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North Team Wins Texas Shootout

BRIEFLY: The North Team, captained by Mike Peck, captured the Texas Shootout Sunday afternoon at Traditions Club in Bryan after holding on to their Saturday lead. The 43-29 victory was the first time the North Team has won since 2018 at The Clubs at Houston Oaks. Since the beginning of the Texas Shootout in 2003, the North Team has now won the Texas Shootout 9 times.

The Ryder Cup style event continued to follow the pattern from the Saturday Matches with the North Team establishing their dominance in the Singles Matches.

POINTS SUMMARY
Foursome           Four-Ball             Singles                 Total

North Team       11.5                          11.5                           20                             43

South Team       6.5                            6.5                            16                             29

GOLF COURSE: Designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II, Traditions Club opened for play in 2004 and serves as the home of the Texas A&M Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. Nestled hard against the banks of Turkey Creek, the Nicklaus duo seamlessly incorporated the native hardwoods, rolling hillsides and natural water features into a stunning layout, one that demands precision tee shots and approaches, as well as a steady hand on the quick undulating greens.

WEATHER: The weekend weather saw highs around 80 degrees with sunny skies and just a slight breeze. Sunday morning’s Singles Matches were delayed by one hour and twenty minutes due to heavy fog in the area.

SATURDAY FOURSOME MATCHES: The North Team stormed out to an early lead in the Foursome Matches with three of the matches sweeping three points apiece. The South Team had one match sweep to bring the morning set 11.5 for the North Team to 6.5 for the South Team.

SATURDAY FOUR-BALL MATCHES: Mirroring that of the morning matches, the afternoon Four-Ball Matches once again saw the North Team post three sweeps of three points. The South Team was able to sweep the first afternoon match to bring the Four-Ball Matches to 11.5 for North Team and 6.5 points for the South Team. Heading into the Sunday Singles Matches, the North Team had 23 points posted to the South Team’s 13 points.

SUNDAY SINGLES MATCHES: With the North Team holding a 23 to 13 lead heading into Sunday, they expanded on their lead winning the Singles Matches 20 to 16. Eight of the twelve matches resulted in sweeps, 3-0, with the North Team posting five of them to the South Team’s three.

MORE INFO: The Texas Shootout started in 2003 and quickly became a favorite on the TGA Schedule. The match play event wraps up the 2020 men’s championship season. Please visit www.TXGA.org for more information on the Texas Shootout.

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Texas Shootout Set for Nov 6-8

The state’s top 24 amateurs from North and South Texas will gather at the Traditions Club at Texas A&M for the 17th Annual Texas Shootout from Nov. 6-8.

This will be the first Texas Shootout and third overall Texas Golf Association championship held at Traditions Club. Previously, the club was the site of the 2017 Women’s Texas Amateur, won by Maddie McCrary, and the 2014 Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play, won by Mike Peck.

“We are extremely excited to be able to host this year’s Texas Shootout at the Traditions Club,” said Ian Davis, TGA Tournament Director. “The golf course is extremely challenging and will test every aspect of a player’s game. The layout features many risk-reward options, which will add a great deal of excitement and suspense to the Shootout’s team match play format.”

Designed by Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II, Traditions Club opened for play in 2004 and serves as the home of the Texas A&M Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams. Nestled hard against the banks of Turkey Creek, the Nicklaus duo seamlessly incorporated the native hardwoods, rolling hillsides and natural water features into a stunning layout, one that demands precision tee shots and approaches, as well as a steady hand on the quick undulating greens.

First conducted in 2003, the season-ending Texas Shootout is by invitation-only and features the top 12 players (eight mid-amateurs and four seniors) from North Texas squaring off against their counterparts from South Texas in a Ryder Cup-style competition.

Players earn their way onto their respective teams by accumulating points throughout the year in designated TGA regional and statewide tournaments, as well as USGA national championships. North and South regions are defined as either being above or below the 31’ parallel (Salado, Texas).

Of the eight mid-amateurs selected from each region, five come from the TGA Statewide Player of the Year point standings and three from the Regional Player of the Year point standings. The top four North and South senior players are chosen based on the Statewide Senior Player of the Year point standings.

“Traditions Club is excited to open its doors for the 2020 edition of the Texas Shootout,” said Ryan Briggs, Tradition Club’s Head Golf Professional. “We are honored to host 24 of the top amateur golfers in the state of Texas for two days of intense competition. These players have pushed all year to qualify for their respective teams, and we will no doubt give them a great stage to battle for the title.”

The format for the Shootout includes foursome, four-ball and singles matches. A total of 24 matches will be played over the two days. Each match is worth three points – one point each for front nine, back nine and 18 – making for 72 available points. The first team to accumulate 36½ points is the winner.

At the 2019 Texas Shootout, hosted by Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, the South Texas Team snapped a two-year losing streak by defeating the North Texas Team, 37-35. The overall series is now tied 8-8.