South Amateur

The Wilderness Golf Course
August 4-6, 2023

General Information

Date: August 4-6, 2023

Host Club:  The Wilderness Golf Course

TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator - Owen Kinney 

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: June 14, 2023 at 9:00 AM 

Exempt Entry Deadline: July 5, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Entries Close: July 28, 2023 at 5:00 PM 

Entry Fee: $325

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the South Texas region (31’ parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point) with a certified WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference Men's Competition Policies for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure:  The field will be established in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players in each division until the published exemption deadline of July 5, 2023 at 5:00 PM. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field or a division is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with waitlisted entries. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of individual stroke play with no cut. The field will be limited to 84 players.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) practice round at the rate of $50.00 plus applicable taxes from July 24-28 & August 1-3. Players must contact the host club directly to schedule a practice round.    

Registration Information: There is no no official registration for TGA Regional Events. Players are asked to arrive to their respective starting tee 8-10 minutes prior to their starting time. 

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times / pairings for the first and second rounds will be made no later than August 1, 2023 online at Final round starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous round of play.

For complete championship information, click here.   

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 14

9:00 AM - Registration Open

Wednesday, July 5

5:00 PM - Registration Exempt Deadline

Friday, July 28

5:00 PM - Registration Close

Tuesday, August 1

5:00 PM - Player Information & Round 1/2 Pairings Released

Friday, August 4

8:00 AM - Round 1 Begins off #1 & #10

Saturday, August 5

8:00 AM - Round 2 Begins off #1 & #10

Sunday, August 6

8:00 AM - Final Round Begins off #1 & #10

Following Play - Awards Presentation

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

a)Top 10 finishers and ties in previous year’s Regional Amateur 

  • Brian Comegys, David Harrison, Holden Hamilton, Christian Barber, Joseph R. Mathis, Christian Rodriguez, Jack Anderson, Carson Vickers, Coy Breen, Jacob Pena, Steven Jones

b)Top three (3) players on current year’s respective Medalist Points List

  • Gulf Coast - Padden Nelson, Cameron Carter, Carson Cooper 
  • Hill Country - Luke Condon, Matt Cowan, Austen Fulmer, Brandon Rougeau 

c)Last five (5) Regional Amateur Champions

  • Brian Comegys ('22), Padden Nelson ('21), Cody Banach ('19), Jacob Davis ('18), Tim Hamm ('17)

d)Last five (5) Regional Mid-Amateur Champions

  • Logan Thomason ('23) Dan Depasquale ('22), Robert Gwin ('21), Devin Young ('19), Broc Hayman ('18)

e)Current year’s South Senior Amateur Champion

  • Mike Booker 

f)Three (3) host club exemptions

* indicates player is ineligible