2011 Hannon Cup Matches

Georg HannonThe 15th Anniversary Hannon Cup Matches will commence on September 18th with the pre-match dinner and opening ceremomies at U.T. Golf Club on Sunday Septemper 18th, followed by play on Monday, the 19th and Tuesday the 20th.   The Ryder Cup format will consist of foursomes and fourball matches on Monday and singles matches on Tuesday.  The featured speaker for the opening ceremonies will be Joe Black, author of the book, A Few Good Golf Stories. 

The Hannon Cup Matches are one of the activities hosted by the Hannon Cup Association and they are designed to provide good competition as well as recognize Coach Hannon's contributions to the Austin golfing community. Hannon Society members will join the Hannon Cup Association Steering Committee in welcoming the Hannon Cup Team Members.  Members of the PAR rules group in Austin, who will officiate the matches,  will be present at the dinner and matches.  

The Hannon Cup Matches, along with the George Hannon Junior Invitational, scholarships offered by the Hannon Cup Association,  donations to the Austin Junior Golf Academy are all part of the efforts by the Association to promote and grow the game of golf in Austin. For more information on the Hannon Cup Association and how to get involved, click here

The University of Texas Golf Club is an ideal venue for the matches in terms of the quality of the golf course, the excellent support of all the staff for the event and the prominent display of U.T. traditions. The golf course is in excellent shape and will be played at about 7100 yards for the competiton.

Pictures of U.T. Golfers that played for Coach Hannon are prominently displayed in the locker room and in the teaching academy.  Names such as Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, Justin Leonard, Omar Uresti, David Gossett, Bob Estes, Brandel Chamblee, Ed White, Morris Williams, Harvey Penick, and George Hannon appear on lockers and in the photographs and provide an overview of the U.T. golfing traditions from the time that Harvey Penick coached for U.T. through Coach Hannon's tenure at U.T. and into the present.  One cannot help but feel a sense of tradition, accomplishment and appreciation for those who have accomplished so much in the world of golf.

Over the 14 years of the Hannon Cup Matches, the amateurs have an 8-6 lead in the series.  The 2011 teams feature accomplished players on both sides and the compteition, although respectful and friendly, will be spirited.  Both teams include veterans of Hannon Cup Matches as well as some rookies to these matches.  Shown below are the player profiles for both teams.


JOHN PIGG Captain:
Hannon Cup Record: 15-16-4
Participating in his 13th hannon cup
Family:  wife, Donna; Ashley (30), Leah (22), Blair(26)
Member at Spanish Oaks
Investment Advisor at Wells Fargo
Board of Directors: Trans-Mississippi Golf Association 
2009 Champion Carlton Woods Senior Invitational
2009 Brook Hollow Invitational Runner-up 2009, 2006 2004
2009 Spanish Oaks G.C. Club Champion
2002 Four-Ball Champion John R. Williams
1984 Winner of the Trans-Mississippi Championship
Four-time Onion Creek and Barton Creek C.C. Club Champion
Four-time Champion of the Trans-Mississippi Four-Ball
Texas State Four-Ball Champion
Four-time Champion Temple Cup Invitational
1974 SFA University Ralph Todd Most Valuable Athlete
College: three-time Lone Star All-Conference player at Stephen F. Austin University
Elected to the SFA Hall of Fame

GREG MESEROLE, Assistant Captain:
Hannon Cup Record: 7-11-5
Participating in his 9th Hannon Cup
2005 Amateur Team Captain
Family: Wife, Susie, Daughters (Madison-12), (Meghan-9), Son (Noble-5)
College: Stephen F. Austin State University
Member at Austin Country Club & University of Texas Golf Club
Insurance Broker at Stephens, Inc. 

BILLY CLAGETT, Assistant Captain
Hannon Cup Record: 15-11-3
Participating in his 13th Hannon Cup, Amateur Team Captain 1998
Winner of over 30 Championships and Qualifiers
Participated in 1 USGA Mid-Am, 3 USGA Senior Ams,Won Medalist in 2 Senior Ams
Holds Qualifying Scoring Record for Senior Ams at 10-under-par
Family: Wife, Pam; Grandson, Owen 

Hannon Cup Record: 3-5-1 Participating in his 7th Hannon Cup, Amateur Team Captain 1999
Family: Wife, Lisa
Retired from Higher Educational Administration
1967-70 Golf Team Letterman at Lamar University
1968 First team all American Div. II,  Member NCAA Div. II Team Championship
1968 3rd place individual – NCAA Championship
1974 Firecracker Open Champion
1987 Austin Men's City Champion
1989 Set world record for most consecutive birdies (11)
1990 Lions Spring Partnership Champion (w Richard Buratti)
1991 Lost Creek Men's Club Champion
1994 Bluebonnet Cup Champion
1998Texas Golf Association four ball champion (w Billy Clagett)
1999 Lions Spring Partnership  Champion (w Mark McIntyre)
2000 Lions Spring Partnership Champion (w Mark McIntyre)
1994, 1997, 1999 Austin Country Men's Club Champion
2011 U.S. Senior Open Contestant
2011 TGA South Region Senior Championship Winner
2011 Runner-Up in Austin Firecracker Open
2011 Points Leader – Senior Division- Austin Amateur Golf.com rankings 

Hannon Cup Record: Rookie Participating in his 1st Hannon Cup
Full-time student at Austin Community College, transferring to St. Edward’s University in the Spring
Employed at Austin Country Club
2011 Central Texas Amateur Champion at Forest Creek CC
2011 10th at the Austin City Championship
2011 Qualified for the Texas Amateur
2011 Qualified for the Texas State Mid-Am

Hannon Cup Record: 5-4-0
Participating in his 4th Hannon Cup
Family: wife, Michelle
College: University of Arkansas
Financial Advisor
2001 Central Texas Amateur Champion
2002 Firecracker Champion
2009 UT Golf Club Champion

Hannon Cup Record:  3-3-0
Participating in his 3rd Hannon Cup
Family:  wife, Angela, 2 sons (21 and 19) and step-daughter (25); 2 grandchildren (3 and 5
Territory Manager for National Oak Distributors
2002 Bluebonnet Cup Champion
2007 Chester Cup Champion
2007 Morris Williams Spring Championship Winner
2008 The Amateur at Shadowglen Winner
Low Amateur at the San Antonio Open
Five-Time Georgetown Country Club Champion.
Played in 2010 Rudy's I-35 Cup

Hannon Cup Record: 10-7-1
Family: wife, Ronda; Daughter, Blair; Son, Samuel
College: Attended the University of Texas, graduated in 1986 with a degree in Psychology
Employed by the Trever Romain Company
Won Ridgewood CC club championship multiple times
Won Waco City Championship twice
Played on Dallas Morning News Texas Cup team twice
Runner-up in 1991 Texas Mid Amateur
Teamed with Mark Healet to win 1999 Trans-Miss Four Ball
Won 2002, 2003 Spanish Oaks Club Championship
Won the Temple Cup (Four Ball) 3 times
Qualified to play in the 2003 U.S. Amateur 

Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
College:  Appalachian State University
Member at Great Hills Country Club
Software Developer
Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
College: Member on the Men’s Golf Team at the University of Louisiana at Monroe
Member at Grey Rock G.C. in Austin
Profession – Sales/Advertising

Hannon Cup Record:  Rookie
Family: daughter, Ava Hope Kennedy (5)
College: New Mexico State University, BA in Marketing and Professional Golf Management-Class of 99’
Member at Grey Rock Golf Club
Sales Agent in the golf industry since 2004 –  Cutter & Buck, Pukka Headwear, and Kennedy Bag Impressions
Golf Professional for Austin Country Club (01’-04’) and Barton Creek Resort (00’-01’)
2011 Morris Williams Spring Mid-Amateur Championwith tournament record eight under par
4 top 25’s in 2011 Tournaments
Player of the Semester 97’ NMSU PGM Tournament Series
Odessa College Golf Team 94’-96’

Hannon Cup Record: 7-11-3 Participating in his xth hannon cup, first Professional Team Captain
Family: wife, Becky; 3 boys, Eric, Christian, Nolan and 4 grandchildren
Leases office space to the State of Texas for various state gencies
Member at Lakecliff CC and McAllen CCCollege:
1974-1977 University of Houston Golf Team, member of 1977 National Championship Team,
1977 Honorable Mention All-American
6 time LBA 40 Champion
3 time McAllen Amateur Champion
Qualified for 14 USGA Events, 7 US Am's, 4 US Mid-Am's, 1 US Junior, 1 US Senior Am & 1 US Senior Open 2005
Southern Texas PGA Amateur of the Year
3rd 2011 Tower Invitational
2011 Texas Senior Amateur Champion

Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
College: Mary-Hardin Baylor, Graduated from Tarleton State in 2009 with a Business Administration degree
2003 & 2004 Austin City Junior Champion
2004 4A District Champion
2005 ASC Conference Champion
2011 Austin Men's City Champion
Member at Wolfdancer Golf Club
Fiancé Emily Collins
Works in accounting at YPS Facility Services

Hannon Cup Record: 7-10-3 Participating in his 8th hannon cup,  2009 Assistant Captain
Family: Wife Lauri, Addison Faith (3), Jackson (11 months)
College: Member of Men’s Golf Team, Texas Lutheran University Class of 1995
Course Affiliation: Cimarron Hills Country Club
2010 T 8th Austin City Championship
2008 1st Horseshoe Bay Invitational
2008 1st Morris Williams Spring Championship
2006 1st Morris Williams Spring Championship
2001 4th Men’s City
2001 2nd Morris Williams Spring Championship 

Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
College: Attended Francis Marion University and played 3 years of NCAA Div 1 Golf.
Born in Dublin, Ireland and moved to the United States at age 18.
Commercial Analyst for GE Capital- Equipment Finace
Played in the 2008 US Amateur at Pinehurst
Winner of 2011 Chester Cup at Great Hills CC
Runner Up 2011 Hill Country Amateur at Crystal Falls
Runner Up 2011 Central Texas Amateur at Forest Creek 

Hannon Cup Record: 2-1-0 Participating in his 2nd Hannon CupFamily: Son, Connelley (5)
College:Played college baseball at Dallas Baptist, transferred to Arkansas State
Member at Austin Country Club
Owner of Ripley's Blind and Drapery, LLC
2009 Austin C.C. Club Champion; 2010 T10 The Firecracker

Larry Nunez: Hannon Cup Rookie
College: Odessa College
Founding Member at Escondido Golf and Lake Club
Owner – Logan TransportationOwner – Platinum Pipe Rentals
Owner – ITS Energy…consultant
2010 Bluebonnet Cup Champion
2010 Harvey Penick Senior Champion
2010 Senior Player of Year-Austin Amateur Golf Ranking 


Captain – Brent Buckman
Assistant Captains – Greg Garner, Len Zamora

Brent Buckman, Captain:
Hannon Cup Record: 12-9-3, Participating in his 9th Hannon Cup
First Professional Team Captain of Hannon Cup Matches
Present: General Manager at The Madison Club in La Quinta, California and Gozzer Ranch in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
2000-2010 General Manager at Spanish Oaks
1985-2000 Club Manager and Director of Sports and Recreation at Barton Creek Country Club
1985-2000 Regional Director of Golf Operations for The Pinehurst Company 
1978-1981 Director of Golf for Onion Creek Club
1974-1978 Director of Golf Windbrook Golf Club, Parkville, Missouri 
1991-1994 Tournament Chairman for the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Tournament 
Founded the Ben Willie Darrell East Austin Youth Classic
College: University of Texas, Business Administration
Member of UT's 1971-1972 NCAA National Championship Golf Team, Team Captain 1972 
Family: wife,Tammy, Sons, Brad & Ben

GREG GARNER – Assistant Captain
Previous Hannon Cup Record: 3-4-1
Participating in his 4th Hannon Cup
Professional Captain, 2009 and Assistant Professional Captain, 2008
Family: wife, Traci & son, Mason (6 months)
College: University of Texas, First recipient of the James Winkle Memorial Scholarship, graduated in 1996
Currently Head Golf Professional at the University of Texas Golf Club since 2003
Upon graduation from UT in 1996 was named Head Professional at Traditions Golf Club near Cincinnati, OH
After five years was named the Director of Golf at the Oasis Golf Club

LEN ZAMORA – Assistant Captain
Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
Head Golf Professional, Escondido Golf & Lake Club
New Mexcio State University, PGM Graduate 
Wife, Sarah; Daughters, Isabelle (11) & Stella (9)  

Hannon Cup Record: 12-6-0
Participating in his 8th Hannon Cup
Family: wife, Heather; Madison (12), Joshua (8)
College: Southwest Texas University (Texas State University)
Director of Instruction at Onion Creek Club
Five PGA Tour starts
Five time National Club Professional contestant
2007 STPGA Section Champion
Awarded STPGA Harvey Penick Teacher of the Year for 2010
Awarded STPGA Player of the Year for 2010
6 national club professional championship starts 

Hannon Cup Record: 16-16-5
Participating in his 14th hannon cup
Family: wife, Shannon; Caroline (6), Eric (4)College:
Member of the Men's Golf Team at Lon Morris College, and University of Texas at Austin
Head Professional Great Hills C.C.
2004 STPGA Section Match Play Champion
2002, 2000, 1995 Pro Assistant Champion
2000 STPGA Western Chapter Champion

Hannon Cup Record: 1-1-1
Participating in his 2nd Hannon Cup
College: Men’s Golf Team at UT San Antonio 2002-2004
Men’s Golf Team at Texas State University 2004-2005
Teaching Professional at the Academy of Golf Dynamics at The Hills C.C. –  2006-present.

Hannon Cup Record: 4-5-0
Participating in his 4th Hannon Cup
College: Member of the Men's Golf Team at Texas State University
Teaching Professional at the Academy of Golf Dynamics at The Hills C.C.
2005 Winner of the City of Austin Men's Champion

Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
College:  3-time All-American selection at the University of Texas
Assistant Golf Professional at The University of Texas Golf Club
Volunteer Assistant Coach for the UT men’s golf team  

Hannon Cup Record: 3-0-0
Participating in his 2nd Hannon Cup
Family: wife, Belinda
College: 2 year All-American at Temple College
Head Professional at Plum Creek Golf Club
2nd Place in National Tournament as a Sophomore at Temple College
Won the Austin Open in 2008  

Hannon Cup Record: 4-4-1,Participating in his 4th Hannon Cup
Family: Married, two boys (26,30)
College: University of Texas
PGA Staff Instructor at Barton Creek Golf Academy
Owner of Golf…Austin Style
Head Golf Professional:  TPC at The Woodlands, Sugar Creek Country Club, PGA TOUR Family Golf Center
Assistant Golf Professional:  Horseshoe Bay CC, Shady Oaks CC, Ridglea CC, TPC at Sawgrass
PGA Quarter Century Club Member
Four time winner STPGA Senior Series
STPGA Section Senior Champion 2006
Three time qualifier National PGA Senior Professional Championship
Qualified for Champions TOUR Q-School Finals 2005
STPGA Joe Black Team 1990, 1998, 2006
Three time qualifier for PGA TOUR events (Houston Open and Texas Open) 

Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
Teaching Professional with GolfSmith Corporate Headquarters in Austin
Owner/Operator of Willapa Harbor Golf Course, 1992-2009
Owner/Operator of Surfside Golf Course, 1993-2007
2005 US Senior Open
NWPGA Hudson Cup, multiple years
Larry Lamburger MVP award, 2008
Washington State Sr. Match play Champion 2008
Course Record Holder: Tetherow Golf Course (Bend, OR), Coure de’ laine Resort (Idaho), Willapa Harbor Golf Course (Raymond, WA)
College: University of Washington
Wife, Patricia; Son, Mitchell; Daughter, Chance; Step-Son, Bradley; Step-Daughter, Allison

Hannon Cup Record: 5-7-0
Participating in his 5th Hannon Cup
College: member of Men's Golf Team at Southwest Texas University
Head Professional at Crystal Falls Golf Club
2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 Participated in the PGA National Club Professional Championship
Finished T23 in the 2010 Professional National Championship
2009, 2008, 2007, 2004 Member of the Joe Black Cup Team
2007 STPGA Western Chapter Junior Golf Leader of the Year

Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
Family:  Wife, Morgan
College: Southwest Texas State
Current Director of Golf and Club Manager at Spanish Oaks Golf Club
Former Director of Golf at Gleneagles CC in Plano, Texas 1998 – 2007
Former Director of Golf at Barton Creek in Austin, Texas 1986 – 1998
Past Champion – NTPGA Head Pro-Asst.
Was a junior golfer at Morris Williams when Coach Hannon was the pro there

Hannon Cup Record: Rookie
College: Member of the Men’s Golf Team at Rice University
Assistant Golf Professional at Escondido Golf and Lake Club
Turned Professional in 2005,
PGA Apprentice since 2010
Runner-up in the 2010 9-9-9
STPGA Pro-Pro Semifinalist in the 2011 Pro-Pro Match Play
Played on the Canadian Tour 2007-2009 

Hannon Cup Record: 3-0-0
Participating in his 2nd Hannon Cup
College:  4 year Letterman at Texas Christian University
1994-1998 Assistant Golf Professional at The University of Texas Golf Club
6th – 2011 STPGA Assistants Championship
Currently in the semi-final round of the STPGA Pro-Pro Match Play
Played professionally from 1998-2008 (Hooters Tour, Adams Tour, Gateway Tour, Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour)
AJGA All American 1993-1994 

Hannon Cup Record: 12-19-4
2011 President of the Hannon Cup Association
Participating in his 13th Hannon Cup, 2000 & 2008 Professional Team Captain
Family: wife, Tara; Tayler (18), Sydney (14)
College: University of Texas at Austin, Finance
1989-1991: Member of the University of Texas Golf Team
1986-1988: Member of the Oklahoma State University Golf Team
General Manager/COO of the University of Texas Golf Club
PGA Member and CMAA
Member Longhorn Hall of Honor Council 2009-2007 and 2005-20032007
STPGA Bill Strausbaugh Recipient
2007 STPGA Merchandiser of the Year
2002-2001: Director of Golf/Club Manager, Barton Creek Resort
2000-1996: General Manager/COO at Austin CC
1991 Played in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills
1986: #1 Ranked High School Player in the USA
1986: Winner of the PGA Junior Championship at Doral
Two time AJGA First Team All-American
Has served on various STPGA Committees including Chairing the Scholarship Committee
Current Dallas Morning News Panelist

Hannon Cup Record: 2-0-1
Family: Daughter, Kennedy (7)
College: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
1994-1997Senior Assistant Golf Professional at Spanish Oak Golf Club
All American at Temple Junior College 1993
2002 Las Vegas Section Player of the Year –
Won 6 section events in the Las Vegas Chapter
Played Gateway Tour 2002, 2008 and Tight Lies Tour 2004
Have 3 recorded hole-in-ones

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