Finau’s Son To Compete At PGA Junior League Championship

Oct 6, 2022, 3:46 PM
Tony Finau of the United States celebrates his hole-in-one on the seventh hole with his children during the Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Finau family, including PGA Tour golfer Tony Finau, has traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona, to cheer on Jraice Finau and Team Utah at the PGA Junior League Championship.

The competition is being held at the renowned Grayhawk Golf Club and play begins on Friday, October 7th. ESPN2 will broadcast Friday’s play, ESPN News on Saturday, and ESPN U on Sunday.

Team Utah will be looking to defend its 2021 PGA Junior League title after securing the silverware a year ago.

Jraice, 10, was not on the team a year ago, rather, his focus has shifted from basketball to golf, according to a recent Instagram post on the Finau family account.

“This time last year we were watching the PGA Junior League golf tournament on TV at home, as Team Utah captured the national championship. Jraice was 9 years old and basketball was life! Fast forward to today yo boy is a full-time golfer & has put in a lot of work this season to earn a spot on the team. Grateful to be here & these awesome experiences for Jraice. Let’s go Team Utah!”


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The PGA Junior League Championship consists of 96 boys and girls under the age of 13 representing 12 teams from across the country. Team Utah is joined by teams from California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennslyvania, and Texas.

According to the PGA Junior League website, 70,000 children competed in the PGA Junior League competition this year. The PGA Junior League Championship consists of the top 12 teams from across the country.

“I am excited to be here, excited to cheer on my son and Team Utah as they try to defend their title,” Tony Finau said. “I am excited to be here and watch all of the juniors compete, good luck to all that are involved.”


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