Carter and Burns Win at Collegiate Preview

Briefly: Spencer Carter of Dallas wins the Boys Division of the LJT Collegiate Preview at seven-under par with a final score of 206. Brielle Burns of Houston won the Girls Division at four-over par with a final score of 217.

Tournament Leaderboard

Winners: Brielle Burns came into today with her commanding lead from round one and two. Burns fired 69-72-76 to finish with 217 overall and claiming her first ever victory on the Legends Junior Tour. Dallas’ Spencer Carter carded a final round 68 to finish with 206 and claim his first victory on the Legends Junior Tour. Carter birdied the 53rd and 54th hole to jump into first place and secure the Collegiate preview title by one-stroke. Carter left his approach shot on 18 to about 30 feet just off the back of the green and he rolled it right in for birdie and the win.

Top Finishers: In the Boys Division, Mt Pleasant’s Jacob Baker shot an impressive 69-67-71 to secure the second-place position. In third place was Austin’s Elliot Cope with a total of 210 for three-under par. Cope shot a blazing 5-under par in his final round to take home third place. The low round of the day came from Houston’s Ben Potter, who shot seven-under 64 to jolt him into a top 10 finish. In the Girls Division, San Antonio’s Addison Braden finished in second with a 223. Braden started the day in fifth place, but a round of one-under par jumped her into solo second. Rounding out the top three of the girl’s division was San Antonio’s Danielle Bailey with a total of 224.

Golf Course: Built in 1908, Gus Wortham Golf Course is located a few miles outside downtown Houston. The Par 71 course spans just over 6,300 yards. In 2014, the Houston Golf Association entered a 30-year lease and operating agreement to assist in maintaining the course, which was restored in 2017 by Architect Baxter Spann.  The 18-hole course holds the distinction of being the oldest continually operated golf course in Texas. Throughout its history, notable figures such as Harry Vardon, Ted Ray, and Bobby Jones have played exhibitions here.

Weather: The final round featured partly sunny skies and morning temperatures in the low 80’s and ramped up to the low 90’s by the time the final putt dropped. Winds were calm during Tuesday’s play, topping out at 11 mph.

Tournament Format: The Collegiate Preview is a 54-hole stroke-play event for players ages 14-19 that have an active membership with the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The event is divided into two divisions: Boys and Girls.

Texas Junior Golf Alliance: The Alliance is a joint venture between the Texas Golf Association, Northern and Southern Texas PGA and Houston Golf Association. The goal of the Alliance was to allow junior golfers a clear path to the best tournaments in Texas. Each of the three tier-two organizations (STPGA, NTPGA, HGA) conduct events that serve as qualifiers into the statewide tier-one events run by the Legends Junior Tour (LJT). This allows players to compete in local events in which they can earn spots to play in statewide tournaments.

Player of the Year Points:  Brielle Burns and Spencer Carter each earned 1000 points in the Player of the Year Point Race. Baker and Braden will each earn 800 points for their second-place finishes.  The top half of each division will receive Player of the Year points.  

Tournament Exemptions: All players that finish in the top half of each division will earn points in the LJT Player of the Year Standings. The event is ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard, Golfweek, and WAGR. In the Boys Division, Top 3 will receive exemptions into the Texas Junior Am, George Hannon Invitational Texas Junior Golf Alliance, 2025 Bluebonnet Championship and 2025 Byron Nelson Jr Championship. Top 5 in the Boys Division will receive exemptions into the 2025 Texas Cup Invitational. In the Girls Division, the Champion will receive an exemption into the George Hannon Invitational while the Top 2 will receive exemptions into the Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational. Top 3 will receive exemptions into the 2025 Texas Girls Invitational and 2025 Bluebonnet Championship.

Next Up: The LJT Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship will take place at The Golf Club at Texas A&M in College Station on July 8-9.

For more information on the Collegiate Preview, click here. To see all the scores from the Collegiate Preview at Gus Wortham Golf Club, click here.

Boys Division

Pos.PlayerCity, State, HS graduation yearTotal To ParR1R2R3Total
1Spencer CarterDallas, TX, 2026-7716768206
2Jacob BakerMt. Pleasant, TX, 2026-6696771207
3Elliot CopeAustin, TX, 2028-3697566210
T4Cole PreglerFulshear, TX, 2026-1746969212
T4Nicholas PapacharalambousAustin, TX, 2025-1697271212
T4Charlie DialFort Worth, TX, 2026-1677075212
T7Taylor CussimanioLeander, TX, 20251707371214
T7Preston ChabaudKaty, TX, 20251707074214
T7Thomas LecroneHouston, TX, 20251726973214
T10Ben PotterHouston, TX, 20242747764215
T10Adrian BowersPearland, TX, 20272707372215
T10Mackey BeckettLakeway, TX, 20262746774215
T13Charlie HubbardAustin, TX, 20253747468216
T13Brogan SmithMontgomery, TX, 20253727272216
T13Dominic GreenHouston, TX, 20243707373216
T13Nate TiptonHouston, TX, 20273697374216
T17Joshua McGownKlein, TX, 20264737074217
T17Andrew MolinaHouston, TX, 20254717076217
19Landon DonnellyHouston, TX, 20255727274218
T20Carter KleinDallas, TX, 20266767073219
T20Alexander SamuelssonThe Woodlands, TX, 20256746976219
22Zachary MecheConroe, TX, 20257737572220
T23Gus MontgomeryHouston, TX, 20258727574221
T23Tyler JoinesBaytown, TX, 20258717575221
25Corbin MurrayMansfield, TX, 20259747870222
T26Brady MannBridgeport, TX, 202510777373223
T26Luke HarperDallas, TX, 202510787174223
T26Pedro GamboaThe Woodlands, TX, 202510777076223
T26Hayden HalaskaHouston, TX, 202510777076223
T26Wylie WaldripGrapevine, TX, 202510697777223
T31Andy LieuDallas, TX, 202711777473224
T31JD MooreDallas, TX, 202711797273224
T31Connor RedmondAustin, TX, 202711737576224
T31Colten ParadiseBridgeport, TX, 202711747278224
T31Cole MatthiasKaty, TX, 202711717380224
T36Luke FreyAustin, TX, 2612777672225
T36Anthony RodriguezSan Antonio, TX, 202512767871225
T38Dylan WisenerDallas, TX, 202613777475226
T38Ethan LawSpring, TX, 202413807175226
T38Logan HoulDiboll, TX, 202713767773226
T38Dylan KatzBellaire, TX, 202613757576226
42Drew HelmleSeabrook, TX, 202714787475227
T43Carson HolmesAustin, TX, 202615787377228
T43Henry CardwellAustin, TX, 202615747876228
T45Carter MassengaleBaytown, TX, 202517787577230
T45William MitchellHouston, TX, 202617787874230
47Jack BoothLewisville, TX, 202518767976231
T48Giacomo IeroCollege Station, TX, 202519787678232
T48Noah BahramiHouston, TX, 202619767878232
T48Rex RodgersSpring, TX, 202619777778232
51Daymond ChalaLufkin, TX, 202521727884234
52Dylan HelmleSeabrook, TX, 202622807580235
53Luke RhodesKingwood, TX, 202523787880236
T54Lucas Robert GutierrezHouston, TX, 202624807681237
T54Jeziah BramwellHouston, TX, 202524857379237
T54Matthew CollumColleyville, TX, 202524818076237
57Benjamin SalinasCypress, Texas, 202725748381238
58Miles ParkerTemple, TX, 202626857480239
59Krish ShahDallas, TX, 202827857679240
60Robert ClarkHouston, TX, 202528798181241
61Alexander DavisMont Belvieu, TX, 202534838579247
62Wayne Ping PoonThe Woodlands, TX, 202535848282248
63A.J. CottThe Woodlands, TX, 202538888479251
64Trenton TinerPearland, TX, 202751849486264
WDCole MayonKingwood, Texas, 20257579WDWD
WDSidansh RavinutulaThe Woodlands, TX, 20257879WDWD
WDBrent MauerBaytown, TX, 202678WD WD
WDConnor WilliamsKingwood, TX, 202580WD WD
WDTrip O’DonnellHouston, TX, 2026WDWD WD
WDWhit BartlettAustin, TX, 2025WDWD WD

Girls Division

Pos.PlayerCity, State, HS graduation yearTotal To ParR1R2R3Total
1Brielle BurnsHouston, TX, 20244697276217
2Addison BradenSan Antonio, TX, 202610767770223
3Danielle BaileySan Antonio, TX, 202411777572224
4Grace KalinaFrisco, TX, 202516747580229
5Casandra Cantu ChavezTomball, TX, 202619737782232
6Paris DufresneThe Hills, TX, 202525768280238
7Regina Cantu ChavezTomball, TX, 202430827586243
8Annika ShettySugar Land, TX, 202632838082245
9Gabriella GonzalezSpring, TX, 202634827986247
10Addison OestreicherWylie, TX, 202540867889253
WDGrace HeissDallas, TX, 2025WDNS WD