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Stone Leads at Alamo Shootout

Kerrville – Henry Stone of Austin shoots even-par 72 at Riverhill Country Club to lead the Boys Division of the Alamo Shootout. Marissa Loya of San Antonio and Mimi Burton of Austin share the lead of the Girls Division with a pair of 3-over 75’s.


Boys Division
1. Henry Stone 72
T2. Parker Heath 73
T2. Jackson Vesper 73
T4. Daniel Moon 74
T4. Aidan Dorth 74

Girls Division
T1. Marissa Loya 75
T1. Mimi Burton 75
T2. Kate Tilma 76
T2. Darrelyn Webster 76
T5. Three Tied 78

Full Leaderboard

Leaders: Stone, class of 2023, made three birdies on the day to take a narrow one-stroke lead in the Boys Division. In the Girls Division, Loya and Burton each carded three birdies in route to their shared one-stroke lead following the first round. Burton’s final birdie came by chipping in on the 18th hole in front of a small gallery.

In Contention: Trailing Stone by one stroke in the Boys Division are Dallas’ Parker Heath and the Colony’s Jackson Vesper who each fired 1-over par 73’s. Temple’s Daniel Moon and Dallas’ Aidan Dorth sit two strokes back with 74’s. In the Girls Division, Kate Tilma of Wichita, KS and Darrelyn Webster of Austin sit one stroke off of the lead. A trio of players sit tied behind them, three strokes off of the lead.

Event Format: The Alamo Shootout is a 36-hole stroke play event with players competing in two divisions: Boys and Girls 12-18. The field was selected based on the order of player registration.

Weather: Temperatures started in the mid-40s in the morning and rose to the low-50s by the end of the day. Players faced ten to twenty mile per hour winds and saw mostly cloudy skies.

Golf Course: Designed by close friends Joe Finger and Byron Nelson in 1974, Riverhill Country Club’s 18-hole course is a premier location for golf in Texas and the United States. Based in the heart of Hill Country, the course boasts its rare bent-grass greens and a 7,137 yard, 72-par challenge featuring scenic creeks, hills and a lake throughout the property. Over time, the course became Nelson’s favorite, where he was quoted saying, “If I had only one golf course to play, it would be Riverhill.”

What’s next: The Final Round of the Alamo Shootout is scheduled for a 9:00 am start on Sunday, with tee times going until 11:00 am off the No. 1 & 10 tees. At the conclusion of play on Sunday, the top finishers will be awarded.

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