Qualifying on Thursday May 2, 2019 @ Sewailo Golf Club

The AGA and the USGA are grateful to Sewailo Golf Club for hosting this USGA qualifying event.  Please remember that we are their guests and our conduct should reflect our thanks. Thank you letters may be addressed to Ms. Laura Buehring, General Manager, Sewailo Golf Club, 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757. Telephone: 520-838-6623.


Field Size & Qualifying Spots

  1. 74 in field at entry deadline. Tee time structure will be 1 & 10 tee start, 10-minute intervals, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  2. 4 qualifying spots with 2 alternates.
  3. In case of a tie for the final qualifying spot or either of the two alternate positions, an immediate hole-by-hole play-off will be conducted for the players involved following play.

Pairings & Assigned Start Times

  1. Pairings were prepared by the USGA and start times were assigned by the AGA. Pairings are official.
  2. Changes to pairings or start times are not permissible for any reason.

Use of Golf Carts

  1. Use of automotive transportation by contestants is prohibited. Players must walk at all times unless a course shuttle is provided or given a ride from a Tournament Official. Caddies may rent golf carts at a cost of $25 + tax per rider inside the Golf Shop the morning of the qualifier. Limit of two carts per group and two riders per cart. Carts will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  2. Push/Pull carts are permitted at Sewailo Golf Club
  3. Spectators/Guests are not allowed to ride in carts. No spectator carts are allowed. Anyone riding in a cart hold the status of a caddie.

Practice Rounds

  1. Practice rounds are available through the start of the qualifier. Players can make reservations by calling Sewailo Golf Club at 520-838-6623 and identifying themselves as USGA Open Qualifier participants.

USGA Policies in Effect

  1. Groove Condition Policy is in effect for local qualifying & Championship Proper.
  2. Alternative Footwear Policy is in effect.
  3. The ball each player uses must be named on the current List of Conforming Golf Balls issued by the USGA & the ‘One-Ball Rule’ will be in effect.
  4. Distance measuring devices are NOT allowed during the qualifier. (link to


  1. Visit the course directory section at Sewailo Golf Club, 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757. Telephone: 520-838-6623.

Course Setup

1.     The course will be played at approximately 7,354 yards. Enclosed is the planned hole by hole yardage. 

  1. The Committee reserves the right to alter the yardage based on weather and course conditions the day of the qualifying.             
  2. All Local Rules will be listed on the Notice to Players.
  3. The USGA Hard Card is enclosed with conditions of the competition.

Practice Facilities & Registration

  1. All practice facilities will open by 5:30 am.
  2. There will be no registration on-site.  Arrive at your starting tee 10 minutes prior to your assigned start time for instructions and materials.

Food & Beverage Service

  1. The restaurant at Sewailo will open at 7:00 a.m. Players can purchase food & beverages with cash or credit card.  

Dress Code

  1. Golf-style shirts and either slacks or Bermuda-length shorts are acceptable for contestants and caddies.
  2. Tennis attire, t-shirts and slacks/shorts of denim/jeans material are not acceptable.
  3. Player and caddie’s shirts must be tucked in at all times.

To Withdraw

If you need to withdraw for any reason you must contact both of the following prior to your assigned start time or you shall be listed as a DQ:

  1. The AGA @ 602-944-3035 and leave a voice message in mailbox 210 regardless of the time of day.
  2. The USGA @ 908-234-2300



Jim Franko, Official-in-Charge