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Kansas Junior Team Retains Cup against Nebraska


Since 1986 a team of the top eight Kansas junior golfers has played a match against a team of rival juniors from Nebraska.  The 30th Kansas-Nebraska Junior Cup Match was played in early August at Quarry Oaks Golf Course in Ashland, Nebraska.  The Kansas team left there with the Virgil Parker Trophy returning it to the KGA’s Lawrence office for the fifth consecutive year.  The competition showed a dominant 11-5 final score, matching the margin from 2014.

The format called for a round of four matches played at four-ball in the morning of the first day.  The Kansas team took a quick 3-1 advantage.  The difficult foursome format, which is true alternate shot, was used in the afternoon.  All four Kansas teams won their match point giving them an insurmountable lead for the singles matches to be played on the second day.

For the eight singles matches, Nebraska played much better and took the Kansas juniors to a halved match (split point) in four of the matches.  Each side won two matches outright, so it was a 4-4 score for the third round.

Alex Graf of Wichita was the only Kansas team member to win all three of his matches.

The popular 30-year series now stands with 17 wins for Kansas and 13 Nebraska wins.  Kansas has won six times out of the last seven years and will look to make it an unprecedented sixth consecutive team win when the Kansas-Nebraska matches will be played for the first time at Andover’s Flint Hills National Golf Club in early August 2016.