2019 PGA Jr. League Michigan State Championship presented by National Car Rental

Contested at Binder Park Golf Course in Battle Creek, MI

Day One: Qualifier

260 kids from all over the state of Michigan gathered together on Wednesday, August 14th to determine the 2019 PGA Jr. League State Champion. The All-Star Teams were comprised of 10 kids who represented the teams within their league. Each team had a PGA/LPGA Captain. The 26 teams were broken up into two different pods, one competing on the Marsh side and the other competing on the Preserve side. The lowest two team scores on both the Marsh and Preserve advanced to the Final Four Match Play Championship.

Format: Stroke Play Aggregate Score – Each team sent out two groups of two players and two groups of three players. Each team played a two-person scramble. Some of the groups included a third player who alternated in-out of competition. Each child played at least 6 holes to contribute to the team score. Players recorded their scores for each hole. We took the best three out of four scores for the team’s total. The lowest score from each pod advanced to the Final Four Match Play Championship. The teams played 9 holes.

 Results of Day One:

Marsh Preserve
Spartan Golf Academy @ MSU
Captain: Alex Lorencz 
Score: 140
Birdie Bandits 1
Captain: Joe Prior
Score: 134
Grip It & Rip It
Captain: Brian Kotowicz
Score: 124
Birdie Bandits 2
Captain: Ty Bouwens
Score: 128
Golf Warrior
Captain: Brandon Jamieson
Score: 116
Casually Legendary
Captain: Tony Evans
Score: 118
First Tee West MI
Captain: Taylor Haudek
Score: 125
Angry Birdies
Captain: Jeff Hilbert
Score: 125
Southwest MI
Captain: Jordan Davidhizar
Score: 133
Birdies Come Easy
Captain: Chris Osentoski
Score: 145
Sandy Savers
Captain: Ryan Warwick
Score: 109
Tee It High Let It Fly
Captain: Paul Toski
Score: 108
Flintstones ***
Captain: Doug Brody
Score: 107
CC of Detroit
Captain: George Forster
Score: 129
It’s a Par-tee ***
Captain: Matt Swan
Score: 103
Ann Arbor Bombers
Captain: Patrick Markley
Score: 108
Putts & Pars
Captain: John Pershern
Score: 108
Watermark CC
Captain: Mick DeKorver
Score: 125
Don’t Rory Be Happy
Captain: Seth Carn
Score: 113
Tee-rific ***
Captain: Jeff Stalcup
Score: 99
Teach Me How to Birdie
Captain: Mitch Bos
Score: 117
Traverse City ***
Captain: Scott Wilson
Score: 99
Hear Me Rory
Captain: Will Ellender
Score: 118
Captain: Joe Charles
Score: 134
Wie Love Golf
Captain: Jackson Davison
Score: 125
Island Hills
Captain: Mark Versteeg Lytwyn
Score: 120

***Qualified for Final Four Championship on Thursday, August 15th

It’s a Par-Tee
Traverse City

Day Two: Final Four Match Play Championship

Day Two started with a morning shotgun where the top two teams from Marsh played each other and the top two teams from Preserve played each other. All four teams competed in a Match Play Format. Traverse City and Tee-rific teed off on Hole 1 of the Marsh, and the Flintstones and It’s a Par-tee started on Hole 7 of the Marsh.

Format: Match Play – PGA Jr. League uses Match Play for their regular season. The juniors played a two-person scramble. Each pairing competed in three 3-hole matches worth one point each. The teams played for 12 points.

Match 1 Results:

Traverse City – 6.5 points VS. Tee-rific – 5.5 points

Flintstones – 3.5 points VS. It’s a Par-tee – 8.5 points

After a match that came down to the last group on the last hole, Traverse City was victorious over Tee-rific and qualified to play in the Championship match in the afternoon shotgun. It’s a Par-tee rose to victory after dominating the match with the Flintstones and also qualified to compete in the Championship match that afternoon. Tee-rific and the Flintstones competed in a consolation match.

Championship Match Results:

Our winners of the 2019 PGA Jr. League Michigan State Championship are It’s a Par-tee after a come-from-behind victory with the last group. It’s a Par-tee, captained by Matt Swan, moves on to the Regional competition on September 14-15th at White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, IN. Congratulations to all of our Final Four contesting teams, and especially our Champions, It’s a Par-tee!

2019 PGA Jr. League Michigan State Champions: It’s a Par-tee

We would like to thank Ron Osborne for hosting and his AMAZING staff and volunteers at Binder Park Golf Course as well as Kim Shafer, our Regional League Manager, who traveled great distances to help with the event. THANK YOU Ron and Kim! 

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