Youngsters from across East Texas gathered last weekend at Meadowbrook Golf and Event Center here for their annual trip to Kilgore, as a part of the North Texas Junior PGA schedule.

Boys and girls as young as seven years old competed on the course, which opened in Kilgore in 1937. It’s arguably the best nine-hole course in the state.

Some golfers played nine holds; the older youth golfers played 18, the full round.

In the boys 15-18 year-old division, Kayden Phillips of Kilgore shot a 79. In the girls 15-18, Macy Rutland of Sabine shot an 89.

In girls 13-14, Faith Ann Chinn of Longview had a 79, and in boys play for that group, Jax Warner of Forney shot a 76.

Gracie Goodwin of Bossier City, La., shot a 98 in the girls 11-12 year-old group, and in the boys 11-12, Stephen Harris of Gladewater shot a 98. Also in girls 11-12, Royce City’s Arshdeep Badesha shot a 52.

In boys 9-10, Jaxon Hicks of Longview shot a 35. Daymond Chala of Lufkin shot 50, playing in a nine-hole 13-year-old group.

Ronan McAteer of Longview shot a 51, playing in boys 7-8 year-olds’ group, and in the girls 7-8, Elizabeth Harris of Gladewater shot a 54.

Meadowbrook is hosting a one-man, 27-hole scramble tournament Saturday, with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Call the pro shop to enter. It’s $40 for members, $60 for non-members.

The Meadowbrook Classic, which dates back to the earliest days of the club and is one of the oldest tournaments in East Texas, is set for the weekend of July 9-12.

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