Monday, June 05, 2006

Texas Amateur Tees Off this Week

texas amateur It's a big week in the world of golf. The second women's major of the LPGA season takes place; men's and women's U.S. Open qualifying wraps up; the last PGA Tour tournament before the U.S. Open is on the docket.

There's a big tournament in Texas, too: the Texas Amateur. This is the 97th playing of the Texas Amateur, and it coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Texas Golf Association. To commemorate that anniversary, the TGA moved the Texas Amateur back to the site of the very first one, the Dallas Country Club.

This will be the seventh time Dallas Country Club has been the site of the Texas Amateur. It previously hosted the event in 1906, 1912, 1915, 1921, 1949 and 1956.

There have been many big names win the Texas Amateur over the years, including Ben Crenshaw, Bruce Lietzke and Scott Verplank. A complete list of Texas Amateur champions is available here.

The Texas Amateur tees off on Thursday, and four days of stroke play culminate on Sunday. Pairings are available on the Texas Amateur Web site, and results will be posted there as well once play gets under way.

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