Greene County News
SCOTTSDALE. Ariz. — Xenia resident Mason Witt was a member of Team Ohio which competed in the PGA Junior League Golf National Championship, Nov. 19-21, at Grayhawk Golf Club.
Team Ohio edged Team New Jersey by a 6.5 to 5.5 score to claim third place in the eight-team competition. Defending junior team champion Team California defeated Team Georgia in the final.
The eight teams were comprised of 80 top junior players from across America, each winning their Regional competition to advance to the PGA Junior League Golf National Championship presented by National Car Rental. A record of 36,000 boys and girls participated in PGA Junior League Golf in 2016.
Witt, 13, was teamed with Solomon Petrie, of Akron, Blaze Tanner of Aurora, Topher Reed of Fairview Park, Ben Basta of Hudson, Grant and Gaege Gobezie of Hunting Valley, Josh Wright of Fairlawn, along with Nicholas Piesen and Michael Lee of Strongsville. Sam Webb, of Strongsville, was the team’s alternate. The team was coached by Chris Reed, and its PGA Team captain was Jim Wise.
Golf Channel will air a two-hour, primetime special on the PGA Junior League Golf National Championship at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT — with a rebroadcast later that night at midnight ET/9 p.m. PT, Tuesday (Nov. 29). An encore presentation will also air at 3 p.m./Noon Pacific on Dec. 21.
Final Standings (Home town in parentheses): 1. California (Livermore); 2. Georgia (Alpharetta); 3. Ohio (Columbia Station); 4. New Jersey (Hillsborough); 5. Connecticut (Cromwell); 6. Texas (Cedar Park); 7. Alabama (Huntsville); Illinois (Lemont).
Story provided by Hayley Wilson, of Alday Communications.