LOCAL PGA JR. LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAM TO COMPETE IN REGIONAL AT THE HOME COURSE IN DUPONT, WASH., SEPT. 29-30
Winner of Regional advances to PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental Nov. 16-19
Congratulations to all the participants from Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish counties who are part of the PGA Jr. League Championship from all of us at Bellingham Alive!
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (Sept. 25, 2018) – An all-star team of junior golfers, ages 13 and under from the Bellingham area, will be competing in the PGA Jr. League Regional presented by National Car Rental at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., Sept. 29-30. The winner will advance to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental Nov. 16-19 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Captain: Rick Blankenburg, PGA, Assistant Golf Professional at Bellingham Golf & Country Club
- John Kummer, 12, of Bellingham
- Kiana Schroeder, 12, of Arlington
- Baylor Larrabee, 12, of Ferndale
- Rex Wilson, 12, of Burlington
- Ben Wilson, 10, of Burlington
- Daniel Blankenburg, 11, of Bellingham
- Owen Harper, 12, of Bellingham
- Conrad Chisman, 12, of Stanwood
- Palmer Mutcheson, 12, of Snohomish
- Logan Medcalf, 13, of Lynden
1st: Bellingham-Skagit All-Stars (3-0 Record, 25.5 Points)
2nd: The Ranches All-Stars (2-1 Record, 25 points)
3rd: East Portland All-Stars (1-2 Record, 11 Points)
4th: Boise Blue All-Stars (0-3 Record, 10.5 Points)
The Bellingham-Skagit All-Stars captured the Pacific Northwest PGA Section Championship presented by National Car Rental at Eagle Crest Golf Resort in Redmond, Ore., Aug. 25-26 to advance to the Regional. All-Star teams competing in the Regional at The Home Course include:
- Bellingham-Skagit All-Stars (Pacific Northwest PGA Section Champions) – Players are from Bellingham Golf & Country Club (Bellingham, Wash.) and Skagit Golf & Country Club (Burlington, Wash.).
- East Portland All-Stars (Pacific Northwest PGA Section Runners-Up) – Players are from Eastmoreland Golf Course (Portland, Ore.); Stone Greek Golf Club (Oregon City, Ore.); Riverside Golf & Country Club (Portland, Ore.); and Rose City Golf Course (Portland, Ore.).
- Boise Blue All-Stars (Rocky Mountain PGA Section Champions) – Players are from Falcon Crest Golf Club (Boise, Idaho); BanBury Golf Course (Eagle, Idaho); Crane Creek Country Club (Boise, Idaho); Hillcrest Country Club (Boise, Idaho); and Plantation Country Club (Boise, Idaho).
- The Ranches All-Stars (Utah PGA Section Champions) – All players are from The Ranches Golf Club in Eagle Mountain, Utah.
Following the close of the regular season (July 31), 10-player All-Star teams were formed from a combination of players in each league, based upon standings. The postseason begins with the All-Star teams competing in Sectional qualifiers, followed by Section Championships hosted by all 41 PGA Sections nationwide. A total of 48 Section Champions* move on to one of 12 Regionals, with the 12 Regional winners advancing to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental.
PGA Jr. League brings friends and families together around fun, coed team golf experiences, with expert coaching and instruction from PGA and LPGA Professionals, who serve as Captains of the teams. Kids wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends, using a scramble format for competition that accommodates players of all skill levels. A record 50,000 boys and girls participated in PGA Jr. League this year, growing from 42,000 players in 2017. Accordingly, the PGA Jr. League Championship is expanding from eight teams to 12.
The PGA Jr. League Postseason presented by National Car Rental is designed to celebrate the regular recreational season held in April through July, as well as provide a fun and welcoming environment for the 20 percent of PGA Jr. League players who identify as competitive golfers. As a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of frequent airport travelers worldwide and the Official Partner of PGA Jr. League, National Car Rental is committed to growing future business leaders by growing junior golf. National Car Rental helps provide fun, engaging and welcoming experiences for PGA Jr. League golfers and their families all season and postseason long.
*There are seven sections that received at large bids determined on participation from 2017 and a ratio of Players to Captains in 2017. Those sections will advance two teams to the Regional competition. Those sections are: New England, Middle Atlantic, Carolinas, Kentucky, Illinois, Gateway, and Pacific Northwest.
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