87th Texas Senior Amateur

Texas Senior Amateur

Date: September 27-29, 2024

Host Club: The Nelson Golf & Sports Club (TPC Course)

TGA Staff Contact: Adam Schulte – Tournament Director 

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

General Information

Date: September 27-29, 2024
Host Club: The Nelson Golf & Sports Club (TPC Course)
Address: 4200 MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75038
Phone: (972) 717-2525
TGA Staff Contact: Adam Schulte – Tournament Director

Host Hotels

The TGA has partnered with the following hotels to offer a special rate for tournament participants. Participants are responsible for individually booking their room for the championship, if needed.

Sonesta ES Suites Dallas – Las Colinas
1201 Executive Circle, Irving, TX 75038

Cutoff Date: September 6, 2024
Booking Method:Use the booking link provided or call the hotel directly at (972) 465-9400 and identify yourself as an TGA participant.
Booking Link: Click Here

Aloft Las Colinas
122 E John Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX, 75062

Cutoff Date: September 12, 2024
Booking Method:Use the booking link provided or call the hotel directly at (972) 717-6100 and identify yourself as an TGA participant.
Booking Link: Click Here

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Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: June 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline: July 31, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: July 31, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Entry Fee: $325

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 55 or older as of the first round of the championship (i.e. a player may still attempt to qualify should he be 54 but turns 55 by the championship’s first round), with a certified WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. Please reference the TGA Men’s Competition Policies on the Men’s landing page for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure/Qualifying: All players who are not exempt must qualify via an 18-hole qualifying round. Please see “Exemptions” tab for list for the list of exempt players. Exempt players must register by the published exempt entry deadline. Qualifying round starting times, pairings and additional information is available to view on the Qualifying Information page.

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

a) Last five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions;
b) Top twenty (20) and ties from previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur;
c) Made cut in current year’s Texas Amateur;
d) Made cut in previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur;
e) Top five (5) finishers and ties in current year’s West Texas Amateur (Senior Division);
f) Winner from current year’s West Texas Amateur (Super Senior Division);
g) Top fifteen (15) finishers and ties in current year’s Regional Senior Amateurs;
h) Top five (5) and ties from previous year’s TGA State Senior Player of the Year;
i) Top three (3) and ties from previous year’s TGA State Super Senior Player of the Year;
j) Current year’s Mid-Amateur Match Play winner, runner-up and semi-finalists;
k) Top three (3) finishers and ties from the current year’s Texas Super Senior Amateur (Super Senior Division);
l) Winner from current year’s Texas Super Senior Amateur (Legends Division);
m) Top 3,000 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) as of Registration Open Date

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. For exemption request details, please view the TGA Men’s Competition Policies on the Men’s landing page. Exempt players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field.

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play. The field is limited to 144 players; at the completion of 36 holes the field will be cut to the low 54 players and ties.

What’s Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds including the championship practice round. The entry fee also includes championship gifts, breakfast and lunch during all competitive rounds, and food/beverage at the player welcome reception.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round on September 26, 2024 only. Players may begin to contact the host club on Thursday, September 19 to schedule a practice round tee time.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on September 26, 2024. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify the TGA staff that he is unable to make the registration deadline, but will be competing in the championship. Those players not contacting a TGA Official by 5:00 PM on September 26, 2024 are subject to forfeiting their playing position.

Starting Times/Pairings Information: Starting times / pairings for the first and second rounds will be made no later than September 23, 2024 online at www.txga.org. Third and final rounds starting times/pairings will be available in the evening preceding play (approximately one hour after the completion of play) online at www.txga.org. Final round starting times/pairings will be re-drawn based on total score following the previous round of play.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie for the competition. Caddies adhere to all TGA Competition Policies and host club policies.

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 may walk or ride at their own discretion. Cart fees are included in the players entry fee. The TGA One-Seat Policy is in effect. Spectators must walk at all times.

Medical Carts/TGA Medical Cart Request Policy: Spectator Carts are prohibited. 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: At the conclusion of each round, each player’s score will be automatically posted to the World Handicap System (WHS). Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds, as this will result in double posting.

Policies & Procedures

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


STARTING TIMES/PAIRINGS

EXEMPTIONS

a) Last five (5) Texas Senior Amateur Champions: Gary Durbin, Sandy Pierce, John Derrick

b) Top twenty (20) and ties from previous year’s Texas Senior Amateur: Lewis Stephenson, Bobby Baugh, Tray Tyner, Terrence Miskell, Kyle Kelting, Chuck Gardner, Mike Booker, Bart Goodwin, John Dowdall, Trip Long, Todd Lacoste, Lane Weitz, Todd Bonneau, Mike Peck, Rusty Troy, John McClure, Pat Youngs, John Derrick, Kelly Eng, Blake Ross, Wayne Wright

c) Made cut in current year’s Texas Amateur:

d) Made cut in previous year’s Texas Mid-Amateur:

e) Top five (5) finishers and ties in current year’s West Texas Amateur (Senior Division):

f) Winner from current year’s West Texas Amateur (Super Senior Division):

g) Top fifteen (15) finishers and ties in current year’s Regional Senior Amateurs: Randall Conn, Tim Mauser, John Schaefer, Neal Barfield, David Johnson, Lee Sandlin, John Donahue, Rick Steeno, Peter Dunlap, John Derrick, Joe Dulemba, John Stollenwerk, Dan Herington, Doug Hopton-Jones, Jody Reeves, Donald OConnor, Troy Jones, Marc Gilmour, Bobby Baugh, Michael Allen, Blake Ross, Blanton Hansen, Tommy Tucker, Jody Clark, John Pierce, John Lamey, Jeff Kramer, Titus Harris, Bob Kearney, Andrew Whitacre, Jay Edwards, Gene Black, Rob Price

h) Top five (5) and ties from previous year’s TGA State Senior Player of the Year: Gary Durbin, Lewis Stephenson, Terrence Miskell, Mike Booker, Sandy Pierce

i) Top three (3) and ties from previous year’s TGA State Super Senior Player of the Year: Chuck Gardner, Pat Youngs

j) Current year’s Mid-Amateur Match Play winner, runner-up and semi-finalists:

k) Top three (3) finishers and ties from the current year’s Texas Super Senior Amateur (Super Senior Division): Hollis Sullivan, David Leiss, David Pocknall

l) Winner from current year’s Texas Super Senior Amateur (Legends Division): John Grace

m) Top 3,000 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) as of Registration Open Date:

The TGA reserves the right to select players to be in the field. Exempt players must complete registration for the event by the published exemption deadline or they will lose their spot in the field.

Note: All players who are not exempt under the categories listed above for the 87th Texas Senior Amateur must participate in an 18-hole individual stroke play qualifier. For 87th Texas Senior Amateur qualifying information, see the Qualifying tab.

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, June 5
9:00 AM – Registration Open

Wednesday, July 31
5:00 PM – Registration Exempt Deadline/Registration Close

Qualifying Window: August 6 – September 6, 2024

Last Chance Qualifying: September 18, 2024

Tuesday, September 24
First and Second Round Pairings Released

Thursday, September 26
8:00 AM – Player Registration & Practice Rounds
6:00 PM – Golf Course Closes
6:30 PM – Player Welcome Reception

Friday, September 27
8:00 AM – Round 1 (#1 Tee)
11:30 AM – Player Lunch Begins

Saturday, September 28
8:00 AM – Round 2 (#1 Tee)
11:30 AM – Player Lunch Begins
Following Play – Field cut to low 54 players (and ties)

Sunday, September 29
8:00 AM – Final Round (#1 Tee)
Following Play – Awards Presentation

QUALIFYING

87th Texas Senior Amateur Qualifying Schedule

Entries Open:  June 5, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Exempt Entry Deadline:  July 31, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Entries Close: July 31, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Qualifying TGA Staff Contact:  Harris Milson – Tournament Coordinator

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Entry Fee: $175

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who reside in the state of Texas age 55 or older as of the first round of tournament play, with a certified WHS Handicap Index of 6.4 or less. Please reference TGA Competition Policies for further details, including Policies and Procedures, and Terms of Competition.

Entry Procedure/Qualifying: All players who are not exempt must qualify via an 18-hole qualifying round. Please see “Exemptions” tab for list for the list of exempt players. Qualifying round starting times, pairings and additional information, including practice rounds, is available to view on the Qualifying Information page.


Date Region Course City Player Information Pairings / Leaderboard
August 1 East Willow Brook Country Club Tyler TBA Pairings / Leaderboard
August 2 DFW 1 Firewheel Golf Park Garland TBA Pairings / Leaderboard
August 6 Houston 1 Lake Windcrest Golf Club Magnolia TBA Pairings / Leaderboard
August 13 DFW 2 Waterchase Golf Club Fort Worth TBA Pairings / Leaderboard
August 19 Hill Country Lakecliff Golf Club Spicewood TBA Pairings / Leaderboard
August 29 Houston 2 Sugar Creek Country Club Sugar Land TBA Pairings / Leaderboard
August 29 West Odessa Country Club Links Odessa TBA Pairings / Leaderboard
Sept. 18 DFW Shady Valley Country Club Arlington TBA Pairings / Leaderboard
Last Chance Qualifying
Sept. 18 DFW Shady Valley Country Club Arlington TBA Pairings / Leaderboard


**See Last Chance Qualifying below for information, including entry and eligibility information

Qualifying Information

Format:All players who are not exempt must participate in an 18-hole qualifier. Qualifying round starting times, pairings and additional information, including practice rounds, will be posted in the Qualifying Schedule table, above, no later than August 2, 2024.

What is Included: The qualifying entry fee includes the qualifying round green fee, and usage of the practice facilities. Players will have the ability to play one (1) practice round at a reduced rate. See site specific Player Information for more details.

TGA Cart Policy: Included in the entry fees, all players have access to ride in a shared cart during their qualifying round. Players may walk or ride during TGA qualifying rounds. While a caddie is not prohibited from riding in a cart in Texas Amateur Qualifying, the TGA has adopted a One-Seat Policy. The player can ride in or move a golf cart with another players caddie in it, so long as the player whose caddie is in the cart is not riding in another cart at the same time. As a reminder, players are responsible for the actions of their caddie.

Transferring Qualifying Site: Changing a qualifying site is permissible, only before the tournament entry deadline. Or, if a player is entered in a Texas Senior Amateur qualifier and the entry deadline has passed and circumstances arise that would cause him to miss his assigned qualifier, he may follow the Walk Up Procedure, outlined in the TGA Mens Competition Policies, at another qualifier.

Walk-Up Procedure for Qualifying Rounds: If a player is entered in a Texas Senior Amateur qualifier and the entry deadline has passed and circumstances arise that would cause him to miss his assigned qualifier, he may follow the Walk Up Procedure, outlined in the TGA Mens Competition Policies at another qualifier. Any walk up player at a qualifying site will be drawn by lot to replace players in the field that fail to show up at their designated starting time.

To be a part of the Walk-Up procedure you must be registered at another qualifying site. Players wishing to Walk-Up are required to check in with the TGA official at the 1st tee 30 minutes prior to the start of the qualifying round. Players attempting to transfer qualifying sites who are late to check in will be placed at the bottom of the Walk-Up list. Once play begins, if a player who is in the starting field fails to show up at the tee at the designated time, an alternate player will be called. If the player does not show within five minutes, the alternate players ball will be in play.

Qualifying Places:The number of qualifying spots allocated to each site will be determined by the TGA after the entry deadline has closed and all eligible entries are confirmed. This number of spots available is based on the field size at each site. Each qualifying site will have a predetermined field limit and may fill up. Each qualifying site must have at least 5 players or it will be canceled. If the requested qualifying site is full or cancelled, applicants will be reassigned by the TGA to the nearest qualifying site available. If reassignment is unacceptable, a full refund will be granted.

Ties: The last qualifying spot or an alternate position shall be decided by a sudden death hole-by-hole playoff immediately after the last score has been approved and posted by the on-site TGA Official.

Score Posting: At the conclusion of each qualifier, each players score will be automatically posted to the World Handicap System. Please do not enter your own scores from the competitive rounds, as this will result in a double post.

Last Chance Qualifying Entry and Eligibility Information

Last Chance Qualifying is open to all eligible players including unsuccessful qualifiers or any players missing the original entry deadline. Entries are accepted on a first-in basis and a limited wait list will be established. There will be only one Last Chance Qualifying site located in the DFW area.

Entries Open: September 10, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Date: September 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM
Host Club:Shady Valley Country Club
Address: 4001 W Park Row Drive, Arlington, TX 76013
Phone: (817) 275-3092

Last Chance Qualifying Fee: $175
Field Limit: 42

Available Qualifying Spots (Applies to Last Chance Qualifying Only): The number of players to qualify will be as follows: Field size of 15 or less players, 2 will qualify; Field size of 16-30 players, 4 will qualify; Field size of 31-42, 6 will qualify. No alternate positions will be given out at Last Chance Qualifying.

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HOST CLUB

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4200 MacArthur Blvd. Irving, TX 75038

(972) 717-2525 | website

Texas Senior Amateur Past Champions

YearHost ClubChampion
2023Amarillo CC
Final Results
Gary Durbin
2022Champions GC (Jackrabbit)
Final Results
Sandy Pierce
2021Westwood GC
Final Results
Gary Durbin
2020Ridgewood CCJohn Derrick
2019Deerwood ClubGary Durbin
YearHost ClubChampion
2018The Hills CC (Signature)Lewis Stephenson
2017Royal Oaks CCEd Brooks
2016Escondido G&LCLewis Stephenson
2015Oak Hills CCMike Booker
2014Shady Oaks CCSenior Ron Kilby
Super Senior Jody Vasquez
2013Willow Brook CCSenior Mike Peck
Super Senior Mike Arnold
2012Miramont CCSenior Chuck Palmer
Super Senior Michael Hopson
2011Bent Tree CCSenior Ron Kilby
Super Senior Michael Hastings
2010Odessa CCSenior John Grace
Super Senior Donny Anderson
2009The Club at Comanche TraceSenior David Pocknall
Super Senior Andy Wall
2008Royal Oaks CC (Houston)Senior Tom Doughtie
Super Senior Joe Cadle
2007Dallas Athletic ClubSenior Mike Arnold
Super Senior Andy Wall
2006San Antonio CCSenior Chris Larsen
Super Senior Mike Rice
2005Bentwater Yacht & CCSenior Mike Rice
Super Senior Mike Rice
2004Tapatio Springs ResortSenior Andy Wall
Super Senior Tom Miller
2003Willow Brook CCSenior Mike Hopson
Super Senior Chuck Ribelin
2002Ridglea CCSenior Billy Clagett
Super Senior Thomas Mattox
2001Brook Hollow CCSenior Joe Cadle
Super Senior Don Addington
2000Horseshoe Bay ResortSenior Bob Hullender
Super Senior Carey Schulten
1999Las Colinas CCSenior Mike Rice
Super Senior Meil Laminack
1998Oak Hills CCSenior Don Addington
Super Senior Don Addington
1997Corpus Christi CCDon Addington
Dallas
1996Abilene CCJoe Cadle
Wichita Falls
1995Wichita Falls CCMike Rice
Houston
1994Brookhaven CCBob Hullender
San Antonio
1993Willow Brook CCBink Michella
Dallas
1992Corpus Christi CCBob Hullender
San Antonio
1991Abilene CCDon Webster
Austin
1990Wichita Falls CCDon Addington
Dallas
1989Beaumont CCBill Pen
Austin
1988The Club at SonterraDon Addington
Dallas
1987Lubbock CCDon Addington
Dallas
1986Hollytree CCDon Addington
Dallas
1985Harlingen CCLee Fischer
Harlingen
1985Harlingen CCLee Fischer
Harlingen
1984Wichita Falls CCBill Trombley
Dallas
1983Crown Colony CCBill Trombley
Dallas
1982Abilene CCEd Hopkins
Whitney
1981Brookhaven CCTee Avarello
Fort Worth
1980Corpus Christi CCTee Avarello
Fort Worth
1979Midland CCBill Trombley
Dallas
1978Dallas Athletic ClubBill Trombley
Dallas
1977Harlingen CCBill Trombley
Dallas
1976Wichita Falls CCJoe Clayton
Baytown
1975Lakewood CCFrank Guernsey
Houston
1974Galveston CC Frank Guernsey
Houston
1973Beaumont CC Joe Clayton
Baytown
1972Ridgewood CC Aubrey L. Wolf
Houston
1971Dallas Athletic Club Bud McKinney
Dallas
1970Midland CC Col. D.W. Eisenhart
San Antonio
1969Corpus Christi CCRaleigh Selby
1968Glen Lakes CC (Dallas)Web Wilder
1967Corpus Christi CCWeb Wilder
1966Beaumont CCBud McKinney
1965San Antonio CCFrank Sparks
1964River Oaks CCBud McKinney
1963San Antonio CCMaj. Gen. John F. Bohlender
1962San Antonio CCRaymond Marshall
1961Dallas Athletic ClubPete Edwards
1960Corpus Christi CCHezzie Carson
1959San Antonio CCRaymond Marschall
1958San Antonio CCM.C. Kelley
1957San Antonio CCE.E. Tyler
1956San Antonio CCJ.L. Stark
1955San Antonio CCBartlett Cocke
1954San Antonio CCJohn Marston
1953San Antonio CCCol. W.R. Stickman
1952San Antonio CCH.L. Scallorn
1951San Antonio CCJohn Marston
1950San Antonio CCC.M. Trout
1949San Antonio CCEd Anderson
1948San Antonio CCIke Handy
1947San Antonio CCW.C. Hunt
1946San Antonio CCH.L. Scallorn
1945San Antonio CCK.D. Harrison
1944San Antonio CCR.H. Nix
1943San Antonio CCW.C. Hunt
1942San Antonio CCR.H. Nix
1941San Antonio CCR.H. Nix
1940San Antonio CCGeorge Rotan
1939San Antonio CCGeorge Rotan
1938San Antonio CCErnest L. Brown
1937San Antonio CCCapt. B.R. Luscomb
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