Entry is open to any amateur golfer:
(1) Who is currently an Associate Member of the MGA at the club from which they are playing,
(2) Whose club is a current member club of the MGA, and
(3) Whose Handicap Index® for 18 holes does not exceed 6.4 at the time of entry.
An entry may be rejected at the discretion of the Committee at any time, including after the competition has closed.
NOTE: For eligibility purposes, an MGA Associate Member through the MGA Join On-Line (JOL) program must have a Minnesota connection in addition to JOL membership in order to participate. Examples of connections would be a MN resident (permanent or seasonal), a non-resident student at a MN school, and/or an MGA course connection, validated by a course employee and/or score posting record. The Committee’s decision on such a connection and eligibility is final.
A contestant may enter only once and attempt to qualify only one day, at one site. Players entered in the Championship, except exempt players, will play 18 holes of stroke play in a Qualifying round. Any ties for the final qualifying or alternate spots will be played off immediately, hole by hole, until the final qualifiers and alternates are determined. The MGA reserves the right to cancel a Sectional Qualifier if no competition exists after registration has closed.
The 156 players will play 18 holes of stroke play each of the first two days. A cut will be made to the 60 lowest scoring players, plus ties, who will then play an additional 18 holes on the final day.
The Champion will be the player having the lowest total score after 54 holes. In the event there is a tie for the Championship, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following play.
Monday, July 18 - Round 1: Starting times begin 7:30 am and 12:30 pm
Tuesday, July 19 - Round 2: Starting times begin 7:30 am and 12:30 pm
Wednesday, July 20 - Final Round: Starting times begin 8:00 am
Practice rounds may be available at the discretion of the host facility. Contact the host facility and identify yourself as an MGA Amateur Qualifying contestant to inquire about availability. Rate may be based on the day and time.
Practice rounds will be available on the following days AFTER 1 PM for no charge - Monday, June 27, Tuesday, July 5 and Monday, July 11. Contact the Olympic Hills Golf Shop (952/941-6265) and identify yourself as an MGA Amateur contestant. Players are limited to ONE (1) round. Please note, the range, Golf Shop and Clubhouse will be closed those days. Practice rounds are available on other days for the standard guest fee of $175+tax..
Range balls will be provided prior to play each day. The range will open at least 60 minutes prior to play. The range will be on the mats and a maximum distance may be enforced in order to protect the houses at the far end of the range.
Push carts are permitted for the Championship but must be kept away from all teeing areas and native fescue areas.
Food & Beverages:
An awards luncheon will be available on Wednesday to all players making the cut. There also will be fresh fruit and bottled beverages at #1/10 tees for players and caddies throughout the Championship. All other food and beverages are at the expense of the player.
Qualifying Sites Click on site for specific qualifying details
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