Second HCN/First Tee Tournament Wednesday

July 5, 2014

Like peanut butter and jelly, snowcones and summer, Lebron James and controversy.

Some things just seem to go well together.

The Hood County News Junior Golf Tournament Series was already popular.

Ditto for First Tee of Granbury.

Put the two together and, if the first tournament of the summer was an indication, it was a very good decision.

“I really think adding the First Tee values and learning environment helps bring another level of validity to an already well-known tournament,” said First Tee Granbury Director Mark Hackney.

“This is not just another tournament where junior golfers can get another win, although the competition is very real. This is one where every junior golfer can enjoy a day at the course.”

The second of three Hood County News/First Tee Junior Golf Tournaments is set for Wednesday at Granbury Country Club. Granbury High golfer Zach Wall will be going for his second championship of the summer.

A third tournament is set for Aug. 13, also at GCC.

“I’m really looking forward to the next two tournaments,” said Hackney. “By having a series of three tournaments, we will be able to crown a Hood County Junior Champion. We will place the winner’s name on a perpetual trophy, and it will be pretty cool to look back 20 years from now.

“Who knows, we may have a future PGA Tour member that started out playing the Hood County Juniors.”

The junior champion in each group, one boy and one girl, will be determined by stroke average. Qualifiers must play at least two tournaments.

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