Briefly: Elijah Estonilo of Allen leads the Boys 15-18 Division with a 71 (-1). Estonilo had four birdies, a bogey and a double bogey. The plot thickens for the boys as J.J. Worrell of Montgomery and Carter Klein of Dallas are tied for second at 72 (E).

Sydney Givens of Austin shot a 74 (+2), giving her a one stroke lead on Ava Osborne of Austin.  Givens had three birdies, three bogeys and a double-bogey. Osborne was right behind her at a 75 (+3) with one birdie and four bogeys for round one. Givens leads the Girls 12-18 Division by one stroke.

Adrian Bowers of Pearland shot an even 72 (E) to take the lead for the Boys 14 & Under Division. Bowers had five birdies and five bogeys for round one. Not far behind was Lincoln Rubis of Famers Branch at 73 (+1). Rubis had four birdies, three bogeys and one double bogey.

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In Contention: For the Boys 15-18 Division, there are 11 players within four shots of the lead. Preston Chabaud, Whit Barlett, Jackson Sledzik and Jeziah Bramwell are all tied for fourth at 73 (+1). Tied for eighth place are Dylan Knox, Grayson Henegar, Nicholas Norris, Jaxson Henegar, Jacob Baker and at 74 (+2). JD Moore, Cole Pregler and Charlie Hubbard are tied for 13th at 75 (+3).

In the Girls Division, Darcy Wright and Harper Edwards are tied for third at 79 (+7). Behind them are Kylee Strickland in fifth place at 80 (+8). Camilah Porras, Emmy Yang and Nethra Sheri are all tied for sixth at 81 (+9).

In the Boys 14 and Under Division, tied for third are Trenton Tiner and Zachary Rubis at 76 (+4). Elliot Cope and Cooper McDole are tied for fifth at 79 (+7). Close behind them is Rafe O’Rear at 80 (+8).

Golf Course: The Club at Falcon Point is hosting the Flodder Financial Shootout for the seventh 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 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 clear blue skies but was quickly sprayed with scattered showers. After a brief rain delay, play was resumed and welcomed with partly cloudy skies. throughout the day, the wind gusts blew about 15-20mph out of the Southeast. The players teed off this morning with temperatures in the low 80’s, thanks to the rain, the temperature stayed in the high 80’s for the rest of play.

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. Several future LJT Tournament Exemptions will be handed out to the top finishers in each division.

Player of the Year Points: 1000 points in the 2024 Player of the Year Point Race are up for grabs this weekend at the Flodder Financial Shootout.  Points are awarded at each tournament to the top half of each age division.  Current LJT Player of the Year Standings

What’s Next: The final round of the Flodder Financial Shootout will begin at 7:30 am on Tuesday, June 18.   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.