PEKIN, Ill. — The youth golf tournament hosted by a PGA touring pro is bringing a smile to the face of that professional.
The second D.A. Points Youth Golf Championship finished up at Pekin Country Club on Thursday. Ninety-six junior golfers played in the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) event hosted by Points on his home golf course.
And there could have been a bigger field than the 60 boys and 36 girls who competed.
“I found out we had the most or one of the most applied for tournaments,” Points said. “Two hundred and some boys applied for 60 spots. That’s really cool. For a tournament in its second year, that’s really awesome.”
Points, who turned professional in 1999, had neck surgery ten weeks ago and has missed most of the PGA Tour season. He is hoping to return to action in September.
“When I think about it, I’ve been playing professional golf for 20 years now. I have been playing competitive golf for 35 years, 37 years actually,” Points said. “So to not do it is tough.”