101st Louisiana Amateur Championship
Bayou Oaks at City Park - South Course, New Orleans, LA
72 holes, Stroke Play
Thursday, June 11 - Sunday, June 14, 2020
Defending Champion: John Humphries, Woodworth
The Louisiana Golf Association Amateur Championship is the most prestigious of the organization's championships, having been conducted every year since 1920. Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days prior to June 11, 2020) who is an amateur golfer holding membership in a LGA member club in good standing. Entrants must possess a certified World Handicap Index of 8.0 or less.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 5:00 PM CST
Due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, the Championship Committee has determined that qualifying events will not be held and all entrants will be allowed to participate in the Championship proper scheduled for June 11-14, 2020, at Bayou Oaks at City Park (South Course) in New Orleans. Rest assured, the health and safety of our staff and competitors is paramount, and we will have measures in place at the championship to protect everyone involved.
We are accepting a field of 144 players on a first come first served basis (entrants must meet eligibility requirements). Registration will remain open until a full field is reached at which point a waiting list will be created for additional entries. If you previously registered for a qualifier, you are now in the competition. This also means that exempt players no longer have a guaranteed spot in the championship and must register as soon as possible before the full field is reached.
Pairings and starting times for first and second rounds of play will be emailed to you and posted at the tab at the top of this page on or about June 3, 2020. Starting times will be needed for your practice round (participants only) on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Bayou Oaks at City Park has requested that you contact them on or after June 3 to reserve practice round starting times. The Bayou Oaks at City Park phone number is (504) 483-9410.
The current date is still in play pending future announcements from the Governor. If the championship cannot be played on that date the alternate date will be August 13-16.
Contact LGA Director of Championship Operations, Jacob Oaks, firstname.lastname@example.org, 337-265-3938 with any questions regarding this Championship.
ENTRY FEE: $225 (covers all golf and cart fees).
REFUND POLICY: Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if LGA office is notified, in writing, before 5:00 PM CST on May 12, 2020. After 5 PM on May 12, 2020, 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 10, 2020. A $45 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.
CONDITIONS/SCHEDULE: The LGA Tournament Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions and schedules herein. The decision of the Tournament Committee in any matter shall be final.
DRESS CODE, CELL PHONES: In all Championship rounds play, competitors must be neat in appearance and wear appropriate attire. No gym shorts, cutoffs, blue jeans, tee shirts, etc. Shorts must be Bermuda length. Use of cell phones, including those used as Electronic Measuring Devices, is prohibited on the course during the competition (The Committee reserves the right to disqualify a competitor for a breach of the policy regarding cell phone usage; See USGA Rules of Golf Decision 33-7/8). Important Note: All qualifying host facilities and Bayou Oaks at City Park are spikeless facilities and all competitors will be required to wear spikeless shoes.
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to any Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days prior to June 11, 2020) who is an amateur golfer (as defined by the USGA) holding membership in a LGA member club in good standing (2020 club and individual dues must be paid). Entrants must possess a certified USGA Handicap Index of 8.0 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.
FORMAT OF PLAY: Competition will be stroke play.
2. Championship rounds: A field of 144 players will be accepted. 72 holes (4 days x 18 holes/day).
Thursday, June 11/First Round, 18 holes; Friday, June 12/Second Round, 18 holes (60 lowest scorers and ties will continue play June 13-14; remainder eliminated after 36 holes).
Saturday, June 13/Third Round, 18 holes; Sunday, June 14/Fourth Round, 18 holes.
Lowest scorer for 72 holes will be the 2020 Louisiana Amateur Champion.
PRACTICE PRIVILEGES: Practice privileges are extended to participants in Championship Round play at Bayou Oaks at City Park on June 10 (one practice round only/participants only). Cart fee paid by LGA.
PRIZES/PLAYOFF: Gift certificates will be awarded to the top 20 finishers in the Championship. The Amateur Champion will also receive a Crystal Trophy signifying the 2020 Amateur Championship. In case of a tie for the Championship, a sudden death playoff will take place immediately upon conclusion of play on Sunday. Top 30 finishers and ties will be exempt into the 2021 Amateur Championship.
HEADQUARTERS HOTEL: Courtyard by Marriott New Orleans French Quarter/Iberville, 910 Iberville Street, New Orleans, LA. 70112. Located in the middle of New Orleans near many top attractions, including Bourbon Street, Canal Street, Jackson Square and the House of Blues, and just a 10-minute drive to Bayou Oaks at City Park. This French Quarter hotel is the perfect place to stay. Premium amenities, such as a 24-hour fitness center, large work desk, Netflix & Hulu and free Wi-Fi. To reserve the special rate of $145 per night (King) please call (504) 523-2400 and identify yourself as an LGA Amateur Championship participant. Rooms will be released for general use on May 20.
WAGR: As part of their expanding relationship to govern the game globally, the USGA partners with the R&A in compiling and publishing the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). The LGA Amateur Championship is a WAGR counting event, and the results will be submitted. A primary purpose of the WAGR is to provide exemptions into USGA and R&A amateur championships for top ranked amateur golfers. The rankings are updated every Wednesday at 12:00 noon, Greenwich Mean Time. Additional information about the WAGR and the current rankings may be found at www.wagr.com.
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.