Gabriel Augustin Wartelle, son of longtime WGTF/USGTF member Thomas T Wartelle, won the USSSA 11 & under National Championship. Gabriel also garnered the Tour’s Leading Points Winner award for this age group. The national championship was held at the TPC Louisiana in Avondale, home of the PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic.

Gabriel held the lead from day one of the three-round event. However, he had to hold off two surging competitors during the final round. He sealed the win with a 10-foot putt on the last hole. Gabriel’s solid play during the week provided him the advantage to overcome the other competitors, as he lead the field in driving accuracy and ball striking.

In addition to his recent win, Gabriel was named to the Louisiana Golf Association’s River Cup team, which is a junior Ryder Cup-style format competition, to be played against Mississippi’s best junior golfers. The event will be held at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant, Louisiana.

Gabriel trains under the tutelage of his father, Thomas. His current home course is TPC Louisiana. As a French citizen, Gabriel normally represents France. However, he holds dual French/American citizenship and will represent Louisiana in the LGA River Cup.

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