From left to right, the Meridian Valley Country Club team of Brian Thornton (assistant coach) Brianna Nguyen, Kylie Nguyen, Prisco Vacca, Lexie Mahler, Lexi Trummert and Kaitlin Ojendyk. COURTESY PHOTO, PGA Jr. League

From left to right, the Meridian Valley Country Club team of Brian Thornton (assistant coach) Brianna Nguyen, Kylie Nguyen, Prisco Vacca, Lexie Mahler, Lexi Trummert and Kaitlin Ojendyk. COURTESY PHOTO, PGA Jr. League

Kent team reaches semifinals of PGA Jr. League regionals

Meridian Valley Country Club team loses in Idaho to Utah squad

A team of teen golfers from the Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent advanced to the semifinals before losing at the National Car Rental PGA Jr. League Regional Sept. 9-11 at Canyon Springs Golf Course in Twin Falls, Idaho.

The team included Brianna Nguyen, 15, of Bellevue; Kaitlin Ojendyk, 14, of Newcastle; Kylie Nguyen, 16, of Federal Way; Lexie Mahler, 14, of Buckley; Lexi Trummert, 15, of Puyallup; and Prisco Vacca, 16 of Auburn. They competed with Meridian Valley Country Club as the facility hosted its own league during the recreational season.

Meridian Valley competed in the 17-under Division All-Star teams for boys and girls. Meridian Valley was seeded fourth out of five teams after opening rounds to advance to the semifinals against top-seeded Glenmoor of Utah, an all-boys team. Eighteen-hole team aggregate total determined match play advancement.

Players are assigned to tees based on their league age (birthdate just before all-star season starts) and gender.


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