- Texas Golf Insider
Team STPGA takes home the Cup for the Fifth Year in a Row
The SouthernTexas PGA team was victorious September 18th over the NorthernTexas PGA team at the11th Annual Texas Junior Cup.Matches presented byTCG Advisors by an overall point total of 18 to 6.Team STPGA led the matches by 5 points following the first day of competition and early on into day two of singles matches,Team STPGA secured the cup after winning 9 singles matches. Key victories forTeam STPGA on day one came from Aleah Shields-Rodipe and Dylan Knox during the 4-Ball Matches, who won their match 3&2 against Adrielle Miller and Lincoln Rubis from Team NTPGA. In the afternoon Scramble matches, five of the matches went down to the wire, each going to the final hole. Team STPGA won 4 out of these 5 matches, taking a strong lead of 8.5-3.5 after day one. “It really was all about the players this weekend.They did a fantastic job on the golf course.Their character and integrity was unparalleled,” said STPGA Captain Chris Westerdahl, PGA. “It was an honor to be their coach and to see them win.” Team STPGA secured the cup during day two of theTexas Junior Cup Matches after the first four groups won their singles matches, putting Team STPGA at 12.5 points, enough points to win the overall matches.Team STPGA proceeded to win five more matches and tie one, to finish the day at 9.5Team STPGA and 2.5Team NTPGA.
The Texas Junior Cup Matches is an annual competition between the SouthernTexas PGA and the NorthernTexas PGA Sections. The Ryder Cup-style format features teams represented by 12 junior golfers under the age of 12 who earned their exemptions into this event through various tournaments in each Section.The teams competed in Four-Ball and Scramble Matches day one, and Singles Matches the final day. Chris Westerdahl, PGA Director of Instruction at Sterling Country Club served asTeam STPGA’s captain for the first time, and Vince Bove, PGA Program Lead - Drive, Chip and Putt served asTeam NTPGA’s captain for the fourth year.
This year marks the 11th anniversary of the Texas Junior Cup Matches with the inaugural matches taking place in 2012 at Northwood Club in Dallas,Texas.After this year’s event, both teams now have a record of 5-5-1. The 2022 matches were contested at Sand Hill Farm Golf Course, a unique 9-hole private course created by the Tucker family, founders of Mustang Cat, and designed by former professional golfer, Peter Jacobsen.