Marriott Golf Academy All-Stars Secure Return Trip to Arizona
The 13U Champions at the National Car Rental PGA Jr. Regional at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.
Despite hours of lightning delays, both 13u and 17u champions were crowned at the National Car Rental PGA Jr. Regional at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL, Sept. 9-11.
FLORIDA’S MARRIOTT GOLF ACADEMY 13U ALL-STARS SECURE RETURN TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
On Saturday, two competing Florida teams––Marriott Golf Academy 13u All-Stars of Orlando and the North Palm Beach 13u All-Stars––both shot a 90 through 9 holes aggregately (lowest three scores of four teammate pairs), with Marriott Golf Academy named top seed due to the lower aggregate score tiebreaker of all four pairings.
The Marriott team faced fourth seed Birmingham Makos 13u All-Stars (105) in Sunday’s semi-final match play, defeating them 11-1 to earn their spot in the championship match. Second seed North Palm Beach 13u All-Stars bested the third seed David Toms 265 13u All-Stars (102) of Shreveport, La., 10.5-1.5 to advance and face their Northern Florida counterparts Sunday afternoon.
In the Championship match, Marriott Golf Academy would go on to defeat the North Palm Beach team 9-3 to earn their return to the 2022 National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Oct. 6-9 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., which will be televised live on select ESPN networks.
WELLINGTON NATIONAL 17U ALL-STARS EARN DIVISIONAL TITLE
In the 17u division, the Wellington National All-Stars won the regional title. Competing in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season for the second year, the growing 17u division (ages 14-17) concludes its All-Star journey at the Regional.
Following abbreviated stroke play qualifying rounds Saturday, the Wellington National 17u All-Stars earned the top seed with a 65, followed by the Heal My Swing 17u All-Stars of Daphne, Ala., with a 66. Seeded third was the Bradenton 17u All-Star team at 68, and the Fleming Island (Fla.) 17u All-Stars seeded fourth with a 71.
In the Sunday semi-finals, Wellington National defeated Fleming Island 6.5-2.5 to advance to the championship round. Heal My Swing defeated the Bradenton team 5-4.
It was the Florida-based Wellington National 17u All-Stars that took down the Heal My Swing 17u All-Stars 6-3 to earn the divisional title.
See all the final results HERE.