113th Texas Amateur

Willow Brook Country Club

June 16-19, 2022


General Information

Date: June 16-19, 2022
Host Club: Willow Brook Country Club
Address: 3205 West Erwin Street, Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: (903) 592-8226
TGA Staff Contact: Senior Tournament Director – Christopher Untiedt

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: February 1, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline: March 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: March 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM

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

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas region with a certified 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: All players who are not exempt must qualify via an 18-hole qualifying round. Please see “Exemptions” tab for list for the list of exempt players. Qualifying round starting times, pairings and additional information, including practice rounds, is available to view on the Qualifying Information page.

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

  1. Last five (5) Texas Amateur Champions;
  2. Top 15 finishers (and ties) in the previous year’s Texas Amateur;
  3. Last five (5) Texas Mid-Amateur Champions;
  4. Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in the previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur;
  5. Previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur Match Play Winner & Runner-Up;
  6. Previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur Champion;
  7. Top 10 finishers (and ties) on the previous year’s TGA Statewide Player of the Year Points List;
  8. Top three (3) finishers (and ties) on the previous year’s TGA Regional Player of the Year Points List;
  9. Three (3) host club exemptions;
  10. Top three (3) finishers (and ties) in the previous year’s TGA Regional Amateur, not already exempt, within the top ten (10 finishers);
  11. Winner and Runner-Up in the current year’s TGA Regional Mid-Amateurs;
  12. Current year’s LJT Byron Nelson Junior Champion;
  13. Previous year’s LJT Texas Junior Amateur Champion (Boys 15-18);
  14. Previous year’s Texas Legends Junior Tour Player of the Year (Boys 15-18);
  15. Winner & Runner-Up in previous year’s West Texas Amateur;
  16. Top 850 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) at the time of entry.

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view TGA Competition Policies. 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 72 holes of stroke play. The field is limited to 144 players; at the completion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 54 players and tie

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 championship gifts, breakfast and lunch during all competitive rounds, and food/beverage at the Player Banquet.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on Wednesday, June 15 only. Players must contact the Willow Brook Country Club Golf Shop on or after Tuesday, June 7, to schedule a practice round tee time.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Wednesday, June 15 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify a TGA Official 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 on Wednesday, June 15 are subject to forfeiting their playing position.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times/pairings for the first round will be made no later than Monday, June 13 online at www.txga.org. Third and final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous rounds of play.

Host Hotel(s): The TGA has contracted with the following hotels to be the host hotel(s) for the 113th Texas Amateur Championship. Participants are responsible for individually booking their room for the championship, if needed. TGA members also have the ability to utilize Affinity Travel Benefits with their membership to the TGA.
Hotels: The TGA has contracted with the following host hotels for the 113th Texas Amateur. Players are responsible for individual bookings through the links below:

Hampton Inn & Suites Tyler-South
8962 S. Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75703
Booking Link
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tyler
1945 W. Southwest Loop 323, Tyler, Texas 75701
Booking Link

Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie for the competition. Caddies adhere to all TGA Competition Policies and host club policies.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius user profile or by contacting the TGA Staff Contact directly. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the Texas Golf Association at (214) 468-8942 or email the TGA Staff Contact directly. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Automated Transportation Prohibited: Players and their caddies must walk at all times during the practice round and all stipulated rounds of the championship, unless being shuttled by a member of the Committee or authorized shuttle. Push/pull carts will be permitted, but players are responsible for supplying their own.

Medical Carts/TGA Medical Cart Request Policy: Spectator Carts are prohibited. Spectators in accordance of ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Director of Competitions – South Texas, John Cochran IV.

Score Posting: At the conclusion of each round, each player’s score will be automatically posted to the World Handicap System (WHS). Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds, as this will result in double posting.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure competitors the best experience at all Texas Golf Association (TGA) events, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of TGA Policies & Procedures. For complete TGA Competition Policies, click here.