the King and General Courses. These junior golfers competed throughout the blazing Texas summer to earn an invitation to the Championship.

Round One saw an hour and 50-minute weather delay due to rain and lightning in The Woodlands area. Play resumed at 5:03 p.m. CST.

Officials halted play at 8:27 p.m. CST due to darkness. Because of the suspension, one group in the Junior Tour Girls 13-14 Division will finish Round One Thursday morning.

The following junior golfers lead their respective divisions after Round One:

Junior Tour:
Boys 15-18
1. Luke Whitehead --- 70 (-2)
2. Benjamin Reinhardt --- 72 (E)
3. Luis Chavez --- 73 (+1)

Boys 13-14
T1. Conner Denson --- 75 (+3)
T1. Nicholas Standley --- 75 (+3)
T1. Colt Tenpenny --- 75 (+3)

Boys 11-12
1. Elijah Galvan --- 73 (+1)
T2. Dylan Villarreal --- 75 (+3)
T2. Phoenix Guerra --- 75 (+3)

Girls 15-18
1. Cari Denson --- 74 (+2)
2. Mary Grace Davidson --- 80 (+8)
3. Eryn Garza --- 81 (+9)

Girls 11-12
1. Marissa Loya --- 77(+5)
2. Jannel Calixterio --- 79 (+7)
3. Ellee Seung --- 80 (+8)

Little Linksters:
Boys 11-12
T1. Abhay Duggal --- 36 (E)
T2. Asher Vargas --- 37 (+1)
T2. Stephen Hernandez --- 37 (+1)

Boys 9-10
1. Joshua McGown --- 34 (-2)
2. Evan Rohde --- 35 (-1)
T3. Bo van Wilden --- 36 (E)
T3. Will Clarke --- 36 (E)

Co-Ed 6-8
1. Achilles Phillips --- 35 (-1)
2. Adam Segura --- 41 (+5)
3. William Carlson --- 42 (+6)

Girls 11-12
1. Lindsay Lee --- 35 (-1)
2. Claire Wan --- 36 (E)
T3. Julia Vollmer ---37 (+1)
T3. Bella Flores --- 37 (+1)

Girls 9-10
1. Jules Mahan --- 36 (E)
T2. Michelle Lee --- 38 (+2)
T2. Natasha Milimthanchinda --- 38 (+2)

Congratulations to Mackenzie Sears (Junior Tour Girls 15-18 Division) on her hole-in-one on hole #11 (General #2) from 130 yards out!

The champion of the Junior Tour Boys 11-12 and Girls 11-12 Divisions will earn a spot on the Southern Texas 2018 Texas Junior Cup Matches team as well as the champion of the Little Linksters Boys 11-12 Red, Girls 11-12 Red, Boys 9-10 9-hole Modified, and Girls 9-10 9-hole Modified.

Prior to Round One, the STPGA held the Opening Ceremony featuring STPGA Junior Golf alumnus William Moll, who was recently named to the 2018 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team, PGA TOUR player and The Woodlands native, Bronson Burgoon, and Director of the Sam Houston State University PGA Golf Management Program and PGA Professional Dr. Rich Ballinger. Additionally, juniors enjoyed a Marshmallow Longest Drive, a Putting Contest, and a Chipping Contest presented by TopGolf.

To view the Little Linksters leaderboard, please click here.

To view the Junior Tour leaderboard, please click here.