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Region 7 Recap

By PGA of America, 09/10/17, 5:45PM EDT

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Axis All-Stars of Houston secure their spot at the Championship

The Axis All-Stars have proven they are #HoustonStrong and claimed one of eight spots at the PGA Junior League Championship presented by National Car Rental!

The Houston team was in second leading up to the final session, trailing the Grayhawk All-Stars by 3.5 points in total. The Axis All-Stars made a resilient comeback this morning, defeating the Mt. Elbert All-Stars 9 points to 3 points, which allowed them to narrowly edge the Grayhawk All-Stars out by a half-point overall.

     At the end of the day, it came down to the last hole. Everyone was a little nervous, and they knew what was on the line. It was an exciting day!

– EJ Kim, PGA, Captain of the Axis All-Stars

 

 

 

 

Total Scoring and Points

Scoring is determined first by record, then by points

1st: Axis (Houston, Texas): ­2-1 Record, 22 Points

2nd: Grayhawk (Scottsdale, Arizona): 2-1 Record, 21.5 Points

3rd: Brookhaven (Dallas, Texas): 2-1 Record, 19.5 Points

4th: Mt. Elbert (Denver, Colorado): 0-3 Record, 8.5­ Points

Southwest Regional: Day 2 Instagram Story

Regional Champs: Axis All-Stars

 

Team Captain: EJ Kim, PGA
Assistant Coach: Ben Willman 

Player ages included below. All participants played with Axis Golf Academy & Fitting Center during the regular season, as the facility hosted its own league.

Jack Wiebe, 13

Jack Usner, 12

Treed Huang, 12

Daniel Zou, 11

Alex Papayoanou, 12

Bowen Ballis, 11

Marek Fleming, 11

Finn Burkholder, 10

Breckin Franklin, 12

Aaron Pounds, 12

Axis All-Stars

Regional Champions: Axis All-Stars

Axis All-Stars

Regional Champions: Axis All-Stars

Grayhawk All-Stars

Second Place: Grayhawk All-Stars

Brookhaven All-Stars

Third Place: Brookhaven All-Stars

Mt. Elbert All-Stars

Fourth Place: Mt. Elbert All-Stars

The Mt. Elbert All-Stars showed great team spirit (check out this huddle!), and they had some pretty great answers to our Par 5 Q&A:

Colorado Huddle

Par 5 with the Mt. Elbert All-Stars

We look forward to seeing the Axis All-Stars represent Texas at the Championship!