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26TH MIDDLE-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER PRESENTED BY LECOM

Venue:Spring Ford Country Club
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Dates:August 20 2019 
Entries Open:4/1/2019 thru 8/6/2019Tee Times:Pairings  
 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 available on August 13 after 10am and on August 18 after 3pm, based on club availability. Players may call the golf shop at (610) 948-0580 two weeks in advance to make proper arrangements.
Practice round fee: $95 includes cart, cart required
Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, or Cash.
 Practice Range
Will be open approximately one hour prior to the first tee time.
 Registration
There is no formal registration. Please be at your starting tee at least ten minutes prior to your starting time.
 Caddie & Cart
Carts are Mandatory for this qualifier at the request of the host facility. The fee of $35 will be collected at time of entry.
 Food & Beverage
Will be available for purchase in the clubhouse.

26th Middle-Amateur Championship presented by LECOM 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. 16 and who have a handicap index of 7.4 or lower.
 Guaranteed Spots
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 Field
The Middle-Amateur Championship field is limited to approximately 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 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 $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 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 and optional. Walking permitted, players may carry their own, bring their own caddie, or hire a club caddie if available.
Pull carts are permitted.
Optional cart fee: $35 to include practice facility
Caddies may be available on a limited basis.
Players MUST call the golf shop at 412-793-2375 to inquire about any available caddies.
Caddie fee: $70+Tip
 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 permitted for out of town players on Sept. 15 after 1:00. Local players are encouraged on Sept. 10,11,13,14 after 1:00. Please call the golf shop at 412-793-2375 to make proper arrangements.
Practice round fee: $50 plus cart if riding.
Payment methods: Cash, Credit Card, or reciprocal club charge, if available.
Yardage books will also be available for purchase.
 Practice Range
Will be open approximately one hour prior to the first tee time.
 Registration
There is no formal registration. Please be at your starting tee at least ten minutes prior to your starting time.
 Food & Beverage
Lunch will be provided for all players only on each day of competition from approximately 11:00-3:00 on the Pink Terrace. Additional F&B purchases will be available in the clubhouse and 12th tee shop. Players are encouraged to dine at the club if desired, but MUST make reservations ahead by calling 412-793-2232.
Payment methods are Cash or reciprocal club charge, if available.
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