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San Angelo CC to Host the West Texas Amateur

Angelo CC to Host the West Texas Amateur

July 19-21, 2013


The Texas
Golf Association is excited to be returning to San Angelo Country Club for the
2013 West Texas Amateur. San Angelo CC, set about an hour and a half southwest
of Abilene, was opened in 1928.  The 6,658
yard par 71 layout has bentgrass greens and bermuda fairways.  The tremendous layout was designed by
renowned golf course architect John Bredemus, who has designed many courses in
Texas. San Angelo CC last hosted the West Texas Amateur in 2008.


The format for the championship is set for 54 holes of
individual stroke play
consisting of three divisions – Open (any age),
Senior (55 or older as of the tournament start date) and Super Senior (65 or
older as of the tournament date.  Each
division will play from a different set of tees/yardages with a separate
champion being crowned in each division. Entries are open to male amateur
golfers who reside in either region (North/South) of the state of Texas.  Applicants must have
a certified GHIN Handicap Index of 10.0 or less and
meet the requirements listed in the “
TGA Policies and Procedures”.


The West Texas Amateur has become one of the Texas Golf Association’s
most popular events.  It is a fierce
competition between the best players in the state and has been home to low
scores and high drama in recent years. In 2012, Mike Calef continued his successful
season by winning the Open division. Tim Carlton walked away with a two shot
victory in the Senior division over Phil Austin. In the Super Senior division,
Mike Gooden held off Harold Speer, who shot a final round 66, to win by two shots.