Championships: MGA Events: MGA Amateur Championship

     ***World Amateur Golf Rankings Event***
Location: Charles River Country Club
Newton Centre, MA (Directions)
Dates:Jul 10 - 14 2017 
Entries Open: 2/2/2017 10:00:00 AM thru 5/4/2017 5:00:00 PM
Player Fee:$150.00
Qualifiers: 5/30 - Tuesday - Bear Hill Golf Club   (Directions)
5/30 - Tuesday - Townsend Ridge Country Club   (Directions)
5/31 - Wednesday - Hatherly Country Club   (Directions)
6/1- Thursday - William J. Devine Golf Course   (Directions)
6/5 - Monday - Willowbend   (Directions)
6/7 - Wednesday - Indian Ridge Country Club   (Directions)
6/7 - Wednesday - Waubeeka Golf Links   (Directions)
6/8 - Thursday - Marlborough Country Club   (Directions)
6/20 - Tuesday - Country Club of Wilbraham   (Directions)
6/21 - Wednesday - Presidents Golf Course   (Directions)
USGA Revision: May 1
Tee Times: Not Available

 Eligibility: Entries are open to amateur golfers who have an active MGA/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate MGA member course/club not exceeding 4.4 (as determined by the May 1, 2017 Handicap Revision), or who have completed their handicap certification.
 Entry Procedures: Entries and fully paid entry fees must be received through the MGA Online Entry process by 5:00 pm EST on the published entry deadline.
 Format: Competition will be in two stages;

1. Sectional Qualifying - 18 Holes at Stroke Play (For all except Exempt entrants).
2. Championship Proper - 36 Holes at Stroke Play followed by Match Play (32 Qualifiers)
 Field: The Championship Proper field is limited to 144 players (approx; based on qualifying ties).

2017 Exemptions (Upon receipt of the online registration and fee, the players in the following categories are exempt from Sectional Qualifying);
 Show Qualifying Exemptions Listing
 Schedule: Sectional Qualifying - May 29 - June 22

Championship Proper
Round 1 - July 10 (18 Holes)
Round 2 - July 11 (18 Holes)
***The low 32 scorers will advance to Match Play on July 12. A tie for the final qualifying places shall be determined by a hole-by-hole playoff.

Match Play - General Numeric Draw will be used. For purposes of determining places in the draw, ties in qualifying rounds shall be decided by the order in which scores are returned, except that places of those participating in a play-off shall be determined by performance in the play-off and if necessary a blind draw.

Round of 32 (AM) - July 12
Round of 16 (PM) - July 12
Quarterfinals (AM) - July 13
Semifinals (PM) - July 13
Final Round (AM/PM) - July 14 (36 Holes)
In the event of a tied match, (a) the winner shall be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off, and (b) the stipulated round is deemed to extend to as many holes as are required for a match to be won.
 Caddies &
Players may use caddies, pull carts (at the host clubs(s) discretion) and/or automotive transportation (if available) during Sectional Qualifying. Automotive transportation is NOT permitted in the Championship Proper.
 Starting Times: Qualifying Round Starting Times & Player Information will be emailed to all competitors shortly after the close of entries.
Championship Proper Starting Times & Player Information will be emailed to all competitors shortly after the last qualifying
 Prizes: The Massachusetts Cup and a gold medal will be presented to the Champion. Merchandise certificates will be awarded to the 32 Match Play Qualifiers and are only redeemable at the host site.
 Trophy: The Massachusetts Cup
 Addt'l Info: Courtesy practice privileges are at the discretion of the host club(s).

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Withdrawal/Refund Policy
Competitors, who have submitted an entry for an MGA event and wish to withdraw for any reason, MUST notify the MGA office in writing (e-mail is acceptable and encouraged) or by phone. Entry fee will be refunded less a $20 administrative fee, regardless of reason, if the MGA is notified in writing or by phone seven days prior to each event (Championship, or Qualifier). Entry fee will be refunded less 50% for any withdrawals received less than seven days prior to each event.

If you have any questions or issues regarding this event, please contact Kevin Eldridge (774-430-9103 or

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