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An All-Star team of junior golfers from Shreveport and Bossier City will be competing in a PGA Jr. League Regional presented by National Car Rental at Olive Branch Country Club in Olive Branch, Miss., this Friday-and Saturday.
The Shreveport All-Stars won the Gulf States PGA Jr. League Section Championship presented by National Car Rental at TPC Louisiana Aug. 26 to advance to the Regional. There, they will compete against three All-Star teams from Louisville, Ky.; Union, Ky.; and the Tri-Cities, Tenn., for the opportunity to advance to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., Nov. 16-19.
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.
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. The 12 Regional winners advance to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental.
Attached is a press release with more information, along with a photo of the All-Star team. Below is the team roster, which includes the facilities players competed with during the regular season:
Captain: Shaun Webb, PGA – David Toms Golf Academy
Coach: Adam Young – David Toms Golf Academy
Nicholas Wright, 13 – East Ridge Country Club
Eli Hill, 14 – David Toms Golf Academy
Jack Parsons, 13 – East Ridge Country Club
Phillip Snyder, 13 – East Ridge Country Club
Duke Bowen, 13 – David Toms Golf Academy
Ethan Dial, 13 – David Toms Golf Academy
Bennett Wicker, 13 – David Toms Golf Academy
Noah McWilliams, 13 – David Toms Golf Academy
Grant Regan, 12 – Southern Trace Country Club
Maxwell McDonald, 13 – Southern Trace Country Club