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Texas Cup is the culmination of the LAGA™season. The twelve top LAGA™players (6 from LAGA™results and 6 from the year end qualifier) play the twelve top players from South Texas in a Ryder Cup format for the prestigious Texas Cup. The hosting of the event currently alternates between North and South Texas. Twelve players and two alternates qualify for the team.
Participants on the team must be a Texas resident for at least 180 days prior to the open qualifying date, they must live in the North Texas Section of the State per the Texas Cup boundaries, and must maintain a handicap index of 10.4 or less and not be on a high school or collegiate golf team or of professional status.
The first 6 positions on the team are determined by LAGA™rankings and the remaining 6 positions and alternates are determined via a 36 hole Open Qualifying event. Location of the qualifying event and Texas Cup tournament are determined by the Texas Cup Chair.
Section 1. Participation
A woman who has been a resident of Texas for at least 90 days prior to the open qualifying date of Texas Cup, who lives in the North Texas section of the state per the Texas Cup boundaries, who maintains a handicap index of 10.4 or less and who is not currently on a high school or collegiate golf team or of professional status is eligible to qualify for the North Texas Cup Team. Players may qualify to participate in Texas Cup by either of the following two methods: 1) LAGA™Rankings, or 2) Open Qualifying.
The rules regarding each method are outlined below.
There are twelve playing positions plus two alternate positions to be filled on the Texas Cup Team. Participation in Texas Cup open qualifying will be subject to approval by the LAGA™Board of Directors.
Section 2. LAGA™ Rankings
Positions one through six (1-6) for the Texas Cup team will be determined by LAGA™rankings. To be ranked, each player must have at least six eligible scores that are posted with the current Webmaster of LAGA™during the qualifying period. At least three scores of the six scores must be from LAGA™ play days from the Championship tees. Three scores from eligible outside events meeting the minimum acceptable yardage of 5500 yards may be submitted to count towards the 6 total scores. The eligible scores are ranked according to the stroke differential. Eligible scores, the qualifying period, and stroke differential are defined below
Section 2a. LAGA™ Play Days
All LAGA™ play days that are added to the schedule by July 31st will be eligible to count towards Texas Cup. This does not mean that play days that occur after July 31st do not count. This means if the play day has not been scheduled by July 31st it will not count.
Section 2b. Eligible Outside Scores
The following tournaments qualify as an outside score. Eligible outside scores must be played at a minimum acceptable yardage of 5,500 yards.
1. All TXGA individual stroke play events.
2. All USGA individual stroke play local and sectional qualifying events, as well as qualifying rounds or stroke play rounds at the tournament proper.
3. Southern Amateur and Mid-Amateur
4. LGNA (formerly Trans-National)
5. North South Amateur
6. Southern Senior
7. North South Senior
8. Dallas Amateur Championship - Senior & Championship divisions
9.. Amateur Golf Alliance (AGA) Women's Amateur Championship - Senior & Championship divisions.
10. South Atlantic Ladies Amateur (SALLY)
11. Ione D. Jones/Doherty Championship
Each player is responsible for submitting their eligible outside electronic scorecards to the current LAGA™ Website/Statistician Chair. Scorecards must show course slope, rating, and yardage played. Scores must be turned in within 2 weeks of the eligible event. If a player fails to turn in an eligible score within the required 2 weeks that score will NOT be accepted.
Section 2c. Qualifying Period
The qualifying period shall commence on January 1 of the current year and conclude seven (7) days prior to the Texas Cup Open qualifier. All players are responsible for ensuring accuracy of scores posted to the website. Any corrections must be made prior to the cutoff date for open qualifying.
Section 2d. Stroke Differential
Stroke differential is defined as the difference between the number of strokes taken and the USGA course rating. For example, if your score is 79 and the USGA course rating is 73.4, this yields a stroke differential of 5.6. Ties will be broken by comparing the differentials from each player’s most difficult course rating, provided both players have played at least one same course on the same day. If the tie is not broken by this method, whichever player has the best differential as part of their eligible 6 scores will be declared the winner. For example, in her 6 scores Player A has a 1.1 as her lowest counting score whereas player B has a +.04 as her lowest counting score. Player B would be declared the winner.
Section 2e. Replacements Prior to the Open Qualifier
If a player who qualifies in one of the top 6 positions for the Texas Cup Team by the LAGA™ rankings system must withdraw before the Open Qualifier, that team member position will be filled with the seventh position from the LAGA™ rankings. A second withdrawal will be filled by the eighth position, and so on. In summary, the first six positions will be filled from the LAGA™ rankings and finalized prior to the open qualifier.
In the unlikely event there are insufficient players with 6 scores in the LAGA™ rankings who can play or be a replacement, the next in line will be determined from the rankings of those players with 5 scores. This process will repeat using the rankings of those with 4 scores, then 3 score rankings etc.
Section 3. Open Qualifying
Positions seven through twelve (7-12) of the Texas Cup Team will be determined by an Open Qualifying Tournament which requires an entry fee and will be held on the date selected by the Texas Cup Chairman. Players who wish to compete in the 36-hole tournament must register with the Texas Cup Chairman by the published deadline. The field will be open to as many players as can be accommodated by the host course. If more players sign up than can be accommodated by the host course, preference will be given to LAGA™ members in order of handicap, followed by non LAGA™ members in order of handicap. The Texas Cup Chairman will serve as the 36-hole Tournament Chairman. Sudden Death will apply in case of ties.
Section 3a. Insufficient number of players in Open Qualifier
If less than six (6) players sign up for the open qualifier, all those who sign up will automatically make the team. If seven (7) or more sign up, the qualifier will be played and the top six (6) will make the team.
Section 4. Alternates
There will be no alternates from the open qualifier. All alternates and replacements following the completion of the open qualifier will come from the LAGA™ rankings.
If there are an insufficient number of players with 6 scores in the LAGA rankings who can play or be a replacement, the next in line will be determined from the rankings of those players with 5 scores. This process will repeat using the rankings of those with 4 scores, then 3 score rankings etc.