Texas South Team wins Jackie Burke Cup

by | Nov 16, 2021 | Golf Clubs


Courtesy of the Texas Golf Association

The South Team won the Jackie Burke Cup on Sunday for the first time since 2013 with a 37-11 win at Willow Brook Country Club.

The Jackie Burke Cup is a team match-play event modeled after the Ryder Cup. Each team consists of 12 players, while North Texas versus South Texas. Every game counts for two points and the team with the most points after Sunday wins the cup.

Willow Brook Country Club is based in Tyler, Texas and is hosting the Jackie Burke Cup matches for the first time. The par 71 layout challenges players as they have to find their way around hilly terrain and avoid the trees. The course joins a stellar list of Jackie Burke Cup clubs including Whispering Pines Golf Club, Champions Golf Club, Brookhollow Country Club, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, Miramont Golf Club, Escondido Golf and Lake Club and The Clubs at Houston Oaks.

With a 19: 5 lead into the individual games on Sunday, the South team took care of business early, won the first three games of the day and secured the six points required for victory.

Nathan Marion from San Antonio secured the decisive points for the South Team with a 7 & 6 win over Tate Littman in Match 15. Marion secured six total points for the South Team on his first appearance at the Jackie Burke Cup this weekend. Andrew Tan and Austin Hofferkamp also went 3-0-0 for the south team in 2021.

The last time the South Team won the Jackie Burke Cup was at the Traditions Club in 2013. The temperatures were cold when the south won by 25:23. This year’s South team scored the most points in the history of the event en route to victory. The highest total number to date was 34 points for the North team at Wichita Falls in 2019.

The weather was great again on Sunday with temperatures around the low 40s to start the day and then late afternoon into the high 60s. On the second day the wind was a little stronger, swaying 10 miles per hour.

Together with the Jackie Burke Cup, which went to the South Team, the Player of the Year was chosen. Austin’s Sam Dossey was named Boys 15-18 Player of the Year, while Cedar Parks Jiyu Han was named Girls 12-18 Player of the Year and Planos Rhett O’Rear was named Boys 14 & Under Player of the Year. Austin’s Andrew Tan was named James A. Ragan Sportsman of the Year 2021.

LJT Jackie Burke Cup
Willow Brook Country Club
13-14 November 2021

Four-ball games Brian Comegys, Austin and Trenton Mierl, Austin def. Sam Jenkins, Garland and Carter Patterson, Carrollton 3 & 2
Sam Dossey, Austin and Andrew Tan, Austin def. Trevor Algya, Highland Village and Preston Cooper, Dallas 3 & 2
Jonathan Kim, Round Rock and Ethan Parker, Austin def. Daniel Moon, Temple and Elvis Steen, Allen 5 & 4
Nathan Marion, San Antonio and Treed Huang, Katy def. Sam Bumgardner, Fort Worth and Tate Littman, Mansfield 2 & 1
Austin Hofferkamp, ​​The Woodlands and Shiv Parmar, Selma def. Rhett O’Rear, Plano, and Reese Roberts, Dallas 1-up
Jiyu Han, Cedar Park and Emma Von Hoffmann, Spicewood def. Jenna Madden, McKinney and Adrienne Ahn, Dallas 4 & 2

Foursome matches
Trevor Algya, Highland Village and Preston Cooper, Dallas def. Brian Comegys, Austin and Trenton Mierl, Austin 2 & 1
Sam Dossey, Austin and Andrew Tan, Austin def. Carter Patterson, Carrollton and Elvis Steen, Allen 2 & 1
Jonathan Kim, Round Rock and Treed Huang, Katy joined Daniel Moon, Temple and Sam Jenkins, Garland
Ethan Parker, Austin and Nathan Marion, San Antonio def. Sam Bumgardner, Fort Worth and Tate Littman, Mansfield 3 & 1
Austin Hofferkamp, ​​The Woodlands and Shiv Parmar, Selma def. Rhett O’Rear, Plano, and Reese Roberts, Dallas 5 & 4
Jenna Madden, McKinney and Adrienne Ahn, Dallas def. Jiyu Han, Cedar Park and Emma Von Hoffmann, Spicewood 2-up

Single games
Baum Huang, Katy def. Daniel Moon, Temple 6 & 5
Trenton Mierl, Austin def. Sam Jenkins, garland
Nathan Marion, San Antonio Def. Tate Littman 7 & 6
Sam Bumgardner, Fort Worth def. Ethan Parker 5 & 3
Jiyu Han, Cedarpark def. Jenna Madden 2 & 1
Emma Von Hoffmann, Spicewood def. Adrienne Ahn, Dallas 2 & 1
Reese Roberts, Dallas def. Shiv Parmar, Selma 1-up
Austin Hofferkamp, ​​The Woodlands def. Rhett O’Rear, Plano 2 & 1
Andrew Tan, Austin def. Preston Cooper, Dallas 5 & 4
Brian Comegys, Austin def. Carter Patterson, Carrollton 1-up
Jonathan Kim, Round Rock def. Elvis Steen, Allen 2 & 1
Trevor Algya, Highland Village def. Sam Dossey, Austin 5 & 3