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Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic Set for Feb. 4-5

BURNET – The Legends Junior Tour will head to Delaware Springs Golf Course for the first time as it hosts the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic on February 4-5.

Routinely played in February, last year’s edition was postponed to April due to icy conditions. The weather forecast looks much better this time around.

“This is the first LJT event we’ve hosted at Delaware Springs, so we are excited to bring our players there,” said Adam Schulte, LJT Tournament Manager. “Their staff has been wonderful to work with and the course looks great. Fingers crossed the weather forecast stays a bit warmer this year.”

The event is named after one of Texas’ golf legends, Jimmy Demaret, who won three Masters Tournaments and 31 PGA Tour events in a career that spanned from 1935-57. He became the first three-time Masters champion after his victory in 1950 and was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1983. The inaugural Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic was held at Onion Creek Club in 2008.

Scheduled for 36 holes of individual stroke play, the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic features 84 golfers playing in three different divisions: Boys 15-18, Girls 12-18 and Boys 14 & Under. This is the second event of the 2023 season following the Winter Classic held at Dallas Athletic Club on Jan. 21-22.

Last year, Austin’s Sterling Hurd fired rounds of 73-71 and won the Boys 15-18 Division by one stroke. Austin’s Sydney Givens claimed the Girls 12-18 Division with rounds of 75-73, while Jack Clancy won the Boys 14 & Under Division in a playoff.

Both Hurd and Givens are in the field again this year to defend their respective titles.

Other past champions of the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic include Cooper Dossey, Philip Barbaree, Cole Hammer, Annika Clark, Maddie Szeryk, Tayler Termeer, Mac Meissner, Macy Fox, and Libby Thomas.

Delaware Springs Golf Course, located in Burnet, originally opened in 1992 and was designed by Dave Axlander and Dan Proctor. The par-72 layout tips out at over 6,800 yards.

Tee times begin Saturday at 8 a.m. The final round takes place on Sunday, Feb. 5.

For more information about the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic, click here.