TO COMPETE IN REGIONAL AT FIREWHEEL GOLF PARK SEPT. 8-9
Winner of Regional advances to PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental Nov. 16-19
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Sept. 4, 2018) – An all-star team of junior golfers, ages 13 and under from the Centennial area, will be competing in the PGA Jr. League Regional presented by National Car Rental at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas, Sept. 8-9. The winner will advance to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental Nov. 16-19 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Timm Golf Academy All-Stars captured the Colorado Section Championship at Thorncreek Golf Course in Thornton to advance to the Regional. All-Star teams competing in the Regional at Firewheel Golf Park include:
- Timm Golf Academy All-Stars (Colorado PGA Section) – All players are from Timm Golf Academy in Centennial, Colo.
- Albuquerque B All-Stars (Sun Country PGA Section) – Players are from UNM Championship Golf Course (Albuquerque, N.M.); Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course (Albuquerque, N.M.); Albuquerque Country Club (Albuquerque, N.M.); and New Mexico Tech Golf Course (Socorro, N.M.).
- McKinney All-Stars (Northern Texas PGA Section) – Players are from Eldorado Country Club (McKinney, Texas); The Courses at Watters Creek (Plano, Texas); Prestonwood Country Club (Plano, Texas); Gentle Creek Golf Club (Prosper, Texas); Hank Haney Golf Academy at Westridge (McKinney, Texas); and Hurricane Creek Country Club (Anna, Texas).
- Axis All-Stars (Southern Texas PGA Section) – All players are from Axis Golf Academy in Montgomery, Texas.
Following the close of the regular season (July 31), 10-player All-Star teams were formed from a combination of players in each league, based upon standings. The postseason begins with the All-Star teams competing in Sectional qualifiers, followed by Section Championships hosted by all 41 PGA Sections nationwide. A total of 48 Section Champions* move on to one of 12 Regionals, with the 12 Regional winners advancing to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental.
PGA Jr. League brings friends and families together around fun, coed team golf experiences, with expert coaching and instruction from PGA and LPGA Professionals, who serve as Captains of the teams. Kids wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends, using a scramble format for competition that accommodates players of all skill levels. A record 50,000 boys and girls participated in PGA Jr. League this year, growing from 42,000 players in 2017. Accordingly, the PGA Jr. League Championship is expanding from eight teams to 12.
The PGA Jr. League Postseason presented by National Car Rental is designed to celebrate the regular recreational season held in April through July, as well as provide a fun and welcoming environment for the 20 percent of PGA Jr. League players who identify as competitive golfers. As a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of frequent airport travelers worldwide and the Official Partner of PGA Jr. League, National Car Rental is committed to growing future business leaders by growing junior golf. National Car Rental helps provide fun, engaging and welcoming experiences for PGA Jr. League golfers and their families all season and postseason long.
*There are seven sections that received at large bids determined on participation from 2017 and a ratio of Players to Captains in 2017. Those sections will advance two teams to the Regional competition. Those sections are: New England, Middle Atlantic, Carolinas, Kentucky, Illinois, Gateway, and Pacific Northwest.
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