MGA Championship
MGA Players' Championship
St. Cloud Country Club | St. Cloud, MN
June 19-21, 2023
MGA Championship

MGA Players' Championship

St. Cloud Country Club | St. Cloud, MN
June 19-21, 2023
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Tournament Information

Registration Status: Closed

Entry Fees:

Qualifying:  $90
Successful Qualifiers:  $60
Exempt Players:  $150

This is a WALKING ONLY event.


Entries are open to amateur golfers:
  1. Who are currently Associate Members 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.

All entries are subject to approval or rejection at any time by the MGA Tournament Committee.

Additional Information

Sectional Qualifying: 
 Sectional Qualifying events are limited to a maximum of 84 players over three divisions (Players', Mid-Players', Senior Players'). Space may be limited by division. The MGA reserves the right to cancel a division within a Sectional Qualifier in the event no competition exists after registration has closed. In the unlikely event this occurs, the player will have the option of moving to any other Sectional Qualifying site with spots available or to withdraw and receive a full refund.

Players entered in a Sectional Qualifying will play 18 holes of stroke play. The number of available successful qualifying spots at each site will be determined after registration has closed and will be posted on the Championship website. Any ties for qualifying spots or alternate spots at each site will be played off immediately, hole by hole, until the final qualifiers and alternates are determined.

NOTE: Qualifiers for all three Players' events are conducted concurrently. If someone enters the Players' and Senior Players' Qualifiers, all Senior Players' contestants will play from the Players' Qualifying set of tees.

Championship:  The Championship is a 64-player, single elimination match play event comprised of the Exempt Players and Qualifying Players.  

Seeding:  The seeding of Exempt Players will follow the policy outlined on the Exempt Player List.

The seeding of Qualifying Players will be as follows:
(1) Medalists: Medalists will be seeded immediately following the Exempt Players and will be ranked based on their Differential (Qualifying Score - Course Rating). If players from different qualifying sites are tied, the player who played the course with the higher course rating will be given the better seed.
(2) Qualifiers: Remaining qualifiers will be seeded based on their Differential.

Withdrawls: In the event a player withdraws, the spot will be filled as follows:
(1) Exempt Player: The field below the withdrawing Exempt player will be shifted "up" with the open spot filled by the highest ranking alternate from the Overall Alternate List. That person will be added into the field at the position determined by their Differential.
(2) Qualifying Player: The highest ranking alternate from the withdrawing player's Qualifying Site (if available) will fill the spot.  In the event an alternate is not available from the withdrawing player's Qualifying Site, the spot will revert to the highest ranking player on the Overall Alternate List.  The player will be added at the position determined by their Differential.  

Monday, June 19 - AM: Round 1 matches; Starting times begin 7:30 am
                            - PM: Round 2 matches; Starting times begin 12:30 pm
Tuesday, June 20 - AM: Round 3 matches; Starting times begin 8:30 am
                             - PM: Quarterfinal matches; Starting times begin 2:00 pm
Wednesday, June 21 - AM: Semifinal matches; Starting times begin 8:20 am
                                   - PM: Championship match; Starting time 1:00 pm

Practice Rounds:
Practice rounds are available on a space available basis at the discretion of the host facility.  Please call the Saint Cloud Country Club Golf Shop (320/253-1331) and identify yourself as an MGA Players' Championship contestant to schedule a time.  The fee is may be dependent on the time of day and date of your practice round.  

Driving Range:
Range balls will be provided prior to play each day.  The range will be open at least 60 minutes prior to play.

Food & Beverages:
Lunch will be available after Round 1 matches on Monday and after Round 3 matches on Tuesday.  Additionally, food and beverages will be available from the menu after subsequent rounds.  (Alcoholic beverages will be available on a cash basis during lunches.)

Qualifying Sites
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