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TGA Fall Series Registration is Open

DALLAS – The Texas Golf Association recently launched the “TGA Fall Series,” a slate of new competitive tournaments for men and women. The TGA will conduct two new events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, one in the Houston area and one in the Hill Country.

Registration is now open for all four TGA Fall Series events. To register click here.

TGA Fall Series DFW #1
Host Club: Brookhaven Country Club – Masters
Dates: Oct. 12-14
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TGA Fall Series Houston
Host Club: The Clubs of Kingwood – Marsh
Dates: Oct. 20-22
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TGA Fall Series Hill Country
Host Club: Vaaler Creek Golf Club
Dates: Nov. 10-12
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TGA Fall Series DFW #2
Host Club: Hackberry Creek Country Club
Dates: Nov. 16-18
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The TGA Fall Series was established in part to help fill the void left in many college-aged golfers’ schedules, which have been drastically altered because of ongoing COVID-19 concerns. With the majority of fall golf schedules canceled around the country, the TGA Fall Series will provide opportunities for collegians, as well as other amateurs, to play in competitive events during the hiatus.

The format for all the new Fall Series events will be 54 holes of individual stroke play. The fields will be comprised of 88 total players, including 60 men and 28 women. Although the events are open to all golfers that fit the eligibility criteria, two-thirds of each gender division will be reserved for college-aged golfers.

The men will play from approximately 6,800-7,000 yards. The women will play from 6,000-6,200 yards.

The TGA Fall Series will take place from mid-October to mid-November, with only one event taking place per week. Each event will be during the week.

To be eligible for the TGA Fall Series events, golfers must be members of a TGA Member Club with an established active WHS Handicap Index. The men must have an established WHS Index of 6.4 or lower to register. Women must have an established WHS Index of 12.4 or lower.

The cost for each event will be $175, which includes all course fees, practice facility access and cart fee. Competitors will be responsible for making and paying for their own practice rounds. There will not be an official practice round date.

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Delagarza and Smith Win Back to Back Women’s Four-Ball Championships

Briefly: Faith Delagarza of Midland and Amari Smith of McKinney captured their second Women’s Four-Ball Championship with outstanding rounds of 65-66 for a 13-under-par finish.  With their win last year, and being teammates on the Dallas Baptist University Golf Team they have figured out a good strategy that lead them to success.  “It’s definitely nice because we’re already teammates,” Faith Delagarza said, “We already have that team boding so we can rely on each other.”

 

Leaderboard:

1 Delagarza/Smith                Midland, McKinney            -13  65  66      131
T2 Argulles/Harrison          Dallas, Plano                        -10  69  65      134
T2 Daleo/Bianchi                 Plano, Allen                          -10  69  65      134
4 Fox/Feldman                     Copperas Cove, Austin       -9   67  68      135
T5 Escamilla/Escamilla      Midland                                 E    78  66      144
T5 Reed/Reed                       Midland                                 E   73   71       144

Final Results

 

Golf Course: Founded in 1927, Midland Country Club opened as a nine-hole course with sand greens. From these modest beginnings, the championship golf course has evolved into one of the premier private clubs in West Texas. At its center is a classic parkland course that was designed in 1951 by Texas Golf Hall of Famer Ralph Plummer. In the fall of 2015, the club hired Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design to oversee a major renovation of the golf course and practice facility. The $8.9 million project finished in 2017 and includes a modernized 7,354-yard, par-72 championship course to better test the skills of today’s players. Over the years, Midland Country Club has played host to many elite amateur tournaments, including eight TGA Major Championships (the 1965, 1971 and 1997 Texas Amateur, 1995 Texas Mid-Amateur, 1970 and 1979 Texas Senior Amateur and the 1963 and 2001 Women’s Texas Amateur).

 

Weather: The temperature reached 100 degrees with steady winds at 17 mph out of the south-southeast.

 

In Contention: Hannah Harrison of Plano and Evelyn Arguelles of Dallas tied for second with Megan Daleo of Plano and Allie Bianchi with a two day total of 10-under-par 134.

 

What’s Next: The 2020 Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Ridglea Country Club in Fort Worth September 28-30, 2020.

 

More Info: For more information on the 2019 Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here.