FORM 4
Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
McCabe Greg
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TORCHLIGHT ENERGY RESOURCES INC [TRCH]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
__X__ Director __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
500 WEST TEXAS AVE, SUITE 890
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
01/30/2017
(Street)

MIDLAND, TX 79701
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 01/30/2017   A   3,301,739 A (1) 10,264,335 D  
Common Stock               797,099 I See Footnote (2)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Warrants $ 1.4 01/30/2017   D     521,739 06/19/2015 06/09/2020 Common Stock 521,739 (3) 0 I See Footnote (4)
Warrants $ 1 01/30/2017   D     1,500,000 04/04/2016 04/04/2021 Common Stock 1,500,000 (5) 0 I See Footnote (6)

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
McCabe Greg
500 WEST TEXAS AVE, SUITE 890
MIDLAND, TX 79701
  X   X    

Signatures

 /s/ Greg McCabe   04/12/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Securities were issued to the reporting person as consideration for the cancellation of the reporting person's membership interests in Line Drive Energy, LLC as a result of a merger of Torchlight Acquisition Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the issuer, with and into Line Drive Energy, LLC.
(2) Securities owned of record by G Mc Exploration, LLC, in which the reporting person owns 50% of the outstanding membership interests.
(3) Reporting person received 3,301,739 shares of Common Stock as consideration for the cancellation of his membership interests in Line Drive Energy, LLC and the accompanying disposition of his indirect beneficial ownership of the warrants held by Line Drive Energy, LLC pursuant to the merger described in (1) above.
(4) The reporting person assigned these warrants to Line Drive Energy, LLC prior to the transaction described in in (1) above; at the time of assignment, the reporting person was the sole owner of Line Drive Energy, LLC.
(5) Wolfbone Investments, LLC arranged for the cancellation of the warrants as part of the consideration paid for the purchase of certain oil and gas interests by Torchlight Energy, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the issuer; the reporting person is the sole owner of both Wolfbone Investments, LLC and McCabe Petroleum Corporation.
(6) Securities owned of record by McCabe Petroleum Corporation, of which the reporting person is the sole owner.

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