Junior golf matches heating up at Griffin Bell Golf Course

Published 5:39 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018

AMERICUS – With just two more matches in the local Junior PGA at Griffin Bell Golf Course, the competition is heating up as the players, ages 6-14, are competing to be among the top 10 players to go to the Atlanta Southwest Region 3 Tournament at the Braelin Golf Course in Peachtree City, GA on Saturday, July 28.

The last two Junior matches at Griffin Bell will be played Thursday, July 12 and the following Thursday, July 19. “We have our Junior League matches coming up on Thursdays for the month of July, and that will be for the PGA Junior League. We host three teams here,” Said Rocky Roquemore, Assistant Pro at Griffin Bell Golf Course.

Roquemore went on to say that the league has three teams. There are 10 kids on one team and nine kids on the other two teams. The top 10 Junior Match League players will qualify for the Atlanta Southwest Region 3 Tournament to be held at Braelin Golf Course in Peachtree City on Saturday, July 28.

According to Roquemore, the captains of each of the three teams are William Easterlin, Will Reeves and Banks Simmons.

In addition to the Junior PGA matches going on, Roquemore said there will be a Bubba Rib Tournament at Griffin Bell on Saturday, July 21. “It’s a 27-hole tournament which is open for anyone to compete in,” Roquemore said. “They will go out and play nine holes in one format. Then They’ll eat ribs and then go out and play another nine holes in a different format and then the last nine holes in another format. It changes the format all three sets of the nine,” Roquemore said.

Roquemore went on to say that after the Bubba Rib Tournament, there won’t be any more competition tournaments at Griffin Bell until the GSW President’s Classic to be held on Friday, October 19.