FAIRFIELD GLADE, TN (October 16, 2016) -- The
Professional team representing the Tennessee Section
PGA captured the 49th Annual Tennessee Challenge Cup
Matches with a final score of 19 to 13 Sunday at
Stonehenge Golf Club.
The event, which is jointly conducted by the
Tennessee Golf Association and Tennessee Section PGA,
annually pits the top 16 Amateurs and top 16 PGA
Professionals in the state of Tennessee in a Ryder Cup
The morning session on Saturday featured eight
Four-Ball matches which the Professionals took full
advantage of. After the morning Four-Ball matches, the
Professionals led 6-2. The afternoon
Foursomes(alternate shot) matches were split 4-4 to
setup at 10-6 lead for the Professionals heading into
Sunday’s Singles matches.
On Sunday the Professionals struck early winning
the first four matches of the morning and would claim 9
of the possible 16 Singles points. With the 19-13
victory, the Professionals now lead the overall series 29
The Professional Team was led by Captain Ken
Crowder, PGA of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Crowder was
enthusiastic throughout the weekend and guided his
team brilliantly. Crowder, who recently concluded a two-
year term as President of the Tennessee Section PGA,
has been named Tennessee PGA Golf Professional of the
Year in 2007, 2011 and 2015.
The Professional Team was selected from the
Tennessee Section PGA’s Professional and Senior
Professional Player of Year Lists and two captain’s picks.
The Amateur Team was selected from the Tennessee
Golf Association’s Amateur and Senior Amateur Player
of the Year Lists. Each team of 16 includes six seniors
age 50 and older.
View results for Tennessee Challenge Cup Matches