111th Texas Amateur

Boot Ranch
August 6-9

Qualifying


Tournament Information

Date: August 6-9, 2020
Host Club: Boot Ranch
Address: 77 Boot Ranch Circle, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Club Phone: (830) 997-6200
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director, Ian Davis

Entry Information 
Entries Open: May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.
Entries Close: June 22, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
Exempt Deadline: June 22, 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.
Weekday Qualifying Fee: $130
Weekend Qualifying Fee: $160
Exempt Entry Fee: $130      

Eligibility Information

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas with a WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Qualifying for the Championship: All players who are not exempt under the categories listed below must qualify via an 18-hole sectional qualifying round. Qualifying round starting times, pairings and additional information, including practice rounds, is available to view on the Qualifying Information tab.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 72 holes of stroke play. The field is limited to 132 players; at the completion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 54 players and ties. 

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.

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. 

Please click here for the full player information for the 111th Texas Amateur.

Schedule of Events

Sectional Qualifying Stage: June 29 - July 26

Last Change Qualifyings: TBD

Monday, August 3  
Pairings Released

Wednesday, August 5   
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Practice Rounds
8:00 a.m. - Practice Round Starting Times (#1 Tee)

Thursday, August 6   
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Player Breakfast
7:30a.m. - Round 1, Wave 1 Begins
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Player Lunch
12:30 p.m. - Round 1, Wave 2 Begins

Friday, August 7   
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Player Breakfast
7:30 a.m. - Round 2, Wave 1 Begins
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Player Lunch
12:30 p.m. - Round 2, Wave 2 Begins
Following Play - Field cut to the low 54 players (and ties)

Saturday, August 8   
6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Player Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Round 3 Begins
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Player Lunch

Sunday, August 9   
6:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Player Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - Final Round Begins
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Player Lunch
Following Play - Awards Presentation

Tournament Exemptions

Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:

1) Last five (5) Texas Amateur Champions;

  • Ryan Grider - 2019
  • Mitchell Miessner - 2018 (ineligible)
  • Zander Lozano - 2017 (ineligible)
  • Frederick Wedel - 2016 (ineligible)
  • Michael Cotton - 2015 (ineligible)

2) Top 15 finishers (and ties) in the previous year's Texas Amateur;

  • Ryan Grider
  • Chris Wheeler
  • Scott Abbott
  • Paul Gonzalez
  • Michael Cotton (ineligible)
  • Jake Goodman
  • Blaine Hale (ineligible)
  • Jace Moore
  • Logan Davis
  • Michael Rome
  • Wes Artac
  • Jess Bonneau
  • Alex Clourse
  • Clay McCrory
  • Logan Lockwood
  • Dallas Hankamer
  • Caleb Hicks
  • David Schultz

3) Last five (5) Texas Mid-Amateur Champions;

  • Chris Wheeler - 2019
  • Colby Harwell - 2018, 2017
  • Joshua Irving - 2016
  • Scott Abbott - 2015

4) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in the previous year's Texas Mid-Amateur;

  • Chris Wheeler
  • Colby Harwell
  • Jeff Howard
  • Marcus Jones
  • Brandon Immel
  • Rob Couture

5) Previous and current year's Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play Winner & Runner-up;

  • Colby Harwell
  • Jake Istnick
  • TBD (2020)
  • TBD (2020)

6) Previous year's Texas Senior Amateur Champion;

  • Gary Durbin

7) Top 10 finishers (and ties) on the previous year's TGA Statewide Player of the Year Points List;

  • Chris Wheeler
  • Colby Harwell
  • Ryan Grider
  • Cole Hammer
  • Jace Moore
  • Blaine Hale (ineligible)
  • Will Holcomb
  • Paul Gonzalez
  • Scott Abbott
  • Jess Bonneau

8) Top three (3) finishers (and ties) on the previous year's TGA Regional Player of the Year Points List; 

  • North: Will Adams, Chris Wheeler, Jackson Markham 
  • South: Broc Haymon, Cody Banach, Devin Young

9) Three (3) Host Club exemptions;

  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD

10) Top three (3) finishers (and ties) in the previous year's TGA Regional Amateur, not already exempt, within the top ten (10) finishers;

  • North: Tome Bevington, Dawson Ovard, Gary Ezmerlian
  • South: Tyler Uhling, Logan Pate, Ross Mackay 

11) Winner and Runner-up in the current year's TGA Regional Mid-Amatuer;

  • North: CANCELED
  • South: CANCELED

12) Current year's LJT Byron Nelson Junior Champion;

  • J. Holland Humphries

13) Previous and current year's LJT Texas Junior Amateur Champion (Boys 15-18);

  • Zach Heffernan
  • TBD (2020)

14) Previous year's Texas LJT Player of the Year (Boys 15-18);

  • Shaheen Momin

15) Winner and Runner-up in previous and current year's West Texas Amateur Championship;

  • Jackson Markham
  • Travis Woolf
  • TBD (2020)
  • TBD (2020)

16) Top 850 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) at time of entry.

For complete past results, click here.

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. Exempt players must complete registration for the event by the published exemption deadline or they will lose their spot in the field. 

NOTE: All players who are not exempt under the categories listed above for the 111th Texas Amateur must participate in an 18-hole individual stroke play sectional qualifier. For 111th Texas Amateur qualifying information, see the Qualifying tab

Entry & Eligibility Information 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued uncertainty surrounding it, the 111th Texas Amateur, which was scheduled for June 18-21 at Boot Ranch in Fredericksburg, has been postponed. The championship has been rescheduled for August 6-9 at Boot Ranch.

The TGA is currently working to restructure qualifying for the championship and will provide more information when available. This will include any changes to exemption criteria, registration open and close dates, and qualifying information.

If I have already applied to play, do I have to apply again for the new dates? 

All players who registered for qualifying or as an exempt player will be issued a full refund for their entry fee. DO NOT WITHDRAW ONLINE.  A full refund will be issued within 10-12 business days. Once the updated qualifying sites and dates are announced all players will need to re-register for qualifying or as an exempt player for the championship.

Entries Open: May 13, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: June 22, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: June 22, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager, Justin Guthrie

Weekday Qualifying Fee: $130
Weekend Qualifying Fee: $160
Exempt Entry Fee: $130      

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas with a WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Qualifying for the Championship: All players who are not exempt must qualify via an 18-hole sectional qualifying round. Please see "Exemptions" tab for list for the list of exempt players.

Please click here for full qualifying information for the 111th Texas Amateur.