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 24TH MIDDLE-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

Location: Wildwood Golf Club
(Directions)
Dates:Sept. 5 2017 
Entries Open:4/1/2017 thru 8/18/2017
Tee Times: Pairings  
 

   24th Middle-Amateur Championship Qualifier Details

 Format
18 holes of 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 will be available from August 29 through 31 and on September 4th after 2:00 p.m. Please call the golf shop at 412-486-4300 up to five days in advance to reserve a tee time.
Practice round fee: $50 includes cart. Walking permitted during practice round. Pull carts are NOT permitted. Payment options are Visa/MasterCard, cash, or reciprocal club charge.
 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 MANDATORY for the qualifier at the request of the host club. Cart fee of $25 will be collected during registration.
 Food & Beverage
Will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.

   24th Middle-Amateur Championship Details

 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
Show Qualifying Exemptions Listing
 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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