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PGA Jr. League Regional Preview

September 11th, 2019

Author: Brady Sharkey
Riverside, Iowa – The Glen Oaks Country Club and the Iowa PGA Section will be hosting the Region 8 PGA Jr. League Regional on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th. The event will be a round robin format with four teams competing. The Iowa PGA Section, Minnesota PGA Section, Nebraska PGA Section and Colorado PGA Section will be represented at the event. The Region 8 champion will be one of twelve teams competing at the PGA Jr. League National Championship held October 11-14, 2019 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Iowa PGA will be represented by the Ames/Marshalltown League All-Stars. The team is comprised of players from Briarwood Golf Club (Ankeny), Elmwood Country Club (Marshalltown), Indian Creek Country Club (Nevada) and Veenker Memorial Golf Course (Ames). The team is led by Captain Greg Dingel, PGA of Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Coach Jay Giannetto, PGA of Elmwood Country Club. 

The Ames/Marshalltown League All-Stars began their postseason journey at the West Sub-Section Championship played at Westwood Golf Course in Newton. The team advanced to the Iowa PGA Jr. League Section Championship at Sunnyside Country Club in Waterloo. The team defeated the Waterloo West All-Stars in their Semi-Final match. In the Final match, the team defeated the Dubuque League All-Stars 6.5 to 5.5 to advance to the PGA Jr. League Regional.
Session #1
Match #1
Team Minnesota - 11
Team Nebraska - 1

Match #2
Team Colorado - 10
Team Iowa - 2
Session #2
Match #1
Team Colorado - 9.5
Team Nebraska - 2.5

Match #2
Team Minnesota - 9
Team Iowa - 3

Standings following Session #2
Team Minnesota 2-0 20pts
Team Colorado 2-0 19.5pts
Team Iowa 0-2 5pts
Team Nebraska 3.5pts
Session #3
Match #1
Team Nebraska
Team Iowa

Match #2
Team Minnesota
Team Colorado

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The Iowa PGA Foundation Utilizes the game of golf to positively impact lives through charitable giving with emphasis on scholarships, junior golf and injured veterans. The Iowa PGA Foundation received its 501 (C) 3 status by the Internal Revenue Service in May of 2011. The Iowa PGA Foundations was formed as a charitable arm of the Iowa PGA Section, which is a 501 (c) 6 corporation. The goals of the Foundation involve golf for children, scholarships and support for injured veterans.