Storm Golfers turned in consistent scores in the first PING Junior Interclub match of the season at the Phoenician Golf Club, topping the field in low gross score, and finishing 4th overall. Tanner Van Newkirk (78) and Tanner Pixley (78) led all Storm Golfers, with Jake Contos (80), Jack PlesKovitch (81) and Alex Jablon (81) rounding out the team scores.
The team returns home for a match on Masters Sunday at Troon North. Tanner, Tanner and Jake this week will be joined by Clay Stupi and Brody Burnell.
About PING Junior Interclub. Storm Golf partners with Troon North Golf Club and manages the selection and participation of its' Storm Pinnacle Troon North Interlub Team. In 2008, the PING Junior Interclub (PJI) was launched. Currently, the PJI is the flagship program for Junior Golf University (JGU). The PJI is a tournament series providing junior golfers with the unique opportunity to compete as a member of a team. The program offers a welcoming, fun environment for those just starting to play competitive golf. Using the interclub concept, junior players develop team-based skills inherent in other sports, while competing in golf, a game that fosters integrity, leadership and life skills.
Teams are formed by private, public and resort-style golf facilities. JGU also sponsors teams formed by the local First Tee chapter.