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Tennessee Challenge Cup Amateur Team Announced





FRANKLIN, TENN (October 18th, 2017)


The 2017 Tennessee Challenge Cup matches begin in just under one week on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, TN. The Amateur team will take on the Pros from the Tennessee PGA Section with a chance to win the cup back after the Pros won the cup in 2016.


The Amateur team was selected on TGA Player of the Year standings and the senior team was based on the TGA Senior Player of the year points.


This year’s team:

Amateur Team

Rob Garland- Competed in U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

Philip Lee- Made it to the Round of 32 at the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship

Warren Cheney

John Swoboda- 2017 Tennessee Amateur Champion

Craig Smith

Whit Turnbow

Ryan Greer- 2016 Tennessee Four-Ball Champion

Matt Cooper- 2017 Tennessee Mid-Amateur Champion

Nick Garretson

Lee Maxwell




Senior Team


Buzz Fly- Captain and Senior Player of the Year

Danny Green- 2017 Tennessee Senior Amateur Champion and 2017 Senior Four-Ball Champion

Steve Golliher- 2017 Senior Four-Ball Champion

Tim Jackson- 2017 Senior Match Play Champion

Bob Rice- 2016 Senior Match Play Champion

Jeff Golliher





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