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 24TH MIDDLE-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY LECOM

Location: Fox Chapel Golf Club
(Directions)
Dates:Sept. 18-19 2017 
Entries Deadline:8/18/2017
Player Fee:$170.00
Qualifiers:August 29 - North Hills CC   (Directions)
August 31 - Schuylkill CC   (Directions)
Sept. 5 - Wildwood GC   (Directions)
Tee Times: Pairings  
 
 Format
The Middle-Amateur Championship will be played over 36-holes of stroke play. First round, 18-holes. Players will be re-paired according to first-round results. Second round, 18-holes.
 Eligibility
The Middle-Amateur Championship is open to any male amateur golfer who is a member of a club belonging to the Pennsylvania Golf Association or is an individual member of the Pennsylvania Golf Association and who have reached their 25th birthday by Sept. 18 and who have a handicap index of 7.4 or lower.
 Exemptions
Close Player Exemptions
Exemtption Classes
1. PA Amateur Champions (2007 - 2016)
2. PA Mid-Amateur Champions (2007 - 2016)
3. PA Open Champions (if amateur) (2007 - 2016)
4. R. Jay Sigel Amateur Match Play Champions (2007 - 2016)
5. Top 25, 2016 W.C. Fownes POY
6. Top 20, 2016 PA Amateur
7. Top 15 Amateurs, 2016 PA Open
8. Top 20, 2016 PA Middle-Amateur
9. Top 10, 2016 Art Wall, Jr. Memorial
10. Top 10, 2016 George Dressler Memorial
11. 2016 PA Senior Amateur Champion
12. 2016 GAP Amateur Champion
13. 2016 WPGA Amateur Champion
14. 2016 GAP Mid-Amateur Champion
15. 2016 WPGA Mid-Amateur Champion
16. Host Site Club Champion
17. Qualify for 2016 USGA Amateur
18. Qualify for 2016 USGA Middle-Amateur
19. Qualify for Match Play in 2016 Sigel Amateur Match Play
20. Committee Exemption
NameExemption
Christopher Ault 1,18 
Bob Beck 
Brian Belden 
Dan Bernard 18 
Erik Bertrand 20 
Brendan Borst 20 
John Brennan 18 
Dan Brown 2,5,8 
David Brown 4,8,9 
Michael Brown, Jr. 5,6,8,19 
Art Brunn 8,9 
Ed Chylinski 
Arnie Cutrell 4,5,6,9,18,19 
Clayton Davidson 10 
Stephen Dressel 19 
Joseph Dulka 
Jimmy Ellis 5,6,7,10,19 
Derek Evans 
Kevin Fajt 8,17 
Artie Fink, Jr. 
Brad Flickinger 
Jeff Frazier 5,8,10 
Ryan Gelrod 
Robert Gill 
John Gosselin 
Doug Gradwell 20 
Ted Grassi, III 
Kevin Haag 8,10 
Adam Hofmann 1,7 
Brian Johnson 
James Kania, Jr. 19 
Scott Kegerreis 17,18 
Sean Knapp 2,7 
Darin Kowalski 20 
Ty Krieger 19 
Chris Lange, Jr. 
Chip Lutz 17,18 
Andrew Mason 
Keith Matt 
Matthew Mattare 14 
Scott Mayne 9,11 
Michael McDermott 12,18 
Brian McDermott 18 
Scott McLaughlin 5,6,19 
Scott McNeil 2,8 
Mitchell Mercer 5,7 
Oscar Mestre 
Gregor Orlando 6,18 
Kenneth Phillips 
Gregory Podufal 16 
John Samaha 
John Sawin 
Paul Schlachter 
Sean Seese 18 
Cory Siegfried 
Grant Skyllas 
Nathan Smith 1,4,5,15,17,18,19 
William Smith 
Bobby Stiffler 10 
Rick Stimmel 18 
Robert Stoops 
James Sullivan, Jr. 
Nathan Sutherland 18 
Jarred Texter 5,6,8 
Dan Thompson 5,6,13 
Thomas E. Timby, Jr. 8,10 
Todd Vonderheid 5,8,9,10 
Jack Wallace 
Chad Warmbein 5,6,10,19 
Joseph Weiscarger 
Eric Williams 2,4,7,8,9,19 
Jason Wilson 
Andrew Zoeller 
 Field
The Middle-Amateur Championship field is limited to 110 entries. The field will consist of exempt and at-large players. Each entrant, not exempt, shall compete in a sectional qualifying event to determine the 110 player field. At closing, it will be determined how many spots are available for qualifying once exempt players have been identified. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the entry closing date. Entry fee for the Middle-Amateur is $170 which must accompany entry.
 Pairings
Players who have been accepted as participants in Pennsylvania Golf Association championships will receive event information concerning course assignment, practice rounds, pairings, and starting times approximately 10 days prior to the event. If you have not received your information seven days prior to the event, it is your responsibility to contact the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Information can also be found at www.pagolf.org.
 Starting Times
The PAGA staff, following as closely as practical the preferences indicated on the entry blanks will determine pairings and tee times. Contestants will be notified of starting times by mail. The "Official Time" will be maintained at the starting tee(s) only. Starters will not page players in advance of their starting time. Players should report to the tee one starting interval prior to their tee time. 1st round results will determine 2nd round pairings.
 Caddie & Cart
Carts are permitted. Players may take a cart, walk and carry, bring a caddie, or hire a caddie if one is available.
Cart fee: $35 Method of payment: reciprocal member charge
Caddies will be available on a limited basis. Please call the golf shop at 412-963-7885 to reserve a caddie.
Caddie fee: $60+tip
Pull carts NOT permitted.
 Prizes
The player returning the lowest 36-hole score will be awarded the title of Middle-Amateur Champion and his name engraved on the Max Banzhaf Trophy. Prizes will be awarded to top 10 places.

Prizes will also be awarded to the team (team members must be from the same club) that posts the best 2 scores of 3 for the two rounds of the event.
 Ties
In the event of a tie for the Middle-Amateur Championship there will be a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play Tuesday afternoon. All other ties will be broken by matching scorecards in accordance with USGA guidelines.

In the event of a tie for the final qualifying positions in an Middle-Amateur qualifier, the number of qualifying positions plus ties will gain entrance into the Championship Proper.

 Trophy
The Max Banzhaf Trophy.
 Practice Round
Practice rounds will be available after Sept. 1 for local players based on club availability. Practice rounds available for out of town players on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 17 based on availability. Please call the golf shop at 412-963-7885 to reserve a starting time up to one week in advance.
No charge for practice round. Cart fee: $35 Method of payment: reciprocal member charge
Caddie fee: $60+tip
 Practice Range
Will be open approximately one hour prior to first tee time.
 Registration
Please be at your starting tee ten minutes prior to your tee time.
 Food & Beverage
Will be available for purchase. Lunch is included in entry fee for all players on both days of competition.
 Hotel
There are several hotels available in various price ranges in the Fox Chapel/Pittsburgh area. The Association recommends hotels in the Harmarville area near the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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