Third Annual George Hannon Invitational set for August 8-9
78 of the state's best players try to conquer Austin Country Club
DALLAS (Aug. 3, 2011) – The third annual Legends Junior Tour George Hannon Invitational will be hosted by the prestigious Austin Country Club August 8-9. The event was established in 2009 by the Hannon Cup Association, who dedicate themselves to the preservation of the character and ideals of George Hannon.
ACC is the home to the late Harvey Penick
and has hosted many prestigious tournaments.
George “Coach” Hannon is a PGA professional who is best known for coaching the University of Texas golf team to two National Championships and for recruiting future Hall of Famers such as Ben Crenshaw and Tom Kite. Coach's impact does not stop there however. His commitment to junior golf has encouraged thousands to pick up the game and continue playing through adulthood. Hannon's ability to teach grip, stance, and swing is overshadowed only by his ability to inspire humility, temperament, and sportsmanship. All Hannon Cup Society events are carried out in the spirit of the professional, the gentleman, George “Coach” Hannon.
Austin Country Club is a Pete Dye designed 18-hole golf course situated on Lake Austin. Founded in 1899, ACC is one of the oldest existing clubs in Texas and home to one of the greatest golf instructors who ever lived, Harvey Penick. The club also has 10 lighted tennis courts (two of which are clay surface), heated swimming pool, fitness facility, 57 boat slips and a large clubhouse. The clubhouse includes various dining areas, a large ballroom and meeting room facilities, as well as men's and ladies' locker rooms.
Last year's LJT George Hannon Invitational was hosted by UT Golf Club, home of the University of Texas Men's and Women's golf teams. Last year's field featured 75 players from Texas and Kansas. Austin's Tayler Termeer won on his home course by two shots over Alex Nelson of McKinney. Termeer finished at 3-under-par for the tournament. In the Boys 14 & Under division, Chandler Phillips of Huntsville was crowned champion. Callie Scheffler of Dallas won the Girls 15-18 division to cap off a great birthday. Taylor Icenberger ran away with the Girls 14-Under division, winning by 18 strokes.
This year 78 elite junior golfers will hit the links in an attempt to win their division. The Boys 15-18 Champion will receive two AJGA Tournament exemptions. The top 5 Boys 15-18 finishers will receive one Tournament Exemption. The top 10 Boys 15-18 finishers will receive one performance star. The Boys 14 & Under Champion will receive one JAS Tournament exemption. The Girls 12-18 Champion will receive one AJGA Tournament exemption and the top 3 finishers will receive one performance star.
For more information on the George Hannon Invitational, please call the Legends Junior Tour office at (214) 468-8955 or visit the website at www.TLJT.org.