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118th WPGA Amateur Championship - Qualifying Round Entry
Conducted by the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
Played for the William C. Fownes, Jr. Trophy
Monday & Tuesday, July 2 & July 3, 2018 • Fox Chapel Golf Club • Pittsburgh, PA

 

FORMAT: 18 holes of stroke play for qualifying rounds. 54 holes of stroke play for championship with a cut to the low 32 scores and ties following round two. The championship will be limited to 78 players. See schedule below.

 

ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to amateur golfers with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 6.4 strokes. A Handicap Index® issued by a WPGA Member Club is required for entry. Players without a Handicap Index® issued by a club licensed by the WPGA will be directed to an existing WPGA Member Club or an Association-sponsored Type 3 Golf Club.

 

If a player is in doubt to their eligibility for the championship, please contact the Association office.

 

SCHEDULE:
Preliminary Qualifying Rounds
A. June 11 – Lone Pine CC, Washington, PA
B. June 13 – Chestnut Ridge Resort, Blairsville, PA
C. June 13 – Meadville CC, Meadville, PA
D. June 19 – Nemacolin CC, Beallsville, PA

 

CONTESTANTS MAY ENTER ONE QUALIFYING ROUND ONLY.

 

Championship at Fox Chapel Golf Club
A. Monday, July 2 – 36 holes of stroke play.
B. Tuesday, July 3 – 18 holes of stroke play for the low 32 and ties, or anyone within seven strokes of the leader after 36 holes.

 

EXEMPT PLAYER LIST: Erik Bertrand, David Brown, Hunter Bruce, Mark Cimarolli, Tyler Cozad, Arnold Cutrell, Zachary Ford,  Mark Goetz, Matt Holuta, Cole Hughes, Palmer Jackson, Trent Karlik, Sean Knapp, Darin Kowalski, Evan Long, Mitch Mercer, Chuck Nettles, Louis Olsakovsky, Brady Pevarnik, Greg Podufal, Jon Pratkanis, Connor Schmidt, Drew Scibetta, Nathan Smith, Rick Stimmel, Dan Thompson, Mike Wickett, Brett Young

 

2018 Amateur Exemptions
2010-2017 WPGA Amateur champions
2017 WPGA Men’s, Senior & Junior Players of the Year
2015-2017 WPGA Mid-Amateur champions
2013-2017 Pennsylvania Amateur champions
2015-2017 Pennsylvania Middle-Amateur champions
2016-2017 WPGA Junior champions
2017 C.R. Miller Champion
2016-2017 WPGA Senior Amateur Champion
2017 Jamison Cup Medalist
2018 WPGA Spring Stroke Play - Top 3
2017 Erie District GA Amateur Stroke Play Champion
2017 WPGA Amateur - Top 10 & ties
2017 Pennsylvania Amateur - Top 10 & ties
2017 WPGA Mid-Amateur - Top 3 & ties
2017 Low amateur, West Penn Open, and any amateur in Top 10
2017 WPGA Honor Roll - Top 5
2018 U.S. Open local qualifiers
2017 USGA Championship match play qualifiers
2017 WPGA Palmer Cup team members (non-senior)
2017-2018 Frank Fuhrer III Collegiate Player of the Year
2017 Fox Chapel GC Men’s Club Champion

 

Other players at committee discretion Special exemptions as selected by the WPGA.

 

FUTURE EXEMPTIONS: Next eight West Penn Amateurs - Champion. 2017 West Penn Open – Champion. Palmer Cup Team - Champion. 2018 West Penn Amateur – Top 10 & ties.

 

ENTRIES (Form, Fee, Closing Date): Entry and fee of $140.00 must be submitted to the Association by 5:00 P.M. EST, by Wednesday, May 30, 2018, to be considered. Late entries will not be accepted. Entry fee includes greens fees, range fee, locker fee, prizes, trophies and lunch.

 

Online registration – Players must enter online on the WPGA website. Players must have a valid e-mail address and a WPGA account to register online. Player accounts can be created on the WPGA Player Registration Portal, by contacting the WPGA office at 412-826-2180, or by email. Online entries may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. American Express is not accepted.

 

Additional registration options – Entry forms will only be accepted in person at the WPGA office. Make check or money order payable to Western Pennsylvania Golf Association. Entries will not be accepted via telephone or fax. Late entries will not be accepted.

 

Entry fee will be refunded with a $15.00 service charge for withdrawals before the close of entries. Withdrawals after the close of entries will be subject to a $25.00 service charge.  No refunds will be issued for withdraws taking place 48 hours prior to the first tee time.

 

PRIZES: A trophy will be awarded to the winning player and runner-up. Prizes will be awarded to the top 15 players and ties. The Amateur Championship is a WPGA Honor Roll and Palmer Cup Team points event. Prizes will consist of credits in the host club’s golf shop.

 

REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION:

A. Players must walk in all phases of the competition. Players may bring their own caddies or carry their own bags during qualifying rounds or the championship proper.

 

B. It is a condition of competition that shoes with traditionally designed spikes, regardless of composition, or spikes comprised either entirely or partially of metal, regardless of design, are prohibited during the championship.

 

C. Play will be governed by the USGA Rules of Golf, conditions stated on the WPGA Rules of Play card, and other Local Rules as posted.
 

D. Proper attire is mandatory in all phases of the championship. Shirts with collars and sleeves are required. Shorts of Bermuda length or longer are acceptable.

 

E. A tie for first place shall be decided immediately upon completion of play with a hole-by-hole playoff.

 

F. Players falsifying a Handicap Index may be subject to indefinite suspension from WPGA Championships.

 

G. Starting times and other information will be available on the WPGA website approximately one week before the championship. players unable to retrieve starting times should call the WPGA office (412-826-2180).

 

NOTICE:

By submission of this entry, I agree to the following:

I have read and understand the entry requirements and championship regulations.

 

I agree that there are certain risks inherent in golf and accept personal and sole liability for such risks including but not limited to health risks.

 

This entry is subject to rejection at any time (including during the Championship) by the WPGA. The reason may include unbecoming conduct. The WPGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from a Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or public confidence in the WPGA. Such conduct may include but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the players’ equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators,officials, volunteers or staff, blatant and excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by club/course rules or any other unbecoming conduct.

 

Responsibility for ensuring entry is received by the WPGA prior to the specified deadline is mine alone and that this application may be automatically rejected by the WPGA if received by after such date and time.

 

Risk of delay or error in transmission is solely with me and that the WPGA has no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including the entry not being accepted.

 

Any player under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian agree to the WPGA terms and conditions for minors before their application will be accepted.  Parental consent can be done by checking the appropriate box during online registration. If you need additional information, please contact the Association office (412-826-2180).