St. Louis Team Place Fourth at PGA Jr. League Regional

From left to right: JT Grabowski, Zach Mesplay, Shay Zinzuwadia, Yash Rao

The Whitmoor 17u All-Stars of Weldon Spring, Missouri, won the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia this weekend.

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

About stlsportspage 1338 Articles
For the latest news and features in St. Louis Sports check out STLSportsPage.com. Rob Rains, Editor.