Germantown Teens Will Golf in Israel
Joey and Zach Burkinshaw qualified for the 19th Maccabiah Games
High school golfers from Germantown qualified for a tournament in Israel, organizers announced Thursday.
Joseph “Joey” Burkinshaw, a senior at Northwest High School, will represent the United States at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2013. Burkinshaw will be competing in the Junior Boys’ Division.
His brother, Zachary “Zach” Burkinshaw, a sophomore at Northwest, is the team’s first alternate.
Maccabi USA is a Jewish nonprofit organization that offers athletic, cultural and educational programs.
The Burkinshaw boys’ performance at a three-day, 54-hole stroke play National Qualifying Tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, during mid-July secured their spots in the tournament, organizers said.
The Burkinshaws will be among 24 athletes come from 12 states, organizers said.