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Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play Information

Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play Information

Date: July 26th-29th, 2018
Host Club: Vaquero Club
Address: 2300 Vaquero Club Dr., Westlake, TX  76262
Phone: (817) 379-4555       
 
 
Entry & Eligibility Information
 
Entries Open: June 5th, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: July 18th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: June 25th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director – Cam Crawford
 
Entry Fee: $250              
 
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a GHIN handicap index of 5.4 or less, and who are 25 years of age or older as of the first round of the Championship. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Conditions of Competition.
 
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
  1. Last three (3) Texas Amateur Champions;
  2. Last three (3) Texas Mid-Amateur Champions;
  3. Players advancing into the Round of 16 in the match play portion of the previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play;
  4. Top 10 finishers in the previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur;
  5. Top 10 finishers in the current year’s Texas Amateur;
  6. Winner and Runner-Up in the current year’s Regional Mid-Amateurs;
  7. Mid-Master Champion from the previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur;
  8. Three (3) host club selections.
 
The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field.  For exemption request details, please view TGA Policies and ProceduresExempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field. 

 
Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play qualifying on Thursday. The low 32 players advance to match play beginning on Friday. Round of 32 and 16 played on Friday, Quarter and Semifinal matches played on Saturday, and Final match on Sunday morning. The field is limited to 84 players.

What's Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds including the championship practice round.  The entry fee also includes a championship gift and lunch during the match play rounds.
 
Host Hotel: TBD - More information will be posted once available.
 
Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Wednesday, July 25th between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify a TGA official at the host club that he is unable to make the registration deadline, but will be competing in the championship. Those players not contacting a TGA official by 5:00 PM are subject to forfeiting their playing position.
 
Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Wednesday, July 25thonly. Players must contact the host club golf shop at on or after July th to schedule a practice round tee time.   

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting Times/Pairings for the Stroke Play qualifying round will be posted to www.txga.org on Monday, July 23rd. Please see below for the schedule for the Match Play portion.
 
 
Policies & Procedures
 
To ensure that competitors have the best possible experience when competing in the championship, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of Texas Golf Association (TGA) Policies and Procedures, Conditions of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to Conditions of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:
Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship.  Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie for the competition.  Caddies must abide by the host facility dress code.
Transportation: Players are encouraged to ride carts during the practice round and all championship rounds.  Cart fees for all championship rounds are included in the entry fee.  Carts are limited to two (2) riders at one time and two (2) carts per group.
USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Condition NOT in Effect): The USGA Groove Rules effective January 1st, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.
 
Score Posting: At the conclusion of the championship the stroke play qualifying round scores 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.


Schedule of Events
 
All events will take place at Vaquero Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players will receive additional information in advance of the championship.
 
Wednesday, July 25th 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM                 Registration & Practice Rounds
8:00 AM                                  Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee

Thursday, July 26th 
8:00 AM                                  Stroke Play Qualifying Round (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play                         Field cut to the low 32 players for Match Play
 
Friday, July 27st  
7:30 AM                                  Round of 32 Matches
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM               Player Lunches
1:00 PM                                  Round of 16 Matches
 
Saturday, July 28th 
7:30 AM                                   Round of 8 Matches (Quarterfinals)
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM              Player Lunches
12:00 PM                                 Round of 4 Matches (Semifinals)
 
Sunday, July 29th 
7:30 AM                                    Championship Match (18 Holes)
Following Play                           Awards Ceremony
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