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96th Annual NYS Men's Amateur Championship

Host: Irondequoit Country Club (Rochester, NY)

Dates: August 7-9, 2018

Entry Fee: $150

Deadline: Tuesday, June 19 at 5:00pm

 

Entry Information

 

Format

72 holes of individual stroke play.

 

Entry Fee

The cost to qualify is $100 (includes cart at qualifying site). Players who advance through qualifying will be charged an additional $50 championship fee for a total entry of $150.

 

Eligibility

This championship is open to male amateur golfers who meet the following requirements:

  • Membership: Be a member of the NYSGA, defined as either (1) belonging to an NYSGA member club or (2) joining the NYSGA as an 2018 NYSGA eClub member. Note, to be eligible to compete as an NYSGA eClub member, entrants must also be a NYS resident.
  • Handicap: Have a USGA Handicap Index issued by an NYSGA member club of 7.4 or less at the time of registration.
  • Age: There are no age restrictions for this championship.

 

Sectional Qualifying for Non-Exempt Players

Non-exempt players must qualify (18 holes of individual stroke play) at one of the sectional qualifying sites listed below in order to compete in this championship. A player may attempt to qualify only once.

 

Albany Region..............Colonie G&CC (July 2)

Binghamton..................Links at Hiawatha (July 1)

Buffalo...........................Lancaster CC (July 2)

Finger Lakes.................Wayne Hills CC (June 30)

Long Island...................Mill Pond GC (July 10)

Mid-Hudson..................Powelton Club (July 12)

N. Country.....................Malone GC (June 26)

Rochester......................Ravenwood GC (July 2)

Syracuse........................Seven Oaks GC (June 27)

Utica..............................Yahnundasis GC (June 29)

Watertown.....................Ives Hill CC (June 27)

 

Exempt Players

Players who are exempt are not required to qualify and must select the EXEMPT PLAYERS division during the registration process. Listed below are the established exemption categories.

 

E1. Winners of the NYS Men's Amateur Championship from the last 10 years.

E2. From the 2017 NYS Men's Amateur Championship, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.

E3. Winners of the NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship from the last 5 years.

E4. From the 2017 NYS Men's Mid-Men's Amateur Championship, the 5 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 5th place.

E5. Winners of the 2018 NYS Men's Amateur Four-Ball Championships.

E6. Winner and runner-up of the 2018 NYS Boys' Junior Amateur Championship.
E7. Winner of the 2017 NYS Men's Senior Amateur Championship.

E8. Winner and runner-up of the 2018 NYSPHSAA Boys' Golf Championship.

E9. Most recent (as of August 7, 2018) winner or low amateur (*professional events) of the following regional championships:

  • Apogee Investment Management Championship
  • BDGA Buffalo District Individual Championship
  • CCR Invitiational
  • CRAGA Capital Region Amateur Championship
  • LIGA Long Island Individual Championship
  • MGA Ike Championship
  • MGA Met Amateur Championship
  • MGA Met Open*
  • NYS Open*
  • RDGA Rochester District Individual Championship
  • SDGA Gerry Ashe Memorial
  • TCGA Court Jester Amateur Championship
  • WGA Westchester Individual Championship

E10. From the 2018 Monroe Invitational, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.

E11. From the 2018 Porter Cup, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.

E12. Players ranked in the top-1500 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR).

E13. Host club exemptions

E14. Special exemptions as selected by the NYSGA. Must have filed an entry by June 19, 2018. The submission of request along with playing resume must be received by Andrew Hickey (andrew@nysga.org) by June 1, 2018.  Players must select a qualifying site at the time of entry.

 

Entry Deadline

June 19, 2018 at 5:00pm. Late entries will not be accepted (no exceptions).

 

Carts

A player may use a cart during qualifying rounds, the cost of which is included in the qualifying entry fee. The use of carts during championship practice and competition rounds is prohibited.

 

The use of pull carts is approved.

 

Refund Policy

The entry fee will be refunded if a player withdraws prior to the close of entries, less a $10 service fee.