REGION’S TOP PGA PROS & AMATEURS TO FACE OFF IN 2019 CHALLENGE CUP

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Sun Country’s version of Ryder Cup to tee off this Sunday

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (July 29, 2019) – The top 16 PGA Golf Professionals and the top 16 amateurs in the Sun Country region will go head to head in the 2019 Challenge Cup, Sunday, August 4. This year’s event will take place at Paradise Hills Golf Club in Albuquerque, N.M.

The event will be staged in a playing format similar to the Ryder Cup as both teams will face off in “team play” in the morning and “singles play” in the afternoon.

After their 2018 win at Red Hawk Golf Club in Las Cruces, N.M., the Sun Country PGA Professional team will be defending the title at this year’s event. The Professionals hold an overall edge with a 34-17-1 record.

WHO:

2019 Challenge Cup

WHAT:

The top 16 PGA Golf Professionals vs. the top 16 amateurs in the Sun Country region

WHEN:

Sunday, August 4, 2019
7:30am tee times for Team Play (Four Ball, Modified Alternate Shot)
App. 12:30pm tee times for Singles Play

WHERE:

Paradise Hills Golf Club, Albuquerque, N.M.

2019 Sun Country Amateur Golf Assn. Team:
Roy Choi, Albuquerque, N.M.
Sam Choi, Albuquerque, N.M.
Davis Chung, Las Cruces, N.M.
Greg Condon, Monte Vista, Colo. ***
Jennifer Delgadillo, El Paso, Texas
Josh Fambro, Taos, N.M.
Crispin Fuentes, Las Cruces, N.M. ***
Ryo Harada, Las Cruces, N.M.
Noah Hicks, El Paso, Texas
Brian Kern, El Paso, Texas ***
Simon Miller, Albuquerque, N.M.
Anton Salome, Socorro, N.M.***
Slater Sivage, Albuquerque, N.M.
Aidan Thomas, Bernalillo, N.M.
Ben Tolsma, Albuquerque, N.M.
Richard Yai, El Paso, Texas
*** – Senior Team Member

2019 Sun Country PGA Professional Team:
Ron Allen, Albuquerque, N.M. (Los Altos GC) ***
Kevin Amhaus, Albuquerque, N.M. (GolfTEC)
Justin Aragon, Las Vegas, N.M. (Gene Torres GC)
Faylyn Beyale, Silver City, N.M. (Univ. Course at Scott Park)
Dustin Blair, El Paso, Texas (Horizon Golf & CC)
Carlton Blewett, Roswell, N.M. (Nancy Lopez GC at Spring River) ***
Javier Delgadillo, El Paso, Texas (Horizon Golf & CC)
Gerome Espinoza, Albuquerque, N.M. (Paradise Hills GC)
Bill Harvey, Albuquerque, N.M. (Ladera GC) ***
Kevin Keller, Las Cruces, N.M. (NMSU GC)
Brad Lardon, Santa Fe, N.M. (The Club at Las Campanas)
Steve Manning, Albuquerque, N.M. (Santa Ana GC)
Devin Miertschin, El Paso, Texas (Lone Star GC)
Pat Murphy, Albuquerque, N.M. (Santa Ana GC)
David Muttitt, Albuquerque, N.M. (Los Altos GC)
Don Yrene, Albuquerque, N.M. (The Canyon Club)
*** – Senior Team Member