ADDISON – The Legends Junior Tour Collegiate Preview will make its debut at Gus Wortham Park Golf Course, marking the first time in the tournament’s history that it will be held at this venue. Scheduled for June 24-25, it is the only LJT event featuring 36 holes in the First Round. 

“We are excited to bring this tournament to a new golf course,” said Tournament Coordinator Harris Milson. “This event stands out from our others because players will compete in 36 holes in one day. It gives them a taste of collegiate golf, and the players really enjoy it.” 

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. 

At the 2023 Collegiate Preview held at Shady Valley Country Club in Arlington, Bradley O’Connell of Houston clinched the Boys Division title with a 1-over 70-72-72 over three rounds, edging out the field by one stroke. In the Girls Division, Kaylee Yuan of Joshua carded a 2-over 71-71-73. 

Collegiate Preview is open to players aged 14 and older who are members of the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. It is a 54-hole event nationally ranked by Junior Golf Scoreboard,  

Golfweek, and the World Amateur Golf Rankings, featuring Boys and Girls Divisions and contributing points towards the LJT Player of the Year Standings. 

In addition to LJT Player of the Year Points, participants compete for exemptions into LJT Invitational events such as the 97th Texas Junior Amateur at Kingwood Country Club on July 29-31 and the George Hannon Junior Invitational at UT Golf Club on Aug. 12-13. 

To learn more about the Collegiate Preview, click here.