METAIRIE, LA (July 12, 2016) – Brooke Tyree of Sulphur, LA, and Eric Brown of Lake Charles, LA, won the 2016 Gulf States Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks on Monday, July 11 at Gray Plantation in Lake Charles, LA.
By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Brown and Tyree and qualified for the 41st Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, Aug. 9-12 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island.
Tyree, 16, had a final-round 71 for a total of 141 and a 2-stroke victory over Abbey Daniel of Covington, LA.
Brown, 17, posted a final-round 67 for a total of 136 and a 2-stroke victory over Nicholas Arcement of Matthews, LA, and Jacob Bergeron of Slidell, LA.
The 41st Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, is open to one boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, champions of the eight PGA Junior Series events, select national junior tournaments conducted throughout the year and special invitees who have not reached their 19th birthdays as of the final round of the championship.
The Junior PGA Championship has traditionally been a stepping-stone for many of today’s PGA and LPGA Tour professionals, as well as current collegiate stars. Past Junior PGA Championship competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers on tour include: Inbee Park, Luke Guthrie, Trevor Immelman, Cristie Kerr, Justin Leonard, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Grace Park, Dottie Pepper, Jordan Spieth, Lexi Thompson, David Toms, Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods.
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Derek Plucienski, Gulf States Section PGA, (504) 250-8838, firstname.lastname@example.org