North teams wins for second straight year at Jackie Burke Cup
Back-to-back winners, North Team (TLJT)
Back-to-back winners, North Team (TLJT)

DALLAS, Texas — With an impressive showing in Sunday’s Singles Matches, the North Team defeated the South Team at Brook Hollow Golf Club 26 points to 22 points to win the 2015 Jackie Burke Cup for the second straight year.

Heading into the final round Singles Matches, the North Team, captained by Texas A&M Senior Callie Scheffler of Dallas, held a narrow two-point lead over the South Team, 13 points to 11. The North found momentum during Saturday afternoon’s Foursomes, earning points in four of the six matches and managed to carry the energy into Sunday’s rounds.

Picking up right where they left off, the North started out hot earning seven of eight available points in the first four matches with wins from Jackson Howes of McKinney, Parker and Pierceson Coody of Plano, and a halved match by Dallas’ Cash Carter. This gave the North an early advantage and a 20-12 lead.

The South fired back however with a 3&2 victory from Mission’s Junmin Lee over Dallas’ Turner Hosch, immediately followed by a 4&3 win by Austin’s Trey Bosco defeating Dallas’ Scott Roden.

It would all be for not, however, as the North landed the final blows with dominant performances from Ryan Grider of Lewisville and Crosby Guercio of Frisco.

Grider managed to outplay Houston’s Cole Hammer 5&4, clinching the match with an eagle on the par-4 14th. Not far behind, Guercio battled Cedar Park’s Thomas Critch down to Dormie-5, ending the match 5&4 on the 14th hole to give the North the final two points needed to retain the Cup.

Kenzie Wright from McKinney added the exclamation point on the day as she clinched her match 2-up on Austin’s Kaylee Vesely to get the North Team to their final score of 26.

Sadie Englemann from Austin was the lone bright spot for the South Team, as she didn’t forfeit a single point all weekend to obtain an undefeated record. This was Engelmann’s first Jackie Burke Cup appearance and likely won’t be her last.

This is the fourth time the North Team has won the Jackie Burke Cup, and the first time for them to consecutively win and retain the Cup. The overall record stands 7-4 in favor of the South.

ABOUT THE Jackie Burke Cup

Season finale of the Texas Legends Junior Tour tournament series. Ryder Cup style team competition between North Texas and South Texas teams. Qualifying for the Jackie Burke Cup is determined solely by the Player of the Year standings. Each team will be made up of the Top 4 Boys 15-18, Top two Boys 12-14, and Top 2 Girls from its respective geographical region. Must be a Legends Junior Tour member.

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