Austin’s Julia Beck, Taylor Moreno and Sierra Sims are the first recipients of the Billy Clagett Scholarship.
Sponsored by the Hannon Cup Association, the scholarship is named for local amateur legend Billy Clagett, a founding member of the Hannon Cup Association who is best known for his six Firecracker Open victories. The scholarship awards a $500 travel stipend to any local junior who qualifies for a USGA national championship.
Beck will be a sophomore at Lake Travis; Moreno will be a senior at Westlake; and Sims will be a sophomore at Westlake. All three have qualified for the USGA Junior Girls Championship, July 19-24 at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, N.C.
The awards were presented Sunday evening at the end of play in the Firecracker Open at Lions Municipal. Clagett was on hand to make the presentation along with