Team Oklahoma shoots 58-under, narrowly misses final four in PGA Jr. League Championship

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Photo: Kylie Fisher and Porter Hart celebrate a shot in the PGA Junior Championship.

FRISCO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2023) – Team Texas turned hometown heroes with its victory at the 2023 13u National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Sunday.

With the sun setting and ESPN cameras rolling, No. 2 seed Team Texas (Farmers Branch) defeated No. 4 seed Team Utah (Lehi) 6.5 – 5.5 in the match play Championship final at PGA Frisco’s Fields Ranch West.

Not only is it the first time a Texas team has hoisted the trophy; it’s also the first time the Championship has been held in the Lone Star State and at the Home of the PGA of America, no less. The 2023 Champions are based out of Brookhaven Country Club in the northern Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch.

“It’s our Super Bowl,” said Team Texas Coach and Brookhaven Country Club Lead Teaching Professional Joey Anders, PGA, to ESPN’s Michael Collins and PGA of America Vice President Don Rea, PGA as the trophy was presented on the 18th green. “It’s as good as it gets for us. We’re extremely happy. I couldn’t be prouder of this team.”

Team Oklahoma narrowly missed making it into the final four for match play. The team shot 58-under par in the qualifying rounds Friday and Saturday and tied for fifth with South Carolina. Utah was the fourth team in at 62-under. Kaden Levian and Evyn Cannon shot a remarkable 8-under in the nine-hole scramble format on Saturday afternoon. Only the top four teams made it to Sunday’s match play format. Final results are here.

Evyn Cannon and Kaden Levian shot 8 under in 9 holes Saturday in the PGA Junior League Championship.

 

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