The 2021 Gulf States PGA Jr. League Section Championship was held at Beau Chene Country Club on August 7th. The field was comprised of seven All-Star teams from Mississippi and Louisiana.
The PGA Jr. League Championship Season presented by National Car Rental is designed to celebrate the recreational spring/summer season held in March through July, as well as provide a fun and welcoming environment for the 19 percent of PGA Jr. League players who identify as competitive golfers. Following the regular season, 8-player All-Star teams were formed from a combination of players in each local league. The teams included Rob Noel Academy, New Orleans (Bayou Country Club & Ellendale Country Club), Baton Rouge, Jackson, Lake Charles, Shreveport (East Ridge Country Club & David Toms Academy 265), and Shell Landing. The Section Championship was the first of three phases in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season.
The Section Championship was 9-holes, stroke play, counting the best 3 out of 4 scores on each team. Shreveport won with a team score of 10-under par, 98. Lake Charles came next, with a final total of 5-under par, 103.
Team Shreveport will advance to the Regional at Kearney Hill Golf Links on September 10-12th, where they will play for a spot in the 2021 PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental at the National Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, Oct. 7-10th, 2021.
The members of Team Shreveport include:
- Ben Bretz
- Tillman Brown
- Hudson Greene
- Reed Winkler
- Grayson Hargon
- Cy Scheffy
- Noah Potter
- David Kim
The Gulf States PGA would like to thank the staff and members of Beau Chene Country Club including PGA Head Professional, Fred Schroeder. The Gulf States PGA would also like to thank National Car Rental for sponsoring PGA Jr. League.
PGA Jr. League brings friends and families together around fun, co-ed team golf experiences, all with expert coaching and instruction from PGA and LPGA Professionals. Kids wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends, using a scramble format for competition that encourages mentorship and promotes sportsmanship. For more information on PGA Jr. League, visit PGAJrLeague.com.