Burns takes amateur tournament

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Young golfers’ victory comes after two-hole playoff

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A local youth golfer is moving up in the amateur ranks.

Truett Burns, a 16-year-old home school student based in Fredericksburg, won the boys’ 15-18-year-old division of the Legends Junior Tour Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic at The Hills Country Club’s Flintrock Falls Golf Course in Austin on Feb. 2-3.

Burns won the title with a par on the second playoff hole over Drew Murdock of Houston and Colin Slater of Austin. He finished with a four over par scored during the two-day tournament.

Burns’ win qualifies him for the Texas Cup Invitational on March 11-13 in Frisco and the Byron Nelson Junior Championship on June 4-6 in Dallas.