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 104TH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

Location: Willowbrook Country Club
(Directions)
Dates:June 20 2017 
Entries Open:4/1/2017 thru 5/24/2017
Tee Times: Pairings  
 

   104th Amateur Championship Qualifier Details

 Format
18 hole stroke play qualifying.
 Field
This qualifier is limited to 156 players.
 Ties
The Pennsylvania Golf Association WILL NOT have a sudden death play-off to determine the final qualifying position for the Championship. The Association will be taking the number of qualifying positions allocated for the qualifying site and ties to the championship Proper.
 Practice Round
Practice rounds available based on club availability. Please call the golf shop at 724-727-3442 up to one week in advance to reserve a tee time.
Practice round fee: $35 weekday, $45 weekends after 1:00 p.m.
Cart fee: $24.38 weekday, $26.50 weekend
Payment options are Visa/MasterCard or Cash. Walking permitted, pull carts permitted.
 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.
 Caddie & Cart
Carts are permitted. Cart fee: $30 includes use of practice facility. Payment options are Visa/MasterCard or Cash. Walking permitted, pull carts permitted.
 Food & Beverage
Will be available for purchase.

   104th Amateur Championship Details

 Overview
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.

 Format
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.
 Eligibility
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.
 Exemptions
Close Player Exemptions
Exemtption Classes
1. PA Amateur Champions (2007 - 2016)
2. PA Mid-Amateur Champions (2012 - 2016)
3. R. Jay Sigel Amateur Match Play Champions (2012 - 2016)
4. Top 25, 2016 W.C. Fownes POY
5. Top 20, 2016 PA Amateur
6. Top 10 Amateurs, 2016 PA Open
7. Top 10, 2016 PA Middle-Amateur
8. 2016 Art Wall, Jr. Memorial Champion
9. Top 3, 2016 George Dressler Memorial Championship
10. Top 3, 2016 PA Junior Championship
11. 2016 PA Senior Amateur Champion
12. 2016 GAP Amateur Champion
13. 2016 WPGA Amateur Champion
14. Host Site Club Champion
15. PA Open Champions (if amateur) (2007 - 2016)
16. 2016 USGA Amateur Championship Qualifier
17. Qualify for Match Play in 2016 Sigel Amateur Match Play
18. Amateur Champions prior to 1995 - Lifetime Exemption
19. Committee Exemption
NameExemption
P.J. Acierno 
Christopher Ault 
Bob Beck 
Carey Bina 4,5 
Alan Borowsky 14 
Dan Brown 2,4,7 
David Brown 
Michael Brown, Jr. 4,5,17 
Ed Chylinski 
Benjamin Cooley 4,6 
Christopher Crawford 4,5,16,17 
Arnie Cutrell 4,5,8,17 
Michael Davis 5,16 
Ryan Dornes 16 
J.D. Dornes 4,5 
Stephen Dressel 17 
Jimmy Ellis 4,5,6,17 
Derek Evans 
Kevin Fajt 7,16 
Zachary Ford 4,5 
Jeff Frazier 4,7,9 
Aaron Fricke 5,17 
John Gosselin 
Ted Grassi, III 
Charles Hess 
Adam Hofmann 
Matt Holuta 3,4,6,17 
JD Hughes 4,6,9,16 
Palmer Jackson 10 
James Kania, Jr. 17 
Scott Kegerreis 16 
Sean Knapp 2,6 
Ty Krieger 17 
Isaiah Logue 
Chip Lutz 16 
Andrew Mason 
Keith Matt 
Scott Mayne 11 
Michael McDermott 12 
Scott McLaughlin 4,5,17 
Scott McNeil 2,7 
Mitch Mercer 4,6 
Oscar Mestre 
Luke Miller 4,6,17 
Cole Miller 1,4,5 
Adam Mistretta 
Marc Oliveri, Jr. 
Gregor Orlando 
Drew Petri 
Brady Pevarnik 19 
Jake Reilly 4,5 
Easton Renwick 19 
Brett Rinker 
Karsen Rush 10 
John Samaha 
John Sawin 
Cory Siegfried 
Grant Skyllas 
Nathan Smith 1,3,4,16,17 
Kyle Sterbinsky 4,16,17 
Thomas Steve 4,6,17 
Rick Stimmel 19 
Jarred Texter 4,5,7 
Daniel Thompson 4,5,13 
Thomas Timby, Jr. 
John Updike 10 
Todd Vonderheid 4,7,9 
Jack Wallace 
Chad Warmbein 4,5,17 
Eric Williams 3,6,17 
Andrew Zoeller 
 Field
The Amateur Championship field is limited to 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 120 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 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.
 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 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
The Amateur Championship is a walking only event. All players and caddies must walk at all times during the stipulated round. Pull/push carts are permitted.
 Prizes
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.
 Ties
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.

 Trophy
The Amateur trophy
 Practice Round
Practice Rounds are available to players only on the following dates:
7/23 & 7/30 - after 2 p.m.
7/25 & 7/27 - after 4 p.m.

Players must call 610-647-1070 x323 to reserve a practice round tee time. Practice round fee is $50 and includes cart.

 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 at the halfway house during your round, cash only. During the Amateur Championship, lunch is provided for all players on each day of competition. Dinner Service is available on Sunday by reservation only. Please call Alicia at 610-647-1070 to make a reservation. Reciprocal charge for dinner.
 Hotel
There are several hotels available in various price ranges in the Malvern and surrounding area.

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