The Brookhaven Blue All-Stars Earn Return Ticket to Arizona
Participants at the PGA Jr. League Regional Championship at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas.
Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas, welcomed 16 all-star teams of junior golfers representing the Sun Country, Northern Texas, Southern Texas and Colorado PGA Sections in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional to determine a winner from both the 13u and 17u age divisions.
BROOKHAVEN BLUE 13U ALL-STARS FROM DALLAS WIN AND ADVANCE TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Eight 13u All-Star teams played for the opportunity to represent their state at the 2022 National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Oct. 6-9 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Championship will be televised live on select ESPN networks.
After a dominant performance all weekend, the Brookhaven Blue All-Stars, led by PGA Coach Joey Anders, PGA and Assistant Coach April Pyle, defeated Sandia 1 in the championship match, 9-3, to return to the PGA Jr. League National Championship for the second consecutive year.
Brookhaven Blue 13u All-Stars led all teams Saturday in the qualifying stroke-play round with a -21, 7 shots better than second seed teams River Place All-Stars and Sandia 1 All-Stars with a -14. April Sound Golf Academy All-Stars shot a -13 to complete the four teams advancing to the semi-finals. Brookhaven Red, EJGA Bombs and Windrose 1 All-Star teams each shot a -9, followed by the Mustang 13 All-Stars with a +17.
In Sunday morning’s semi-final match play, Brookhaven Blue defeated April Sound Golf Academy 8-4 and Sandia 1 defeated River Place All-Stars 6.5 – 5.5, to advance to the championship match.
RIVER PLACE 1 17U ALL-STARS FROM RIVER PLACE COUNTRY CLUB WINS 17U CHAMPIONSHIP
The 17u Championship was a nail biter with River Place 1 earning the title after winning the tiebreaker in both the final and semi-final by the slimmest of margins. River Place 1 is led by PGA Coach Bobby Lipson, PGA and Assistant Coach John Sosa.
River Place 1 and Brookhaven Boys were tied at 4.5 at the conclusion of championship match play. Based on the tiebreaker of total holes won, River Place 1 won the title with holes won, 7-6.
River Place 1 advanced to the championship match after defeating KMG18 at Spring Valley (Elizabeth, Colorado) on another tiebreaker in semi-final action. After regulation, the match was tied at 4.5 with River Place 1 moving on with one-more hole won, 7-6. Brookhaven Boys defeated the SRG Eagles 1 (Stewart Peninsula Golf Course, The Colony, Texas) 6-5 in match play.
In Saturday’s qualifying round, River Place 1 led all teams with a -27 in stroke play, nine shots ahead of Brookhaven Boys with a -18. SRG Eagles 1 shot a -14, followed by the Mustang All-Stars (Wildhorse Golf Club at Robson Ranch, Denton, Texas) and KMG18 at Spring Valley with a -10, EJGA Bombs 1 (Pinery Country Club, Parker, Colorado) with a -9, Brookhaven Girls (Dallas, Texas) with a -7 and Red Hawk (Las Cruces, New Mexico) with a +24.
Participating 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.