The 3rd annual LPGA-USGA Girls Golf Texas Challenge was recently held at The Golf Club of Castle Hills in Lewisville, TX. Forty-eight girls from five Texas LPGA-USGA Girls Golf sites competed in a 9-hole competition. The sites represented were Houston, Dallas, Austin, Corpus Christi and Longview.
The Challenge was hosted by the Women's Texas Golf Association (www.womenstexasgolf.org).
The format was as follows:
• 8-person teams with 2 players from each of the following age categories (10 & under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17)
• a best ball score was taken from each age category and the 4 best ball scores were added together for each team's score
• 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams were awarded
Houston was successful in winning their third straight title, inching out the Dallas "A" team by only eight strokes. Longview was not far behind, and finished in third place.
"LPGA-USGA Girls Golf exposes thousands of girls throughout the year to not only the game of golf but also the many benefits of the sport including integrity, honesty, hard work, dedication and being active," expressed Kelly Kilgo, Executive Director of the Women's Texas Golf Association. "We also focus on the rules, etiquette, sportsmanship, camaraderie and exposure to the many opportunities through the WTGA Winner's Program, a golf and grades initiative."