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48th Tanos Exploration II / Patterson-UTI Drilling Texas State Open Second Chance Qualifying Entry Deadline Rapidly Approaching

July 10th, 2018

DALLAS, Texas – The registration deadline for the 48th Tanos Exploration II / Patterson-UTI Drilling Texas State Open Second Chance Qualifying is rapidly approaching.  The deadline to register is Monday, July 23 at 5:00 p.m. CT.  All entries must be received by the Northern Texas PGA online or in person by this time.  This is the final opportunity to qualify for the Championship, and a minimum of 12 spots will be available. 

Second Chance Qualifying is scheduled for Thursday, July 26 at Firewheel Golf Park’s Lakes Course in Garland and Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound.

The Tanos Exploration II / Patterson-UTI Drilling Texas State Open is scheduled to play Tuesday, July 31 through Friday, August 3 at The Cascades Club in Tyler, Texas.  This will be the 48th playing of this historic event.  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 The Cascades Club.

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

The Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation is the charitable partner of the Tanos Exploration II / Patterson-UTI Drilling Texas State Open, and proceeds from the Championship will benefit the organization. The nationally acclaimed Northern Texas PGA Junior Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is committed to introducing, promoting and growing the game of golf to a diverse group of kids in North Texas and instilling in them the positive, character developing traits for which the game is so well known.  Each year close to 10,000 children and their families are impacted by the game that lasts a lifetime through a full circle of programs and services.

For online registration, an entry form or further information about the Tanos Exploration II / Patterson-UTI Drilling Texas State Open, please visit the Northern Texas PGA website at or contact the NTPGA at (214) 420-7421.
Tanos Exploration II, LLC is a privately held company that was capitalized in July 2013 in order to take advantage of more than 120 years of combined management experience exploiting conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the Ark-La-Tex area. Tanos II combines exceptional people, technical expertise and operating efficiencies to maximize value and investor returns.

Patterson-UTI Drilling, a subsidiary of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTEN), operates a fleet of fit for purpose, land-based drilling rigs primarily in oil and natural gas producing regions of the continental United States.  Patterson-UTI Drilling is a leader in innovation, dependability, technology, people and processes, with more than 250 rigs in our fleet. With expertise and scale in major operational areas, our oilfield solutions deliver results that lead your business into the next generation of oil and gas. With headquarters in Houston, Texas and regional offices throughout our operating areas, let’s team up to advance your business.

The Cascades, a Master-Planned 5-Star community, is the most comprehensive community in East Texas. This luxury lake front golf, tennis, fitness and residential community sits on 500 acres and is located just four miles from downtown Tyler, Texas. The Cascades is also conveniently located midway between Dallas, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana. The Cascades Club golf course was re-designed by PGA Tour player Mark Hayes to challenge players at any skill level.  Lush, tour-quality greens and broad fairways wind among tall oak and pine trees, with many holes set alongside scenic lakes on the golf course, and a stunning back drop framed by Lake Bellwood greeting you on your first tee shot of the day.  

The PGA of America is the largest working sports organization in the world with over 28,000 members and associates and over 400 staff member throughout the country. As “experts in the game and business of golf”, the purpose of the PGA is to promote the enjoyment of and involvement in the game of golf, and to contribute to its growth by serving millions of people throughout its 41 sections nationwide.

The Northern Texas PGA, who conducts the Texas State Open, has 15 full-time staff members and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The Northern Texas PGA is comprised of approximately 850 PGA Members and Associates and 300 golf facilities. The Northern Texas PGA also operates a non-profit and charitable foundation that focuses on four pillars: junior golf, college scholarships, military and veterans, and fellowships. The Northern Texas PGA has one of the largest junior golf programs in the country with approximately 4,000 members ages 7-19 and over 450 tournaments conducted annually.

The mission of the Northern Texas PGA is to serve its members and grow the game.