Heavy rains force cancellation of first round at Texas State Amateur
18 Jun 2015
by Texas Golf Association

see also: Whispering Pines Golf Club

(Photo courtesy of Bent Tree C.C.)
(Photo courtesy of Bent Tree C.C.)
DALLAS, Texas — The torrential rains from Tropical Storm Bill that moved across Bent Tree Country Club early Wednesday morning has postponed the start of the 106th Texas Amateur Championship presented by Insperity.

Given the amount of water Bent Tree received and the limited amount of time to prepare the golf course appropriately, the TGA Championship Department ruled that this year’s championship would be shortened from 72-holes to 54-holes.

“The forecast is good for the remainder of the week and the course handled the rain very well,” said Cameron Crawford, Tournament Director for the TGA and Official-In-Charge of the Texas Amateur. “Thanks to the tireless work of everyone at Bent Tree, especially Golf Course Superintendent Dan Burkett and his exceptional crew, the course is in great championship condition.”

Wednesday’s severe weather throughout the state impacted the decision to delay the start of the championship.

“With so many of the players traveling from all across the state, the decision to have a practice round on Thursday and shorten the championship to 54-holes allows for the best conditions for all contestants,” said Crawford.

Please make note that first and second round starting times and pairings will remain intact, adjusted to Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20. The revised schedule for the 106th Texas Amateur present by Insperity is listed below:


Thursday, June 18 – Official Practice Round

Friday, June 19 – First round, stroke play (18 holes). First wave tee-times begin at 7:30 a.m. off No. 1 and No. 10 tees; Second wave tee-times begin at 12:30 p.m. off No. 1 and No. 10 tees.

Saturday, June 20 – Second round, stroke play (18 holes). First wave tee-times begin at 7:30 a.m. off No. 1 and No. 10 tees; Second wave tee-times begin at 12:30 p.m. off No. 1 and No. 10 tees. The field is cut after 36 holes to the low 54 scores and ties.

Sunday, June 21 – Final round, stroke play (18 holes). Tee-times begin at 7:30 a.m. off No. 1 and No. 10 tees. Awards ceremony will commence immediately following the close of competition.

ABOUT THE Texas Amateur

72 hole walking-only championship first played in 1909.

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less. Please reference “TGA State Championship Eligibility” for further eligibility details. In addition to TGA State Eligibility guidelines: College players are eligible if they hold playing privileges through their college golf team at a club or course which currently belongs to the Texas Golf Association.

Format: 72 holes of Stroke Play. At the completion of 36 holes the field is cut to the low 50 and ties plus all players within 10 strokes of the lead.

18 Hole Qualifying: All players who are not exempt under the above categories must participate in a 18 hole sectional qualifier.

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Results For Texas Amateur Championship
1TXMichael CottonKaty, TX40066-71-67=204
2TXPreston StanleyKaty, TX30066-73-68=207
3TXGrant BennettLewisville, TX20067-68-73=208
4TXAndre GarciaMansfield, TX20071-68-70=209
5TXAndrew PresleyFt. Worth, TX20071-67-72=210

View full results for Texas Amateur Championship

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