STOW, Mass. – An estimated 350 junior golfers, representing 36 PGA Junior League teams gathered at Stow Acres Country Club on Tuesday for the PGA Junior League New England Section Championship.
The all-star teams, comprised of up to 10 players from PGA Junior Leagues around New England, counted the three best of four two-person 9-hole scramble scores to get an overall team score. Utilizing all 36 holes at Stow Acres CC, there were four 9-hole divisions.
By day’s end, the 36 teams who began the day were narrowed to four, with low team from each division securing a spot in the PGA Junior League New England Section Championship matches, August 22 at Dedham Country and Polo Club. The Rhode Island South League all-star team won the Southeast Region with a score of 106 on the South Course front-9, while Barnstable Town League won the Southwest Region with a score of 107 on the South Course back-9. On the North Course, Patriot 128 advanced from the Northwest Region with a score of 104, and Lakes Region advanced from the Northeast, shooting a team score of 91.
From Dedham C & PC, two teams will advance to the PGA Junior League Regional Championship at Cranberry Valley Golf Course in Harwich, Mass., Sept. 14-15.
The day was capped off with an awe-striking trick shot performance from World Golf Hall of Famer Dennis Walters, drawing a large crowd of kids and parents alike, despite a steady drizzle.
The New England PGA would like to thank National Car Rental for helping make PGA Junior League possible, along with Stow Acres CC for opening the doors to their 36-hole facility to accommodate the roughly 1,000 golfers, parents, coaches, staff and volunteers who gathered for the competition.