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Brendan Powers wins Texas Cup Invitational
2015 champion Brendan Powers (TLJT photo)
2015 champion Brendan Powers (TLJT photo)
FORT WORTH, Texas — After trailing by two shots heading into the final round, Brendan Powers shot a final-round, 4-under-par 67 to win by three shots at the 2015 Texas Cup Invitational at Mira Vista Country Club.

With a first-round score of 1-under 70 on the board, Powers only goal coming into the final round was to earn a top-10 finish. He succeeded.

“I really just wanted to post a good number to get myself in the top-10,” said the Mansfield native. “I figured a low number would get me in, but I never knew where I stood ‘til the end.”

And what a surprise that must’ve been.

The 14-year-old Powers had a hot putter that allowed him to make five birdies on the day en-route to a 4- under 67 to pair with his first round 70 and put himself into position to win by three.

“I hit the ball well, but not exceptional,” said Powers, “it was my putting that saved me a lot and helped the most.”

This is Powers’ first win on the Legends Junior Tour and will earn him exemptions into all of the LJT’s 2016 events, as well as fully exempt status on the AJGA.

Another 14-year-old, Mason Nome of Houston finished in solo second at 2-under 140 after making a clutch birdie on the 36th hole to card a 3-under 68 on the day.

Austin’s Tobin Niblett finished one shot back in solo third at 1-under 141, while Kyle Hogan of Cypress, Jackson Markham of Westlake, Jackson Howes of McKinney and Pierceson Coody of Plano all finished tied for fourth at even-par 142.

Ranked by both Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard, the Texas Cup Invitational offers players the chance to earn exemptions into future Legends Junior Tour events as well as stars towards the AJGA’s Performance Based Entry.

The Legends Junior Tour would like to send its sincerest appreciation to Mira Vista Country Club, its staff, and all of its volunteers for helping to make the 2015 Texas Cup Invitational a success.

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