Eight All-Star teams of junior golfers ages 13 and under will compete in the Philadelphia Section Championship after advancing through the Section’s first stage
LOWER GWYNEDD, Pennsylvania – The Philadelphia Section PGA held the first stage of PGA Junior League All-Star competition with EAST and WEST qualifying events at Newark Country Club and LedgeRock Golf Club respectively. The 22 PGA Junior League All-Star teams were all looking to qualify for one of eight spots in the Philadelphia PGA’s Section Championship at Cedarbrook Country Club on Saturday, August 25.
When the dust settled the four teams that advance to the Philadelphia Section Championship after surviving two round at Newark Country Club were the teams of: North Philadelphia, Jersey Shore, HVCC 1, and Delaware 1. Likewise the four teams advancing after multiple wins at LedgeRock Golf Club were the teams representing: Lancaster 1, York 2, Flourtown, and Penn State.
Special congratulations to Jesse Strine of the York 2 team. Not only did his team advance to the Section Championship but Strine also had a hole-in-one on the par-3 4th hole at LedgeRock Golf Club.
The Section Champion will advance to the Regional at LedgeRock Golf Club, where they will play for one of 12 spots in the 2018 PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental at Grayhawk Golf Club (Scottsdale, Arizona) November 16-19.
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. Following the regular season, 10-player All-Star teams were formed from a combination of players in each local league.
PGA Jr. League brings friends and families together around fun, coed team golf experiences, all with expert coaching and instruction from PGA and LPGA Professionals, who serve as Captains of the teams. A record 50,000 boys and girls participated in PGA Jr. League this year, growing from 42,000 players in 2017. For more information on PGA Jr. League, visit PGAJrLeague.com.
As 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.