The 19th annual Starburst Junior Golf Classic returns to Waco next Monday through Wednesday.

As many as 600 players, ages 7-17, will take part on four Central Texas golf courses – Cottonwood Creek, Lake Waco, Ridgewood and Stonetree Country Club in Belton. The tournament remains one of the largest junior golf events in the world.

The Starburst Classic will open with a player event on Sunday at Cottonwood that includes a question-and-answer session with a college coach and a helicopter ball drop involving 1,300 balls and a $2,000 prize.

For more information, visit or contact Amanda Haygood at (254) 757-5611. Raffle tickets for the helicopter ball drop can also be purchased at the Greater Waco Chamber building through Friday. You do not need to be present to win.

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