Cog Hill Ravines All-Stars Secure Return Trip to National Championship
This past weekend, the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional at Oxmoor Country Club in Louisville, Kentucky, featured ten all-star teams from Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky competing to decide the champions of the 13u and 17u age groups.
13U ALL-STARS FROM COG HILL RAVENS SECURE RETURN TO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
This weekend’s National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship will be Team Illinois’ sixth consecutive trip to the National Championship thanks to the Cog Hill Ravines 13u All-Stars of Illinois. The National Championship, which will take place from October 6–9 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, will be shown live on a few ESPN networks.
At Oxmoor Country Club, six teams of golfers between the ages of 10 and 13 competed for the 13u Region 5 championship. Cog Hill (Lemont, Illinois) recorded an incredible 34-under-par after the first day of competition on Saturday, moving into the semifinal round as the top seed.
Derby City 13u All-Stars of Kentucky, who shot 18 under par during Saturday’s stroke play qualifying, also made it to the semi-final round. The Bowling Green 13u All-Stars of Kentucky received the third seed (-4), while the Dye’s Walk 13u All-Stars of Indiana received the fourth seed (+15).
The Boone County Golf 1 13u All-Stars of Bowling Green (+20) and Union, Kentucky’s War Admirals 13u All-Stars (+58) completed the 13u division field. On Sunday, these teams had the option of taking part in a 9-hole, two-person scramble Raptor Shootout. Thomas Leone, 13, and Chandler James, 12, of Boone County won the shootout with a 35.
Cog Hill defeated fourth-seed Dye’s Walk 12-0 in the semi-final match play on Sunday, while the Derby City 13u All-Stars defeated Bowling Green 13u All-Stars, another Kentucky club, 7.5-4.5. Cog Hill won the championship game, defeating Derby City 7.5-4.5, and earned their sixth straight trip to the National Championship.
IN HOMETOWN SUCCESS, LOUISVILLE STARS 17U WIN 17U DIVISIONAL TITLE
The Louisville Stars All-Stars won the regional championship in the 17u division. The expanding 17u division (ages 14–17), which participates in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season for the second consecutive year, finishes its All-Star journey at the Regional.
The 17u division of the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional included four teams. The Louisville Stars 17u All-Stars received the top seed (-6) after Saturday’s stroke play qualifying rounds, followed by Indiana’s SGA Team 1 17u All-Stars (+1). The Ironwood 17u All-Stars of Fishers, Indiana, received the fourth spot (+32), followed by SGA Team 2 of Noblesville, Indiana, who received the third seed (+10).
Louisville defeated Ironwood 8.5 to 0.5 in the semi-final match play on Sunday to progress to the final. Teams SGA 1 and SGA 2 from Indiana competed against one another, with SGA 1 winning 8.5-0.5.
To win the divisional championship, the Louisville Stars 17u All-Stars defeated the SGA 1 17u All-Stars of Indiana, 6–3.