From left to right: JT Grabowski, Zach Mesplay, Shay Zinzuwadia, Yash Rao
For the 17u players, day one (Saturday) of the Regional consisted of an 18-hole aggregate stroke play scramble competition, counting the top two of three scores. Whitmoor All-Stars shot an aggregate total of 145 on the first day of competition, leading the Family Golf and Learning Center All-Stars of St. Louis, Mo., by five shots. On day two (Sunday), Whitmoor and Family Golf and Learning Center faced off in a 9-hole head-to-head match, with Whitmoor being crowned as the Region 9 17u Champion, winning with 3.5 over the Family Golf and Learning All-Star’s 2.5.
Below are the Regional results and full team roster, and attached is a photo of the team from the Regional. You can find full standings and a short write-up of the Regional here.
13u Team Results
Regional Champion: Battle Creek 13u All-Stars of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma –
2nd Place: Mission Hills 13u All-Stars of Overland Park, Kansas
3rd Place: Eldon Golf Club 13u All-Stars of Eldon, Missouri
4th Place: STL 1 13u All-Stars of St. Louis, Missouri
While 13u teams do advance to the National Championship, 17u teams do not (at least this year)
17u Team Results
Inaugural 17u Division Champion: Whitmoor 17u All-Stars of Weldon Spring, Missouri
2nd Place: Family Golf and Learning Center 17u All-Stars of St. Louis, Missouri
3rd Place: Battle Creek 17u All-Stars of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
4th Place: Falcon Ridge Grand Summit 17u All-Stars (Kansas)
Whitmoor 17u All-Star Roster
Note: All players competed with Whitmoor Country Club during the summer season, as the facility hosted its own league.
Captain: Brian Maine, PGA – Director of Golf at Whitmoor Country Club
Coach: Paul O’Brien – Assistant Professional at Whitmoor Country Club
JT Grabowski, 15, of St. Peters
Zachary Mesplay, 15, of O’Fallon
Yash Rao, 15, of Fenton
Shay Zinzuwadia, 15, of Ballwin