The South Team secured eight out of 12 possible points in the second-round Foursome matches to take a 14-10 lead in the 13th annual Jackie Burke Cup on Saturday at The Cascades Golf & Country Club.
Teams split the morning Four-Ball matches with six points apiece.
The Jackie Burke Cup is a Ryder Cup-style event and the final tournament on the Legends Junior Tour schedule. Players are teamed up with the top 12 players from north Texas playing the top 12 players from south Texas. Players earned their way onto their teams by earning points towards the LJT Player of the Year standings. The players are captained by Cooper Dossey for the South Team and Blaine Hale Jr. for the North Team.
Dossey, a two-time player in the Jackie Burke Cup, and his team are looking to win the Cup for the first time since 2013. Dossey is currently a member of the Baylor Bears golf team and won his last college event, the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.
“Being a captain is different than being a player,” said Dossey after the Foursome Matches, “It’s more stressful since I have less control of the shots, but these are good guys and gals out here on both teams.”
Hale Jr. is a sophomore at Oklahoma and was a member of the national champion golf team in 2017. He is looking for his North Team, which has won the cup the last three years, to comeback and control Sunday’s Singles matches right out of the gate.
The final round consists of singles matches with tee times starting at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Each match will be worth two points for a win and one point for a halve. The North Team needs 24 total points to retain the cup, while the South Team needs to earn 25 points to win.
Jackie Burke Cup
The Cascades Golf & Country Club
(North) Jansen Smith/Jake Kuwitzky def. (South) Luke Dossey/Trey Bosco, 2 up
(North) Holden Wisener/ William Paysse def. (South) John Keefer/Garrett Martin, 3 & 2
(South) Brandon Hoff/Damin Strydom def. (North) Jake Holbrook/Tucker Allen, 2 & 1
(North) Brendan Powers/Tommy Boone def. (South) Andre Jacobs/Francois Jacobs, 4 & 3
(South) Shaheen Momin/Andrew Spaulding def. (North) Matthew Comegys/Gaven Lane, 3 & 2
(South) Zoe Slaughter/Elina Sinz def. (North) Hailey Jones/Libby Winans, 4 & 3
Total Points: (North) 6, (South) 6
(South) Andre Jacobs/Francois Jacobs def. (North) Jansen Smith/Jake Kuwitzky, 6 & 4
(North) William Paysse/Jake Holbrook halved (South) Trey Bosco/Damin Strydom, AS
(South) Luke Dossey/Garrett Martin def. (North) Tucker Allen/Holden Wisener, 3 & 2
(South) Brandon Hoff/John Keefer def. (North) Brendan Powers/Tommy Boone, 2 & 1
(North) Matthew Comegys/Gaven Lane def. (South) Shaheen Momin/Andrew Spaulding, AS
(North) Hailey Jones/Libby Winans def. (South) Zoe Slaughter/Elinz Sinz, 2 up
Total Points: (South) 8, (North) 4
Overall Points: (South) 14, (North) 10