Marquette’s Frankie Thomas won both of his matches in the recent 2014 Mid-America Junior Cup at Fox Run Golf Club.
The Kansas City Golf Association and Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association forged a 4-4 tie in the Junior Cup allowing the KCGA to return to western Missouri with the Mid-America Cup.
“It was a great experience,” Thomas said. It was his first time playing on the Junior Cup team.
“I was selected for the team because I won the Missouri Junior Amateur and I also qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur,” Thomas said. “It meant a lot to be chosen because our team represents the St. Louis metro area. The four-ball and foursomes format for the matches isn’t something most junior golfers play very often, so it was really fun, especially with the girls as our partners for the foursomes matches on Sunday.”
In four-ball match play, Thomas and Chris Ferris, of Lindbergh, defeated the duo of Preston Fleenor/Eric Pahls 2&1.
In foursomes, Thomas and Logan Otter, of John Burroughs, topped Jean Tyrrell and Pahls 2&1.
“I loved teaming with Logan Otter in the foursomes alternate shot match,” Thomas said. “Logan and I worked well together … picking each other up after a bad shot or hole, deciding on specific targets to aim at and where to roll the ball on the greens.”
It is an experience Thomas said he will long remember.
“Playing on the team was a great experience. It is really fun knowing that your team is coming through and that your match is important,” Thomas said.