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SUNDAY: Georgia wins 2013 championship over California
Team Georgia took home the title Sunday with a narrow 6 ½ to 5 ½ victory over Team California. Georgia was the only undefeated squad in the two-day championship, while Team Texas claimed third place overall at TPC Sugarloaf.
SATURDAY: California and Georgia return to finals
For the second consecutive year, Team California and Team Georgia will meet for the title in the PGA Junior League Golf Championship. After both squads went 2-0 today in their respective conference competitions, the two teams will square off on Sunday.
Six teams of juniors advance to PGA Junior League Golf Championship
Six teams of junior golfers have won the right to compete in the PGA Junior League Golf Championship after each of the six teams won their respective PGA Junior League Golf Regional, representing the Central, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and West regions of the country.
PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE GOLF
PGA Junior League Golf is one of the most innovative programs introduced by a major sport. It gives kids 13 and under the opportunity to learn to play golf in a fun, social team environment, similar to other youth recreational sports.
Teams are comprised of 10-12 young golfers (boys and girls) who play 9-hole matches in a two-person scramble format, reinforcing the team concept and limiting the pressure on any one player. Coaches can substitute players every three holes, so that all of the golfers on each team can participate. No previous playing experience is required and players of varied skill levels fill out the teams.
The popularity of PGA Junior League Golf has skyrocketed over the past year, as a record 8,000 boys and girls nationwide registered for the 2013 season, representing an approximate 345 percent increase in participants. PGA Junior League Golf has expanded to approximately 700 teams participating in 120 leagues in 33 states nationwide.
Much like other recreational league sports, participants play in team uniforms with jersey numbers. And the young golfers learn the game among their peers under the direction of PGA and LPGA Professionals who serve as team captains. Parents also play an active role, making the program a family activity to create another generation of players to enjoy the game.