Moving Day at the PGA Jr. League Section Championship
Four Teams on to the Semi-Final Round
The 2018 PGA Jr. League New England Section Championship took Atkinson Resort and Country Club by storm today. 29 teams from across New England came to showcase their talent with some of the best Jr Golf All-Stars. Boys and Girls arrived to Atkinson this morning for round one, the goal was to be one of the top two teams from either the Northern or Southern division.
Players warmed up on the driving range before heading to their designated tee. Half the field played the front nine while the other half took to the back. The format of the event was nine hole two-person scramble. Each team had four groups, consisting of ether two or three players. The groups of three rotated their alternates. Of the four groups, the top three scores were added to the total.
In the northern division, the Central Mass team claimed the top spot with a score of 111 (36,37,38) Following shortly behind them was the 495 League Team, coming in with a total score of 112 (35,38,39). These two teams are not done yet as they secured a spot in tomorrow’s semi-final round and look to move onto the Championship match in the afternoon.
Patriot 128 Coach Todd Cook, PGA (Milton Hoosic Club) said, “the best part about the Jr. League is watching the kids get together as a team”.
Coach Cook and the Patriot 128 team played great as they were the top seed in the southern division with a total score of 118. Just behind Patriot 128 was Barnstable County team who is the second group advancing to the semi-final round with a score of 119 (36,39,44).
PGA Jr. League Visits Atkinson
The New England PGA will be conducting the PGA Jr. League Section Championship August 7-8. Over 30 teams of 10 will be competing in the qualifying round next Tuesday for their chance to advance to Day 2 as a Finalist in the Championship. Teams will play 9 holes Tuesday with an aggregate score format to determine the four finalists that will advance on to match-play Wednesday.
Teams from all over New England will be trying to take that very important first step toward the National Championship, held November 16-19 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.