Bellingham Junior PGA League team comes up just short at national event

Updated: November 4, 2019

The team from Bellingham Country Club calling themselves “The Scrubbs” took part in the 8th annual PGA Junior League Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

   The Bellingham team finished 2-3 in its Ryder Division missing out on reaching the championship match but did beat teams from Louisiana and Ohio along the way.

   The team from Georgia beat Texas in the championship match.

   Twelve All-Star Teams of junior golfers ages 14 and under competed in the event. The teams were divided into two divisions – Ryder and Wanamaker – and play each other in a series of round-robin, nine-hole matches, utilizing a two-person, scramble format. After a skills competition each team competed against the five other teams in its division throughout the day over the weekend.

   On the final day, the two teams with the best division records met for the national title.

   This year, a two-hour highlight show debuted on ESPN2 on Sunday, Nov. 3 stating that ESPN will be the new broadcast network of the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental. For the second year, the Championship’s cub reporter and PGA Jr. League player himself – 11-year-old Warren Fisher of Riverton, Utah – was back to provide his colorful commentary and updates throughout the weekend of the PGA Junior League Championships.

   “The PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental is the pinnacle of a fun and exciting postseason for these 12 talented All-Star teams,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley, PGA/LPGA. “Grayhawk Golf Club has helped us create a remarkable experience for the PGA Jr. League All-Stars and their families, and we look forward to welcoming them to Scottsdale.”