Northern Texas PGA Wins Texas Joe Black Cup Matches

The Northern Texas PGA topped the Southern Texas PGA by a 16-8 margin to win the 2012 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches, hosted by the Northern Texas Section of the PGA of America at Dallas’ Brook Hollow Golf Club.

Needing a total of 12.5 points in the Ryder Cup-style event to wrest the Cup away from the Southern Texas PGA, the Northerners took a commanding first-day lead, winning four of the six opening round four-ball matches and then taking 4.5 points in the second round foursome matches, resulting in a lead of 8.5 to 3.5 with only the 12 singles matches remaining.

The lead proved too much to overcome for the STPGA’s golfers, and when the NTPGA’s Casey Paulson closed out the STPGA’s James Brown by a 4&3 margin in the eighth match of the day, the Northern Texas PGA had reached the 12.5 points required for victory. When all 12 singles matches were complete, the margin was 16-8 in favor of the NTPGA

The Northern Texas PGA now holds a 16-15-1 lead in the 32-year-old series. The Southern Texas PGA will host the matches in 2013, with the dates and location to be announced. The visiting team has won only seven times in the Matches’ history.

The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches were established to honor Texas native Joe Black, who was then completing his first term as president of the PGA of America. A key figure in the history of the PGA and both the Northern and Southern Texas Sections of the PGA of America, Black now resides in Dripping Springs, Texas. He remains active in golf and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame, which he helped re-establish and relocate to San Antonio’s historical Brackenridge Park Golf Course.

32nd Texas Joe Black Cup Results

First Day

Frst Round – Four Ball Matches

John Sikes & Carl Worley (NTPGA) def. Billy Sitton & Wes Skaggs (STPGA); 3&2

Darrell Fuston & Troy Schleicher (STPGA) def. Greg Sikes & Patrick Buhrmann (NTPGA); 4&2

Jason Hase & Casey Paulson (NTPGA) def. James Brown & Justin Orbin (STPGA); 2&1

Cameron Doan & Brian Ricketts (NTPGA) def. Brad Lardon & Emil Hale (STPGA); 1 up

Ronnie Glanton & Perry Arthur (NTPGA) def. Glenn Lee & Ryan Polsin (STPGA); 4&2

Ricky Arnett & Ken McDonald (STPGA) def. Judd Whiteman & Philip Bleakney (NTPGA): 2 up

 
Four Ball Results

STPGA - 2

NTPGA - 4

                                                                                                                                   
Second Round – Foursome Matches

John Sikes & Carl Worley (NTPGA) def. Billy Sitton & Troy Schleicher (STPGA); 6&4

James Brown & Rick Arnett (STPGA) def. Judd Whiteman & Philip Bleakney (NTPGA); 2 up

Greg Sikes & Patrick Buhrmann (NTPGA) vs. Glenn Lee & Justin Orbin (STPGA); halved

Jason Hase & Casey Paulson (NTPGA) def. Brad Lardon & Ken McDonald (STPGA); 4&3

Cameron Doan & Brian Ricketts (NTPGA) def. Emil Hale & Wes Skaggs (STPGA); 1 up

Ronnie Glanton & Perry Arthur (NTPGA) def. Ryan Polzin & Darrell Fuston (STPGA); 2 up

Foursome Results

STPGA – 1.5

NTPGA – 4.5

First Day Results

STPGA – 3.5

NTPGA – 8.5

Second Day

 Singles Matches

Ken McDonald (STPGA) def. Ronny Glanton (NTPGA); 2&1

Perry Arthur (NTPGA) def. Darrell Fuston (STPGA); 5&3

Judd Whiteman (NTPGA) def. Ricky Arnett (STPGA); 5&4

Philip Bleakney (NTPGA) def. Glenn Lee (STPGA); 1 up

John Sikes (NTPGA) def. Billy Sitton (STPGA); 1 up

Ryan Polzin (STPGA) def. Jason Hase (NTPGA); 1 up

Patrick Buhrmann (NTPGA) def. Brad Lardon (STPGA); 3&2

Casey Paulson (NTPGA) def. James Brown (STPGA); 4&3

Emil Hale (STPGA) def. Carl Worley (NTPGA); 2&1

Greg Sikes (NTPGA) vs. Wes Skaggs (STPGA); halved

Troy Schleicher (STPGA) def. Brian Ricketts (NTPGA); 6&4

Cameron Doan (NTPGA) def. Justin Orbin (STPGA); 4&3

 
Singles Results

STPGA – 4.5

NTPGA – 7.5

 
Final Results

STPGA – 8

NTPGA – 16

 

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