Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. July 22 – BallenIsles Country Club is celebrating the successful conclusion of its 3rd Annual BallenIsles Junior Cup which showcased young, rising stars of golf in a Ryder Cup format tournament on the Club’s historic championship East Course. “We’re proud that our storied golf courses at BallenIsles Country Club, where many golf legends originally qualified for the PGA Tour have become the fitting setting of a defining tournament for Golf’s next generation,” BallenIsles General Manager Derrick Barnett said.
The invitation-only event allowed 36 accomplished junior golfers from the local community to compete on the same course that legendary players like Jack Nicklaus, Julius Boros and Sam Snead won PGA Championships. “We’re very grateful to our sponsors Cleveland Golf and Srixon for helping us roll out the red carpet again on a superb event for these accomplished young people, which allows to give back to the community, grow the game of golf and spotlight elite junior players who have our admiration for what they have been able to achieve,” said Director of Golf Brian Kelley. Players were paired in an “East” and “West” team with the “East” team prevailing this year to take the Cup.
EAST TEAM Robert Roxas, Jalen Ledger, Palm Beach Gardens; Anthony Gabriele, Carson Klawonn, Ford Malmin, West Palm Beach; Mary Janiga, Wellington; Edgardo Arrazola, Juan Pablo Arrazola, Weston; Tracy Peyton, David Giandomenico, Boynton Beach; Lucy Robson, Stuart; Mike Anderson, Parkland; Radi Sauro, Lake Worth; Alex Rios, Coral Springs; Casey Farmer, Deerfield Beach; Kyle Napieralski, Jupiter; Bettina Almeida, Jensen Beach; Morgan Hobbs, Tequesta. WEST TEAM Andrew Kozan, Gage Marino, Gabrielle Correia, Zachary Smith, Michael Conforti, Palm Beach Gardens; Tim Cahill, Royal Palm Beach; Andreina Merchan, Alejandra Merchan, Weston; Alex Herzfeld, Coral Springs; Connor O’Rourke, Jupiter; Emily Faulkner, Palm City; Carl Chidambaram, Wellington; Ashley Burke, Boynton Beach; Chris Gonzalez, Coconut Creek;Jesus Delgado, Fort Lauderdale; Katelin Glass, Lake Worth; Johnny Newcomm, Tequesta; Ryan Lynch, Boynton Beach.
Highly regarded for its 3 championship golf courses, where many golf legends originally qualified for the PGA Tour, BallenIsles is also home to a $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex. Out of nearly 200 Clubs managed worldwide by Troon Golf, BallenIsles has been awarded the distinction “Facility of the Year”. For more information visit www.BallenIsles.org.
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