Player Information: U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying

Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Windber Country Club in Salix, PA


Enclosed you will find information for U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Windber Country Club in Salix, PA.  The qualifying round is 36 holes and the field is 49 players. The number of spots the field is playing for is one (1) and two (2) alternates. Please note the attached starting times and pairings, additionally starting times can be found at in the near future.  The starting tees will be holes #1 and #10. Additional information will be distributed on the starting tees.  The locker room and practice facility will open at roughly 7:00 AM the day of the qualifying round.


Format—36 holes of stroke play. Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf.  In the event of a tie, a hole by hole playoff will take place on holes to be determined by the Committee for qualifying spots as well as alternates.


Distance Measuring Devices are permitted for the qualifying round.
The “One Ball Rule” is in effect for the qualifying round.

Grooves conforming to USGA policy are required for the qualifying round.




Tee Markers—All play is from the USGA tee markers.  The course will play par 72 at roughly 6,850 yards depending on conditions.

Practice Practice rounds are available by contacting the golf shop at 814-266-1416. Practice rounds will be at a cost of $30 to walk and $55 to ride.  Practice rounds should be made in advance and all practice rounds are at the discretion of the golf shop. The golf professional is David Wykoff. Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player. Practice range balls are complimentary the morning of the competition.

Lodging—Lodging of various price ranges can be found in the Johnstown area.  Holiday Inn Johnstown-Downtown (814-535-7777) and Holiday Inn Express (814-266-8789) are offering a competitor lodging rate of $99 including for the evening of Wednesday, July 5.

Participants should reference ‘US Amateur Qualifier’ to receive the discounted rate.  Room & rate are guaranteed if booked by Saturday, July 1.  Contestants who wish to stay at one of these the hotels are encouraged to make arrangements as soon as possible in order to ensure availability and rate.

Transportation/Caddies— Walking is required.  Players may bring their own caddies.  Caddies must walk in performance of their duties during the qualifying round.  A limited number of caddies may be available by contacting the club in advance.  Players and caddies are permitted to use push trolleys for the qualifying round.

Food—The WPGA provides a light continental breakfast prior to the round and water on the course. All other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player. An optional lunch, at the player’s expense will be available between rounds one and two.

Pace of Play—The maximum allowable time for the stipulated round will be four hours and twenty minutes (4:20).


Evacuation Plan— In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, all players should return immediately to the clubhouse. Note: A suspension for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged air horn note or by the club’s electronic system. All other types of suspension will be signaled by three consecutive air horn notes, repeated. Resumption of play will be signaled by two short air horn notes, repeated.

Spectator Info— No spectator carts will be permitted for the competition without pre-approved ADA verification. Please contact the WPGA office for ADA guidelines. ADA carts are based on availability.  Spectators may purchase lunches via cash or credit card.


Directions to the club can be found on the club website:


In the event a player needs to withdraw, please contact the USGA at Golf House.  Dually notifying the WPGA is appreciated.