93rd Louisiana Women's Amateur Championship

 

 

Bayou DeSiard Country Club 

Stroke Play Qualifying to Match Play

Sunday June 27 - Wednesday June 30, 2021 | Monroe LA

 

 

 

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, 2021 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 16, 2021 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 16, 2021). 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 26, 2021 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, 2021 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 (2021 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 27. 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 to the Committee before the qualifying round. 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. 


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: Bayou DeSiard 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 Bayou DeSiard Country Club on June 26 (Champ. Flight) and June 27 (Non-Champ Flight).


Headquarters Hotel: TBD