Thursday, November 02, 2006

South Texas Retains Joe Black Cup in Tie

For the first time in the 26-year history of the Texas Joe Black Cup Matches, the teams of golf professionals representing the Southern Texas PGA and Northern Texas PGA played to a tie - the competition ended with both teams having accumulated 12 points and the Southern Texas PGA, lead by Captain Mike Higgins of Bryan, retained the Texas Joe Black Cup by virtue of its point total and its victory in the 2005 matches.

The two teams entered the deciding singles matches tied at six points each following six four-ball and six foursome matches. The Northern Texas PGA team, led by Captain Tom Campbell of Bullard, earned five points in the first eight singles matches and appeared well on its way to the 12-1/2 point total it needed to wrest the Cup away from the STPGA, but Ken Kelley, Carl Baker and Henrik Simonsen won the next three matches to insure the STPGA of at least a tie. When the NTPGA’s Cameron Doan defeated the STPGA’s Bruce Smith, both teams had won 12 points and the STPGA retained the Cup.

The NTPGA holds a 13-12-1 lead in the Texas Joe Black Cup Matches series.

The Ryder Cup-style tournament began in 1981 and was named in honor of Joe Black, a native of Snyder, Texas, who was then serving as president of the PGA of America. Black is currently living near Austin.


Here are the individual match results:

Day 1

Four Ball Matches

  • Ken McDonald/Gordon Johnson, STPGA, def. RonnyGlanton/Billy Harris; 1 Up
  • Tony Johnson/Matt Trevino, STPGA, def. Lindy Miller/Chad Williams, NTPGA; 1 Up
  • Cameron Doan/Duff Cunningham, NTPGA, def. Henrik Simonsen/Dale Morgan, STPGA; 1 Up
  • Carl Baker/Ken Kelley, STPGA, def. Larry Bryan/Greg Sikes, NTPGA; 2 & 1
  • Britt Patton/Robert Boisvert, NTPGA, def. Garry Rippy/Rick Arnett, STPGA; 3 & 2
  • Bruce Smith/Steve Bowman, STPGA def. Greg Antunes/Tom Strueber, NTPGA; 4 & 3
Foursome Matches
  • Lindy Miller/Tom Stueber, NTPGA, def. Ken McDonaldGordon Johnson, STPGA; 6&4
  • Tony Johnson/Matt Trevino, STPGA, def. Billy Harris/Greg Antunes, NTPGA; 1 up
  • Cameron Doan/Duff Cunningham, NTPGA, def. Henrik Simonsen/Dale Morgan, STPGA; 4&3
  • Carl Baker/Ken Kelley, STPGA, def. Ronny Glanton/Chad Williams, NTPGA; 5&4
  • Britt Patton/Robert Boisvert, NTPGA, def. Garry Rippy/Rick Arnett, STPGA; 2&1
  • Larry Bryan/Greg Sikes, NTPGA, def. Bruce Smith/Steve Bowman, STPGA; 3&2

Day 2

Singles
  • Dale Morgan, STPGA, halved Ronny Glanton, NTPGA
  • Robert Boisvert, NTPGA, def. Gordon Johnson, STPGA; 3&1
  • Tony Johnson, STPGA, def. Greg Sikes, NTPGA; 3&2
  • Lindy Miller, NTPGA, def. Garry Rippy, STPGA; 1 up
  • Ken McDonald, STPGA, def. Chad Williams, NTPGA; 3&2
  • Greg Antunes, NTPGA, def. Matt Trevino, STPGA; 3&2
  • Steve Bowman, STPGA, halved Britt Patton, NTPGA
  • Larry Bryan, NTPGA , def. Rick Arnett, STPGA; 6&5
  • Ken Kelley, STPGA def. Tom Strueber, NTPGA; 2&1
  • Carl Baker, STPGA, def. Duff Cunningham, NTPGA
  • Henrik Simonsen, STPGA, vs. Billy Harris, NTPGA; 3&2
  • Cameron Doan, NTPGA, def. Bruce Smith, STPGA; 4&3

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