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Northern Texas PGA and Southern Texas PGA Announce 3rd Annual Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches Teams

July 23rd, 2018

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Dallas, Texas – The Northern Texas PGA and Southern Texas PGA are pleased to announce the teams for the 3rd Annual Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches at Shady Oaks Country Club. The event is an annual competition between the Northern and Southern Texas PGA Junior Tours’ top six boys and top six girls aged 13-18. The Matches provide a unique, one of a kind experience for each Tour’s best playing junior golfers.
 
The Ryder Cup-style format features 12 junior golfers from each Tour competing in 18-hole Four-Ball and 9-hole Alternate Shot Matches the first day, followed by 18-hole Singles Matches the final day. The historic Shady Oaks Country Club will once again play host to the event from August 7-8 with the Northern Texas PGA conducting.
 
Members from the Northern Texas PGA and Southern Texas PGA teams qualify to compete via All American Tour and Prestige Tour events, respectively.  
 
The following players will represent the Northern Texas PGA:
·       Advait Chutke of Flower Mound, TX
·       Megan Daleo of Plano, TX
·       Kaelen Dulany of Keller, TX
·       Anthony Elisco of Dallas, TX
·       Ella Fisher of Aledo, TX
·       Michael Heidelbaugh of Dallas, TX
·       Trinity King of Arlington, TX
·       Walker LaRue of Tyler, TX
·       Karen Lee of Grapevine, TX
·       Sydney McConnell of Tyler, TX
·       Brooke Morales of McKinney, TX
·       Matthew Watkins of Rockwall, TX
 
The following players will represent the Southern Texas PGA:
·       Michelle Becker of San Antonio, TX
·       Isha Dhruva of Katy, TX
·       Hunter Drotts of League City, TX
·       Jackie Feldman of Austin, TX
·       Alex Hernandez of Victoria, TX
·       Zakary Jones of Spring, TX
·       Trace Martin of Kyle, TX
·       Brooke McDonough of Lakeway, TX
·       Emily Mu of Austin, TX
·       Cooper New of Comfort, TX
·       Tomek Pickrell of Cypress, TX
·       Annika Saidleman of Austin, TX
 
Serving as captains of the Northern Texas PGA team will be former NTPGA Junior Tour members Garrett Glanton, who plays college golf at Abilene Christian University, and Kenzie Wright, who will be joining the University of Alabama golf team. The captains of the Southern Texas PGA team will be former STPGA Junior Tour members Braden Bailey, who plays golf at Baylor University, and Lauren Comegys, from James Madison University’s golf team. 
 
The Northern Texas PGA team has claimed the Matches the first two years and is looking to make it three in a row.
 
For more information on the Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches, please contact Casey Rayburn at the Northern Texas PGA office at (214) 420-7421 or by email at crayburn@ntpga.com, or Sam Dennstaedt at the Southern Texas PGA office at (832) 442-2404 or by email at sdennstaedt@pgahq.com.