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Southern Texas PGA & Northern Texas PGA Announce 4th Annual Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches Captains & Site Change

July 15th, 2019

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SPRING, TEXAS (July 15, 2019) – The Southern Texas PGA and Northern Texas PGA are pleased to announce the captains for the 4th Annual Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches, which will take place at Squaw Creek Golf Course this year. 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. Squaw Creek Golf Course will play host to the event from August 7-8 with the Northern Texas PGA conducting. 

 

Members from the Southern Texas PGA and Northern Texas PGA teams qualify to compete via Prestige Tour and All-American Tour events, respectively. 

 

Serving as captains of the Southern Texas PGA team will be former STPGA Junior Golf Members Will Holcomb and Ariana Saenz. Holcomb, who started in the STPGA Junior Tour in 2011, is now a member on the Sam Houston State University Men’s Golf team. 

 

“I am really looking forward to serving as a Captain of the Southern Texas PGA’s 2019 Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches and making memories with this year’s team,“ Holcomb said. “I have learned a lot from playing in the STPGA Junior Golf Program and in collegiate golf. I’m excited to have the opportunity to help these juniors grow in life as well as their golf game.” 

 

Saenz, the Porter, Texas native, started in the STPGA Junior Golf Program in 2011 and quickly moved through the ranks. In 2015, she was a Drive, Chip and Putt National Finalist and finished sixth overall. The 2017 Kingwood Park High School graduate is now a member of the University of Houston Women’s Golf team. 

 

“It is such an honor to be a Captain for Team STPGA,” Saenz said. “Playing in STPGA tournaments shaped into the golfer I am today. I am so excited to be able to represent the program.” 

 

The Northern Texas PGA captains will be former NTPGA Junior Tour members Caleb Hicks, who plays college golf at The University of Texas at Arlington, and Megan Daleo, who will be joining the SMU Women’s Golf Team in the fall of 2019. 

 

The Northern Texas PGA leads the matches with a 3-0-0 overall record. 

 

For more information on the Ben Hogan Junior Cup Matches, please contact Becky Dobrzynski at the Southern Texas PGA office at (832) 442-2404 or by email at bdobrzynski@pgahq.com, or Blake Trahan at the Northern Texas PGA office at (214) 379-1290 or by email at btrahan@ntpga.com.