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North Texas Classic Moves to Bridlewood Golf Club

DALLAS – The North Texas Classic moves to Bridlewood Golf Club as the 84-player field will compete for stars, exemptions and crystal as they kick off the start of the Legends Junior Tour fall season. 

This will be the fourth annual North Texas Classic as the event moves to the Flower Mound area. Designed by PGA Tour Professional D.A. Weibring, Bridlewood Golf Club’s variety and course design offers golfers many options throughout their round. The course features challenging Tifeagle Bermuda grass greens, 25 acres worth of water, and a blend of rolling hills and thick forests.  

The North Texas Classic is split into three divisions, Boys 15-18, Boys 14 & Under and a Girls 12-18 Division. Top finishers in each division will earn AJGA Performance Stars along with exemptions into LJT Invitational events. The top five finishers in the Boys 15-18 division will earn exemptions for this year’s upcoming Texas Cup Invitational and the top three into the 2019 Texas Junior Amateur. The Boys 15-18 Champion will also earn an exemption to the 2019 Byron Nelson Junior Championship. In the Girls 12-18 Division, the top three finishers will earn an exemption to this year’s Texas Girls Invitational later this month.  

San Angelo’s Jansen Smith won the Boys 15-18 Division in 2017. Smith posted rounds of 3-under 69 and 4-under 68 for a total of 7-under 137 overall and secured a one shot victory over Evan Vo at Tangle Ridge Golf Club. 

Argyle’s Gaven Lane won the Boys 14 & Under Division by recording consecutive rounds of 5-under 67 to finish at 10-under 134 overall and win by an impressive seven shots.

Hailey Jones of Dallas posted 4-under 140 overall to win last year’s Girls 12-18 Division. After leading by two through the first round, Jones fired a final round 3-under 69 to pull away from the field and secure the win. Jones’ victory would go on to help her capture her third consecutive LJT Player of the Year award for the Girls 12-18 division.

Smith, Lane and Jones add to the list of past champions at the North Texas Classic. This includes Mark Reppe, Dawson Ovard, Jennie Park, Jun Min Lee, Cole Sherwood, and Serena Shah.

The first round is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 with tee times starting at 11:30 am off the No. 1 and 10 tees. The final round pairings will be redrawn according to score from the first round and will begin at 11:30 am on Sunday, September 16.

For more information on the North Texas Classic, click here.