McKinney’s 14-year-old Avery Branch qualifies for the LPGA Volunteers of America Classic

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McKinney's 14-year-old Avery Branch qualifies for the LPGA Volunteers of America Classic

McKinney’s Avery Zweig won the Volunteers of America Classic Girls Championship and Austin’s Farah O’Keefe finished second on Wednesday to secure the exceptions for next week’s LPGA Volunteers of America Classic.

Branch, 14, who will be a high school freshman this fall, hit a 71 straight away and finished 1-over 216, a beat ahead of O’Keefe. The first two rounds were played in the golf clubs of the Tribute’s Tribute Golf Link. The final round was played at the Old American Golf Club, the location of the LPGA event.

Plano’s Michelle Zhang, who finished third with Tillie Claggett of The Woodlands, and Cedar Park’s Jiyu Han, who finished fifth, earned spots in Monday’s qualifying for the Volunteers of America Classic.

In April, Zweig and Gianna Clemente of Warren, Ohio reached the semifinals of the US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton.

Six DISD graduates receive Deloitte / NTPGA scholarships

Six Dallas ISD alumni received a Deloitte / NTPGA Fairway To Success scholarship of $ 20,000, and Noelia Espinosa, a Thomas Jefferson Early College High School graduate, received a four-year scholarship to UNT-Dallas, shared the Northern Texas PGA With.

Erin Crittendon (Carter), Analee Loredo (Samuell), Antonio Segura (Samuell), Catalina Salazar (Samuell), Alejandra Resendez (Thomas Jefferson), and Mykielia Lovgren (Lincoln) each received US $ 20,000 scholarships.

“Our growing urban university is built on the belief that everyone should have access to education, and that is what this program is about,” said UNT Dallas President Bob Mong, a former editor of the Dallas Morning News.

The Fairway To Success Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community engagement, and financial need. The program includes DISD high schools Samuell, Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln and Carter.

Deloitte partners, principals, business leaders and professionals in North Texas have provided $ 1.3 million in scholarships to 68 students over the past decade, the press release said.

In short, Buffalo Creek Golf Club has embarked on a three-month golf course renovation project as part of its $ 6.5 million multi-year expansion plan since the Perry family acquired the property 12 months ago. Tea boxes are leveled and bunker sand is replaced with Premier White Sand. The square will remain open for play during the project. … Cantons Mia Nixon won the Girls 12-18 Division of the Flodder Financial Shootout of the Legends Junior Tour with five strokes in the club at Falcon Point in Mont Belvieu. Planos Rhett O’Rear needed an extra hole to win boys 14 and under. Grant Doggett of Mont Belvieu won the Boys 15-18 division after a three-hole playoff.

More golf coverage in the Dallas Morning News can be found here.

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