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Priscilla Rogers Scott - 1924 WTGA State Amateur Champion

Priscilla Rogers Scott was a steady leading player in the early days of Texas Women’s golf.  In the 1922 WTGA State Amateur Championship she lost in the final match to Pauline Striping Hedrick and reached the semi-finals in 1923.  The following summer, she reached the semi-finals of the Women’s Southern Amateur Championship before making her third attempt at a Texas Amateur title.  In 1924, she was the medalist at Spring Lake Country Club in Waco, and defeated May Whitley in the finals to claim the WTGA State Amateur Championship.  Scott continued her fine play for many years, earning medalist honors in 1925 and again reaching the finals in 1926 and 1929.  Although she lost to Minnie Magruder in the 1926 final, she defeated Texas Golf Hall of Fame member Edna Lapham in their semi-final match.  This was Mrs. Lapham’s first ever defeat in Texas amateur play.
Scott’s victory in 1924 gave her the honor of being the first owner of the Spring Lake Cup – the permanent trophy presented by Henry Pratt Smith on behalf of Spring Lake Country club, the host venue in 1924.  The Cup was presented with several conditions, the first of which was “That the Women’s Texas Golf Association be and continue to be a permanent organization, properly and efficiently officered, governed and controlled by a suitable constitution and by-laws , whose general policy shall be in accord with the best traditions and highest ideals of the game, and always mindful of promoting the highest standards of sportsmanship among its members.”
The Spring Lake Cup is still awarded to the winner of the WTGA State Amateur Championship and continues to represent the highest standards of sportsmanship and excellence in women’s amateur golf.  The Spring Lake Cup will be awarded for the 95th time in 100 years this week (July 26-29) at historic Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas.  Click here for more information and to follow the action.
100 Texas Women is a blog with each post featuring a different notable woman from the history of Texas golf.  You can honor these women and invest in the next 100 years of women's golf by contributing to the Breaking 100 campaign.  All proceeds benefit the TGA Foundations' Women's Initiatives.  Learn more and support the campaign here.
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