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South Amateur Information

South Amateur Information

Date: August 10th-12th, 2018
Host Club: Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club (Live Oak Course)
Address: 7900, Fair Oaks Pkwy, Fair Oaks Ranch, TX  78015
Phone: (210) 582-6700    
Entry & Eligibility Information 
Entries Open: June 26th, 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: August 6th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: July 16th, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager - Ian Davis

Entry Fee: $270
Partners Program Entry Fee: $240   
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the South Texas region (31st parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point). Applicants must have a GHIN Handicap index of 8.4 or less.  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:
a) Top five (5) players on current year’s Medalist Hill Country points list;
b) Last five (5) South Amateur Champions;
c) Last five (5) South Mid-Amateur Champions;
d) Current year’s South Senior Amateur Champion (Senior Division);
e) Top 10 finishers (and ties) in previous year’s South Amateur;
f) 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 Procedures.  Exempt 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:  Play will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play.  The field is limited to 84 players. 

What's Included:  The championship entry fee includes greens, and range fees for all championship rounds.
Host Hotel: TGA Membership Partner, Affinity Travel Benefits, provides TGA Members with exclusive pricing on hotels for TGA competitions, personal travel and more.  Players and their families may utilize the player's GHIN Number to create and activate their account, gaining access to a wide variety of properties.Please click here for more information and to access discounted hotel rates exclusive to TGA Members.
Registration Information:  There is no official on-site registration or check-in required.  Players should arrive to the tee approximately eight to ten (8 - 10) minutes prior to their starting time.
Practice Round Information:  Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the negotiated rate of $55 including cart.  Please contact the host club golf shop to schedule a practice round.   

Pairings/Tee Time Information: Pairings/tee times for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Wednesday, August 8th online at www.txga.org.  Final round pairings/tee times will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org, in the Texas Golf Association Tournament Office and the Golf Shop. Final round starting times will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.
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 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.

Schedule of Events
All events will take place at Fair Oaks Ranch, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players will receive additional information in advance of the championship.

Friday, August 10th 
8:00 AM                       Round 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Saturday, August 11th 
8:00 AM                       Round 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Sunday, August 12th 
8:00 AM                       Round 3 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
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