Texarkana Gazette

Invitation­al Junior Pro-am announced for July in Texarkana


TEXARKANA — Red River Junior Golf announced that it will hold its first Invitation­al Junior Pro-am on July 12-15 in partnershi­p with Texarkana Children Charities.

The inaugural event will be open to junior golfers — boys and girls — who have qualified through their performanc­e in the Farmers Bank & Trust Junior Golf Tour held during the spring, according to a press release. The winners of each group will have an opportunit­y to play nine holes with a profession­al golfer from the APT/ WAPT prior to the Texarkana Children Charities Open.

Past players on the APT Tour include Scottie Scheffler, Will Zalatoris, Bubba Watson, Ryan Palmer, Kramer Hickock, Hayden Buckley, Chandler Phillips, and more.

“We are very excited about this opportunit­y for our kids,” said Fred Meisenheim­er, Director of Red River Junior Golf. “This is going to provide an experience for our kids they will always remember.”

The Farmers Bank & Trust Junior Golf Tour is a series of five tournament­s held at each of the local golf courses in Texarkana.

“We are always looking for new opportunit­ies to grow our tournament and expand the reach to more people in the community,” said Mark Van Herpen, Chairman of Texarkana Children Charities Open. “This new Junior Pro-am will allow us to reach another segment of the community that otherwise may not know about the tournament or the organizati­ons it benefits.”

Registrati­on is open to all junior golfers, 19 years of age or younger, who have not yet started their first year of college. The nine-hole, strokeplay format is divided into age groups for both boys and girls. Tee times are scheduled for 4 p.m. during the week.

For more informatio­n, visit redriverju­niorgolf.com or email minfo@redriverju­niorgolf.com.

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