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Houston-based all-star team wins PGA Junior League regional title in Westminster; Colorado team finishes fourth

by Gary Baines - 9/10/2017

The PGA Junior League season in the state came to a close on Sunday, but not before a representative of Colorado made a regional appearance in its home state.

The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills in Westminster hosted the PGAJL Southwest Regional over the weekend, drawing opposing teams from Dallas, Houston and Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Axis All-Stars from greater Houston, which is in the process of rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey, won the Southwest Regional title and therefore will advance to the PGA Junior League national championship, set for Nov. 16-19 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale.

With all four teams at Hyland Hills playing three matches in a round-robin -- two on Saturday and one on Sunday -- Colorado-based Mt. Elbert went 0-3 and finished fourth, with nine points.

On Saturday, Mt. Elbert fell to Brookhaven from the Dallas area, 8-4, and to Grayhawk from Scottsdale, 10-2. On Sunday, Axis defeated Mt. Elbert 9-3.

Here's the Mt. Elbert All-Star team roster that represented Colorado over the weekend after winning the Sub-Regional competition (more than 1,500 juniors competed in PGA Junior League in Colorado this year):

Team Captain: Rick Timm, PGA -- Timm Golf Academy
Assistant Coach: Tim Porter
Traejan Andrews, 13 -- Timm Golf Academy
Ty Andrews, 10 -- Timm Golf Academy 
Kaden Devenport, 11 -- Timm Golf Academy
Rachel Penzenstadler, 13 -- Timm Golf Academy
Andy Schwartz, 12 -- The Links Golf Course
Dylan Bundy, 12 -- The Links Golf Course
Qwenton Caldwell, 13 -- The Links Golf Course
Max Zadvorny, 12 -- South Suburban Golf Course
Cade Rummell, 13 -- Fossil Trace Golf Club
Ayzic Belanger, 13 -- Family Sports Center Golf Course

The three other teams competing at Hyland Hills over the weekend each went 2-1 in round-robin action, but Axis finished with 22 points, edging Grayhawk (21.5) and Brookhaven (19.5).

Axis started with a 6.5-5.5 loss to Grayhawk, beat Brookhaven 7.5-4.5, then defeated Mt. Elbert 9-3.

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