102ND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY LECOM
|Venue:||Lancaster Country Club|
|Dates:||August 13-15 2018|
|Entries Deadline:||6/28/2018||Player Fee:||Amateur: $185.00 Professional: $235.00|
|Qualifiers:||July 12 - Lebanon CC (Directions)|
July 16 - The Springhaven Club
July 20 - Fox Hill CC (Directions)
July 26 - Willowbrook CC (Directions)
AMATEUR - $185
PROFESSIONAL - $235
|The Open 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. Third round, 18 holes. The low 40 and ties continue to third round. Players will be re-paired according to 36-hole results.|
|The Open 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. Amateurs need to have a USGA Handicap Index of 7.4 or lower as of June 29. The championship is also open to all professional golfers residing in Pennsylvania or those who are golf professionals of a Member Club.|
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|The Open 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 by 11:59 p.m. on the entry closing date. Entry Fees are as follows: AMATEUR $185 - PROFESSIONAL $235|
|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.|
|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.|
|Caddie & Cart|
|This is a walking only event. All players and caddies must walk during the stipulated rounds. Players may carry their own bag, bring their own caddie, or hire a club caddie, if available. Players MUST call Caddiemaster Tobe Fischer at 717-393-2426 to reserve a club caddie. Push carts are not permitted at LCC.|
|The player returning the lowest 54-hole score will be awarded the title of Open Champion and his name engraved on the Arnold Palmer Trophy. Prizes will be awarded to the top six amateur contestants with the lowest scores.
First place prize money TBD.
|In the event of a tie for the lowest score in the Open Championship, a sudden-death playoff will be held following conclusion of play, Wednesday afternoon.
In the event of a tie for the final qualifying positions in an Open qualifier, the number of qualifying positions plus ties will gain entrance into the Championship Proper.
|The Arnold Palmer Trophy|
Total Purse $40,000.
|Practice rounds available for local players (within an hour) on August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 based on tee time availability between 2:30-3:30. Out of town players can arrange for tee times on Sunday, August 12, after 2:00. Players must call the golf shop to reserve a starting time at 717-393-4064.
Practice round fee: $70 walking or $100 with cart |
Practice rounds are strictly for participants ONLY.
|Will be open approximately one hour prior to tee times.|
|Please be at your starting tee 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 food and beverage purchases will be available in the clubhouse.|
|There are several hotels available in various price ranges in the Lancaster and surrounding area.|