Jimmy Burch has covered professional golf for the Star-Telegram since 1991. He’s received state and national honors for his writing but fills his own scorecard with more bogeys than birdies when he hits the local links.
Deadline approaching for Byron Nelson pre-qualifer
The deadline is May 7 -- one week from today -- for golfers to enter the pre-qualifier tournament to try and land one of four spots in the field for the HP Byron Nelson Championship, May 20-23 in Irving. The pre-qualifier will be May 11 in McKinney and is open to professional and amateur golfers with a handicap index of two or less. Top competitors at the pre-qualifier will advance to a qualifying event on May 17 to determine the final four participants in the Nelson field. For more information, visit www.ntpga.com. _ Jimmy Burch