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 105TH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

Location: Bucknell Golf Club
(Directions)
Dates:June 11 2018 
Entries Open:4/1/2018 thru 5/30/2018
Tee Times: Pairings  
 

   105th 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 will be permitted based on club availability any time on June 6 & 7, and after 12:00 on June 9 & 10. Please call the golf shop at 570-577-7340 up to one week in advance to schedule a tee time.
Practice round fee: $25 Walking permitted, Pull carts permitted.
Payment methods include Cash, Visa or Mastercard.
 Practice Range
Will be open approximately one hour prior to the first starting time.
 Registration
Please be at your starting tee at least ten minutes prior to your starting time.
 Caddie & Cart
Carts are MANDATORY at this qualifier at the request of the host club. Cart fee of $25 will be collected during time of entry.
 Food & Beverage
Will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.

   105th 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 (2008 - 2017)
2. PA Mid-Amateur Champions (2013 - 2017)
3. R. Jay Sigel Amateur Match Play Champions (2013 - 2017)
4. Top 25, 2017 W.C. Fownes POY
5. Top 20, 2017 PA Amateur
6. Top 10 Amateurs, 2017 PA Open
7. Top 10, 2017 PA Middle-Amateur
8. 2017 Art Wall, Jr. Memorial Champion
9. 2017 George Dressler Memorial Champion
10. Top 3, 2017 PA Junior Championship
11. 2017 PA Senior Amateur Champion
12. 2017 GAP Amateur Champion
13. 2017 WPGA Amateur Champion
14. Host Site Club Champion
15. PA Open Champions (if amateur) (2008 - 2017)
16. 2017 USGA Amateur Championship Qualifier
17. Qualify for Match Play in 2017 Sigel Amateur Match Play
18. Amateur Champions prior to 1995 - Lifetime Exemption
19. Committee Exemption
NameExemption
P.J. Acierno 17 
Rodney Anders 
Christopher Ault 1,4,5 
John Barone 4,5,17 
Cole Berger 10 
Cole Berman 4,5,6 
Erik Bertrand 4,7 
Carey Bina 4,5,6 
Brendan Borst 4,5,7 
David Brown 4,7,17 
Dan Brown 2,8 
Hunter Bruce 19 
Steve Cerbara 17 
Michael Cook 4,17 
Benjamin Cooley 16 
Christopher Crawford 4,16 
Arnie Cutrell 4,5 
Michael Davis 4,5 
Brian DePaul 
Jimmy Ellis 
Aaron Fricke 4,5,6,17 
Carlos Fullerton 
Doug Gradwell 
Charles Hess 4,5 
Adam Hofmann 4,7 
Matt Holuta 3,4,5,13,17 
JD Hughes 1,4,5,6 
Palmer Jackson 4,5,10 
Scott Kegerreis 
Sean Knapp 2,4,17 
Brandon Knaub 19 
Darin Kowalski 
Isaiah Logue 1,6 
Andrew Mason 
Liam McAnally 
Gary McCabe, Jr. 17 
Marty McGuckin 17 
Scott McNeil 
Connor McNicholas 
Cole Miller 1,4,5,16 
Patrick Mitchell 17 
Tom Nettles 17 
Chuck Nettles 19 
Marco Nieto 16 
Gregor Orlando 12 
Joe Parrini 19 
Brady Pevarnik 4,5 
Ross Pilliod 
Ryan Rucinski 4,6 
John Sawin 
Connor Schmidt 16 
Anthony Sebastianelli 17 
Cory Siegfried 1,6 
Grant Skyllas 
Glenn Smeraglio 11 
Matthew Smith 4,5,7 
Nathan Smith 1,3,4,5,7,16,17 
Sam Soeth 
Kyle Sterbinsky 19 
Rick Stimmel 
Christopher Tanabe 10 
Todd Vonderheid 17 
Eric Williams 3,17 
Jason Wilson 2,4,5,7 
Brett Young 16 
 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
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 edwarddanel@yahoo.com
 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 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.
 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 will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.
 Hotel
Click to book - rates available through July 15
Rates starting at $115 at Holiday Inn Johnstown Downtown


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