Bridgestone Golf Prestige Tour

Bridgestone Golf Prestige Tour

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The Bridgestone Golf Prestige Tour By the Seasons

The Southern Texas PGA Bridgestone Golf Prestige Tour is a yea-round tour with a year-end Championship in the late fall. Points acquired throughout the year will accumulate towards priority entry into the Championship. Please see our points list page for full details. 

The Bridgestone Golf Prestige Tour spans the state of Texas. The majority of touraments are run in our five major metro markets: Austin, San Antonio, Victoria and the Valley. See our map below for an accurate location list. 

 


The Bridgestone Golf Partnership


The Southern Texas PGA appreciates the partnership with Bridgestone Golf as they are the title sponsor for our Prestige Tour. Bridgestone Golf has been a large benefactor of the Southern Texas PGA by contributing tee gifts and merchandise for our juniors at every Prestige Tour event. We are happy to have them on board as we continue to grow the game of golf in South Texas. 

Points List

After each Prestige Tour event points will be awarded to a new Prestige Tour Points List. This points list will serve as the determining factor for which players will be invited to the Prestige Tour Championship.

Please note that Prestige Tour events will only count on the Prestige Tour Points List and NOT the Junior Tour Points List.    

Below is a listing of how many points are awarded at each Prestige Tour event. This outline is used for all divisions, both boys and girls.  

 

Place

Points

1st

400

2nd

300

3rd

275

4th

250

5th

225

6th

175

7th

150

8th

100

9th

80

10th

70

11th

60

12th

50

13th

40

14th

30

15th

20

Exemptions

At each Prestige Tour event, players can earn an exemption into Legends Junior Tour events or national junior events. Some events that the STPGA offers exemptions into include: HP Byron Nelson Junior Championship, Junior PGA Championship, Shell Houston Open Junior Championship, Texas Cup Invitational, Texas Girls Invitational, and the Texas State Junior Championship. 

CLICK HERE for a complete listing of all offered exemptions in 2016.

Legends Junior Tour

In 2012 the Southern Texas PGA, Northern Texas PGA, Texas Golf Association, and Houston Golf Association formed the Texas Junior Golf Alliance. The goal of the alliance was to allow juniors a clear path to the best tournaments in Texas for junior golfers. The Texas Golf Association runs and operates the Legends Junior Tour which is in charge of the most highly competitive junior golf events in the state. 

In the Alliance each of the three tier two organizations (STPGA, NTPGA, HGA) run events that serve as qualifiers into the Legends Junior Tour state wide event. This allows for players to compete in events locally and then earn a spot to play in a state-wide event.

In 2015, the 16 Prestige Tour events and STPGA Junior Championship (Summer Series final event) are considered Tier II events.  At each of these events, at least one exemption is up for grabs into a Legends Junior Tour event, and at the same time, points are awarded to the Legends Junior Tour Player of the Year Points List.

Priority Status

At Prestige Tour events, players can also earn Priority Status into Legends Junior Tour events.  Due to the increase in the amount of people that wanted to play Legends Junior Tour, in 2014, the Legends created a priority status system in order to have the deepest and most competitive fields in Texas.  Playing well in Prestige Tour events help your priority status with Legends event.  For more information about Legends Junior Tour Priority Status, Click Here.

For all information about the  Legends Junior Tour visit their website Here.
 

 

 

 

AJGA

In 2013, the STPGA started a relationship with the AJGA in order to add value to our Prestige Tour and Championship events. 

In 2017 the STPGA is excited that the AJGA has chosen to continue their relationship with us and award PBE to specific tournaments throughout the year.  In 2017, regardless of field size, the following PBE will be awarded at the following events.  

Click Here for the 2017 AJGA allocation star schedule.

Please Note: For any event/age division not guaranteed AJGA PBE status that meets the minimum requirements, upon completion of the event we will submit it to the AJGA for consideration.

Minimum field size requirement are

  • Boys 15-18: 40 players

  • Boys 13-14: 20 players

  • Girls 15-18: 12 players

  • Girls 13-14: 6 players

 

Boys
NameHometownH.S. Grad YearCollege
Jarrod Brown 
Port Neches2013University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Stratton Nolen Austin2013Oklahoma State University 
Wes Artac
Kingwood2014Texas Tech University
Michael CottonKaty2014University of North Texas
Christian De La CruzSan Antonio2014Texas A&M University
Jake GreenspoonHouston2014University of Texas-Arlington
Zander LozanoFair Oaks Ranch2014University of Texas-San Antonio 
William MartinezAustin2014Sam Houston State University
Jake McCroryDeer Park2014Sam Houston State University
Mitchell MeissnerSan Antonio 2014Rice University
Andrew PayseeTemple2014Texas A&M University
Jose V. PenaSharyland2014Mercyhurst University
Michale Perras Pasadena2014University of Houston 
Matthew Perrine Austin2014Auburn University
Tyler SmithLeague City2014Schreiner University
Jacob Veerman Sugarland2014Texas A&M University
Walker Lee Houston2017Texas A&M University
Cole HammerHouston2018University of Texas




Girls



Name
Hometown
H.S. Grad Year 
College
Isabella Johnson
Kelli Rollo
Lindsay Ferguson
Corpus Christi
Mont Belvieu
San Marcos
2013
2013
2014
Charleston Southern University
University of Houston
Lubbock Christian University
Aramina Flores
Corpus Christi
2014
William Penn University 
Emily Gillman
Austin
2014
University of Nebraska
Ashlyn Hendricks
Kennedy Ishee
Baytown
Katy
2014
2014
McLennan Community College
Oral Roberts University
Nikki Long
San Antonio 
2014
University of Texas-San Antonio 
Mattye Mason
San Marcos
2014
West Texas A&M University
Johany L. Rivera
Sabina Pena               
Spring Branch
Sharyland             
2014
2015 
St. Edwards University
Texas Christian University 


          Michael Perras signing to                           Lindsay Ferguson inking her name 
          the University of Houston                            to Lubbock Christian University 







Click here for an important note regarding age divisions for those with fall birthdays.
 
 
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