Bentwater Yacht & Country Club – Weiskopf
Date: Aug. 21-23, 2020
Host Club: Bentwater Country Club – Weiskopf Course
Address: 800 Bentwater Drive, Montgomery, TX 77356
Phone: (936) 567-6219
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Manager, Justin Guthrie
Entry & Eligibility Information
Entries Open: June 23, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: August 12, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: July 22, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $650
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers residing in the state of Texas age 25 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a certified WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. To be eligible for the Senior Division, both players must be 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play. To be eligible for the Super Senior Division, both players must be age 65 or older as of the first round of tournament play. Teams in the Senior and Super Senior Division will need participants to have a WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 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 in the order in which entries are received with a priority for exempt players until the published exemption deadline of Wednesday, July 22 at 5:00 PM. Once the exemption deadline has passed, and if the field is not full, the TGA will fill the remaining spots in the field with wait-listed entries. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received respective to divsions and field size limits. 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 team in the division respective to the withdraw. Once all waitlisted teams in a specific division have been exhausted, the TGA will then fill the spot in the field with the highest ranked waitlisted team, regardless of division. For example: If a team from the Senior Division withdraws, the highest ranked Senior Division team on the waitlist will be contacted to fill that spot. If there are no remaining Senior Division teams on the waitlist, the highest overall waitlisted team will be contact. This could be a Championship Division or Super Senior Division team.
Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of Four-Ball 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 40 teams (ties), with a pro-rates representation from each division. The pro-rated allocation of the teams making the cut from each division will be reflective of the number of teams in each division, relative to the total field size. The determination of the total field size, number of teams in each division and pro-rated representation making the cut (before ties) will be announced in conjunction with the pairings being posted.
The field is limited to 80 teams, as outlined below:
- Championship 25 & over (48 teams)
- Senior 55 & over (20 teams)
- Super Senior 65 & over (12 teams)
Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship and must walk at all times. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie for the competition. Caddies must abide by the host facility dress code.
Spectators: Spectators are permitted during the championship and must walk at all time. Spectator carts are prohibited. Spectators must abide by the host facilities dress code.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, August 20
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Practice Rounds
Friday, August 21
7:45 AM – Round 1, Wave 1 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
1:00 PM – Round 1, Wave 2 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Player Lunch
Saturday, August 22
7:45 AM – Round 2, Wave 1 begins (#1 & 10 Tees)
1:00 PM – Round 2, Wave 2 begins (#1 & 10 Tees)
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Player Lunch
Following Play – Field cut to the low 40 teams (and ties)
Sunday, August 23
7:45 AM – Final Round begins (#1 & 10 Tees)
Exemptions: Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:
a) Teams finishing in the top ten (10) and ties of the Championship Division in the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship: Will Osborne/Josh Irving, Braden Graham/Luke Antonelli, Tate Allred/Luke Kane, Rick Sulzer/Danny Lovell, Jordan Woolf/Jace Moore, Russell Helson/Chris Davis, Chad Meeks/Justin Holcomb, Scott Maurer/Kyle Kelley, Clint Frost/Chase Chapman, Miguel Del Angel/Dru Fenimore, Anthony Estorga/Chris Headen
b) The current year’s top five (5) teams and ties in the regional Four-Ball Championships: South: Toby Zerinue/Shawn Stoute, Josh Ketter/Bryan Mitchell, Todd Albert/Kevin Liberto North: Jake Istnick/Anthony Estorga, Danny Lovell/Rob Couture, Seth Berliner/Mike Louden, Scott Winslett/Austin Hayes
c) The top five (5) teams and ties in the Senior Division of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship: Craig Hall/John Pierce, Mike Booker/Pat Youngs, Lee Sandlin/Hollis Sullivan, Kenneth Coutant/Bill Jackon, Scott Smith/Kip Estep
d) The top two (2) teams and ties in the Super Senior Division of the previous year’s Texas Four-Ball Championship: Bob Hullender/James Martin, Mike Arnold/Robert Beckley
e) Three (3) Host Club exemptions: Kyle Ishimoto/Logan Thomasson, Mike Hovendick/Kirk Thomason, Steve Allums/Richard Williams