South Team Leads Texas Shootout
BRIEFLY: The South Team, captained by Pat Youngs, leads the Texas Shootout at Grand Pines Golf Club at Bentwater after an impressive Saturday. The South leads 23.50 points to 12.50 points. And will look to reclaim the title tomorrow after the North won last year.
Foursomes Four-Ball Singles Total
North Team 13 10.5 TBD 23.5
South Team 5 7.5 TBD 12.5
GOLF COURSE: Grand Pines Golf Club, which made its debut in 2005, is the newest of the three courses at Bentwater, joining the Weiskopf Course (opened in 1989) and the Miller Course (1992). Designed by Jeffrey Blume, Grand Pines is situated on a pristine 182-acre site highlighted by dramatic elevation changes, natural water features, and densely wooded areas. The 7,100-yard, par-72 course is acclaimed for its distinctive mounding and bunkers that complement the topography and impact shot values, along with large, undulating greens and collection areas.
WEATHER: Saturday saw overcast skies with chilly temperatures that never got above 65 degrees.
SATURDAY FOURSOME MATCHES: The South Team stormed out to an early lead in the Foursome Matches with three of the matches taking at least 2.5 out of the possible 3 points. The South Team won five matches and tied one.
SATURDAY FOUR-BALL MATCHES: The afternoon Four-Ball Matches were much tighter as the South 10.5 points to 7.5. The North Team captured their first two match victories including one by their team captain Lewis Stephenson and his partner John Derrick.
MORE INFO: The Texas Shootout started in 2003 and quickly became a favorite on the TGA Schedule. The match play event wraps up the 2022 men’s championship season.