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MN-WI Jr. PGA Cup Matches: Hannah Hankinson & Matt Lutz

June 17, 2016

Each day leading up to the Minnesota-Wisconsin Junior PGA Cup Matches, we will be profiling a girl and boy player from the Minnesota Team.

The 2016 Minnesota-Wisconsin Junior PGA Cup Matches will be played at SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point, WI on June 29-30.

This has been an ongoing tradition between the PGA Sections since 1998 when the first Cup Matches were played. Wisconsin is leading the all-time series, 12-6, heading into this year’s matches.

The event consists of 12 boys and 12 girls from each the Minnesota and Wisconsin Sections that represent their Section in a Ryder Cup team-type event.

The formats used for the two-day event are four-ball matches the first day followed by singles matches on the second day. One point is awarded to the team who wins a match outright and a half point for both teams when there is a tie.

Today’s two profiles for Team Minnesota are Hannah Hankinson and Matt Lutz.

Hanna Hankinson

Hannah Hankinson:
Edina, MN
Class of 2016
First Appearance in MN-WI Cup Matches
How She Qualified: 2015 Players’ Tour Series “B” Champion

Who is your favorite Professional Golfer and why?
My favorite professional golfer is Jordan Spieth because he has a great demeanor on the course, and he is an amazing putter.

What has been your most memorable moment in your golf career?
My most memorable moment of my golf career was winning the team state tournament.

With the Ryder Cup coming to Minnesota, what are you most excited for?
I am excited that the Ryder Cup is coming to Minnesota because it is fun to see professional players up close, especially with the exciting format of the Ryder Cup.

 

Matt Lutz

Matt Lutz:
Maple Grove, MN
Class of 2016
Second Appearance in MN-WI Cup Matches
How He Qualified: 2015 Players’ Tour Series “A” Runner-Up, 2015 Fourth Place in Player of the Year Rankings

Who is your favorite Professional Golfer and why?
Ian Poulter because of the pride and enthusiasm that he brings to every tournament and every round.

What has been your most memorable moment in your golf career?
Having all of my friends come and watch me at the state tournament in 2015 to cheer me on. It felt like having a tour like gallery for 36 holes cheering and clapping on every shot.

With the Ryder Cup coming to Minnesota, what are you most excited for?
I’m most excited to watch the pros play a course that I have been lucky enough to play myself.

Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association
The mission of the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association is to provide playing opportunities for the advanced, intermediate and beginning golfer, ages 8-19. These playing opportunities will promote competition and camaraderie. The Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Association is sponsored by the Minnesota Section of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, Inc., a non-profit corporation chartered in the state of Minnesota.

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