SCOTTSDALE, AZ – OCTOBER 07 2022: Coach Brent Reneau high fives with Grayson Baucom of Team North Carolina during the first round of the 2022 National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club on October 7, 2022 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

Twelve All-Star teams will tee off in the first event for the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship starting October 4th. Next month, the Inaugural 17u Championship will take place at New Mexico’s Twin Warriors Golf Club from November 16-19.

96 junior golfers between the ages of 10-13 will travel to PGA Frisco’s Fields Ranch West to compete in the 11th edition of the 13u National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship. The players are comprised of juniors from 12 Regional Champion All-Star teams. For the PGA Jr. League as a whole, this year has been quite a whirlwind. Breaking the record with 72,000 PGA Junior participants this year to date, 2023 marks the first year the 13u Championship will be held at the new Home of the PGA of America. This year is also the launch of  the Inaugural 17u Championship.

Teams competing in the 13u National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship include:

  • Team California (San Jose)
    PGA of America Coach: Terry Sullivan, PGA
    Assistant Coach: John Snopkowski, PGA
  • Team Connecticut (Torrington)
    PGA of America Coach: Bob Sparks, PGA
    Assistant Coach: Jim Bunel
  • Team Florida (Orlando)
    LPGA Coach: Cori McAuliffe, LPGA
    Assistant Coach: Jeff Beaver
  • Team Illinois (Lemont)
    PGA of America Coach: Kevin Weeks, PGA
    Assistant Coach: Clayton Pendergraft, PGA
  • Team Minnesota (Blaine)
    PGA of America Coach: David Branstad, PGA
    Assistant Coach: Tony Serpico
  • Team New York (Saratoga Springs)
    PGA of America Coach: Anders Mattson, PGA
    Assistant Coach: Bob Cain, PGA
  • Team Ohio (Dublin)
    PGA of America Coach: Mack McConaham, PGA
    Assistant Coach: Kyle Mitchell
  • Team Oklahoma (Broken Arrow)
    LPGA Coach: Amanda Fisher, LPGA
    Assistant Coach: Suzie Fisher, LPGA
  • Team South Carolina (Spartanburg)
    PGA of America Coach: Chip Ridley, PGA
  • Team Texas (Farmers Branch)
    PGA of America Coach: Joey Anders, PGA
    Assistant Coach: April Pyle
  • Team Utah (Lehi)
    PGA of America Coach: Tele Wightman, PGA
    Assistant Coach: Jared Huish
    2021 National Champions
  • Team Virginia (Dulles)
    PGA of America Coach: Scott Holmes, PGA
    Assistant Coach: Tim Brogan, PGA

The 13u Championship kicks off this week. This is the third year of the live ESPN broadcast of the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship.

The live broadcast schedule is as follows:

All times ET:

  • Friday, Oct. 6, 2023
    • ESPN2 | 2-4 p.m.
    • ESPN+ | 4-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023
    • ESPNEWS | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • ESPN+ | 3-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023
    • ESPN2 | 2:30-4:30 a.m. (Encore)
    • ESPN2 | 5-7 p.m.

Next month, 12 Regional Champion All-Star teams of 72 junior golfers ages 14-17 will take center stage in the inaugural 17u National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship. The PGA of America announced the inaugural 17u Championship in July. More information about the 17u Championship and competing teams will be released following the conclusion of the 13u Championship.

Source: The Golf Wire

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