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 15TH R. JAY SIGEL MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY LECOM

Location: Schuylkill Country Club
(Directions)
Dates:July 9-11 2018 
Entries Deadline:6/25/2018
Player Fee:$180.00
Tee Times: Pairings  
 
 Overview
In 2004 the PGA honored the legacy of R. Jay Sigel, the top amateur golfer ever born and raised in Pennsylvania. Sigelís amateur credentials are remarkable. He was a two-time U.S. Amateur Champion, a three-time U.S. Middle-Amateur Champion and a representative of the U.S. on the Walker Cup team nine times, including twice as captain in 1983 and 1985. He was an 11-time Pennsylvania Amateur Champion, a four-time Pennsylvania State Open Champion and a two-time Pennsylvania Junior Champion.
 Format
"The Sigel" will host 72 of the best players that the Commonwealth has to offer. The event will begin with two 18-hole stroke play rounds with the top 16 players advancing to match play.

Day One ~ Two 18-hole stipulated rounds to qualify for match play

Day Two ~ Round of 16 Matches ~ a.m.
Day Two ~ Quarterfinal Matches ~ p.m.
Day Three ~ Semifinal Matches ~ a.m.
Day Three ~ Final Matches ~ p.m
 Eligibility
"The Sigel" 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 with a handicap index of 7.4 or lower. If the positions are not filled by players whom have accumulated points in the year prior, then the entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone who registers, but does not gain entry, will be given a full refund.
 Guaranteed Spots
Close Player Exemptions
Exemtption Classes
1. R. Jay Sigel Amateur Match Play Champions (2013 - 2017)
2. Top 66, 2017 W.C. Fownes POY
3. Host Site Club Champion
NameExemption
P.J. Acierno 
Rodney Anders 
Dave Antill 
Christopher Ault 
John Barone 
Cole Berman 
Erik Bertrand 
Carey Bina 
Jesse Bingaman 
Brendan Borst 
Tim Bowers 
Peter Bradbeer 
David Brown 
Dan Brown 
Michael Brown, Jr. 
Steve Cerbara 
Michael Cook 
Benjamin Cooley 
Christopher Crawford 
Arnie Cutrell 
Michael Davis 
Brian DePaul 
Stephen Destefano 
Jimmy Ellis 
Kevin Fajt 
Aaron Fricke 
Doug Gradwell 
Kyle Grube 
Charles Hess 
Adam Hofmann 
Matt Holuta 1,2 
JD Hughes 
Palmer Jackson 
Scott Kegerreis 
Sean Knapp 
Brock Kovach 
Darin Kowalski 
Liam McAnally 
Gary McCabe, Jr. 
Marty McGuckin 
Nate Menon 
Cole Miller 
Patrick Mitchell 
Tom Nettles 
Chuck Nettles 
Marco Nieto 
Gregor Orlando 
Brady Pevarnik 
Steve Rice 
John Rodney 
Ryan Rucinski 
John Samaha 
Connor Schmidt 
Anthony Sebastianelli 
Sean Seese 
Benjamin Smith 
Matthew Smith 
Nathan Smith 1,2 
Rick Stimmel 
Jarred Texter 
Michael Thomas 
Alex Urrea 
Todd Vonderheid 
Eric Williams 1,2 
Jason Wilson 
Brett Young 
 Field
The field will consist of the top 71 players on the previous yearís William C. Fownes, Jr., Amateur Player of the Year standings, and the current club champion of the host site.
 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
Starting Times will be laid by the Committee.
 Caddie & Cart
Carts are MANDATORY at the request of the host club. Cart fee of $35 for day one will be collected during time of entry. Match play qualifiers will be responsible for paying cart fees individually on days two and three.
Carts are MANDATORY at this event at the request of the host club. Cart fee of $35 on day one will be collected during time of entry.
 Prizes
Prizes will be awarded to the Medalist, and players who reach the Quarterfinals and beyond.

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 stroke play portion of the event.
 Ties
In the event of a tie for the final qualifying position for match play, there will be a sudden death playoff to determine the final positions.

In the event of a match standing all square after 18-holes, the stipulated round shall be deemed to extend on a hole-by-hole basis beginning on the first hole.
 Trophy
R. Jay Sigel Trophy
 Practice Round
Practice rounds will be available any time based on club availability. Please call the golf shop at 570-366-0733 up to one week in advance to schedule a tee time.
Practice round fee: $35 includes cart, cart required for practice round.
Payment methods include Visa or Mastercard.
 Practice Range
Will be open approximately one hour prior to the first starting time. Please respect the rules and limitations at the practice range.
 Registration
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 purchases will be available in the clubhouse and halfway house.
 Hotel
There are several hotels available in different price ranges in the Reading and Allentown areas. The Association recommends the Allentown West area which is about 25-30 minutes from the club, or the Wyndham Microtel in Hamburg.

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