Victoria Golfer Picked For Southern Texas PGA Team

Another major golf honor for a former Faith Academy Cougar.
Alex Hernandez, picked to play for the Southern Texas PGA team against the Northern Texas PGA in the third annual Ben Hogan Junior Cup matches at Shady Oaks Country Club August 7-8. The event is an annual competition between the Northern and Southern Texas PGA junior tours’ top six boys and top six girls aged 13-18. The Ryder Cup-style format had 18-hole four-ball and nine-hole alternate shot matches the first day, followed by 18-hole singles matches the final day. In the spring, Hernandez, a two-time TAPPS 2A state champion for the Cougars, won the Southern Texas PGA Prestige junior event, firing a two-under 70 at Victoria Country Club. Tuesday, Alex shot a second round 76 to make the cut at the Texas Junior Amateur at Summer Rock course at Horseshoe Bay.

The following players will represent the Northern Texas PGA:

· Advait Chutke of Flower Mound, TX

· Megan Daleo of Plano, TX

· Kaelen Dulany of Keller, TX

· Anthony Elisco of Dallas, TX

· Ella Fisher of Aledo, TX

· Michael Heidelbaugh of Dallas, TX

· Trinity King of Arlington, TX

· Walker LaRue of Tyler, TX

· Karen Lee of Grapevine, TX

· Sydney McConnell of Tyler, TX

· Brooke Morales of McKinney, TX

· Matthew Watkins of Rockwall, TX

The following players will represent the Southern Texas PGA:

· Michelle Becker of San Antonio, TX

· Isha Dhruva of Katy, TX

· Hunter Drotts of League City, TX

· Jackie Feldman of Austin, TX

· Alex Hernandez of Victoria, TX

· Zakary Jones of Spring, TX

· Trace Martin of Kyle, TX

· Brooke McDonough of Lakeway, TX

· Emily Mu of Austin, TX

· Cooper New of Comfort, TX

· Tomek Pickrell of Cypress, TX

· Annika Saidleman of Austin, TX

Serving as captains of the Northern Texas PGA team will be former NTPGA Junior Tour members Garrett Glanton, who plays college golf at Abilene Christian University, and Kenzie Wright, who will be joining the University of Alabama golf team. The captains of the Southern Texas PGA team will be former STPGA Junior Tour members Braden Bailey, who plays golf at Baylor University, and Lauren Comegys, from James Madison University’s golf team.

The Northern Texas PGA team has claimed the Matches the first two years and is looking to make it three in a row.