It was an intensely rainy weekend at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas, but that didn’t stop the Axis All-Stars from punching their second ticket to the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental!
Last year, Hurricane Harvey threatened the Houston-based Axis All-Stars’ trip to their Regional, but the team escaped unscathed and captured the Regional for their first-ever trip to the Championship.
Rain quickly began falling non-stop on Saturday, which put a quick end to golf for the day. The first session resumed early Sunday morning, with the Southern Texas PGA Jr. League Section Champion Axis All-Stars besting the Sun Country PGA Jr. League Section Champion Albuquerque B All-Stars 11 to 1, and the Northern Texas PGA Jr. League Section Champion McKinney All-Stars defeating the Colorado PGA Jr. League Section Champion Timm Golf Academy All-Stars 7 ½ to 4 ½.
In the second session, the McKinney All-Stars extended their winning streak with a 7 to 5 win over the Albuquerque B All-Stars, as did the Axis All-Stars with a 9 ½ to 2 ½ win over the Timm Golf Academy All-Stars.
Play started early on Sunday morning to get in as much golf as possible.
Anya (second from left) and her teammates celebrated her chip in for birdie!
The Northern and Southern Texas teams met for the championship match in the afternoon, with the Axis All-Stars winning 8 ½ to 3 ½ and once again securing their spot in the PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental.
The Axis All-Stars (blue) representing the Southern Texas PGA Section and the McKinney All-Stars (green) representing the Northern Texas PGA Section met for the title.
Regional Champions: Axis All-Stars
Third Place: Timm Golf Academy All-Stars
Runners-Up: McKinney All-Stars
Fourth Place: Albuquerque B All-Stars