For the third consecutive year, the Brookhaven Blue All-Stars are headed to the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League 13u Championship after defeating the Eclipse Academy Red All-Stars (Spring, Texas) 10-2 on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 10). The Brookhaven Blue All-Stars, led by PGA Head Coach Joey Anders and Assistant Coach April Pyle, will compete as Team Texas at PGA Frisco’s Fields Ranch West (Texas), Oct. 4-8, 2023. The event will be broadcast live on select ESPN networks.
All eight of the 13u teams in the Regional Championship shot under par in the qualifying round Saturday (Sept. 9). Brookhaven Blue led all teams with a -33, 13 shots better than their Brookhaven Red clubmates as well as the Eclipse Academy Red All-Stars with a -20. Brookhaven Red ultimately earned the second seed on the second tiebreaker with a two-shot advantage over Eclipse Academy Red on the four score total on the second 9 holes. Three teams shot a -14 in stroke play, including Sandia Golf Club 1 (Albuquerque, NM), April Sound Blue (Montgomery, Texas) and River Place (Austin, Texas) forcing another tiebreaker to determine the fourth seed. Sandia Golf Club 1 earned the final spot in the Sunday semi-finals, beating out April Sound by one stroke when using all four scores for the day. The Fort Collins Country Club Death Stars (Colo.) shot a -12, followed by the Elevation Junior Golf Academy (Parker, Colo.) with a -4.
In semifinal match play action, Brookhaven Blue defeated Sandia Golf Club 9.5-2.5, while Eclipse Academy defeated Brookhaven Red 6.5-5.5 to set up the championship match.
Teams not making the semifinals participated in a 9-hole, two-person scramble shootout.
Ian Chen and Cody Borden of April Sound Blue All-Stars captured the 13u title, shooting a 30.
Brookhaven Blue All-Stars Players
- Beckett McLaughlin, 11, Austin TX
- Brayden Verret, 12, McKinney TX
- Bryar Murphy, 12, Prosper TX
- Chase Roman, 13, McKinney TX
- Cooper McDole, 13, Southlake TX
- Lincoln Rubis, 11, Farmers Branch TX
- Wyatt Brindza, 11, Celina TX
- Zachary Rubis, 13, Farmers Branch TX
Brookhaven Red All-Stars Players
- Carson James, 13, Prosper TX
- Charlie Novel, 13, Dallas TX
- Cole Murphy, 10, Prosper TX
- Ella Dewitt, 13, Dallas TX
- Evan Evola, 13, Highland Village TX
- Krish Shah, 13, Dallas TX
- Naomi-Anne Phan, 13, Grand Prairie TX
- Wesley Crofford, 13, Dallas TX