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Southern Texas PGA Captures 38th Texas Joe Black Cup Matches

November 14th, 2018

DALLAS, Texas – The Southern Texas PGA captured the 38th Texas Joe Black Cup Matches by an overall point total of 11.5 to 6.5.  They took a one-point lead heading into the Singles Matches needing six additional points after day one to capture the Matches.

They secured early key matches for the victory, however, it was Darrell Fuston, PGA director of golf at The Woodlands Country Club, making his fifth appearance in the Matches, who’s win clinched the cup for the STPGA team.  Fuston bested NTPGA rookie Reid Parrish, PGA head professional at River Crest Country Club. His victory gave the STPGA team the point they needed to regain the cup.  

The overall team records were tied going into these Matches with each team sharing an 18-18-1 record.  The Southern Texas PGA now leads the matches with a 19-18-1 overall record.

The teams from each Section were represented by their Section President, the top playing PGA Directors of Golf, PGA Head Professionals and PGA General Managers, a Senior Representative, and a Captain’s Pick.  Tony Martinez, PGA director of golf at Keeton Park Golf Course, served as captain of the Northern Texas PGA team, and Bryan Minnick, PGA head professional at Shadow Hawk Golf Club, captained the Southern Texas PGA team.

The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is an annual competition between the Northern Texas PGA and the Southern Texas PGA Sections. The Ryder Cup-style format featured 12 golf professionals from each Section competing in Four-Ball Matches the first day followed by Singles Matches the final day. The event was started in 1981 to honor Joe Black, a Snyder native who was completing his first year as President of The PGA of America.   

One point is awarded to a winning match and a half point is awarded to any match that is tied after eighteen holes.  The Northern Texas PGA needed nine points to retain the cup while the Southern Texas PGA needed nine and a half points to capture the cup. The Matches were contested at Dallas National Golf Club, a 7,016-yards, par 72 layout in Dallas.

Singles Matches and Overall Results.