LEXINGTON, KY – Over the weekend 7 teams from across the Gulf States Section, Tennessee Section, and Kentucky Section competed at Kearney Hills Golf Links as they hosted the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional Championship. The Tennessee Section was represented by three teams as the 13U Tri-Cities All-Stars team captained by Casey Barnes, PGA and 17U teams Chattanooga captained by Jeff Craig, PGA and Murfreesboro captained by Matt Walter, PGA all competed for the regional title.
The Tri-Cities 13u All-Stars won the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., this weekend to advance to the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Oct. 7-10. The tournament will be broadcast live on select ESPN networks, and the team becomes the first from Tennessee to compete on the national stage.
In the 13u division, the Tri-Cities All-Stars seeded 2nd in the four-team field with an aggregate 18-hole team total (best 3 of 4) of 207, trailing the Derby City All-Stars of Louisville, Ky., by eight strokes (199). The ERCC/265 All-Stars of Shreveport, La., seeded 3rdwith a 219; and the Western KY All-Stars of Paducah rounded out the field with a 224. Tri-Cities captured the victory over Derby City in Sunday’s 9-hole match play with a score of 7-5. Western KY secured 3rd place with an 7.5-4.5 victory over ERCC/265.
The Indian Hills 17u All-Stars of Murfreesboro won their age division – and the inaugural 17u All-Star Champion title – at the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., this weekend.
In the 17u division, the Louisville All-Stars of Kentucky seeded 1st following an 18-hole aggregate team total (best 2 of 3 scores) of 152; followed by the Indian Hills All-Stars with a 144; and finally the WindStone All-Stars with a 159. Sunday’s format for the 17u division was also a team aggregate stroke play, and Indian Hills captured the age division’s inaugural title with a 212. Louisville placed 2nd with a 225, and WindStone placed 3rd with a 234. As this is the first year for 17u All-Star players, their journey ends at the Regional level.