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Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational Set for October 28-29 

SULPHUR SPRINGS – The Legends Junior Tour’s Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational will take place at Sulphur Springs Country Club for the second consecutive year. The 36-hole tournament is set for its fifth edition this coming weekend October 28-29. 

Sulphur Springs Country Club is a one-of-a-kind 18-hole par-72 golf course that scenically winds through the Sulphur Springs Country Club community. This layout surrounds the clubhouse and displays an array of beautiful holes that will challenge every golfer’s skill level. The course and practice areas are very well maintained and entice golfers in from all over East Texas. 

“The Legends Junior Tour is excited to take the TJGA Invitational back to Sulphur Springs,” LJT Tournament Manager Adam Schulte said. “The field of players is strong, and we are excited to see some competitive golf.” 

The Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational was first played at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Mont Belvieu, TX from 2019-2020. In 2021 the event was played at Tempest GC. 

The Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational is restricted to players with an active membership with the TJGA with the majority of players earning exemptions through North and South Texas PGA events, as well as LJT events. The tournament will be competed in three divisions, Girls 12-18, Boys 14 & Under, and Boys 15-18.  

Prosper’s Ryan Shellberg captured the Boys 15-18 championship in 2022 with a three-under-par 141. Ryan Lee from College Station won the Boys 14 & Under division shooting four-over for the tournament, and Southlake’s Chiara Brambilla won the Girls Division by an impressive eight strokes after a 2-under 142 total over 36 holes. 

While Garland’s Garrett McMellon has locked up the Boys 15-18 Player of the Year race and Kaylee Yuan has locked up the Girls 12-18 Player of the Year honors, we have a tight race in the Boys 14 & Under Division that will conclude this weekend. It will come down to two players – Selma’s Aadi Parmar and Lantana’s Henry Jackson. 

Along with competing for LJT Player of the Points players will be competing for exemptions into LJT events like next year’s Veritex Bank Byron Nelson Junior Championship, George Hannon Junior Invitational and other invitational events.  

You can view the pairings by clicking here. The final round pairings will be redrawn according to scores from the first round and will begin Sunday at 8:00 am. 

For more information on the Texas Junior Golf Alliance Invitational, click here.