Austinites Dominate in Texas Junior Golf Tour Event at Barton Creek

Players from Austin dominated play in the TJGA event played on the Crenshaw Course at the Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas July 18-19, 2011 by capturing three of four division titles. 

Dillon Van Essen captured the Boys 16-18 title,  Reese Ramsey captured the Boys 12-15 title and Maya Wilson won the Girls 12-15 division.  

Close to 80 players from all over Texas teed it up in weather that can be summed up in one word- HOT!

The Boys 16-18 played 6,630 yards; the Boys 12-15 played 6,152 yards; and all Girls played 5,660 yards in this 36-hole Golfweek-ranked event.  Coaches from St. Edwards University and HBU were in attendance watching some of the best juniors in the region battle it out.

Day one saw typical hot and sunny July weather and day two was more of the same.  As the players figured out the difficult Barton Creek greens, the scored dropped. 

Dillon Van Essen captured the Boys 16-18 title with a 3-under par 68 second round. Dillon had 5 birdies on the day, his playing partners PJ Collier and Kirby Gorzell finished 2nd and 3rd respectively with rounds of 69 and 73. 

Reese Ramsey continued his hot streak with a second consecutive round of 72 to capture the Boys 12-15 title. 

Valeria Macias Saltijeral won the Girls’ 16-18 title after shooting a closing round of 74 while Maya Walton won the Girls’ 12-15 title.

See the full field scores by clicking here.

The AJGA PBE Winners are:
  • Boys 16-18: Dillon vanEssen
  • Girls: Valeria Macias Saltijera
  • Boys JAS: Reese Ramsey

• Boys 16-18
  o 1st Place – Dillon Van Essen, Austin, TX Grad Class 2013 Rounds of 74-68-142
  o 2nd Place – PJ Collier, Houston, TX Grad Class 2012 Rounds of 74-69-143
  o 3rd Place – Kirby Gorzell, San Antonio, TX Grad Class 2012 Rounds of 71-73-154

• Boy 12-15
  o 1st Place – Reese Ramsey, Austin, TX Grad Class 2017 Rounds of 72-72-144
  o 2nd Place – Tyler Gammill, Austin, TX Grad Class 2014 Rounds of 79-71-150
  o 3rd Place – John Vaught, Austin, TX Grad Class 2014 Rounds of 76-75-151

• Girls 16-18
  o 1st Place – Valeria Macias Saltijeral, Mexico, MX Grad Class 2012 Rounds of79-74-153
  o 2nd Place – Allie Agrella, Austin, TX Grad Class 2012 Rounds of 81-83-164
  o 3rd Place – Chloe Velasco, Victoria, TX Grad Class 2014 Rounds of 87-81-168

• Girls 12-15
  o 1st Place – Maya Walton, Austin, TX, Class of 2016, Rounds of 77-82-159
  o 2nd Place – Emily Gillman, Austin, TX, Class of 2014, Rounds of 83-78-161
  o 3rd Place – Robin Tan, Austin, TX, Class of 2014, Rounds of 88-77-165

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