North Team Rallies to Win the Texas Shootout
The victorious North Texas Shootout Team<br<(TXGA photo)
The victorious North Texas Shootout Team
CARROLLTON, TX (October 29, 2017) - The North Team gained 27.5 points in the Singles Matches to storm back and win the Texas Shootout at Maridoe Golf Club.

Trailing by four points, the North Team needed to make a comeback and they did just that early on. Entering the Singles Matches after an early morning forfeit, the North Team only trailed the South by one point.

Related: South Team takes Texas Shootout Lead

Josh Irving led for the North Team as the first to tee it up and he battled through 17 holes to earn all three points for the North. Irving’s sweep kept his record for the weekend unblemished as he won nine of a total nine points available in his matches.

Tim Hamm got the South Team back on the winning side of things when he managed to take two points from Rob Couture.

Will Osborne didn’t let the North Team comeback fizzle out as he grabbed all three points from his match as well over Bryant Lach.

The first Senior Match of the day featured both Team Captains. John Pierce brought the match all the way to the eighteenth hole but it was Lewis Stephenson and the North Side that got all three points.

Chris Hartenstein was part of the second Senior Match out and was able to take two points for the South side from Jerry Hudgins despite playing all eighteen holes.

Chuck Palmer made the clinching point for the North Team when he came back and defeated John McClure on the eighteenth hole in their match, taking two of a possible three points.

Dave Davis for the North Team and Alan Hill for the South Team each earned a point and a half for their respective sides, halving the final Senior Singles Match of the day.

The North Team continued their dominance in Singles Matches with Brad Gibson winning all three points, as well as Scott Volpitto coming from behind to win the back nine and overall matches to claim two points.

Playing as opponents for the third straight match, Kevin Doskocil edged Ed Sanchez to gain two points for the North Team.

Finally, Gant Bills finished off the Singles Matches the same way they got started by grabbing all three points.

At the end of the day, the North Team grabbed 27.5 points to the South’s 8.5 points to claim the 2017 Texas Shootout, 43.5 to 28.5.

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ABOUT THE Texas Shootout

This Ryder Cup-style team event is the final tournament of the Texas Golf Association competitive amateur golf season. Each team consists of 8 players who qualify for their respective teams via TGA State and Regional Player of the Year points accumulated throughout the TGA season.

Eligibility: The field will be made up of 16 competitors, 8 players from each region (North / South). Of the 8 players chosen from each region, 5 players will be selected from the TGA Statewide Player of the Year point standings, and 3 players will be selected from the TGA Regional Player of the Year point standings. All statewide players will have up to the completion of the current year USGA Mid Amateur Championship to earn points toward the event. All Regional players will have up to the completion of the Regional Mid Amateur Championship to earn points towards the event. If a player qualifies by both criteria, he will be selected based on the higher rank. The next highest ranked player from within the Regional or Statewide points will be added to ensure 5 players from the statewide rankings and three players from the Regional rankings will be chosen.

Format: Ryder Cup format: Four-ball Matches, Foursome (Alternate shot) Matches, and Singles Matches. 3 point system, 1 point for the winner of each nine holes, and 1 point for the overall match winner

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