Texas Golf Association, Since 1906
Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

109th Texas Amateur Qualifying

109th Texas Amateur Qualifying

Qualifying Information 

 
Format:  All players who are not exempt under the categories listed on the 109th Texas Amateur Information Page must participate in an 18-hole individual stroke play sectional qualifier. Qualifying and alternate positions will be denoted in the table below once entries close (Wednesday, March 28th, 2018). Qualifying Round starting times and pairings will be posted under Qualifying Sites & Results by Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Successful qualifiers and alternates will receive additional information pertaining to the champions following the completion of their qualifier from the Official-in-Charge on-site.  The low medalist from each qualifying site will receive a Texas Amateur Money Clip for the exceptional play, which will be distributed at Player Registration during the 109th Texas Amateur Championship.

Registration: There is no official on-site registration/check-in required.  However, it is recommended that players arrive to the tee a few minutes prior to their starting time to receive additional information from the Starter.

Playoff(s): Ties for the last qualifying spot and any alternate positions shall be broken by a sudden death hole-by-hole playoff. There will be no playoff for low medalist ties.  Playoff(s), if applicable, will begin immediately after all scores have been approved and posted by the Official-in-Charge.

Approximate Yardage: 6,700 to 7,100 yards. Best efforts will be made at each qualifying site to replicate a course set-up appropriate for the championship; however, some variance between sites is unavoidable.

What’s Included:  The qualifying entry fee includes a qualifying round green fee and discounted practice round green fee at the qualifying site.  Please consult the table below for additional information on specific qualifying site parameters.  Note that Practice Round Fees include a cart and range access, limited to one (1) per player ahead of the qualifier.  
 
Transportation/Caddies:   Players may walk or ride at their discretion during qualifying rounds with the applicable fee paid directly to the host club as outlined in the chart below. During qualifying rounds, caddies are not guaranteed a cart seat; carts are limited to two players per cart and a maximum of two carts per group.  Players and their caddies must walk at all times during the practice round and all stipulated rounds of the Texas Amateur Championship. 
 
Score Posting:  At the conclusion of each qualifier, each player’s score will be automatically posted as a "T” or tournament score to the GHIN handicap system.  Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds, as this will result in a double post.
 
 
Date Region Site City Practice Round Info 
April 10th, 2018 DFW - 1  Dallas Athletic Club (Blue Course)
 Field Size: 111
 Qualifying Spots: 13
 Alternate Positions: 3
 Dallas  Availability: Contact Host Club for availability.
 Fees: Practice Round - $40, Carts - $20
 Contact: (972) 279-3671
May 1st, 2018 DFW - 2  Rockwood Park Golf Course
 Field Size: 52
 Qualifying Spots: 6
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Fort Worth  Availability: Monday-Thursday, Friday-Sunday.
 Fees: Practice Round - $40-50, Carts - $25
 Contact: (817) 392-6560
April 29th, 2018 DFW - 3 (Weekend)  Hurricane Creek Country Club
 Field Size: 84
 Qualifying Spots: 10
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Anna  Availability: Tuesday, April 24-Friday April 27.
 Fees: Practice Round - $40, Carts - $20
 Contact: (972) 924-3212 
May 23rd, 2018 DFW - 4  Thorntree Country Club
 Field Size: 51
 Qualifying Spots: 6
 Alternate Positions: 2
 DeSoto  Availability: Ten (10) days in advance. Weekdays (anytime),  Weekends (after 12 noon).
 Fees: Practice Round - $35, Carts - $25
 Contact: (972) 296-7317
April 23rd, 2018 Houston - 1  The Club at Houston Oaks
 Field Size: 64
 Qualifying Spots: 8
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Hockley  Availability: Tuesday, April 17th-Thursday, April 19th (anytime), Friday, April 20th (before 12 noon).
 Fees: Practice Round - $50, Carts - $20
 Contact: (936) 372-4301
May 8th, 2018 Houston - 2  Lake Windcrest Golf Club
 Field Size: 48
 Qualifying Spots: 6
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Magnolia  Availability: Starting Monday, April 30th. Monday-Thursday (after 10 am), Friday-Sunday (after 1 pm).
 Fees: Practice Round - $50, Carts - $20
 Contact: (281) 881-4472
May 19th, 2018 Houston - 3 (Weekend)  Eagle Pointe Golf Club
 Field Size: 83
 Qualifying Spots: 10
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Mont Belvieu  Availability: Monday-Thursday (anytime), Friday-Sunday (after 12 noon). Not practice round availability Friday, May 18th.
 Fees: Practice Round - $30, Carts - $25
 Contact: (281) 385-6666
May 16th, 2018 West - 1  Odessa Country Club
 Field Size: 16
 Qualifying Spots: 2
 Alternate Positions: 1
 Odessa  Availability: Contact golf shop for availability one week prior to qualifier.
 Fees: Practice Round - $40, Carts - $17.25
 Contact: (432) 272-4510
May 22nd, 2018 West - 2  The Rawls Course at Texas Tech
 Field Size: 16
 Qualifying Spots: 2
 Alternate Positions: 1
 Lubbock  Availability: May 20th (after 1:00 pm) or May 21st (anytime).
 Fees: Practice Round - $35+tax, Carts - $20 + tax.
 Contact: (806) 742-4653.
April 12th, 2018 West - 3  Amarillo Country Club
 Field Size: 8
 Qualifying Spots: 1
 Alternate Positions: 1
 Amarillo  Availability: Tuesday's and Thursday's (after 11 am).
 Fees: Practice Round - $40, Carts - $25
 Contact: (806) 355-3371
May 17th, 2018 West - 4  Wichita Falls Country Club
 Field Size: 26
 Qualifying Spots: 3
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Wichita Falls  Availability: May 2nd-May 16th, Contact club for availability.
 Fees: Practice Round - $40, Carts - $22
 Contact: (940) 767-1481
May 2nd, 2018 West - 5  Abilene Country Club (South Course)
 Field Size: 18
 Qualifying Spots: 2
 Alternate Positions: 1
 Abilene  Availability: Contact Host Club Professional for availability.
 Fees: Practice Round - $75, Carts - $16
 Contact: (325) 695-1800
April 27th, 2018 South - 1  Corpus Christi Country Club
 Field Size: 14
 Qualifying Spots: 2
 Alternate Positions: 1
 Corpus  Christi  Availability: Tuesday-Friday (8-11 am, 1:30-4 pm).
 Fees: Practice Round - $45, Carts - $20
 Contact: (361) 991-2811
April 30th, 2018 South - 2  River Crossing Club
 Field Size: 38
 Qualifying Spots: 5
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Spring  Branch  Availability: Contact Host Club Professional for availability.
 Fees: Practice Round - $40, Carts - $18
 Contact: (830) 904-4653
May 17th, 2018 Central - 1  Wildflower Country Club
 Field Size: 24
 Qualifying Spots: 3
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Temple  Availability: Tuesday-Friday, Contact Golf Shop for availability.
Fees: Practice Round - $35, Carts - $20
 Contact: (254) 771-1177
April 17th, 2018 Central - 2  Wolfdancer Golf Club
 Field Size: 55
 Qualifying Spots: 7
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Austin  Availability: April 2nd-April 16th, after 10 am.  Not available on April 8th or 13-14.
 Fees: Practice Round - $50, Carts - $35
 Contact: (512) 308-9653
May 8th, 2018 East - 1  Eagle's Bluff Country Club
 Field Size: 
13
 Qualifying Spots: 2
 Alternate Positions: 1
 Bullard  Availability: Beginning two weeks prior to qualifier; contact Golf Shop for availability.
 Fees: Practice Round - $40, Carts - $17
 Contact: (903) 825-2999
April 10th, 2018 East - 2  Crown Colony Country Club
 Field Size: 21
 Qualifying Spots: 3
 Alternate Positions: 2
 Lufkin  Availability: Tuesday-Sunday, contact Host Club for  availability.
 Fees: Practice Round - $65, Carts - $25
 Contact: (936) 637-8800
June 4th, 2018 Last Chance (Houston)  Riverbend Country Club
 Site Capacity: 84
 Sugar Land  Availability: May 30-June 3 (contact Host Club for  availability).
 Fees: Practice Round - $45, Carts - $20 (Credit card only).
 Contact: (281) 269-2529

Withdrawal Policy: Players who cannot make their assigned starting time must contact the TGA in advance of their qualifier, or the designated TGA Official-in-Charge at the qualifying site. If a player withdraws after the entry deadline has passed, the player will not receive a refund unless the spot is filled by a wait listed player. A player who notifies the TGA prior to their starting time will be marked as a "NS" (No Start) and will be able to follow the walk-up procedure at another qualifying site. If a player fails to notify the TGA in advance of the qualifier, they will be marked as "DQ" (Disqualified) and will not be able to follow the walk-up procedure at another qualifying site.  See TGA Policies and Procedures for further details.
 
Withdrawal Procedure: Prior to the entry deadline, players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius account profile to receive an immediate refund and withdrawal confirmation. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the TGA at (214) 468-8942 or email tournaments@txga.org. Only withdrawals on the day of the qualifier should be directed to the Host Club Golf Shop.

Transferring Qualifying Site: Changing a qualifying site is permissible, but only before the tournament entry deadline on Wednesday, March 28th. Otherwise, if a player is entered in a Texas Amateur qualifier and the entry deadline has passed and circumstances arise that would cause him to miss his assigned qualifier, he may follow the "Walk-Up Procedure”, outlined in the Texas Golf Association Policies and Procedures, at another qualifier. Any waitlisted player at a qualifying site will be drawn by lot to replace players in the field that fail to show up at his designated starting time and ahead of those players looking to follow the “Walk-Up Procedure”.
 
Walk-Up Procedure for Qualifying Rounds:  If a player is entered in a Texas Amateur qualifier and the entry deadline has passed and circumstances arise that would cause him to miss his assigned qualifier, he may follow the "Walk-Up Procedure”, outlined in the Texas Golf Association Policies and Procedures, at another qualifier. Any wait listed player at a qualifying site will be drawn by lot to replace players in the field that fail to show up at their designated starting time and ahead of those players looking to follow the “Walk-Up Procedure”.

To be a part of the Walk-Up Procedure you must be either registered at another qualifying site or a wait listed player. Players wishing to Walk-Up are required to check in with the TGA official at the 1st tee 30 minutes prior to the start of the qualifying round. Players attempting to transfer qualifying sites or wait listed players who are late to check in will be placed at the bottom of the Walk-Up list. Once play begins, if a player who is in the starting field fails to show up at the tee at the designated time, an alternate or wait listed player will be called. If the player does not show within five minutes of the original starting time, the alternate or wait listed player’s ball will be in play.
 
Any wait listed player at a qualifying site will be drawn by lot to replace players in the field that fail to show up at his designated starting time.  Wait listed players at a specific site will take priority over players following the Walk-Up Procedure who were originally registered at another site.
 
Wait List: Entries received after the field limit has been reached will be placed on a "wait list” for that event. Applicants will be ranked on the wait list in the order their application was received by the TGA, unless otherwise specified in tournament eligibility. Any spots in the field that become available will then be filled in accordance with the ranked wait list. The TGA will use the wait list up until 6:00 PM of the night prior to the qualifying round. After that time, any player on the wait list may exercise their right to walk-up on site. Please see "Walk-Up Procedure” for further details above.   Note: Wait list rankings only apply to Texas Amateur qualifiers when a qualifying site reaches capacity; players must register before the entry deadline to be considered as a wait listed player for that site.

Qualifying Places:  The number of qualifying spots allocated to each site will be determined by the TGA after the entry deadline (Wednesday, March 28th) has closed and all eligible entries are confirmed. This number of spots available is based on the field size at each site. Each qualifying site will have a predetermined field limit and may fill up. Each qualifying site must have at least 6 players registered prior to the entry deadline (Wednesday, March 28th) or it will be cancelled. If the requested qualifying site is full or cancelled, applicants will be reassigned by the TGA to the nearest qualifying site available. If reassignment is unacceptable, a full refund will be granted.

Ties: The last qualifying position or an alternate position shall be decided by a sudden death hole-by-hole playoff immediately after the last score has been approved and posted by a TGA Official-in-Charge.  It is the responsibility of each player to be present for any playoff(s) that may occur, as directed by the TGA Official-in-Charge.

Last Chance Qualifier – Entry & Eligibility Information 

Date: Monday, June 4th 2018

Host Club: Riverbend Country Club
Address: 1214 Dulles Avenue, Sugar Land, TX   77478
Phone: (281) 269-2527
 
Entries Open: Friday, May 25th 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: Friday, June 1st 2017 @ 5:00 PM (or once the field has reached capacity)
 
Last Chance Qualifying Fee: $130
 
Field Limit: 84 players
Available Qualifying Spots (Applies to Last Chance Qualifying Only): The number of players to qualify will be as follows: Field size of 40 or less players, 4 will qualify; Field size of 41-60 players, 6 will qualify; Field size of 61-84, 8 will qualify. Under no circumstances will the percentage of qualifying spots at the Last Chance Qualifier be greater than the lowest percentage of any other sectional qualifier.
 
Last Chance Qualifying is open to all eligible player(s) including unsuccessful qualifiers or any players missing the original entry deadline.  Entries are accepted on a first-in basis and a limited wait list will be established.
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