Team Oklahoma takes third in PGA Jr. League National Championship

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Scottsdale, Ariz. (Oct. 10, 2021) – After being knocked off by Team Utah in the morning semifinals, Team Oklahoma bounced back to defeat Team Florida and place third in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Sunday at Greyhawk Golf Club.

Utah went on to win the championship with a 7.5 to 4.5 victory over Team Connecticut.

This was Utah’s PGA Jr. League Championship debut, and after taking the third seed into Sunday’s match-play semifinals, it knocked off No. 2 Team Oklahoma (Broken Arrow) in the morning before defeating No. 4 Connecticut.

“Oh my goodness, it was just amazing,” Utah Captain Tele Wightman, PGA, said. “You’ve got Oklahoma, Florida, Connecticut … such good teams, but we really believed in ourselves and felt like we had a team that could get it done. Then you are watching [the match unfold] and you think, this could be happening. The shots they pulled off towards the end, it’s amazing.”

Oklahoma and Florida finished the first six holes of their nine-hole match tied, but Oklahoma came on strong on the final three holes. It won three of the four matches down the stretch and halved the other to secure their third-place finish. Results are here.

Team Oklahoma, playing out of Battle Creek Golf Course but consisting of excellent players from both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City greater metro areas, consisted of Chase Hughes, Porter Hart, Emerson Majma, Banks Cozby, Ainslie Stanford, Chase Jones, Harrison Shaw and Evyn Cannon. The director was Amanda Fisher and coach was Cary Cozby.

Left to right, Evyn Cannon, Banks Cozby, coach Cary Cozby, Chase Hughes, Ainslee Stanford, Harrison Shaw, Porter Hart, Chase Jones, Emerson Majma and director Amanda Fisher.

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL PGA JR. LEAGUE CHAMPIONS BY YEAR

Year

Champion

Host Facility/Location

2021

Utah (Lehi)
Runner-up: Connecticut (Torrington)

Grayhawk Golf Club (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

2020

Event canceled due to pandemic

2019

Georgia (Duluth)
Runner-up: Texas (Montgomery)

Grayhawk Golf Club (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

2018

California (San Diego)
Runner-up: Minnesota (Blaine)

Grayhawk Golf Club (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

2017

Georgia (Duluth)
Runner-up: New Jersey (Hillsborough)

Grayhawk Golf Club (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

2016

California (Livermore)
Runner-up: Georgia (Alpharetta)

Grayhawk Golf Club (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

2015

California (San Diego)
Runner-up: Georgia (Alpharetta)

Disney’s Palm Course (Lake Buena Vista, Fla.)

2014

California (San Ramon)
Runner-up: Georgia (Dacula)

TPC Sugarloaf (Duluth, Ga.)

2013

Georgia (Atlanta)
Runner-up: California (Livermore)

TPC Sugarloaf (Duluth, Ga.)

2012

California (San Francisco)
Runner-up: Georgia (Atlanta)

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club (Lemont, Ill.)


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