South Senior Amateur

Kissing Tree Golf Club
April 5-6

Date: April 5 - 6, 2021
Host Club: Kissing Tree Golf Club
Address: 201 Kissing Tree Lane, San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: (512) 749-1043
TGA Staff Contact: Tournament Coordinator, Alex Michalak

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: February 17, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
Entries Close: March 30, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
Exempt Deadline: March 10, 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Entry Fee: $220

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers who are 55 years of age or older by the first round of tournament play, and reside in the South Texas region (31’ parallel, Salado, TX and South is the break point). Applicants must have a certified WHS Handicap Index of 8.4 or less for the Senior division and 10.0 or less for the Super Senior division. 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, March 10th 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. These entries will be accepted into the field in the order in which they were received, regardless of 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.

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. 

Championship Information

Format/Field Size: Play will be contested over 36 holes of stroke play. The field will be split up in two divisions; Senior (55 or older as of the tournament start date) and Super Senior (65 or older as of the tournament start date) 64 Senior / 24 Super Senior players. Each division will play from different tees/yardage with a separate champion being crowned in each division. Super Seniors must declare on application if they wish to compete in the Senior division.  

What's Included: The championship entry fee includes greens, cart and range fees for all championship rounds.

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Schedule of Events

All events will take place at Kissing Tree Golf Club, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions; players will receive additional information in advance of the championship.

Monday, April 5
8:00 AM – Round 1 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)

Tuesday, April 6
8:00 AM – Round 2 begins (#1 & #10 Tees)
Following Play – Awards Presentation

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

a) Top ten (10) finishers (and ties) in the 2019 South Senior (Senior Division);

  • Scott Smith
  • Mike Booker
  • Boyd Bruchmiller
  • Ron Kilby
  • Bobby Baugh
  • Pat Youngs
  • John Perez
  • John Pierce
  • Marshall Piper
  • David Thornally

b) Top five (5) finishers (and ties) in the 2019 South Senior (Super Senior Division);

  • Mike Arnold
  • Kent Samuel
  • Rusty Marshall
  • Marshall Utterson
  • David Wagner

c) Last five (5) South Senior Amateur Champions (Senior Division);

  • 2019: Scott Smith
  • 2018: John Pierce
  • 2017, 2016: Mike Booker
  • 2015: David Ortego

d) Last five (5) South Senior Amateur Champions (Super Senior Division);

  • 2019: Mike Arnold
  • 2018: Kent Samuel
  • 2017: Mike Arnold 
  • 2016: Peter Kirchner
  • 2015: Chris Larson

e) Three (3) Host Club exemptions.