The Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches is an annual competition between the Northern and Southern Texas PGA Junior Tours’ top six boys and top six girls aged 13-18 played at Shady Oaks Country Club. The Matches will provide a unique, one of a kind experience for each Tour’s best playing junior golfers.
The Ryder Cup-style format will feature 12 junior golfers from each Tour competing in 18-hole Four-Ball and Foursome Matches the first day followed by 18-hole Singles Matches the final day. Shady Oaks Country Club will host, and the Northern Texas PGA will conduct the Matches each year. Established in 1958, Shady Oaks Country Club has a rich history including being the longtime home for the tournament’s namesake, Ben Hogan.
2019 Qualification Guidelines
Members from the Northern Texas PGA and Southern Texas PGA teams will qualify to compete via All-American Tour and Prestige Tour events respectively. There are six opportunities for players to earn a spot on the Southern Texas PGA Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches Team. Below are the events in which the champion in the listed divisions will earn a spot to represent Team STPGA.
Prestige Tour Premiere - January 26-27: Boys 13-18 and Girls 13-18
Battle at The Republic - March 11-12: Boys 13-18 and Girls 13-18
Spring Break Classic - March 16-17: Boys 13-18 and Girls 13-18
STPGA Match Play Championship - June 5-6: Boys 15-18 and Girls 13-18
Boys Southern Texas Section Junior PGA Championship - June 10-11: Boys 15-18 and Boys 13-14
Girls Southern Texas Section Junior PGA Championship - June 10-11: Girls 15-18 and Girls 13-14
NOTE 1: In the event that the winner of any division of the listed tournaments has already met the qualifying guidelines for the Ben Hogan Junior Cup team, the next best finishing player who has not already qualified, will be invited. After the third player is invited to play, the spot will be chosen by the team captain. All ties for a spot on the Ben Hogan Junior Cup team will be determined by a hole-by-hole sudden-death playoff immediately following play.
NOTE 2: Following a tournament in which a qualifying spot has been determined, should that qualified player be unable to compete in the Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches due to injury, illness, or scheduling conflict, the Ben Hogan Junior Cup team captain will select a replacement.
NOTE 3: All invited players for the Ben Hogan Cup team must be a member of the STPGA and reside in the confines of the Southern Texas Section.
For more information on the Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches, please contact the Southern Texas PGA at (832) 442-2404.
“Mr. Hogan always enjoyed seeing young golfers play the game here at Shady Oaks Country Club and I know he would be a huge supporter of these Matches,” said Mike Wright, Director of Golf at Shady Oaks Country Club. “Our members and staff are excited to host the inaugural Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches at Shady Oaks Country Club and look forward to continuing this tradition many years to come.”
“This is such a unique experience for these top quality young golfers,” said Thomas Hutton Executive Director of the Southern Texas PGA. “These Matches give our better players something to shoot for during the summer and also opens their eyes to different styles of competition while preparing them for college golf.”
Northern Texas PGA Executive Director / CEO, Mark Harrison stated, “Our partners at the Legends Junior Tour have the Jackie Burke Cup Matches that are a must-play in for the best kids in the state. We hope to emulate the same comradery, sportsmanship and competition for kids that play on the All American and Prestige Tours with the Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches. We could not ask for a more committed and dedicated host facility for the matches and I’m excited for what is in store for the kids who are fortunate to make the team this inaugural year. It’s going to be incredibly special.”