Dates, courses set for 2013 tournament
The Fort Worth Junior Golf Association's 2013 Boys and Girls City Junior Golf Championships will again be conducted in July, but a week later than usual. The girls championship is scheduled July 15-16-17 and the boys championship is scheduled July 22-23-24-25. The course lineup for the girls are: July 15 -- Glen Garden Golf & C.C.; July 16 -- Ridglea C.C. and Diamond C.C. July 17 -- River Crest C.C. and Rockwood G.C. The boys courses are: July 22 -- Rockwood G.C., Pecan Valley Hills G.C., Meadowbrook G.C. and Sycamore Creek G.C.; July 23 -- Ridglea C.C., River Crest C.C., Glen Garden G. & C.C., Sycamore Creek G.C. and Riverside G.C.; July 24 -- Shady Oaks C.C., Mira Vista C.C., Woodhaven C.C. and Sycamore Creek G.C.; July 25 -- Colonial C.C., Diamond Oaks C.C. and Sycamore Creek G.C. The format for the boys will change this year and details will be announced at a later date for the boys and girls. Please note that because of unforeseen circumstances, the course lineups could change. Online registration is open. And, as always, the boys and girls tournaments are free to participants.
New format for boys: This year, the boys tournament will introduce a new format after considering several suggestions from participants and parents. The score that is turned in with registration will be used for pairing purposes. The 14-18 boys will be spread among three courses the first day -- Rockwood, Pecan Valley Hills and Meadowbrook -- and will tee off in a shotgun start. The first-day shotgun start will allow for earlier finishes and help avoid the hottest part of the day. (The format has been revised since its first posting) The low 120 (approximate depending on ties) will form Division I and Division II. After the second round, the Division I players will form the Championship and First Flights; Division II will form the Second and Third flights. Others will form flights beginning with the Fourth and will compete in single-elimination match play until the final day when the final four will compete in stroke play. The 13-younger boys will play at Sycamore Creek G.C. each day and follow the old format: first-day scores will determine flights, which will be single-elimination match play.
The girls format: First-day pairings are bases on average scores or handicap that are turned in with registration. After the first-day, flights will be determined with the 33 (approximate) lowest scores comprising the Championship Flight. All flights will be determined by stroke play. A 10-shot per hole rule will be in effect for all but the Championship Flight.
Javier Manrique wins 2012 boys title
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Slideshow list below picture
Colonial C.C. head golf professional Dow Finsterwald Jr. presents the permanent trophy to the 2012 FWJGA Boys City Junior Golf Championship winner Javier Manrique at the awards ceremonies at Colonial on Thursday. Manrique shot a 1-under-par 70 for a 72-hole total of 282. See story. See results.
Boys slideshow list
(Several photos were submitted by Movin' Pictures, which will have photos available. Visit the website for details on how to order)
Meadowbrook, Z Boaz, Ridglea
Mira Vista, Glen Garden, River Crest
Southern Oaks, Woodhaven, Z Boaz
Colonial, Diamond Oaks, Z Boaz
Hayley Dambold holds on to win
2012 FWJGA Girls City Junior Championshp
(Story, Final-Round Results and Story)
(See slideshow, galley 1 and gallery 2 of tournament, and awards presentation)
Hayley Dambold, 17, of Flower Mound, holds the permanent FWJGA Girls City Junior Golf Championship trophy while LPGA Hall of Fame great Kathy Whitworth holds the championship trophy she presented Hayley for winning the girls championship with a final-round 75 at Colonial Country Club. Photo by Movin' Pictures.
Volunteers, staff and sponsors: Jim Barrett, Darren Baucom. Chuck Birkhold, Randy Cairns, Arlene Clark, Charles Clines, Leslie Clines, John Conditt, Wendell Conditt, Rudy Flores, Jim Ford, Melissa Gower, Bill Hatley, Jim Hilton, Brain Hutchins, Diane Johnson, Marty Leonard, Martha V. Leonard Fund, Kevin Long, Ben Matheson, Dr. Don Matheson, Larry Nelson, Marcus Newton, Dee Norris, Orville Persons, Chad Potts, Pat Ryan, Dale Thelen, Lee Trevino, Cameron Webb, Mike Wells. The volunteers who help with the girls championship include: Donna Berry, Ann Brown, Frances Busch, Arlene Clark, Gere Cozby, Vada Cushman, Pat Evans, Suzi Gallemore, Melissa Gower, Gail Hitt, Diane Johnson, Gere Johnson, Gay Joyner, Debbie Martinak, Dee Norris, Mike Pennell, Nancy Pennell, Darrell Peters, Pat Peters, Roberta Reeves, Sandra Ryan, Barbara Smith, Karen Stepp and Mary Stembridge.