Two Eagle Ridge Junior League Golfers Make the All Star Team
Two Eagle Ridge Golf Club Junior League players have made the PGA Junior League Golf All Star Team. Kevin Ostrander, age 10, Pt. Pleasant, and Alexandra Schaul, age 13, Howell, whose team won two rounds of playoffs, will now represent New Jersey for the Regional Championship at LedgeRock Golf Club in Pennsylvania on September 15 and 16, 2018.
Ostrander and Schaul will be joining other All Star golf players at LedgeRock as Team NJ, hoping to advance to the national competition in Arizona this November.
Rylee Plitz, Toms River, head golf professional at Eagle Ridge Golf Club, 2 Augusta Drive, Lakewood, N.J., said, “Congratulations to our New Jersey PGA Jr. League Section Champions, League 8! It was an awesome match that came down to a playoff hole and then a chip-off to finally decide the winner.”
Registration for the PGA Junior League program at Eagle Ridge opens in February. The program runs throughout May and June. Plitz said that this year enough golfers, ages 8 – 13, signed up to form two teams. Out of those teams, Ostrander and Schaul became All Stars.
The PGA Jr. League began in 2011 and now has more than 42,000 youth participants. The program, accessible to all interested kids, is designed to be recreational and developmental, focusing on fun, recreation, good health, and sportsmanship. It highlights team play, with a two-person scramble format, versus individual competition and serves as a feeder system to transition youth golfers to existing junior golf programs.
For more information, visit https://www.pgajrleague.com/page/show/4394664-postseason Contact Plitz at 732-901-4900 Ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.eagleridgegolf.com.
About Golf at EagleRidge Golf Club: Golf is available 363 days a year (not available Christmas or New Year’s Day). The course is open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday – Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., weekends, in season. Visit www.eagleridgegolf.com to book tee times.