2021 AGA Women’s Amateur Championship

Presented by Gana R. Dunlop & Roberts Oxygen

*Information subject to change.

 

TOURNAMENT DATES:  May 25th - 28th, 2021

HOST CLUB:  Forest Creek Golf Club - South Course

ADDRESS:  200 Meyer Farm Drive, Pinehurst, NC  28374

PHONE:  (910) 295-9000

 

ENTRIES OPEN:  Wednesday, February 10th at 9:00 AM Central

EXEMPT PLAYER DEADLINE:  Wednesday, March 24th at 5:00 PM Central

ENTRIES CLOSE:  Wednesday, May 5th 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 Wednesday, May 26th, 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 Wednesday, May 26th and have a USGA Handicap Index of 6.0 or less. (Yardage under 6,000)

*Both divisions are WAGR ranked and top finishers will earn WAGR points.

 

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 field on or before Friday, May 7th. 

 

EXEMPTIONS

All exempt players who meet the criteria outlined below are required to register before Wednesday, March 24th 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. Top ten finishers (and ties) in 2020 AGA Women's Amateur Division;
  2. Top ten finishers (and ties) in 2020 AGA Women's Senior Division;
  3. Last five years U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Champions;                                  
  4. Last three years U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Runner-ups;
  5. Last two years U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Semifinalist;
  6. Last year’s U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Quarterfinalists;
  7. Top fifteen players (and ties) in Stroke Play qualifying in 2019 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur;
  8. Top ten players (and ties) in Stroke Play qualifying in 2018 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur;
  9. Top fifteen players (and ties) in the Stroke Play qualifying in the previous year's U.S. Women’s Amateur;
  10. Top 300 players in the R&A/USGA World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR)*;
  11. 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 players.

 

ON-SITE CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION

All players 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 Tuesday, May 25th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Forest Creek Golf Club.  Players who are unable to register on the date and time listed must contact AGA Staff Amanda Kolb at (akolb@anerasports.com) in advance of the Championship.

 

OFFICIAL PRACTICE ROUND

Players are limited to one complementary practice round on the designated practice round date, Tuesday, May 25th.  All confirmed players must contact the golf shop directly at (910-693-1996) no earlier than Tuesday, May 11th, to schedule a practice round tee time.

  

STARTING TIMES & PAIRINGS

Starting times and pairings for the first and second rounds will be made available no later than Friday, May 21st.   Final round starting times and pairings will be available in the evening after play online at www.amateurgolfalliance.org in the Tournament Office and Golf Shop, and emailed to players.  Final round starting times will be re-drawn, based on total score.

 

TRANSPORTATION & CADDIES

The Championship will be a riding event and carts will be provided for players, two players per cart. Caddies are not guaranteed a seat in the cart and there are no spectator carts.

 

CLUBHOUSE FACILITIES

Clubhouse facilities will be open one hour before the starting tee time each day.  Lunch is provided for the practice round and all three rounds of the Championship; and is included in the entry fee.  Guests may dine with players but will be charged the appropriate cost for the same meal.  Acceptable forms of payment in the clubhouse are cards only.  All other food and beverage consumed will be at the player’s expense.

 

PRACTICE FACILITIES

Practice  facilities at the host club will be available to all players for the duration of the Championship.  The practice facilities will open 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 Amateur Golf Alliance 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 2021 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 Wednesday, May 5th 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.  If the Championship is cancelled all players will receive a full refund.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Tuesday, May 25th

11:00 AM                         Practice Facilities Open

11:00 AM -  3:00 PM     Player Registration

12:00 PM - Close            Practice Round Starting Times - #1 Tee

6:00 PM                           Golf Course Closes

 

Wednesday, May 26th

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

12:00 – 3:30 PM             Player lunch

 

Thursday, May 27th

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

12:00 – 3:30 PM             Player Lunch

 

Friday, May 28th

8:00 AM                           Round 3 Starting Times - #1 & #10 Tees (if conditions allow)

12:00 – 3:30 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.