Simmons Bank has signed a five-year presenting sponsorship agreement with the Arkansas State Golf Association (ASGA). As part of the partnership, a new amateur event, the Simmons Bank Cup, has been established. The inaugural, Ryder Cup-style tournament was held at the TPC Southwind golf course in Memphis, Tennessee on April 11–13, 2021. The annual tournament matched amateur champions from the ASGA and the Tennessee Golf Association (TGA). After many hard-fought matches, team TGA defeated team ASGA 19 - 9.
Simmons Bank Cup Recap
2021 – TPC Southwind, Memphis (Apr. 12-13)
Tennessee 19, Arkansas 9
Lucas Armstrong, Church Hill *Brenda Alexander, Rogers
Todd Burgan, Knoxville *Bobby Baker, Little Rock
*Erica Chappell, Nashville *Greg Connell, Russellville
Matt Cooper, Collierville Beau Glover, North Little Rock
*Buzz Fly, Memphis *Craig Hall, Hot Springs Village
*Jeff Golliher, Knoxville Andrew Hopkins, Maumelle
*Steve Golliher, Knoxville Chris Jenkins, Little Rock
Teleri Hughes, Knoxville Drew Laning, Little Rock
*Sarah Ingram, Nashville *Gordy McKeown, Little Rock
*Tim Jackson, Williston Wes McNulty, White Hall
Jesse Lawley, Franklin Julie Oxendine, Russellville
Lee Maxwell, Cookeville Nora Phillips, Hot Springs
Matt Mitchell, Memphis Tyler Reynolds, Rogers
Ryan Terry, Nashville *Kim Robinson, Hot Springs
Four-Ball: Reynolds-Laning (A) def. Armstrong-Terry (T), 4&3; Burgan-Maxwell (T) def. McNulty-Jenkins (A), 1-up; Glover-Hopkins (A) def. Cooper-Mitchell (T), 1-up; Oxendine-Phillips (A) def. Lawley-Hughes (T), 2&1; McKeown-Baker (A) def. J. Golliher-S. Golliher (T), 1-up; Connell-Hall (A) vs. Fly-Jackson (T), all square; Chappell-Ingram (T) def. Alexander-Robinson (A), 4&3. Arkansas 4½, Tennessee 2½.
Foursomes: Reynolds-Laning (A) def. Burgan-Lee (T), 1-up; Cooper-Mitchell (T) def. McNulty-Jenkins (A), 2&1; Armstrong-Terry (T) def. Glover-Hopkins (A), 4&3; Lawley-Hughes (T) def. Oxendine-Phillips (A), 5&4; Fly-Jackson (T) def. McKeown-Baker (A), 2&1; J. Golliher-S. Golliher (T) def. Connell-Hall (A), 3&2; Chappell-Ingram (T) def. Alexander-Robinson (A), 3&2. Tennessee 6, Arkansas 1.
Singles: Mitchell (T) def. Laning (A), 5&3; Jenkins (A) def. Maxwell (T), 1-up; McNulty (A) def. Armstrong (T), 2-up; Cooper (T) def. Hopkins (A), 4&3; Terry (T) def. Glover (A), 5&3; Reynolds (A) vs. Burgan (T), all square; Lawley (T) def. Phillips (A), 3&2; Hughes (T) def. Oxendine (A), 3&2; Fly (T) def. Connell (A), 6&4; J. Golliher (T) def. Baker (A), 3&2; Jackson (T) def. Hall, 2&1; McKeown (A) def. S. Golliher (T), 3&2; Ingram (T) def. Robinson (A), 6&5; Chappell (T) def. Alexander (A), 3&2. Tennessee 10½, Arkansas 3½.
Overall: Tennessee 1, Arkansas 0.
Most times to represent Arkansas team: 1, 14 players tied
Most times to represent Tennessee team: 1, 14 players tied
Most consecutive events played in by Arkansas player: 1, 14 players tied
Most consecutive events played in by Tennessee player: 1, 14 players tied
Most matches played in by Arkansas player: 3, 14 players tied
Most matches played in by Tennessee player: 3, 14 players tied
Most matches won by Arkansas player: 2, Drew Laning, Gordon McKeown, Tyler Reynolds
Most matches won by Tennessee player: 3, Erica Chappell, Sarah Ingram
Best records by Arkansas players: Tyler Reynolds 2-0-1 .834
Best records by Tennessee players: Erica Chappell 3-0-0 1.000, Sarah Ingram 3-0-0 1.000
Most times host club of matches: 1, TPC Southwind, 2021