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Texas Four-Ball Heads to Wichita Falls CC

The 2019 Texas Four-Ball, the first TGA major of the season, will be played May 9-11 at Wichita Falls Country Club in Wichita Falls.
From its humble start in 1914 as a homemade nine-hole course, Wichita Falls has evolved into one of the region’s foremost country clubs. At its center is a classic parkland course that was completely renovated in 2008 by D.A. Weibring and Steve Wolford. The respected architectural team added length, altered target zones and improved green contours to modernize the traditional design that challenges and delights players of all skill levels. 
This is the ninth TGA major championship to be held at the club. Among the high-profile TGA events contested at Wichita Falls over the years include four Texas Senior Amateurs, three Texas Amateurs and the Texas Mid-Amateur.
The Texas Four-Ball features an 80-team starting field comprised of three age divisions playing from different tees with separate champions crowned: Championship (25 years and older), Senior (55 and older) and Super Senior (65 and older).
The format for the championship is 54 holes of four-ball stroke play. After the completion of 36 holes, the field will be cut to the low 40 teams, including ties.
At the 2018 championship held at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Jace Moore and Jordan Woolf posted a 54-hole total of 4-under-par 212 to win the Championship Division. John Pierce and Craig Hall won the Senior Division in a two-hole playoff over Bobby Baugh and John Stark after the two teams tied at 3-over 219 at the end of regulation play. John Grace and Bill Holstead won Super Senior Division by a whopping 13 shots with a 2-under 214 total.
Live scoring updates, daily recaps, as well as tee-times and pairings, will be available at once the action gets underway from Wichita Falls CC.