Arkadelphia seventh grader Gray Manning and his golf team will now advance to the national finals of the PGA Junior League.

Arkadelphia seventh grader Gray Manning and his golf team will now advance to the national finals of the PGA Junior League.
Manning is a member of the statewide group, Little Rock South, which consists of young golfers who compete in a team-oriented environment. Manning is the only player on the team to hail from Arkadelphia. A recent regional tournament was to decide who would move on to nationals.
LRS defeated a team from Chattanooga 7-5 during a match in New Orleans last week. In another game, Shreveport emerged victorious, thus setting a showdown Sunday morning to determine who would advance. LRS would take the win again with a 7-5.
The team's total scoring and points consisted of a 3-0 record with 22.5 points. They are now set to go to the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. later this year.
The players will be provided gear to adorn during their stay, including uniforms and matching shorts for matches and outerwear.
In addition, the PGA is granting $350 travel stipends and a hotel room. While off the courses, competitors will be able to attend dinners and lunches and hear from PGA professionals, who will be speaking.
National Car Rental will present the tournament from Nov. 15-19.