Belton High School golfer Dallas Hankamer won all three of his matches over the weekend to help the North Team rout the South 34-14 in the Legends Junior Tour Jackie Burke Cap at Wichita Falls Country Club.
The season-ending event pits the top 12 players from North Texas against the top 12 from South Texas based on the LJT Player of the Year Standings.
Similar to the Ryder Cup, the tournament features three rounds of match play with players competing in four-ball matches, foursome matches and singles matches.
Hankamer paired with Michael Heidelbaugh and the duo set the tone for the North with an 8 & 6 victory Saturday morning over Zach Heffernan and Treed Huang in the opening four-ball match.
In the afternoon, Hankamer teamed with Matthew Comegys for a 2 & 1 win over Heffernan and Zachary Kingsland.
The North went 3-0-3 in four-ball and swept all six foursome (alternate shot) matches, then went 5-4-3 in Sunday’s singles to set a record in the 15-year series with 34 points.
The North side has won or retained the last six Cups and leads the series 8-7. The championship was already decided when Hankamer capped the event with a 1-up victory in singles over Shaheen Momin.
UMHB linebacker earns conference accolade for 3rd time this season
Mary Hardin-Baylor football player Tevin Jones was named American Southwest Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday for his performance in the Cru’s 41-3 victory over Texas Lutheran.
Jones, a senior linebacker from Belton, broke his own two-week-old UMHB single-game record with 21 total tackles on Saturday. Jones also added two tackles for loss and had 10 solo stops.
This is the sixth ASC Player of the Week honor of Jones’ career and the third this season.