After winning the Indiana PGA Junior League City Golf Championships for the North and South Divisions Team Indy 2 and Team Noblesville advanced to the Midwest Regionals in Chicago, IL. Both teams won their opening matches at Coghill G & CC in Chicago and faced one another in round two. It was Team Indy 2 who came out on top and advanced to the Regional Finals.
"We had no idea what to expect,” said Jared Alexander, Coach of Team Indy 2. "Continuing on into unchartered waters has almost felt unexpected somehow. But each match we have breezed through brought our confidence to new heights.”
Team Indy 2 went on to defeat Pine Meadows in the Regional Final Match and will advance to the National Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Atlanta, GA on September 6, 7, and 8.
"It means a lot to us that we get to represent our region, city, and local courses at the National level,” Alexander said. "I hope the kids will fully realize how unique this opportunity is. I feel like I’m almost more excited than them. Either way it’s been a great ride.”
Although Team Noblesville will not be advancing to the National Championship, they did an excellent job representing Indiana at Regionals.
"What made this event so special was knowing that most of the kids would not get the opportunity to play in an event of that size or scope on an individual basis,” said John Van Valer, Coach of Team Noblesville. "We were only able to experience such an event through being on a team.”
Congratulations again to both teams for making it to Regionals and best of luck to Team Indy 2 at Nationals!
About the PGA Junior League
PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to bring a "Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, ages 7 to 13 years old, PGA JLG provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun! PGA JLG features team vs. team competitions in structured leagues that provide a popular, less stressful scramble format as opposed to stroke-play competition. This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game!
With the PGA Junior League Golf program rapidly growing across the country, the Indiana Section PGA is very excited to be a part of this initiative to growing the game. Over 50 facilities throughout the state of Indiana have registered to host a team for the 2013 season. Please visit http://pgajrleaguegolf.com to find a course near you to register your junior today!