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MN-WI Jr. PGA Cup Matches: Sophia Yeomans & Patrick Traynor

June 24, 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 Sophia Yeomans and Patrick Traynor.

Sophia Yeomans

Sophia Yeomans:
Red Wing, MN
Class of 2019
First Appearance in MN-WI Cup Matches
How She Qualified: 2015 Players’ Tour Series “C” Champion, 2015 Fifth Place Player of the Year Rankings

Who is your favorite Professional Golfer and why?
My favorite golfer is Rory McIlroy because I have always admired his game, and how he carries himself on and off the golf course.

What has been your most memorable moment in your golf career?
My favorite golf moment is winning state with my team last year and jumping in the pond after our victory.

What are you most excited for with Ryder Cup coming to Minnesota?
My favorite part about having the Ryder Cup in Minnesota is thinking that I’m playing the same course they are just a few months before, and that all the best players in the world are going to be in Minnesota.

 

Patrick Traynor

Patrick Traynor:
Fargo, ND
Class of 2016
First Appearance in MN-WI Cup Matches
How He Qualified: 2015 Players’ Tour Match Play Champion, 2015 Players’ Tour Player of the Year Runner-Up

Who is your favorite Professional Golfer and why?
My favorite golfer is Rocco Mediate; he plays with a great passion.

What has been your most memorable moment in your golf career?
Most memorable moment has been winning 2 state championships.

What are you most excited for with Ryder Cup coming to Minnesota?
Just the fact that I’ve played the course and that it’s being held in the beautiful state of Minnesota.

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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