|On September 25 - 29, 1909 the first Amateur Championship was held at Huntingdon Valley Country Club. The original format of play was 36-holes of qualifying with the top 16 players advancing to match play. H.B. McFarland of Huntingdon Valley won the Gold Medal in the Championship with a 161 total and then defeated A.W. Tillinghast of Philadelphia Cricket 8 & 6 in the final match.
In 1966 the Amateur Championship was changed to a stroke play competition.
|The Amateur Championship will be played over 54-holes of stroke play with the lowest gross score determining the winner. Play is scheduled as follows: First round, 18-holes. Second round, 18-holes. The low 40 and ties continue to third round. Players will be re-paired according to 36-hole results.|
|The Amateur Championship is open to any male amateur golfer who is a member of a club belonging to the Pennsylvania Golf Association or an individual member of the Pennsylvania Golf Association and who have a USGA Handicap Index of 7.4 or lower. Individual Members must be residents of the state of Pennsylvania.|
|Show Qualifying Exemptions Listing|
|The Amateur Championship field is limited to approximately 120 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 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 in the Pennsylvania Golf Association Office by 4:30 p.m. on the entry closing date. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the entry closing date. Entry fee for the Amateur is $180, which must accompany entry. |
|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 email. 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. |
| Caddie & Cart|
|Carts are not permitted. All players and their caddies must walk at all times during the stipulated rounds. |
Sunnehanna Caddies will be available on a limited basis with reservation only. Pull Carts are permitted. Players MUST call to reserve a caddie by contacting Caddiemaster Ed Danel at 814-244-7693 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Amateur trophy will be awarded to the player returning the lowest gross score for 54-holes in the Amateur Championship. Additional prizes will be awarded to the top 15 finishers.|
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 first two rounds of the event.
|In the event of a tie for the lowest score in the Amateur Championship, a sudden-death playoff will be held following conclusion of play Wednesday 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 Amateur qualifier, the number of qualifying positions plus ties will gain entrance into the Championship Proper.
|The Amateur trophy |
| Practice Round|
|Practice rounds will be available on July 28 and 29 after 1pm with a reserved tee time. Players MUST call to reserve a tee time at 814-255-3106. |
Practice round fee: $75
| Practice Range|
|Will be open approximately one hour prior to the first starting time.|
|Please be at your starting tee at least ten minutes prior to your starting time.|
| Food & Beverage|
|Lunch is included in entry fee and will be provided for all competitors on each day of competition. Additional F&B will be available for purchase in the clubhouse. |
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