Tuesday, August 22, 2006

SPI Texas Senior Open Qualifying

The 2006 South Padre Island Texas Senior Open is scheduled Nov. 9-11 at South Padre Island Golf Club. This is one of the biggest senior tournaments in Texas, offering one of the largest purses outside the major- and mini-tour events. Last year's purse was $80,000, with winner Chuck Moran of Houston claiming the first prize of $14,000.

The SPI Texas Senior Open is open to professionals and amateurs who will be 50 years old or older as of Nov. 9 and who have a USGA Handicap Index of 9.0 or less.

Golfers who are not otherwise exempt from qualifying can attempt to play their way into the tournament through four qualifying tournaments:

  • Tangle Ridge Golf Course, Grand Prairie, Oct. 17
  • Plum Creek Golf Club, Kyle, Oct. 19
  • The Woodlands Country Club, East Course, Oct. 23
  • South Padre Island Golf Club ("last chance" qualifying), Nov. 6

The deadline for entry into the qualifying events and the championship is Oct. 11, 2006. All entrants into the qualifying tournaments will be an entry fee of $175, which includes green and cart fees and practice balls. Successful qualifiers will pay an additional $225 entry fee for the championship; all exempt players will pay a $400 entry fee.

Visit the Southern Texas PGA web site at www.stpga.com for more info or entry details.

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