San Marcos, TX (October 20, 2022) – The Kissing Tree Golf Club in San Marcos, Texas will host the 2022 Jim West Challenge, October 21-24. The annual 54-hole event, which features Division I women’s golf teams (including multiple Texas schools), is hosted by the West family for Texas State University and has been hosted at Kissing Tree since 2018.

The two-day tournament will feature 15 schools and will begin with shotgun tee times on October 23 and 24 at 8:30 a.m. – 36 holes will be played on day one, with 18 holes on day two. Entry is free to the tournament. Seating in the stadium will be available on 9e hole and there will be a small “biergarten” and concession area. The tournament will air on ESPN+ with Sunday’s broadcast beginning at 12 a.m. CT and Monday’s final round at 9 a.m. CT. Live results will be available on GolfStat.com. Host state Texas will be joined by defending tournament champion Oklahoma State University as well as Colorado, Houston, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio State, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech , Tulane, Tulsa, UNLV and UTSA.

“We’re looking forward to this year’s event,” said Kissing Tree General Manager Ryan Andrews. “The West family has done an incredible job and shown tremendous commitment to making this event such a huge success year after year and 2022 will be no exception. The stadium seats they bring are going to provide an exceptional place for fans to watch these incredible women play one of our most fun holes, the risk/reward, par-4 9e hole. We are happy to be part of the event and proud to host it here on our golf course. Kissing Tree is a special place and we can’t wait to show it off.”

Recognized as one of the most entertaining collegiate tournaments of the season, the teams will arrive on October 21st and take part in a launch party and karaoke contest, followed by a college jamming event on the 22ndn/a. Additionally, Kissing Tree residents who live along the golf course host viewing parties in their homes to watch the tournament action.

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Designed by renowned golf course architect and Texas resident Gary Stephenson, Kissing Tree enhances the natural character of the terrain’s footprint in the Texas Hill Country, bringing the slopes and contours of the landscape into the fairways and greens. The 6,600 yard, par 72 course provides golfers with pristine and consistent playing conditions throughout the year. As a good steward of the environment, Kissing Tree Golf Club is a Certified Silver Signature Sanctuary, having achieved certification in 2019, guaranteeing the design, construction and long-term management of the golf course. A key element of Kissing Tree’s design was to maintain the existing landforms where possible, while allowing for a beautifully flowing natural golf course that blends into the landscape. The layout of the golf course takes advantage of natural landforms to create smooth course movement and minimal turf. This gentle movement of the course also minimizes runoff and allows water to better infiltrate the soil, reducing the amount of water needed for irrigation; uses natural precipitation; and reduces erosion downstream.

For more information on Kissing Tree Golf Club, visit https://kissingtreegolfclub.com. For more information on the Jim West Challenge, visit the Texas State Women’s Golf website at https://txst.com/sports/womens-golf.

About Troon

The Kissing Tree Golf Club is operated by Troon Golf, the daily fee and resort operations division of Troon. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon is the world’s largest golf and hospitality management company, offering services at more than 750 locations, including more than 725 18-hole equivalent golf courses worldwide. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in the management of homeowners associations, private residence clubs, property management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 600 dining establishments located at golf resorts, private clubs, coin golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in over 45 states and over 30 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Private, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDYMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For news and additional information, visit www.troon.com.

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