Women’s Four-Ball

Oakmont Country Club

July 29-30, 2024

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: July 29-30, 2024
Host Club: Oakmont Country Club
Address: 1901 Oakmont Dr., Corinth, TX 76210
Phone: (940) 321-5599
TGA Staff Contact: Duffy Suhr – Tournament Coordinator

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Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: June 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close / Withdraw Deadline: July 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Division Change Deadline: July 24, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $480 per team

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap Index. Please reference TGA Women’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. In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, acceptance of entries will be based on the lowest combined team WHS Handicap Index as of Wednesday, July 17. HANDICAP POLICY: If a partnership has a handicap difference of more than 8 strokes, the higher handicap will be adjusted down to create an 8-stroke difference. For example, if a partnership has a 12 and a 22, we will adjust it 12 and 20 for the event. July 17 handicap index will be used.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 Holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play. The field is limited to 50 teams.

Divisions: The field will be split up into two divisions; Championship and Flights. The ten (10) teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes will be required to play from the championship tees. Those who do not wish to play in the championship division will be pre-flighted based on their combined handicap indexes. The maximum spread of partners’ index of 8.0 will be used for the purpose of creating flights.

The deadline to change division is Wednesday, July 24 at 5:00 PM.

Practice Round Information: Each team is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Oakmont Country Club on Sunday, July 28 beginning at 12:00 PM. Starting from TBD, players must contract the host club golf shop at (940) 321-5599 to schedule their practice round and should identify themselves as 2024 Women’s Four-Ball participants.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held Sunday, July 28th between 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM. If a player cannot make registration, she must notify a TGA official that she is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times and pairings for the first round will be made available online at www.txga.org no later than Friday, July 26 at 5:00 PM. Final Round starting times and pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org.

Caddies: Caddies are NOT permitted during the championship.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius user profile or by contacting the TGA Staff Contact directly. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the Texas Golf Association at (214) 468-8942 or email the TGA Staff Contact directly. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Transportation: Players are encouraged to ride carts during all championship rounds. Cart fees are included in the players entry fee. Carts are limited to two (2) riders at one time and two (2) carts per group. Spectators must walk at all times.

Prizes/Awards: Merchandise gift certificates redeemable at the host club golf shop will be awarded to the overall gross champions and the top gross champions in each flight.

Player of the Year Points: Statewide and Senior Player of the Year points will be awarded to the top finishers.

Medical Cart: Spectators in accordance of ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Senior Tournament Director – Chris Untiedt.

Score Posting: The TGA will post all scores for individual stroke play events to players GHIN number. Players are asked to not post scores for individual TGA stroke play events as it will result in a duplicate posting.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure competitors the best experience at all Texas Golf Association (TGA) events, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of TGA Women’s Competition Policies.



Women’s Four-Ball

Oakmont Country Club
July 29-30, 2024

General Information
Date: July 29-July 30, 2024
Host Club: Oakmont Country Club
TGA Staff Contact: Duffy Suhr - Tournament Manager

Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: June 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close / Withdraw Deadline: July 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Division Change Deadline: July 24, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $480 per team

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap index. Please reference TGA Women’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. In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, acceptance of entries will be based on the lowest combined team WHS Handicap Index as of Wednesday, July 17. The maximum spread of partners’ index is 8.0.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play. The field will be split up into two divisions: Championship and Flights. The ten (10) teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes will be required to play from the championship tees. Those who do not wish to play in the championship division will be pre-flighted based on their combined handicap indexes. HANDICAP POLICY: If a partnership as a handicap difference of more than 8 strokes, the higher handicap will be adjusted down to create a difference of 8 strokes. For example, a partnership of a 12 and a 22, would be adjusted to a 12 and 20. Your July 17 handicap index will be used. The field is limited to 50 teams.

What’s Included: The entry fee includes greens, carts, and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee also includes a championship gift, and lunch after all championship rounds.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Oakmont Country Club beginning at 12:00 PM. Players must contact the host club to schedule their practice round and should identify themselves as 2024 Women’s Four-Ball participants.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Sunday, July 28 between 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM. If a player cannot make registration, she must notify a TGA official that she is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times and pairings for the First Round will be made available no later than Friday, July 26. Final Round starting time and pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org.

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 5
9:00 AM - Entries Open

Wednesday, July 17
5:00 PM - Entries Close/Withdraw Deadline

Wednesday, July 24
5:00 PM - Division Change Deadline

Friday, July 26
5:00 PM - Pairings Released

Sunday, July 28
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM - Player Registration
12:00 PM - Official Practice Rounds Begin

Monday, July 29
9:00 AM - Round 1 Begins (Shotgun Start)
Following Play - Player Lunches

Tuesday, July 30
9:00 AM - Round 2 Begins (Shotgun Start)
Following Play - Player Lunches


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Ritchie and Martin Win 2023 Women’s Four Ball Championship

Ritchie and Martin Win 2023 Women’s Four Ball Championship

BOERNE – Entering Tuesday’s final round of the 2023 Women’s Four Ball Championship two shots behind the leaders, Emily Ritchie from Fair Oaks Ranch and Delaney Martin from Boerne came back to win the Championship after a 3-hole playoff against the formidable team of Brandee Fleming from Montgomery and Eryn Garza from Magnolia.

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Leaders: 

Delaney Martin will begin her senior year at Abilene Christian University and Emily Ritchie is a senior at Lee University. The hometown pair have been playing golf together for eleven years, their positive energy and local knowledge helped them capture the 2023 Women’s Four Ball Championship victory.

“It was great watching Delaney make 5 birdies, but I was itching to make a birdie,” said Emily Ritchie, “but my birdie on hole #18 to win was a good one,” she said with a laugh. Delaney said, “that putt was my favorite memory of the tournament.”

After 3 playoff holes, Martin and Ritchie came out victorious by making birdie on the 3rd hole, #18, when Ritchie sunk the putt for the win.

In Contention: In the Championship Flight, Brandee Fleming from Montogomery and Eryn Garza from Magnolia fought hard, shooting an impressive two-day total of 137, 7-under par, earned them a spot in a playoff for the Championship. Fleming and Garza placed second after a three-hole playoff was won by Martin and Ritchie. Sidney Robertson from Tyler and Olivia Mitchell from Plano placed third after consistent play throughout the tournament and a two-day total of 139.

Flight Winners:

First Flight – Camm Dougherty from Corpus Christi and Meghan Moake from Houston won the First Flight by one-shot with a two-day total of 142 after they added a 1-under 71 on Tuesday. Meghan made two natural birdies.

Second Flight – Fair Oaks Ranch’s Vanessa Hersh and Andrea Davidson won the Second Flight by two shots with a two-day total of 169.

Third Flight – Katherine Biggs from Houston and Lorraine Werner from the Woodlands held on to their three-shot lead to claim the Third flight victory with a two-day total of 178.

Course: Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club is hosting the Women’s Four-Ball Championship for the first time. The last women’s event hosted at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club was the 2018 Women’s Partnership. Designed by golf legend, Gary Player, the Blackjack course at Fair Oaks is an 18-hole championship golf course. The link-style golf course and the wind on the middle stretch of holes can provide a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

Tournament History: The Women’s Four-Ball Championship is in its 16th year on the schedule and is the fifth women’s statewide championship in 2023. The tournament is a 36-hole four-ball stroke play event with teams competing in two separate divisions, the Championship Division and the Flights Division. The ten teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes will be required to play from the championship tees. Those who do not wish to play in the championship division will be placed in the flights division and pre-flighted based on their combined handicap indexes.

POY Points Race: POY Points Race:  By winning, Emily Ritchie & Delaney Martin were awarded 450 points towards Statewide Player of the Year standings.

What’s Next: The TGA heads out to San Angelo for the Women’s Senior Stroke Play at Bentwood Country Club on September 18-20, 2023.

About the TGA: The Texas Golf Association was established in 1906 with a mission to promote the playing and advancement of the royal and ancient game of golf in Texas. The association is one of the most respected in the country with an ongoing commitment to its members, contestants, volunteers and all who strive to preserve the great traditions of the game.

For more information about the Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club, click here.

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Fleming & Garza Lead After Round 1 of the 2023 Women’s Four-Ball Championship

Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club —Eryn Garza from Magnolia and Brandee Fleming from Montgomery lead the Championship Division of the Women’s Four Ball after firing a 6-under 66 amidst the hot conditions on Monday.

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Leaders: Garza and Fleming made eight birdies pushing them two strokes ahead after the first round. Eryn and Brandee started off consistently, making 4 birdies in their first seven holes. They continued their streak to finish 3-under in the last four holes. In the First Flight, the teams of Jennifer Hoyt from Horseshoe Bay and Marian Barker from Lubbock and Camm Dougherty from Corpus Christi and Meghan Moake from Houston are tied for first place. Alisa Kennedy and Cathy Gibson from Corpus Christi are leading the Second Flight. The Third Flight is lead by the teams of Robin Bobbitt and Lyn Jones from Houston and Lorraine Werner from The Woodland and Katherine Biggs from Houston.

In Contention: In the Championship Flight, Boerne’s, Delaney Martin and Fair Oaks Ranch’s own, Emily Ritchie shot a 4-under, 68. Rounding out the top three, Ryann Honea from Austin and Kate Pickrell from San Angelo’s fired a 3-under 69.

Course: Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club is hosting the Women’s Four-Ball Championship for the first time. The last women’s event hosted at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club was the 2018 Women’s Partnership. Designed by golf legend, Gary Player, the Blackjack course at Fair Oaks is an 18-hole championship golf course. The link-style golf course and the wind on the middle stretch of holes can provide a challenge for golfers of all skill levels.

Tournament History: The Women’s Four-Ball Championship is in its 16th year on the schedule and is the fifth women’s statewide championship in 2023. The tournament is a 36-hole four-ball stroke play event with teams competing in two separate divisions, the Championship Division and the Flights Division. The ten teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes will be required to play from the championship tees. Those who do not wish to play in the championship division will be placed in the flights division and pre-flighted based on their combined handicap indexes.

POY Points Race: Player of the Year points will be awarded to the top five teams for the Women’s Player of the Year and Women’s Senior Player of the Year. The champions will each get 450 points towards the statewide honor followed by 300 for runner-up, 250 for third, 200 for fourth and 150 for fifth.

What’s Next: The Final Round of the Women’s Four-Ball Championship will commence tomorrow with a 9:00am shotgun start.

About the TGA: The Texas Golf Association was established in 1906 with a mission to promote the playing and advancement of the royal and ancient game of golf in Texas. The association is one of the most respected in the country with an ongoing commitment to its members, contestants, volunteers and all who strive to preserve the great traditions of the game.

For More information about the Women’s Four-Ball Championship, click here. To see all the scores from Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club, click here.

 

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Women’s Four-Ball Set for July 31 – Aug. 1 

FAIR OAKS RANCH – The 2023 Women’s Four-Ball will be played July 31 – Aug. 1 at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club’s Blackjack Course just outside of Boerne.  

“The TGA is very excited to go to Fair Oaks Ranch,” TGA Director of Women’s Operations Amy Worthington said. “Since the event first started in 2007, the field has continued to get stronger and stronger and showcase some of the most talented players in the state. It’s always fun to watch the comradery between the partners at this event.” 

The rolling terrain, oak trees, wildlife and wildflowers of Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club exemplify nature’s best work, enhanced by the truly exquisite golf environment at our Club. The Club opened its doors in 1978, using the original 14,000-square-foot ranch home of Ralph E. Fair Sr., an internationally known oilman and rancher, as the center of the Club. The club, built in the 1930s, is constructed with native Texas Hill Country river rock. Fair Oaks features town 18-hole championship style golf courses in Live Oak and Blackjack. For this championship, the field will be playing the Blackjack course. 

 Designed by golf legend Gary Player, the Blackjack Course at Fair Oaks is an 18-hole championship golf course. It starts within the community before opening up to a 9-hole stretch through the former hay field of the ranch. Holes 6 through 14 provide players a quiet reprieve from the noise of the surrounding area. The wind on this stretch of holes can provide a stiff challenge for golfers of all skill levels. 

Scheduled for 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, the Women’s Four-Ball will feature two sets of tees for the fifth consecutive year. The TGA wants to encourage women’s participation at every stage, from juniors to collegiate players to senior amateurs of all skill levels. The 10 teams with the lowest combined WHS handicap indexes will be required to play in the Championship Flight. All other teams have the choice to select which flight they would prefer to compete in. 

“The separate tees allow for a better playing experience for all of our players and makes this championship even more competitive,” Worthington said. 

The first Women’s Four-Ball was held in 2007 at Redstone Golf Club. Now in its 17th playing, the Women’s Four-Ball continues to attract some of the state’s most elite female amateur golfers. 

Last year, Jacqueline Nguyen and Elise Parel won at Riverbend Country Club at 16-under 128 total. They beat the field by an impressive eight strokes.  

For more information about the Women’s Four-Ball, click here. 

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Grace Jin and Sarah Farmer Win 15th Women’s Eclectic

CORINTH – Grace Jin of Huntsville captured the 2023 Women’s Eclectic at Oakmont Country Club in Corinth, Texas besting Chandler Browning of Prosper and Mallorie Luitwieler of Katy by five strokes. Jin ended the tournament with a gross total of 11-under 66 which included 14 birdies, 17 pars, and only 5 bogeys.

Sarah Farmer of Arlington claimed the Overall Net Championship with a combined net score of 10-under 62 which included 4 net birdies and 18 net pars, improving a total of 8 strokes between rounds. Only 2 strokes behind Farmer were Angie Lindloff of Katy who pulled off an 8-under 64 net total at this year’s Women’s Eclectic.

Over two days of tournament play at Oakmont Country Club, a total of 2 eagles were carded, both by Dallas’ Isabel Crow.

Overall Gross Eclectic Leaderboard
1. Grace Jin, Huntsville -11
T2. Chandler Browning Prosper -6
T2. Mallorie Luitwieler Katy -6
4. Marian Barker Lubbock -4
T5. Mason Lewis Granbury -3
T5. Isabel Crow Dallas -3

Overall Net Eclectic Leaderboard
1. Sarah Farmer Arlington -10
2. Angie Lindloff Katy -8
T3. Lorraine Werner The Woodlands -7
T3. Sherri Elliott Corinth -7
T5. Lyn Jones Houston -6
T5. Paula Bradley Corinth -6

Full Results

Golf Course: Named “The Best of the Private Clubs” list for 2013 by Avid Golfer magazine and located on 170 acres of beautiful rolling terrain, Oakmont Country Club is just minutes north of Lake Lewisville in Corinth, Texas. Renowned PGA Seniors Champion Don January served as golf course design consultant to Roger Packard, the course architect, in designing a course considered the best combination of natural beauty and challenging play in the area.

Weather: Monday’s first round forecasted a low risk of precipitation with cooler-than-normal temperatures from 62 to 72 degrees. Tuesday’s final round anticipated a higher chance of showers, although the sky remained mostly clear with a high near 57.

What’s Next: The 2023 Women’s Partnership Match Play heads to The Hideout Golf Club & Resort in Brownwood, Texas.

More Information: For complete coverage of the 2023 Women’s Eclectic, click here.

Women’s Four-Ball

Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club – Blackjack

July 31-August 1, 2023

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: July 31-August 1, 2023
Host Club: Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club – Blackjack
Address: 7900 Fair Oaks Pkwy, Fair Oaks, TX 78015
Phone: (210) 582-6700
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator – Katie O’Connell

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Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: June 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: July 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Withdraw Deadline: July 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $480 per team

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap index. Please reference TGA Women’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. In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, acceptance of entries will be based on the lowest combined team WHS Handicap Index as of Wednesday, July 19. The maximum spread of partners’ index is 8.0.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play. The field is limited to 50 teams.

Divisions: The field will be split up into two divisions; Championship and Flights. The ten (10) teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes will be required to play from the championship tees. Those who do not wish to play in the championship division will be pre-flighted based on their combined handicap indexes. The maximum spread of partners’ index of 8.0 will be used for the purpose of creating flights.

The deadline to change division is Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 PM.

What’s Included: The entry fee includes greens, carts, and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee also includes a championship gift, and lunch after all championship rounds.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club – Blackjack Course on Sunday, July 30th beginning at 12:00 PM. Starting from June 21st, players must contact the host club golf shop at (210) 582-6720 to schedule their practice round and should identify themselves as 2023 Women’s Four-Ball participants.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Sunday, July 30th between 12:00 PM and 3:30 PM. If a player cannot make registration, she must notify a TGA official that she is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times and pairings for the First Round will be made available online at www.txga.org no later than Friday, July 28th by 5:00 PM. Final Round starting time and pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org.

Caddies: Caddies are NOT permitted during the championship.

Cancellation/Withdrawal Procedure: Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius user profile or by contacting the TGA Staff Contact directly. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the Texas Golf Association at (214) 468-8942 or email the TGA Staff Contact directly. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Transportation:  Players are encouraged to ride carts during all championship rounds. Cart fees for all championship rounds are included in the entry fee. Carts are limited to two (2) riders at one time and two (2) carts per group. Players must share. Riding on the back of golf carts is prohibited.

Prizes/Awards: Merchandise gift certificates redeemable at the host club golf shop will be awarded to the overall gross champions and the top gross champions in each flight.

Player of the Year Points: Statewide and Senior Player of the Year points will be awarded to the top finishers.

Medical Cart: Spectators in accordance with ADA compliance may request golf carts. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. Any medical cart request that is granted by the TGA will be good for that individual for the remainder of that calendar season. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation have been provided. For further information and details contact Senior Tournament Director – Chris Untiedt.

Policies & Procedures

To ensure competitors the best experience at all Texas Golf Association (TGA) events, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of TGA Women’s Policies & Procedures.



Women’s Four-Ball

Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club – Blackjack
July 31-August 1, 2023

General Information
Date: July 31-August 1, 2023
Host Club: Fairs Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club - Blackjack Course
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator - Katie O'Connell

Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: June 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Entries Close: July 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM
Withdraw Deadline: July 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $480 per team

Eligibility: Entries are open to female amateur golfers with a certified WHS Handicap index. Please reference TGA Women’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. In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, acceptance of entries will be based on the lowest combined team WHS Handicap Index as of Wednesday, July 19. The maximum spread of partners’ index is 8.0.

Championship Information

Format/Field SizePlay will be contested over 36 holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play. The field will be split up into two divisions; Championship and Flights. The ten (10) teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes will be required to play from the championship tees. Those who do not wish to play in the championship division will be pre-flighted based on their combined handicap indexes. The maximum spread of partners’ index of 8.0 will be used for the purpose of creating flights. The field is limited to 50 teams.

The deadline to change division is Wednesday, July 26 at 5:00 PM.

What’s Included: The entry fee includes greens, carts, and range fees for the practice round and all championship rounds. The entry fee also includes a championship gift, and lunch after all championship rounds.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at Fair Oaks Ranch Golf & Country Club - Blackjack Course on Sunday, July 30 beginning at 12:00 PM. Starting on June 21st, players must contact the host club golf shop at (210) 582-6720 to schedule their practice round and should identify themselves as 2023 Women’s Four-Ball participants.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Sunday, July 30th between 12:00 PM and 3:30 PM. If a player cannot make registration, she must notify a TGA official that she is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times and pairings for the First Round will be made available online at www.txga.org no later than Friday, July 28 by 5:00 PM. Final Round starting time and pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org.

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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, June 7 
9:00 AM - Entries Open 

Wednesday, July 19 
5:00 PM - Entries Close/Withdraw Deadline 

Wednesday, July 26 
5:00 PM - Division Change Deadline 

Friday, July 28 
5:00 PM - Round 1 Pairings Released 

Sunday, July 30 
12:00 PM - Official Practice Rounds 
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Player Registration 

Monday, July 31  
9:00 AM - Round 1 Shotgun 
Following Play - Player Luncheon  

Tuesday, August 1 
9:00 AM - Final Round Shotgun 
Following Play - Awards Luncheon 

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Parel & Nguyen Win 2022 Women’s Four-Ball Championship

SUGAR LAND – Elise Parel from Porter and Jacqueline Nguyen from Houston went wire-to-wire to capture the 2022 Texas Women’s Four-Ball Championship on Tuesday at Riverbend Country Club.

The pair of Houston Baptist University teammates blitzed Riverbend in the Final Round with an 8-under-par 64. It’s the same stellar score they combined to shoot on Monday. They finished the 36-hole championship with a score of 16-under 128 to win by eight shots.

“Especially being teammates and old friends, it means a lot,” said Parel, who will enter her senior year this fall at HBU. “Winning this tournament means our games are on point. Going into the fall season at HBU, it’s going to give us momentum to keep doing well and keep playing for one another.”

It was a bit of role reversal for Parel and Nguyen in the final round. In Monday’s opening round, Parel routinely hit laser-like approaches, which led to a bevy of looks at birdie from 15 feet and in. They made most of them.

On Tuesday, it was Nguyen’s turn.

“Jackie was on literal fire today,” Parel said of Nguyen, who starts her sophomore campaign next month.

Thanks to Nguyen’s precise iron game – and a hot putter – the dynamic duo birdied their first four holes of the final round. They turned at 6-under for the round and cruised in from there to register a second straight bogey-free round.

“We really weren’t trying to shoot another 64,” Parel said. “We just went out there and played our games. We laughed and enjoyed ourselves. At the end of the day, it’s just golf. We’re out here as teammates and friends.”

Eryn Garza from Montgomery and Brandee Fleming from Magnolia took second place in the Championship Flight with a two-day total of 8-under 136. The two Dallas Baptist University teammates combined to fire a 6-under 66 in the final round. Rylie Cerny from Kingwood and Jessica Aguirre from Colleyville finished in third place at 7-under 137.

Sidney Stramel from Allen and Simone Campise from Lewisville were the fourth-place finishers at 6-under 138. Rounding out the Top 5 were Madison Le from Arlington and Abigail Hirtzel from Waxahachie. They finished the tournament with a score of 4-under 140.

In the First Flight, Meghan Moake from Houston and Caitlyn Stanley from Katy took the title with a 36-hole score of 6-under 138 to win by three shots. Moake and Stanley combined to shoot a 5-under 67 in the final round.

Olivia Campbell from Franklin and Cherri Rapp from Austin took home the first-place hardware in the Second Flight. They finished at 15-over 159 to win by six shots.

The most tightly contested battle came in the Third Flight, where Erica McAlister from Keller and Linda Edwards from Southlake scored a one-shot victory over the Corpus Christi duo of Cathy Gibson and Alisa Kennedy. McAlister and Edwards won with a two-day total of 20-over 164.

A true shot-maker’s course, Riverbend was designed in 1956 by J. Press Maxwell, son of the legendary golf course architect Perry Maxwell. After his father passed away in 1952, J. Press began to emerge as one of America’s most-promising designers.

His work at Riverbend validates those opinions. With tight, hardwood-lined fairways, creatively positioned bodies of water, and thought-provoking green complexes, Riverbend forces players to continually think their way around the scenic course. Tricky doglegs with a few imposing trees located in directly in some fairways keep even the most seasoned players on their toes.

Several players in the field at the 2022 Texas Women’s Four-Ball remarked on how fun and challenging the Riverbend course played during the championship.

The TGA extends its warmest gratitude to Riverbend Country Club, including the members and staff. Everyone at the club went out of their way to make the players, TGA staff, and our volunteers feel welcome and appreciated. It’s this kind of buy-in from prestigious TGA Member Clubs that help us conduct world-class amateur championships.

Extra special thanks go out Director of Golf Ryan Brandt, Golf Course Superintendent George Cincotta, and Catering Director Haille Schindler for their exceptional hospitality and assistance in creating a memorable championship week.

For more information on the 2022 Women’s Four-Ball, click here.

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Parel & Nguyen Sizzle with a 64 to Lead Women’s Four-Ball Championship

SUGAR LAND – Elise Parel from Porter and Jacqueline Nguyen from Houston combined for eight birdies and a bogey-free 8-under-par 64 on Monday to grab the lead after one round of the 2022 Texas Women’s Four-Ball Championship.

The two Houston Baptist University teammates were understandably all smiles when they finished their opening round at scenic Riverbend Country Club, a delightful yet challenging 1956 J. Press Maxwell design.

“We started off really good with two birdies in our first three holes,” said Nguyen, a sophomore at HBU. “Then Elise caught fire. She literally started sticking them within 5 or 6 feet.”

Outside a 25-footer on the par-4 16th, Parel said all their birdies were within 15 feet.

“If any hiccups happened on a shot, we knew we could rely on each other to stick it close or at least make par,” Parel said. “It was just really good teamwork.”

Three shots back in second place are Rylie Cerny from Kingwood and Jessica Aguirre from Colleyville. They’ll be teammates in the fall at Stephen F. Austin, but Monday at Riverbend was the first time they’ve every teamed up. After a 5-under 67, it’s safe to say they have some chemistry together.

“I think the key for us was we were really having fun and joking around out there,” Aguirre said. “We made sure we knew it was OK if we hit a bad shot; we tried not to get too emotional out there. It was a really good day out there for us.”

Abigail Hirtzel from Waxahachie and Madison Le from Arlington are in third place with a 3-under 69. Erin Garza from Montgomery and Brandee Fleming from Magnolia share fourth place at 2-under 70 with Simone Campise from Lewisville and Sidney Stramel from Allen.

Scheduled for 36 holes of four-ball stroke play, the Women’s Four-Ball feature two sets of tees for the fourth consecutive year. The TGA encourages participation from competitive golfers of all skill levels, from juniors and collegiate players to senior amateurs of all skill levels. In addition to the Championship Flight, competitors were placed into three other flights based on each team’s combined World Handicap System index.

In the First Flight, Meghan Moake from Houston and Caitlyn Stanley from Katy combined to shoot a 1-under 71 to take the lead. Cherri Rapp from Austin and Olivia Campbell from Franklin hold the Second Flight lead after their 6-over 78. Erica McAlister from Keller and Linda Edwards from Southlake will sleep on the Third Flight lead after they teamed up for a 9-over 81.

One of the crown jewels of the Sugar Land area, the tree-lined Riverbend course sports narrow fairways, perfectly conditioned greens, and surprising elevation changes. In 2010, Texas architect Jeff Blume led a $1.4 million renovation project that added more topography in the fairways, as well as additional bunkers. The par-72 layout the course tips out at a little less than 7,000 yards, but the Championship Division of the 2022 Women’s Four-Ball Championship played it from 6,005 yards.

The inaugural Women’s Four-Ball was held in 2007 at the Golf Club of Houston, which recently hosted the 101st Women’s Texas Amateur. Now in its 16th edition, the Women’s Four-Ball continues to attract some of the state’s most elite female amateur golfers.

For more information on the 2022 Women’s Four-Ball, click here.