Texas Golf Association, Since 1906
Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

2015 Texas Challenge

2015 Texas Challenge

The Texas Challenge was held on Tuesday, August 11th, at The First Tee of Greater Austin/Harvey Penick Golf Campus. Teams of two junior girls in two different age divisions, from Winner's Programs around the state, competed. The Winner's Program is a golf and grades initiative of the WTGA in partnership with the LPGA and USGA Girls Golf Texas Chapters. The Winner's Program benefits youth (ages 7-17) in our Texas communities, and promotes and grows girls' golf.

The Texas Challenge honors the late Toni Wiesner by awarding The Toni Wiesner Cup to the winning team. Toni Wiesner, a TCU graduate and Fort Worth resident was a long time friend to the WTGA, and was a member of the USGA Junior Girls' golf committee. Toni's many golf achievements include being a five time WTGA State Amateur Champion (1985, 1988, 1989, 1993 and 2003), the 1981 Women's Southern Amateur Champion, the 1997 British Senior Women's Amateur Champion and a three time runner-up of the USGA Senior Women's Amateur. Toni possessed a wonderful determination and competitive spirit and always displayed graciousness, whether in victory or defeat. These qualities make Toni the perfect example for the participants in the WTGA Winners' Program and the Texas Challenge. Toni's solid characteristics and good sportsmanship are qualities not only the junior girls, but all golfers, can look up to and try to emulate.

This year's Texas Challenge participants included four teams from San Antonio, Austin, Longivew and Houston. Each team, made up of two girls in the 11 & under age group and two girls in the 12-17 age group, competed in a 9-hole best ball score for each age division.

On a warm summer day in Austin, Houston prevailed to win the 2015 Wiesner Cup and all became our Wiesner Winners. Houston’s team included Bella Fores, Alexa Vela, Mallorie Luitwieler and Peyton Anderson had a combined score of 77 to win by one stroke over Austin. Longview was only two strokes off the lead with a combined total of 79. Congratulations to all the teams who participated!

 

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