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Registration Available for Veritex Bank Texas State Open, Deadline in One Month

May 9th, 2017

DALLAS, Texas – Registration is open for the Veritex Bank Texas State Open that is scheduled for Tuesday, August 1 through Friday, August 4 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, Texas.  This will be the 47th playing of this historic event.

The entry deadline is Thursday, June 8 at 5:00 p.m. CT. 

The 72-hole stroke play event will consist of 156 professionals and amateurs competing for a $200,000 projected purse. The field will play 36-holes before being cut to the low 55 scores and ties.  All four rounds will be contested at Trinity Forest Golf Club, the future home site of the AT&T Byron Nelson.  

Unless otherwise exempt, professionals and amateurs will gain access into the Veritex Bank Texas State Open via an 18-hole qualifying event conducted at 22 sites in Texas and surrounding states during the months of June and July.

The field will be comprised of successful qualifiers and exempt players from categories defined on the entry form.

Children’s Health is the charitable partner of the Veritex Bank Texas State Open, and proceeds from the Championship will benefit the organization.  Children’s Health is one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, providing a full spectrum of healthcare services for children in Dallas, North Texas and surrounding regions.

For online registration, an entry form or further information about the Veritex Bank Texas State Open, please visit the Northern Texas PGA website at www.ntpga.com or contact the NTPGA at (214) 420-7421.

ABOUT VERITEX COMMUNITY BANK
Veritex Community Bank is a full-service bank that serves North Texas from 10 branches in the Dallas and surrounding market. Locally owned and managed, Veritex strives to be an integral part of every community we serve. The caliber of our employees, the quality of our products and the unparalleled level of service offered by Veritex sets us apart from any other bank our size. Because of these strengths we are one of the fastest growing banks in Dallas / Fort Worth and are poised to take advantage of the enormous growth opportunities North Texas has to offer. This growth is fueled by our community-based philosophy that banking will forever be a "people" business.


ABOUT THE NORTHERN TEXAS PGA
The Northern Texas PGA is one of 41 Sections that comprise the PGA of America and has a professional membership of over 850. The geographic territory includes the state of Texas north of the 31st latitude, or just north of Austin. The Dallas based office has a staff of 14 full-time employees with an additional 60 part-time staff. The Section is a not for profit organization governed by an elected board of directors, who are PGA golf professionals. The operational focus of the Section is to provide services to golf professionals and the golf industry, while stimulating interest and promoting the game. For more information, visit www.ntpga.com and also www.ntpgajuniorgolf.com.


ABOUT TRINITY FOREST GOLF CLUB
Trinity Forest Golf Club was created explicitly to attract prestigious golf championships back to Dallas. Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the championship course at Trinity Forest Golf Club adheres to their design philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding. Built in the Great Trinity Forest and surrounded on its edges by thousands of majestic hardwood trees, the classic links-style course artistically meanders through an open meadow of rolling, rumpled sand recalling the wind swept land of Great Britain or the Northeastern US.  Trinity Forest is the future home of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, and the home course for SMU’s golf teams.