This past weekend, Team Connecticut placed fifth at the PGA Junior League Golf Championship in Duluth, Georgia.
Eight teams from across the United States participated in the tournament, which ran from Oct. 23 to 26, including Texas, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, California, Tennessee and Georgia.
The Connecticut team, coached by Suzy Whaley, consisted of 10 children from across the state.
“The kids are working together as a team – good or bad, win or lose,“ said Whaley. “What we’re building here is something incredible. We’re building people, young men and women, who are going to play golf for a lifetime.”
In the championship round on Sunday, Team Connecticut beat out Team Texas 8-4, to secure a fifth place finish.
Team member Maisie Filler said that she enjoyed playing and improving alongside her teammates.
“We worked together this week and that was really cool,” said Maisie. “I like playing with other people – you can help each other and get better.”
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