Texas Super Senior Amateur

Apr. 21 - 23
Riverbend Country Club (Sl)

The TGA is excited to announce Riverbend Country Club will be hosting the 2020 Texas Super Senior Amateur on April 21-23. New in 2019, the Texas Super Senior will again be recognizing the low net handicapped overall tournament score in both the Super Senior and Legends Division.

Registration for the 54-hole stroke play event will open on Tuesday, February 25 at 9:00 a.m. and close on Tuesday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m.

Riverbend CC was originally designed in 1957 by Press Maxwell Jr and renovated in 2010 by Jeff Blume. During the rennovation, Blume added bunkers throughout the golf course and redesigned several green complexes. The 18-hole golf course now features Bermuda Mini-Verde greens and 419 Tiff Bermuda fairways. The championship golf course can play at a maximum yardage of 6,908 yards.

Register Here

Entries Open: February 25th, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: April 14th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: March 18th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager, Justin Guthrie

Entry Fee: $325        
 

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a WHS Handicap Index of 12.4 or less. To be eligible for the Legends Division, golfers must be age 75 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a WHS Handicap Index of 16.4 or less. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
a) Last five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions;
b) Last five (5) Texas Super Senior Amateur Champions;
c) Top 15 (and ties) in previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur;
d) Top 15 (and ties) in previous year’s Texas Super Senior Amateur;
e) Last two (2) Legends Division Champions of the Texas Senior Amateur;
f) Top 3 (and ties) in the previous year’s Legends Division of the Texas Super Senior Amateur;
g) Any player that qualified for the previous year’s U.S. Senior Open;
h) Any player that qualified for the previous year's U.S. Senior Amateur;
i) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in Super Senior Division of previous year’s West Texas Amateur;
j) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in the Super Senior Division of the previous year’s Regional Senior Amateur;
k) Last three (3) Texas Senior Player of the Year recipients;
l) Three (3) Host Club exemptions.
 
Entry Procedure: All non-exempt players registering for the Texas Super Senior will initially be placed on a pending list until the Exempt Deadline. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline of Wednesday, March 18th or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field. Once the exempt deadline has passed, remaining spots will be allocated to the lowest handicap index players until the field is full. Those not making it into the field will be placed on the Wait List in rank order of their handicap index (lowest to highest).
 
Players will be moved into the confirmed field list on Thursday, March 19th or will be notified where they stand on the Wait List. Players that register after the Exempt Entry Deadline date will be accepted into the field based on availability, or added to the Wait List in the order by which they are received.
 
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. 


All events will take place at Riverbend Country Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Tuesday, February 25th
9:00 AMEntries Open


Wednesday, March 18th
5:00 PMExempt Deadline


Tuesday, April 14th
5:00 PMEntries Close


Monday, April 20th
9:00 AM - 5:00 PMRegistration & Practice Rounds
9:00 AMPractice Round Starting Times (#1 Tee)
6:00 PMGolf Course Closes


Tuesday, April 21st
8:30 - 10:30 AMRound 1 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 - 3:00 PMPlayer Lunch


Wednesday, April 22nd
8:30 - 10:30 AMRound 2 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
12:30 - 3:00 PMPlayer Lunch


Thursday, April 23rd
8:30 - 10:30 AMFinal Round begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following PlayAwards Presentation
Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:

a)  Last five (5) Texas Senior Amatuer Champions;
  • Gary Durbin - 2019 (ineligible)
  • Lewis Stephenson - 2018, 2016 (ineligible)
  • Ed Brooks - 2017
  • Mike Booker - 2015
b) Last five (5) Texas Super Senior Amateur Champions;
  • Ed Brooks - 2019
  • Mickey Jones - 2018
  • Wayne Wright - 2017
  • Jerry Hudgins - 2016
  • John Grace - 2015
c) Top 15 (and ties) in previous year's Texas Senior Amateur;
  • Gary Durbin (ineligible)
  • Kip Estep (ineligible)
  • John Pierce (ineligible)
  • Craig Hurlbert (ineligible)
  • Mike Lohner (ineligible)
  • John Dowdall (ineligible)
  • Mike Booker
  • Larry Nunez
  • David Ortego (ineligible)
  • Lewis Stephenson (ineligible)
  • Chris Hartenstein (ineligible)
  • Patrick Stayer (ineligible)
  • Titus Harris (ineligible)
  • Pat Youngs (ineligible)
  • Wayne Wright
 d) Top 15 (and ties) in previous year's Texas Super Senior Amateur;
  • Ed Brooks
  • Gary Kirwan
  • John Grace
  • Bill Holstead
  • Bill Huckin
  • Bob Ammon
  • David Pocknall
  • Kent Samuel
  • Tom McGraw
  • Jody Vasquez
  • Rusty Marshall
  • Dan Alpha
  • Ivan Lawson
  • Denny Alexander
  • Charles Reeve
  • Wayne Wright
e) Last two (2) Legends Division Champions;
  • Richard Lundy - 2019
  • Don Grider - 2018
f) Top 3 (and ties) in previous year's Legends Division;
  • Richard Lundy
  • Don Grider
  • Jim Strouse
g) Any player that qualified for the previous year's U.S. Senior Open;
h) Any player that qualified for the previous year's U.S. Senior Amateur;
  • Ed Brooks
i) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in Super Senior Division of previous year's West Texas Amateur;
  • Doug Hopton-Jones
  • Tom McGraw
  • Ed Turner
  • Billy McBee
  • Dick Sheffield
j) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in the Super Senior Division of the current year's Regional Senior Amateur; 
  • TBD (South Senior Amateur - April 1st-2nd, North Senior Amateur - April 8th-9th)
k) Last three (3) Texas Senior Player of the Year;
  • John Pierce - 2019, 2017 (ineligible)
  • Lewis Stephenson - 2018 (ineligible)
l) Three (3) Host Club exemptions.
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • TBD
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.