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Sugar Creek Country Club to host South Senior Amateur

Sugar Land’s Sugar Creek Country Club will open its doors to the most talented seniors and super seniors of South Texas at the 2013 South Senior Amateur Championship April 24-25.  The 27-hole club will put their Trent and Jones nines on display for an exciting senior-only championship.  The family-oriented, private member-owned club will be hosting their first TGA regional championship.

 

The Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed course opened to rave reviews in 1972 with a strong understanding that placement off the tee is of the utmost importance on this tree-lined layout.  Those who are long off of the tee can cut corners with risk/reward aggressiveness, but be aware of the mixture of bunkers and water hazards that guard many greens.  Sugar Creek is sure to challenge the state’s top seniors in the south en route to crowning a champion.

 

The South Senior Amateur is open to male amateur golfers who are 55 years and must reside in the South Texas region (south of the 31’ parallel) with an index of 8.4 or less for the Senior Division and a 10.0 or less for the Super Senior division and meet the requirements listed in the “TGA Policies and Procedures”.  Please reference “TGA Regional Tournament Eligibility” for additional details.

 

The format for the event is 36-holes of stroke play consisting of two divisions – Senior (55 or older as of the tournament start date) and Super Senior (65 or older as of the tournament start date).  Each division will play from a different set of tees/yardages with a separate champion being crowned in each division.  Super Seniors must declare on their application if they wish to compete in the Senior Division.

 

The 2012 South Senior Amateur Championship, hosted by the Club at Falcon Point, saw Mike Booker win in a playoff over Owen Joyner.  The win would propel Booker to the 2012 State Senior Player of the Year title.  In the Super Senior ranks, Peter Kirchner defeated Bob Smith on the second playoff hole to claim victory.