Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour and Firewheel Golf Park Announce the NTPGA Junior Match Play Champion

Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour and Firewheel Golf Park Announce the NTPGA Junior Match Play Champion

Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour and Firewheel Golf Park Announce the NTPGA Junior Match Play Champion

Posted on March 03, 2015
The Northern Texas PGA and Firewheel Golf Park are pleased to present the inaugural NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship, an annual competition designed to provide a unique experience for the more experienced junior golfers ages 7-19.  

The NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship will be conducted at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland beginning June 8 through June 12.  The tournament will feature five days of high-level competition amongst some of the best junior golfers in the region.  The first two days of the tournament will be conducted at 36-holes of individual stroke play for players competing in 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 is complete, players will advance to Match Play based on how they finish in their respective age divisions.  Sixteen players in the Boys 15-18, Girls 15-18, Boys 13-14 and Girls 13-14 age divisions will advance 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 will advance to match play.   

“This is such a unique experience for the junior golfers in North Texas,” said Don Kennedy, Director of Golf at Firewheel Golf Park.  “Match play is such an important part of the game of golf and we are excited to host this Championship and look forward to continuing this tradition going forward.”

The NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship will feature 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 will also earn an exemption into the Junior PGA Championship as well as the Texas Girls’ Invitational. 

“We are excited to present our junior golfers with an opportunity to compete at a high level on a regional basis,” stated Mark Harrison, Northern Texas PGA Executive Director.  “The NTPGA Junior Match Play Championship at Firewheel Golf Park will truly be a one-of-a-kind experience that junior golfers will take pride competing in and provide memories they will not soon forget.”  

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.