Weekly Spotlight Recap: From Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-Regional to PGA Jr. League's First Qualifier!
Fierce, months-long competition came to a head as the summer’s brightest stars faced off at Leadbetter Academy Saturday, August 7, in the first Drive, Chip & Putt Sub-Regional. Tee time kicked off at 8:00 am as 140 kids hit the course determined to showcase their skills and talents with one goal in mind: securing a spot in the Drive, Chip and Putt National Championship in Augusta, Georgia in April 2022. But first, the top two competitors in each division must compete at The Bears Club in the Regional Competition in Jupiter on October 3rd, where the top player in each division will revel in the glitz and glory of reaching Augusta. The divisions consisted of Girls 7-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15 and Boys 7-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15. The final Sub-Regional will take place August 14 at TPC Sawgrass. The road to Augusta carries on!
PGA Jr. League Daytona Beach Qualifier
The top two teams at the PGA Jr. League Qualifier in Daytona Beach were Team Ponte Vedra and Team Daytona Beach! Eleven teams made their way to Daytona Beach Golf Club to compete for a spot in the PGA Jr. League Sectional at Disney on August 21st. With rain impacting play, each team persevered and did not allow the weather to affect their spirits or gameplay! The top two 13 & Under and 17 & Under teams from each qualifier will land the opportunity to advance to Sandestin Baytowne Golf Club after competing on the 21st at Disney! But before that, the next stop is the qualifier in Tampa on the 15th!
Senior PPC/Section Championship
Last week, Jonathan Mansfield secured the victory at the Senior PPC/Section Championship! The two-day tournament was shortened to a one-day, 18-hole tournament following severe weather conditions. Mansfield, of Clearwater Country Club, finished -4 and clenched the victory over David Hronek, -3, and Clint Avret, -2. Thank you to our host facility, The Resort at Longboat Key Club, and congratulations to all of our incredible competitors! Check out the full leaderboard to see how everyone stacked up!