Chad Donegan, PGA Director of Golf at Landa Park Golf Course, secured the 2019 Texas Joe Black Cup at the Southern Texas PGA Section, tying the Northern Texas Section 12-12 for only the second time in The Matches 39-year history.

The Southern Texas Section secured the 2019 Cup on October 30th when Chad Donegan, tied his match against Britt Patton, PGA Director of Golf at The Vaquero Club. Donegan was four down with six to go when he made a hole-in-one on the 13th hole, spurring his 4-under par charge on the final six holes that was capped by a birdie on 18. Donegan won his last three holes resulting in a tie and a half point awarded to both Sections.

The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is a Ryder Cup-style annual meeting between the Southern and Northern Texas PGA Sections featuring teams of 12 players from each Section. Players on each team include the Section’s President, top playing PGA Professionals, and a Captain’s pick. For more information about the 2019 Texas Joe Black Cup Matches, visit the Tournament Leaderboard.

According to the Southern Texas PGA, The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches is annually the most anticipated competitive event in the Southern and Northern Texas PGA Sections. This fiercely contested rivalry between the two sister sections is marked by close matches, dramatic shots, uncompromising sportsmanship, and friendships that last a lifetime. The Texas Joe Black Cup Matches, established in 1981, were created to honor Snyder native Joe Black, who was completing his first term as President of PGA of America.

For more information view the press release by the Southern PGA or visit their website at stpga.com.