. Welcome to the State Open Qualifier at GC of Bristol


Hosted by: Golf Club of Bristol, Copy of Tennessee National

Monday, May 06, 2019


Entries Open on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM CST

Entry Deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT

The Tennessee State Open Championship began in 1949 at Belle Meade Country Club.


The format for the Tennessee State Open Championship is a 54-hole stroke play championship. The 144 player field will be cut to the low 60 and ties once 36 holes have been completed.


Eligibility Requirements:


ProfessionalActive Tennessee Section PGA Members and Apprentices in good standing with the Tennessee Section PGA or other professionals who are not affiliated with the Tennessee Section PGA and are bona fide Tennessee residents. Tennessee Section PGA Members and Apprentices must be in good standing as of the entry deadline in order to participate as a Tennessee Section PGA Member. TPGA Members and/or Apprentices who are not in good standing as well as other non-TPGA professionals must enter as a non-TPGA professional.


Amateurs- Applications are open to amateurs who possess an active USGA/GHIN Handicap Index of 8.0 or less from a TGA member club or course. Amateurs must meet the USGA definition of an amateur golfer. Persons applying for reinstatement to amateur status are not eligible to participate as amateurs. All applications will be reviewed by the TGA to verify that each entrant has an official USGA Handicap Index® from a TGA member club or course. Any amateur whose name does not appear on the TGA’s handicap roster will be ineligible to compete as an amateur and their entry fee will be returned.


The number of qualifying places at each qualifying location will be determined by the Tennessee Golf Association based on the size of the field in relation to the total number of championship qualifying places available.  Any ties for the last qualifying place(s) shall be decided by sudden-death playoff immediately upon conclusion of the qualifying round.  Alternate places decided during the playoff will be honored until the final qualifying spot is determined. At that point any remaining alternate positions are determined by scorecard playoff.  





   2018 Champion at The Grove

  Joey Savoie (left) with caddie Liam Ainsworth