Cleburne golfer Dustin Nelson seems to have found his game.

And it has shown lately with his results on the NTPGA Ewing Automotive Junior Tour.

Nelson, in action last week, managed a fourth-place finish at a tournament at the Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills, while finishing tied for 13th place in an event at Mansfield National Golf Club.

Nelson, competing in the 16-18 boys’ division, shot an 84 in Mansfield to finish in 13th place along with William Nichols of Joshua and Tyler Watson of Burleson.

Nelson’s teammate at Cleburne High School, Aaron Galbraith, continued his solid play as well at the tournament, coming away with a third-place showing, firing a 3-over 75, three shots off the winning pace set by Waxahachie’s Matthew Ledbetter.

Burleson’s Spencer Davis and Rio Vista’s Chance Linton also competed in the Mansfield event, claiming ninth and 17 place, respectively.

The following day, Nelson was in North Richland Hills. He took fourth place in the event, finishing eight shots out of the lead. Nelso fired an 80, while Yellow Jacket teammate Will Snider was 19th overall.

Nichols was five shots behind Nelson, but tied for sixth with three others.

In other golf action involving area youth, Cleburne’s Luke Eaton took fifth place in the boys’ 10-11 division at a tournament at Fort Worth’s Meadowbrook Golf Course.

Eaton shot a 45 over the nine-hole event, with the winner of the tournament being Corbin Kasten of Southlake, who was five shots better than Eaton on this day.

In other action at Meadowbrook, the Burleson duo of Scott Schreiber and Kurt Lockhard took fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the boys’ 14-18 division.

Cleburne’s Michael Wilson took home a 10th place finish from Mansfield in the boys’ 14-15 division, while Burleson’s Austin West and Cleburne’s Jacob Terry were 20th and 24th, respectively.

On the girls’ side at Mansfield, Burleson’s Cara Cline was second in the 15-18 division, finishing three shots behind Waxahachie’s Kelsey Stovall.

Wilson followed the following day with a third-place finish at Iron Horse, while the Joshua duo of Korey Connally and Chase Burney finished 29th and 32nd, respectively.

Cline took fifth place at Iron Horse as Julia Daneshfar of Trophy Club was the winner in the girls’ 15-18 division.

Action continues this week in the Ewing Automotive Junior Tour at various sites across north Texas.



Daniel Green can be reached at 817-645-2441, ext. 2334, or sports@trcle.com

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