87th WV Open Qualifying Information
Qualifying: Players who are not exempt must qualify at one of the five qualifying locations.
*NEW FOR 2020* Last Chance Qualifying: Anyone who doesnt qualify may attempt to qualify a 2nd time at our Last Chance Qualifier on June 17th at Greenhills Country Club. Players may also register for the Last Chance regardless if they are registered at another site.
Players may not change qualifying venues once the entry deadline has passed however you can register for the Last Chance Qualifier at Greenhills if you fail to qualify at your qualifying location. Starting times and qualifying position allocations will be released upon the closing of entries. QUALIFYING ENTRY DEADLINE IS May 20, 2020.
Qualifying Dates and Sites
May 28 - The Pines Country Club
June 1 - Sleepy Hollow Golf Club
June 3 - The Resort at Glade Springs (Cobb)
June 12 - Cacapon State Park
June 14 - Riverside Golf Club
June 17- Greenhills Country Club ***Last Chance Qualifier***
* Successful Qualifiers will be responsible for paying the additional entry fee amount to enter the Championship*
Successful Qualifiers - Pay Additional Fee ($125)
87th WV Open Championship Information
All Past Champions
Top 40 from 2019 West Virginia Open Championship: David Bradshaw, Josef Dransfeld, Davey Jude, Philip Reale, Max Sear, Thadd Obecny, Craig Berner, Tad Tomblin, Winston Canada, Owen Elliott, Jess Ferrell, Christian McKisic, Will Evans, Kenny Hess, Chris Daniels, Thomas Frazier, Cole Moore, Chris Williams, Marco Oliverio, Josh Arbaugh, Mitch Hoffman, Sam O'Dell, Mason Kidwell, Christian Boyd, Michael Gervais, Sam Berry, Adam Chesnut, Alex Easthom, Bryan Myers, Todd Duncan, Jacob Nickell, Scott Davis, Chris Barlament, Christian Casingal, Alan Cooke, Ty Roush, John Logan Taylor, Harold Payne, Mason Williams, Joseph Kalaskey, Sam Stark, Brian Mcpherson, Ryan Bilby, Pete Kurelac
Top 15 from 2019 West Virginia Amateur Championship: Mason WIlliams, Philip Reale, Woody Woodward, Cam Roam, Bryan Myers, Noah Mullens, Jacob Nickell, Thomas Frazier, Tad Tomblin, Jess Ferrell, Patrick Smith, Cole Moore, Christian Boyd, Todd Duncan, Steve Fox
Special Host Club Exemption:
2020 Junior Match Play Champion:
2020 Senior Open Champion:
2019 Mid-Amateur Champion: Cam Roam
2019 Senior Amateur Champion: Jim Grimmett
2019 Senior Amateur Stroke Play Champion: Pat Carter
2019 Senior Series Gross Champion: Tim Mount
2019 WV Amateur Tour Gross Champion: Tyler Adkins
West Virginia PGA Special Exemptions: Jason Robinson, Aaron Gizzi, Mike Rogers, Jeff Hutchinson, Steve Superick, Chris Breed, Matt Grobe, Stuart Wiley, Rick Ellison
2020 Coke Shootout Participants:
Professionals: David Bradshaw, Davey Jude, Max Sear, Thadd Obecny, Craig Berner
Amateurs: Josef Dransfeld, Philip Reale, Tad Tomblin, Owen Elliott, Jess Ferrell
Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with an active GHIN Handicap Index through a WVGA Member Club and Professionals who are "Regular Members" of the West Virginia Golf Association. Please Reference WVGA Policies and Procedures for further details. (WVGA Policies & Procedures)
Format: The WV Open Championship is a 54-hole stroke play championship with the field cut to the low 60 players and ties at the completion of 36 holes.
Field Size: The maximum field size is 132 Players
Practice Round: The designated practice round date it Monday, June 22nd. The practice round fee of ____$50_____will be payable directly to the host club.
Championship Yardage: Approximately 7,000 yards.
Player Registration: Player registration information will be distributed to successful qualifiers prior to the championship.
Cart Fees: Players will be required to pay a cart fee of $___$25____directly to The Resort at Glade Springs prior to each round of the championship.
Spectator Carts: Spectator carts will not be permitted during this championship with the exception of a spectator who can provide an issued and active Handicap Permit. Final decision will be made by the WVGA Executive Director.
Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie. Caddies may ride in golf carts if it adheres to the WVGA cart policy and their is an available seat. * WVGA Cart Policy - there will be a maximum of 2 carts per group and 2 individuals per cart. *
Pairings: Pairings for Round 1 & 2 will be released and updated on the WVGA website by Friday, June 19th. Pairings will also be included in the Player Information that will be emailed to each player by Friday, June 19th.
Awards / Gift Certificates / Pro Purse: The champion will be awarded a trophy at the conclusion of play. Top amateur finishers will be awarded gift certificates and top professionals will be awarded cash.
POY Points: State Player of the Year points will be awarded to the top 20 finishers. Points will be updated following the conclusion of the championship.
Electronic Measuring Devices: Electronic devices that measure distance only are permitted for this championship.
USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Not in Effect): The USGA groove rules effective January 1, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.
Score Posting: At the conclusion of the championship each players score will be automatically posted as a "C" or competition score to the GHIN handicap system. Please do not enter your own scores from the competitve rounds as this will result in a double post.
Withdrawal Policy: In the event of a tournament withdraw; the player must notify the West Virginia Golf Association Office at 304-391-5000 no later than one week prior to the tournament. If withdraw is made prior to tournament deadline, the player may receive a refund regardless of reason less a $20 administrative fee. For a withdraw made after the entry deadline, the player may receive a refund only if player has experienced a sudden illness or injury, and only if the West Virginia Golf Association is notified prior to the first round of the tournament. All refund request must be submitted in writing to Chris Slack.
Host Hotel: The Resort at Glade Springs
Executive Suites: $119
West Virginia Open Championship Schedule of Events:
Sunday, June 21, 2020
TBD - Pro-Am Team Registration & Lunch
TBD - Shotgun Start for Pro-Am
Following Golf – Pro-Am Awards Ceremony
Monday June 22, 2020
Contestant Practice Rounds
3:30PM - Coca-Cola Shootout
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Round 1 - Starting at 8:00AM off #1 and #10 tees
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Round 2 - Starting at 8:00AM off #1 and #10 tees
Cut to low 60 players and ties
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Final Round - Starting at 8:00AM off #1 tee
Awards Ceremony following play