Local League Play at Mallard Creek:
Children between the ages of 8-13 are able to sign up and play in the PGA Junior League. The league involved both practices and matches. The 12-week regular season allows junior golfers to improve their game, meet lifelong friends and teaches teamwork above all else.
This season at Mallard Creek, we had 72 junior golfers sign up – the most we have ever had! From those 72 junior golfers, 6 teams are formed who play matches against each other throughout the season.
From the 72 junior golfers who are involved in the league, a post-season team of 12 golfers is formed following the completion of the league season.
Teams are then seeded into post-season brackets and play against other leagues’ all-star teams. The Mallard Creek All-Stars got out to a quick start this year, winning six matches to once again secure their title as Ohio State Champions.
After winning the state championship, the team headed to regionals. Regionals, the last tournament before the National Championship, are where the competition steps up.
The Mallard Creek All-Stars would step up to the task at hand, and won all three of their matches at regionals to win the Midwest Regional. They defeated Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana en route to punching their ticket to Scottsdale, Arizona.
Mallard Creek’s All-Star Team Players:
Nicholas Piesen, Solomon Petrie, Jack Vojtko, Tyler Sabo, Preston Trumpler, Nolan Haynes, MJ Myers, Madison Reemsnyder, Ben Skrpac, Kyle Salamon, Dean Upholzer and Bryan Stone.
The National Championship:
The National Championship will once again be held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The tournament will begin on November 15 and finish on November 19.
The eight teams qualifying for the 2017 National Championship are:
New Hampshire, California, Illinois, New Jersey, Arkansas, Texas, Georgia and Ohio.