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Texas Father-Son Heads to Capital City

AUSTIN – The Fazio Foothills Course at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa will host the 40th playing of Texas Father-Son from July 10-12.

Designed by Tom Fazio and opened for play in 1986, Fazio Foothills is one of four courses at the expansive, 4,000-acre luxury resort. Expertly routed through the beautiful Texas Hill Country, Fazio Foothills features dramatic elevation changes, rolling fairways, limestone cliffs and caverns, cascading waterfalls and narrow approaches to small, tilted green complexes. Newly renovated in 2018, the course has five sets of tee boxes that provides golfers of all ages and skill levels with a fun and challenging experience.

The Texas Father-Son is one of the most popular events on the TGA’s annual schedule, and is a longstanding summer tradition for many families. To make this unique tournament more accessible to a wider range of players, the 80 teams in the starting field are pre-assigned to one of six flights based on combined Low Handicap Indexes over a one-year period ending on July 1.

The Championship Flight consists of 40 teams with the lowest combined handicap indexes and will play four-ball stroke play the first two rounds. After 36 holes, the low 20 teams (and ties) continue on in the Championship Flight and will play combined score (individual stroke play using both players scores) in the final round. The three-day total is the team’s score for the championship.

Teams not making the 36-hole cut in the Championship Flight will compete in the President’s Flight and play another round of four-ball stroke play. The format for all other flights is 54-hole net four-ball stroke play.

At the 2019 Texas Father-Son, held at Comanche Trace in Kerrville, Matt Griffin of San Antonio and Will Griffin of Austin posted a three-day, 19-under-par total of 269 in route to a nine-stroke victory over Peach and Jay Reynolds of Austin and Gregory and Andrew Spears of Flower Mound. It was the second title for the Griffins, who won their first in 2011 at Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco.

Live scoring updates and daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available at once the action gets underway from Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.

For additional information about the Texas Father-Son or any competition conducted by the TGA, please call the office at (214) 468-8942.

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