Encinitas junior golfers take second place in West Regional


An All-Star team of junior golfers from Encinitas Ranch Golf Course came in second in the PGA Junior League Golf West Regional Sept. 20-21 at the San Ramon Golf Club near San Francisco.

The winners, San Ramon Golf Club, will advance to the PGA Junior League Golf Championship at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., from Oct. 23-26.

The San Diego PGA Junior League Golf All-Stars were led by team captain John Mason, PGA, Encinitas Ranch Golf Course. They are: Ryan Smith, Tommy Stephenson, Adam Matteson, Krando Nishiba, Brooke Seay, Shane Ffrench, Alex Conley, Darien Zhao, Kevin Jiang, Jackson Moss and Vedarith Gaitoude. All players are from Encinitas Ranch Golf Course.

PGA Junior League Golf is supported by the PGA of America. It gives boys and girls ages 13 years and under, the opportunity to learn and play golf in a fun, social and team environment. Teams play four nine-hole matches in a two-person scramble format (with numbered jerseys). This format limits pressure on players and allows for substitutions by PGA Professional coaches. This year, 18,000 kids on 1,500 teams across the country participated in the program, doubling last year’s participation figures.

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