2015 Junior Match Play Championship at Firewheel Golf Park

2015 Junior Match Play Championship at Firewheel Golf Park

2015 Junior Match Play Championship at Firewheel Golf Park

Posted on August 19, 2015
Dallas, Texas –The inaugural NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship is an annual competition designed to provide a unique experience for the more experienced junior golfers ages 7-19. 
 
The NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship was conducted at Firewheel Golf Park (Bridges) in Garland on Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 16. The tournament featured five days of high-level competition amongst some of the best junior golfers in the region.  The first two days of the tournament were conducted at 36-holes of individual stroke play for players competing the 11-18 age divisions (18-holes each day) and at 18-holes of individual stroke play for players competing in the 7-10 age divisions (9-holes each day). 
 
Once the individual stroke play portion of the tournament was complete, players advanced to Match Play based on how they finished in their respective age divisions.  Sixteen players in the Boys 15-18, Girls 15-18, Boys 13-14 and Girls 13-14 age divisions advanced to the first round of match play, while eight players in the Boys 11-12, Girls 11-12, Boys 9-10, Girls 9-10, Boys 7-8 and Girls 7-8 age divisions advanced to match play.  
 
The NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship featured multiple tournament exemptions for the top finishers of each age division including exemptions into the Byron Nelson Junior Championship and the prestigious Junior PGA Championship for the champion of the Boys 15-18 age division.  The champion of the Girls 15-18 age division also earned an exemption into the Junior PGA Championship as well as the Texas Girls’ Invitational.  Champions for the Boys 11-12 and Girls 11-12 age divisions earned a spot on this year’s prestigious Northern Texas PGA Junior Cup team. Exemptions are as follows:
 
  • Boys 15-18 Champion: Jake Benanti (74-75—149)
    • One (1) Byron Nelson Junior Championship
    • One (1) Junior PGA Championship
  • Girls 15-18 Champion: Kaity Cummings (75-72—147)
    • One (1) Junior PGA Championship
    • One (1) Texas Girls’ Invitational
  • Boys 11-12 Champion:  Jase Summy (74-70—144)
    • One (1) Texas Junior Cup Matches Invitation
  • Girls 11-12 Champion: Summer Lee
    • One (1) Texas Junior Cup Matches Invitation
 
View the tournament results, photos and highlight video.
 
For more information on the NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship, please visit www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com or contact Jordan Harris at the Northern Texas PGA office at (214) 420-7421 or by email at jharris@ntpga.com.