Sixteen All-Star teams of junior golfers (13U) competed for the opportunity to advance to the Section Championship

Fremont, NE – For the second year in a row, Fremont GC hosted the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Nebraska Section Championship Qualifier, with sixteen All-Star teams of junior golfers ages 13 and under and their families meeting for a fun and exciting day of competition.

Section Qualifiers and Championships are the first of three phases in the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship Season, which highlights the aspirational nature of competition celebrated in a way unique to PGA Jr. League. The event at Fremont GC was a 9-hole scramble stroke play qualifier in which each of the sixteen all-star teams were broken into four two-person scramble teams. Eight teams competed in an 8am shotgun and eight teams competed in a 12pm shotgun. Three/four best pair scores for each team were counted for the team total score.

There were two flights (the front 9 from the 8am and 12pm waves combined and the back 9 from the 8am and 12pm waves combined) in which the best two scores from each flight advanced to the Section Championship, which will be held on Saturday, August 12th at The Club at Indian Creek (Red Feather Course). The four teams who advanced to the 2023 Nebraska PGA Jr. League Section Championship are the Eastern Nebraska All- Stars, Miracle Hill #1 All-Stars, NW Iowa All-Stars and Capital City League All-Stars. The official results are below.

Following recreational play in the spring and summer, hundreds of 13u All-Star teams (boys and girls ages 10-13) and 17u All-Star teams (boys and girls ages 14-17), are formed from a combination of players in each league. Section Champions from both age divisions advance to the Regional stage of competition at one of 12 sites in September. Ultimately, twelve 13u Regional champions will vie for the title at the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Championship at Fields Ranch West at PGA Frisco, Oct. 3-8, to be broadcasted live on select ESPN networks.

PGA Jr. League is the flagship youth pillar program of the PGA of America’s 501(c)(3) foundation, PGA REACH, with the goal of making the program accessible to all youth regardless of background, circumstance or ability. Boys and girls ages 17 and under learn and play golf on teams, wear numbered jerseys and receive expert coaching from PGA Professionals.

National Car Rental was named the inaugural title partner of the Championship Season in February of 2022. PGA Jr. League’s biggest corporate partner since 2018, as well as an Official Partner and the Official Rental Car of the PGA of America since 2012, National’s new title partnership aims to continue fueling meaningful growth of PGA Jr. League and supporting the program’s endeavors to welcome more kids to the game.

Official Results:

Front 9 Flight

  1. Eastern Nebraska – 93
  2. Miracle Hill #1 – 119
  3. TheRidge–125
  4. Pine Lake #1 – 129
  5. Wild Horse – 134
  6. FirethornFireballs–136
  7. First T ee of Omaha – 146
  8. SiouxCityCC–No Score

Back 9 Flight

  1. NW Iowa – 106
  2. Capital City League – 106
  3. Spencer G&CC – 114
  4. Central Nebraska – 119
  5. Field Club of Omaha – 134
  6. Pine Lake #2 – 139
  7. Miracle Hill A – 140
  8. Hidden Valley – 143

**Teams in bold letters advanced to the 13U PGA Jr. League Nebraska Section Championship

Mic’d Up with Two PGA Jr. League Players from Omaha Field Club

Interview with Host PGA Professional Nathan Kalin of Fremont Golf Club