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August 17, 2013

Team Indiana advances to Junior PGA All-Stars Nationals


The format in the Junior PGA All-Stars utilizes all 10 players grouped in pairs of twosomes and threesomes and compete head-to-head in scrambles-style match play against corresponding groups from another team across nine holes. Scoring is similar to golf’s Ryder Cup, with points earned for winning (one point or flag), or tying (a half point) three-hole segments (as opposed to an 18-hole match in Ryder Cup) of each nine-hole match, making 12 possible points to be shared.

The key for the coach is blending his players into the most competitive combinations.

“There is a lot of strategy on who to pair with whom, and how to pair their strengths and weaknesses,” Alexander said. “It’s not just who is a longer driver and who has the better short game. It’s about matching up their personalities as well.”

The Pooles, twin sons of ex-PGA pro Jim Poole, play as one twosome, and are arguably the team’s strongest pairing. The other twosome features Lilly, a “perfectionist” according to Alexander, and lone female Stiener, who blends perfectly with her calm demeanor and focus.

Nickol plays in a rotating trio with Riverside’s Fujita and Krusynski. Manning, Miller, and Short are the other trio.

The combinations have been working as the locals have been consistently winning in convincing fashion. All three matches won in Chicago duals came by 8-4 scores, including a win over the defending regional winning team representing Noblesville.

Competition promises to get tougher when they next compete with regional winners from Connecticut, West Virginia, Florida, Dallas, and Sacramento.

“We played and beat some teams that were in the National Finals last year,” Alexander said. “We’ve heard there are some teams out there that are unbelievably good, shooting six or seven under across nine holes. We’ve been under the anticipation that we will run into a team who can put it to us, but we’ve not seen it yet.”

The team is planning at least one fundraiser to ease the cost of attending Nationals. Direct contributions supporting the team may be made by contacting Alexander or Weaver at the Prestwick Golf Shop by calling 745-6448.

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