On a hot day at Point Venture Golf Course, the Axis All-Stars set the world ablaze on Sunday, August 19 as they cruised to victory in the PGA Junior League Southern Texas Section Championship. Captained by PGA Professional Ben Willman, the team composed of Finn Burkholder, Huang Treed, Jack Usner, Bowen Ballis, Marek Fleming, Austin Hofferkamp, Daniel Zou, Aaron Pounds, Brecken Franklin, and Jaivir Pande successfully defended their trophy after winning last year, and advance to the PGA Junior League Regional Championship, which will be held at Firewheel Golf Park in Garland, Texas on September 8-9.
The day began at Point Venture with four teams aspiring to win the Section crown, as the Axis All-Stars squared off against the Kingwood All-Stars, while the Austin Prestige All-Stars battled the Georgetown Round Rock All-Stars. The Axis All-Stars defeated the Kingwood All-Stars 8.5 to 3.5, while the Austin Prestige All-Stars topped the Georgetown Round Rock All-Stars 10 to 2.
Following a lunch break, the first and third place matches commenced in the afternoon where it was the Axis All-Stars who submitted their place in the Regional Championship with a 10 to 2 win over the Austin Prestige All-Stars. The Kingwood All-Stars nipped the Georgetown Round Rock All-Stars 7 to 5, giving them third place honors.
Congratulations to everyone from all four teams who advanced to this stage, and best of luck to the Axis All-Stars next month where they will take on the Section Champions from Northern Texas, Sun Country, and Colorado. The winning team at Firewheel Golf Park will advance to the PGA Junior League Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 16-19.