92nd Louisiana Women's Amateur Championship
Tchefuncta Country Club
Stroke Play Qualifying to Match Play
Sunday June 21 - Wednesday June 24, 2020 | Covington LA
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Field/Format: Limited to the first 104 entries. Championship Flight will be comprised of 16 qualifying players from the qualifying stroke play round. All other flights will be pre-flighted based on handicap index, using the June 15, 2020 revision, with exception to Championship Flight non-qualifiers in First Flight. The format for the Championship will be match-play with consolation matches.
Entry Deadline: June 17, 2020 at 5 PM CST.
Entry Fee, Withdraw/Refunds: Entry fee of $225 ($200 for non-qualifying participants) per person, which includes cart fee for practice round, qualifying round, and tournament play. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if LGA office is notified, in writing, before the close of entries (June 17, 2020). After the close of entries, fee will be refunded only in the event of injury or illness provided notification (accompanied by a doctor's statement) reaches LGA office by June 17, 2020 at 5PM CST. A 20% service charge will be deducted from all refunds. Pairings and starting times will be emailed to participants on or about June 18, 2020 and posted at the Host Club for first round play.
Eligibility: Entries are open to any female Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days prior to the Championship) who is an amateur golfer (as defined by the USGA and The R&A) holding membership in a LGA Member Club in good standing (2020 club and individual dues must be paid), and possess a certified World Handicap System Index of 40.0 or less. Non-amateurs are not eligible. Entries are subject to rejection at any time (including during the Championship) by the LGA. Reasons for rejection may include unbecoming conduct. For additional information regarding the LGA's gender policy please visit www.lgagolf.org/gender-policy.
Qualifying: Any player with a 8.0 or lower Handicap Index must participate in the qualifying round for the Championship Flight on Sunday, June 21. A player 50 years or older with an index of 8.0 or lower may opt out of Championship flight. The qualifying round will consist of 18 holes of stroke play. The lowest 16 qualifiers will make up the Championship Flight. Those failing to qualify will be seeded into First Flight according to qualifying round score. Any participant with a handicap index of 8.0 or greater wanting to compete in the Championship Flight, must play in the qualifying round and must indicate so on the entry form below. In case of a tie for the final qualifying spot in the Championship Flight, a sudden death playoff will take place immediately upon conclusion of play on Sunday. Any player thus tied who leaves the grounds before the playoff shall forfeit her rights to the Championship Flight. All other ties determining subsequent flight seeding will be decided by scorecard playoff, as prescribed in 5A(6) of the Committee Procedures. Those not playing for the Championship title will be placed into flights by WHS Index, using the June 15 WHS revision
Prizes: The Championship trophy and crystal prize will be awarded to the winner of Championship Flight. The Allee B. Chatham Medalist trophy will be awarded to the lowest qualifying score in Championship Flight. Ties for the medalist will share possession of the prepetual trophy and receive duplicate prizes. The champion, runner-up and consolation champion will receive gift certificates.
Rules of Golf: Play will be governed by the current Rules of Golf and LGA Rules of Play Card. All questions will be settled by the LGA Rules Committee, whose decision will be final.
Dress Code, Personal Appearance, etc.: Competitors must be neat in appearance and wear appropriate attire. Use of cell phones is prohibited on course during competition. Important Note: Tchefuncta Country Club is a spikeless facility and all competitors will be required to wear spikeless shoes.
Practice Privileges: Practice privileges are extended to participants in the Championship at Tchefuncta Country Club on June 20 (Champ. Flight) and June 21 (Non-Champ Flight).
Headquarters Hotel: The Hampton Inn | Covington, 68700 Hwy 190 Service Rd, Covington, LA 70433. Flat rate of $89/night plus tax. The Hampton Inn features amenities such as, free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. As well as a complementary breakfast, fitness center and outdoor pool. For reservations contact the property directly at (985) 809-0019 and identify yourself as a LGA Women's Amateur Championship participant. Rooms will be released to the public for general use June 10, 2020.