Lauren Espinosa, Irving, Texas
Randy Lowry, Spring, Texas
Lauren and Randy, each 14, won second consecutive girl and boy player of the year awards, respectively, in the 13 to 15 age division of the Texas Junior Golf tour, a 13-event winter circuit. Lauren took seven tournaments by an average of 10.4 strokes and finished in the top five in her other four starts. She is the reigning Texas state champ in the 12 to 14 age division. Randy was victorious in eight TJGT events, including the season-ending Tour Championship, and led the circuit with a 74.8 scoring average. Last October, Randy prevailed by 15 shots in his age group at the Houston Golf Association's Fall Open, and in December he won by seven at the Future World Collegiate Tour's Longhorn Junior in Austin.
Brady Exber, Las Vegas
Exber, 45, a part owner of two casinos, El Cortez and the Las Vegas Club, fired a one-over 145 for a four-shot victory at the Black Mountain Amateur in Henderson, Nev. The reigning Las Vegas City and Nevada Mid-Amateur champ, Brady has been the Southern Nevada Golf Association amateur player of the year the last three seasons.