POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

2020 AGA Women’s National Amateur Championship

 

TOURNAMENT DATES:  May 27th – 30th, 2020

HOST CLUB:  Loblolly Golf Club

ADDRESS:  7407 Hill Terrace, Hobe Sound, FL 33455

PHONE:  (772) 546-8705

 

ENTRIES OPEN:   Monday, February 17th at 9:00 AM Central

EXEMPT PLAYER DEADLINE:   Monday, March 23rd at 5:00 PM Central

ENTRIES CLOSE:   Monday, May 4th 5:00 PM Central

ENTRY FEE:   $395

  

ENTRY ELIGIBILY, PROCEDURE & INFORMATION

Championship Division: Entries are open to female amateur golfers who have completed their college eligibility, have reached their 23rd birthday on or before Thursday, May 28th, and have a USGA Handicap Index of 6.0 or less.

Senior Division: Entries are open to female amateur golfers who have reached their 50th birthday on or before Thursday, May 28th and have a USGA Handicap Index of 6.0 or less. (Under 6,000 yardage)

 

TOURNAMNENT REGISTRATION:  Registration will be on the www.amateurgolfalliance.org website.  Non-exempt applicants are not guaranteed a spot in the championship field; applicant entries will be reviewed based on playing experience, competitive success, rankings and merit against those of other applicants.  Non-exempt applicants are encouraged to submit a playing resume (via email to akolb@anerasports.com or other documents to substantiate their competitive history.  All entrants will be notified if they have been assigned a position in the starting field on or before Wednesday, May 6th. 

 

EXEMPTIONS

All exempt players who meet the criteria outlined below are required to register before Monday, March 23rd at 5:00 pm (Central).  Entries received from exempt players after such date will be processed and reviewed with all other entries, including those of non-exempt applicants.

  1. Last five years U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Champions;                                  
  2. Last three years U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Runner-ups;
  3. Last two years U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Semifinalist;
  4. Last year’s U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Quarterfinalists;
  5. Top fifteen in Stroke Play qualifying in 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur;
  6. Top ten in Stroke Play qualifying in 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur;
  7. Top fifteen in the Stroke Play qualifying in 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur;
  8. Top 300 in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR)*;
  9. Amateur Golf Alliance/Host Club Selections (maximum of 6).

*Rankings are considered as of the date of entry being received.

 

FORMAT & FIELD SIZE

The Championship will be contested over 54 holes of Individual Stroke Play, with 18 holes per day.  The field is limited to 72 competitors.

 

ON-SITE CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION

All competitors must register with AGA staff member prior to the start of the Championship.  Players that do not register may be subject to disqualification.  Official tournament registration will be on Wednesday, May 27th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm at Loblolly Golf Club.  Competitors who are unable to register on the date and time listed must contact AGA staff (akolb@anerasports.com) in advance of the Championship.  Those who fail to register, and notify the AGA of their intent to compete, risk forfeiting their spot in the field.

 

OFFICIAL PRACTICE ROUND

Players are limited to complementary practice round on the designated practice round date.  All confirmed competitors must contact the golf shop at (772-546-8705) no earlier than Wednesday, May 13th, to schedule a practice round for Wednesday, May 27th.

  

STARTING TIMES & PAIRINGS

Starting times and pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Friday, May 22nd.   Final Round starting times and pairings will be available in the evening after play online at www.amateurgolfalliance.org in the Tournament Office and the Golf Shop.  Final round starting times will be re-drawn, based on total score.

 

HOST HOTELS

Discounted rates have been established at the following host hotels; players must contact the host hotel directly to make their own reservations:

 

  • Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort (555 NE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34996).  Reference the "AGA Women's Golf" as the courtesy room block when making room reservations to get the applicable discount ($140 per night plus tax and fees).  Guest rooms will be held until April 27th.  To reserve a room, contact the hotel directly at (772) 225-3700 or online using the following link:  Reserve Rate Online.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Stuart (7615 SW Lost River Road, Stuart, FL 34997).  Reference the "AGA Women's Golf" as the courtesy room block when making room reservations to get the applicable discount ($99-109 per night plus tax and fees).  Guest rooms will be held until May 13th.  To reserve a room, contact the hotel directly at (772) 781-3344 or online using the following link:  Reserve Rate Online.

 

TRANSPORTATION & CADDIES

The Championship will be a riding event.  Cart will be provided for players; carts will be limited to two riders per cart and two carts per group.  Players may have caddies, but caddies are not guaranteed a seat.

 

CLUBHOUSE FACILITIES

*The Loblolly Clubhouse is cash or check ONLY for food and beverage, cards can be used in the Porshop.* Clubhouse Facilities will be open daily at 7:00 AM.  Player’s will be responsible for breakfast and lunch purchase during the practice round and breakfast for each round.  Lunch is provided for all three rounds of the Championship and is included.  Guests may dine with players but will be charged the appropriate cost for the same meal.  Acceptable forms of payment in the clubhouse will be distributed to players in advance of the Championship.  All other food and beverage consumed will be at the competitor’s expense.

 

PRACTICE FACILITIES

Practice Facilities at the host club will be available to all competitors for the duration of the Championship.  The practice facilities will open Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 AM and throughout each Championship round, beginning one hour prior to the first starting time.  Prior to the Championship, the club course, practice areas and clubhouse will be closed to participants unless the guest of a member.

  

POLICIES, PROCEDURES & CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION

The AGA Code of Conduct and Dress Code are in effect throughout the Championship.  Violations will be dealt with based on the severity of the misconduct.  All competitors should be familiar with all AGA Conditions of Competitions and Policies.  The Championship will be conducted by the 2020 USGA Rules of Golf.

 

WITHDRAWAL & NO SHOW POLICY          

If you find you cannot compete in the Championship, you must officially withdraw from the event by contacting AGA staff Amanda Kolb at akolb@anerasports.com or (469-458-0806).  If you do not officially withdraw, you may be subject to DISQUALIFICATION from future AGA Championships.  Any player withdrawing prior to Monday, May 4th at 5:00 PM Central will receive a full refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee.  Any withdrawals after the entry deadline, will not receive a refund unless a spot is filled by a competitor on the waitlist.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Wednesday, May 27th

9:00 AM                           Practice Facilities Open

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM     Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM        Player Registration

6:00 PM                           Golf Course Closes

 

Thursday, May 28th

8:00 AM                           Round 1 Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tee

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM      Player lunch

 

Friday, May 29th

8:00 AM                           Round 2 Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tee

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM      Player Lunch

 

Saturday, May 30th

8:30 AM                           Round 3 Shotgun start

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM      Player Lunch

*Awards Ceremony Immediately after play concludes

 

AGA CHAMPIONSHIP CONTACTS

Amateur Golf Alliance                               Rob Addington                 raddington@anerasports.com

Tournament Chairperson                          Tara Connelly

Tournament Manager                                Amanda Kolb                           akolb@anerasports.com             

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To view news, pairings, results, etc. please visit our website at www.amateurgolfalliance.org.