TULSA, Okla. – An all-star team of junior golfers from the greater Tulsa area will be competing in the South Regional at The Club at Indian Springs in Broken Arrow, Okla. on Sept. 19-20. The winner will advance to the 2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championship Nov. 5-8 at Disney’s Palm Course at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A complete list of teams in the South Regional follows:
– Oklahoma All-Star Team (Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club, South Lakes Golf Course, Southern Hills Country Club, The Patriot Golf Club)
– St. Louis All-Star Team (Forest Hills Country Club, Bellerive Country Club, Westwood Golf Club, Greenbriar Hills Country Club)
– Colorado All-Star Team (Catamount Ranch & Club, Haymaker Golf Course, Steamboat Golf Club, Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club)
– Texas All-Star Team (participating facilities TBD)
PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and play the game of golf. Kids learn the game with their friends in a recreational environment under professional instruction and direction of PGA/LPGA Professionals (team captains), while parents also play an active role. Participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams in a popular scramble format.
After playing regular season matches, 10-player all-star teams comprised of players within the league were assembled. The all-star teams competed in sub-regional championships in their areas with the winners earning a spot in one of the eight regionals held throughout the country. The eight regional champions advance to the PGA Junior League Golf Championship, which was captured by Team California in 2014.
The Oklahoma team consists of the following players and coaches:
Team Captain/Coach: Pete Chimarys, PGA – Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club
Assistant Coach: Ryan Brooks – The Patriot Golf Club
William Jonckowski – Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club
Andrew Hennessee – Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club
Will Hennessee – Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club
Traden Karch – Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club
Drew Mabrey – Southern Hills Country Club
Will Sides – Southern Hills Country Club
Meg Medders – South Lakes Golf Course
Jenni Roller – South Lakes Golf Course
Ben Stoller – The Patriot Golf Club
Hayden Hall – The Patriot Golf Club
Alternate 1: Logan Jacks – Broken Arrow Golf & Athletic Club
Alternate 2: John Mark Roller – South Lakes Golf Course
PGA Junior League Golf continues to be one of the PGA of America’s fastest growing programs, with a nearly100 percent increase each year. Below are approximate yearly numbers:
– 2015: 30,000 boys and girls; 2,500 teams
– 2014: 17,500 boys and girls; 1,425 teams
– 2013: 9,000 boys and girls; 740 teams
Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie and Rickie Fowler are Official Ambassadors for PGA Junior League Golf.
PGA Junior League Golf is the key youth program of PGA REACH, the charitable arm of the PGA of America.For more information about PGA Junior League Golf, visit PGAJLG.com.