85th Texas Senior Amateur

Champions Golf Club

September 9-11, 2022

General Information

Date: September 9-11, 2022
Host Club: Champions Golf Club (Jackrabbit Course)
Address: 13722 Champions Dr, Houston, TX 77069
Phone: (281) 444-6449
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Director, Justin Guthrie

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: June 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: August 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: August 3, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $325

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play, 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.

Entry Procedure: The field will be established by handicap index (lowest to highest) using the handicap “Effective Revision Date” of Wednesday, August 3. All applications, including exemptions, must be received by the entry close date of Wednesday, August 3 at 5:00 PM. After the entry deadline has passed, spots in the field will be allocated to any remaining exempt players and then the lowest handicap index players until the field is full. Those not making it into the field will be placed on the waitlist in rank order of their handicap index (lowest to highest).

Players will be notified by 5:00 PM Friday, August 5, if they are in the field, or where they stand on the wait list. Each week thereafter, TGA Staff will circulate an updated waitlist prior to the championship in an effort to keep players informed of their status.

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 individual stroke play. All players will be competing in one division from the same tees and yardage. The field is limited to 144 players. At the completion of the 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 54 players and ties.

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All events will take place at Champions GC, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Thursday, September 8
8:00 AM – Practice Rounds Begin
6:00 PM – Golf Course Closes

Friday, September 9
8:00 AM – Round 1, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 AM to 3:30 PM – Player Lunch
1:00 PM – Round 1, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Saturday, September 10
8:00 AM – Round 2, Wave 1 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:30 AM to 3:30 PM – Player Lunch
1:00 PM – Round 2, Wave 2 Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Sunday, September 11
8:00 AM– Final Round Begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play – Awards Presentation

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

a) Last five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions 

  • Gary Durbin (2021)
  • John Derrick (2020)
  • Gary Durbin (2019)
  • Lewis Stephenson (2018)
  • Ed Brooks (2017)

b) Top 20 (and ties) in previous year’s Senior Amateur

  • Gary Durbin, Kyle Kelting, Hollis Sullivan, Chuck Gardner, Lee Sandlin, Lewis Stephenson, Jed Shreve, Alan Hill, John Pierce, John Dowdall, Steve Love, Mike Lohner, Larry Corson, Rob Teets, Vern Spurlock, Jacky Lee, Michael Jones, John Derrick, Rob Addington, Larry Nunez, Jerry Hudgins, Michael Guerrette, Bill Jackson

c) Finished in the top 20 (and ties) in current year’s Texas Amateur or current and/or previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur 

  • N/A

d) Any player that qualified for the final field of the current year’s U.S. Senior Open and/or U.S. Senior Amateur 

e) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in current year’s West Texas Amateur

  • Kelly Eng, Joe Sconiers, Mike Booker, Lewis Stephenson, Jeff Ray, Terry Rice, Rick Houston

f) Top fifteen (15) finishers (and ties) in the current year’s Regional Senior Amateurs 

  • North: Neal Barfield, Lewis Stephenson, Michael Goff, Steve Love, Donald Oconnor, John Schaefer, Kevin Grimes, Bill Brown, Sam Manning, John Donahue, Scott Wolf, Chuck Palmer, Lance Tjaden, Larry Corson, Brad Stumpf
  • South: Mike Booker, Kurt Lilley, Jed Shreve, Bill Shock, Todd Lacoste, Bobby Baugh, John Pierce, Kurt Martin, Charlie Jabbia, Tommy Tucker, Titus Harris, Michael Allen, Andy Hydorn, Fred Gintert, BK Cody, Tony Escoyne, John Dowdall

g) Low two (2) Seniors that make the cut in the current year’s Texas Amateur 

  • N/A

h) Previous year’s Statewide Senior Player of the Year 

  • Lewis Stephenson

i) Current year's Mid-Amateur Match Play winner and runner-up

  • N/A

j) Top three (3) finishers (and ties) in the current year’s Texas Super Senior Amateur (Super Senior Division) 

  • Chuck Gardner
  • Gary Durbin
  • Hollis Sullivan

k) Three (3) Host Club exemptions