Registration for 2012 Shell Houston Open qualifying events available

The 2012 Shell Houston Open is approaching- Houston's PGA Tour event- will take place Mar. 29 through Apr. 1 on the Tournament Course at Redstone Golf Club in Humble.

A pair of qualifying events have been announced for golfers hoping to earn spots in the field of the tournament.

Pre-Qualifying will be held on Mar. 22, 2012, on the Tradition Course at Spring's Cypresswood Golf Club. The entry fee is $200 and the entry deadline is Monday, Mar. 19, 2012.

Pre-qualifying is required of all prospective entrants not otherwise exempt from qualifying (please see the qualifying entry form for details) and is open to professionals and amateurs with a handicap index that, when applied to the qualifying site's slope, will generate a handicap index of 2.0 or less.

The top 50 golfers (plus ties) from the Pre-Qualifying tournament will advance to the Open Qualifying tournament, which will be held on Mar. 26, also on Cypresswood's Tradition Course. Golfers successful in advancing from the Pre-Qualifying round into the Open Qualifying event will pay an additional entry fee of $200- the low four golfers from the Open Qualifying round will advance into the 2012 Shell Houston Open.

For additional information and entry details and forms, visit the "Open Qualifiers" page of the "Tournament Information" pages of If you need additional help, please call Eric Covert at the Southern Texas PGA office (832-442-2404).



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