94th West Texas Amateur
Odessa Country Club (Old)
July 15-17, 2022
Date: July 15-17, 2022
Host Club: Odessa Country Club (Old Course)
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager – Adam Schulte
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: May 25, 2022 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: July 8, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: June 15, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $290
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the northern and southern regions of the state of Texas who have a WHS Handicap Index of 10.0 or less. To be eligible for the Senior Division, golfers must be age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play. To be eligible for the Super Senior Division, golfers must be age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play. Please reference TGA Policies and Procedures 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 Wednesday, June 15 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, which may affect the size of each division. For additional information regarding the wait list and when the number of applicants exceeds the field capacity, please refer to the TGA Policies and Procedures.
Waitlist Procedure/Priority: When a spot becomes available in the championship field, the TGA will fill that spot with the top ranked waitlisted player in the division respective to the withdraw. Once all waitlisted players in a specific division have been exhausted, the TGA will then fill the spot in the field with the highest ranked waitlisted player, regardless of division. For example: If a player from the Senior Division withdraws, the highest ranked Senior Division player on the waitlist will be contacted to fill that spot. If there are no remaining Senior Division players on the waitlist, the highest overall waitlisted player will be contact. This could be a Championship Division or Super Senior Division player.
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.
Format/Field Size and Cut: The championship will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play with three (3) divisions; Championship, Senior and Super Senior. Each division will play from separate tees/yardages and separate champions will be recognized in each division.
At the conclusion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 72 players (and ties), with a pro-rated representation from each division. The pro-rated allocation of players making the cut from each division will be reflective of the number of players in each division, relative to the total field size. The determination of total field size, number of players in each division and pro-rated representation of players making the cut (before ties) will be announced in conjunction with pairings being posted.
The field is limited to 144, as outlined below:
Championship - Open (84 players)
Senior - 55 & older (42 players)
Super Senior - 65 & older (18 players)
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Schedule of Events
All events will take place at Odessa Country Club unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.
Thursday, July 14
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Practice Rounds
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Player Registration
Friday, July 15
7:30 AM – Round 1 Wave 1 begins (#1 & #10 tees)
12:30 PM – Round 1 Wave 2 begins (#1 & #10 tees)
Saturday, July 16
7:30 AM – Round 2 Wave 1 begins (#1 & #10 tees)
12:30 PM – Round 2 Wave 2 begins (#1 & #10 tees)
Following Play – Field cut to the low 72 players (and ties)
Sunday, July 17
7:30 AM – Round begins (#1 & #10 tees)
Following Play – Awards Presentation
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
a) Top five (5) finishers and ties in current year’s North & South Mid-Amateur; Jason Schultz, Scott Maurer, Robert Johnson, Christopher Wheeler, Mark Strickland, Gant Bills, Daniel Depasquale, Randy Lance, Padden Nelson, Jonathan Keane, Tino Flores, Brandon Rougeau
b) Top five (5) finishers and ties in previous year’s North & South Amateur; Joshua Lim, Hayes Hamilton, Niko Nebout, Broc Haymon, Alex Higgs, Brody Hanley
c) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Champions; Garrett Leek, J.T. Pittman, Jackson Markham, David Bolen
d) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Senior Division Champions; Mike Booker, Lewis Stephenson, Chuck Palmer, Ralph Ellis, John Pierce
e) Last five (5) West Texas Amateur Super Senior Division Champions; Craig Urban, Doug Hopton-Jones, Ed Brooks
f) Top ten (10) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur; Jansen Smith, Paul McNamara, Andy McCabe, Rob Couture, Caden Conrad, Kevin Liberto, Will Adams, John Ironside, Cole Grossl
g) Top five (5) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur Senior Division; Mike Peck, Mike Lohner, Kenneth Coutant
h) Top three (3) finishers and ties in previous year’s West Texas Amateur Super Senior Division; Russel Cox, Denny Alexander
i) Three (3) Host Club exemptions: Jerry Dugan Jr., Mickey Jones, Tommy Pipes