Championships: MGA Events: MGA Junior Amateur Championship

     ***World Amateur Golf Rankings Event***
Location: Orchards Golf Club
South Hadley, MA (Directions)
Dates:Jul 31 - Aug 2 2017 
Entries Open: 2/2/2017 10:00:00 AM thru 6/8/2017 5:00:00 PM
Player Fee:$100.00
 
Qualifiers: EXEMPT ONLY - Orchards Golf Club   (Directions)
6/26 - Monday - Harmon Golf Club   (Directions)
6/28 - Wednesday - Dudley Hill Golf Club   (Directions)
6/28 - Wednesday - Bayberry Hills / Bass River   (Directions)
6/29 - Thursday - Ould Newbury Golf Club   (Directions)
7/5 - Wednesday - Furnace Brook Golf Club   (Directions)
7/6 - Thursday - Amherst Golf Club   (Directions)
Registration:Closed 
Tee Times: Not Available

 Eligibility: Entries are open to amateur golfers from an MGA Member Club or full-time Massachusetts residents who have reached their 14th birthday and will not reach their 19th birthday by midnight August 2, 2017.
 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 - 54 Holes at Stroke Play
 Field: The Championship Proper field is limited to 120 players.

2017 Exemptions (Upon receipt of the online registration and fee, the players in the following categories are exempt from Sectional Qualifying);
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 Schedule: Sectional Qualifying: June 26 - July 6

Championship Proper:
Round 1 - July 31 (18 Holes)
Round 2 - August 1 (18 Holes)

*The low 50 scorers and ties after 36-holes will continue play on August 2
**If there are no 14-15 year old competitors who fall within the 50 lowest scorers and ties in the Junior Division, the Pre-Junior Champion will be determined based on the 36-hole scores. In the event of a tie, Co-Champions will be designated.

Round 3 - August 2 (18 Holes)

The MGA Junior Amateur Champion will be the low scorer after 54-holes from the Junior Division (14-18). The 14-15 year old low scorer will be the Pre-Junior Champion.
Any tie for first place in either division (after 54 holes) will be decided immediately by a hole-by hole playoff.
 Caddies &
 Automotive
 Transportation: 
Players shall not use caddies or automotive transportation during Sectional Qualifying or 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 Junior Amateur Champion (14-18) will be presented the Charles E. Mason Trophy. The Pre-Junior Champion (14-15) will be presented the Joseph M. Batchelder Memorial Trophy. Gold medals will also be awarded. Merchandise certificates will be awarded (in each division) and are only redeemable at the host site.
 Trophy: The Junior Amateur Champion (14-18) will be presented the Charles E. Mason Trophy. The Pre-Junior Champion (14-15) will be presented the Joseph M. Batchelder Memorial Trophy.
 Spectator/Parent
 Policy: 
Please adhere to the MGA Junior Spectator/Parent Policy.
 Addt'l Info: The overall Junior Amateur Champions receives two (2) exemptions into AJGA events, top ten finishers receive one (1).

Courtesy practice privileges are at the discretion of the host club(s).

Click here to view MGA additional Policies & Procedures

Click here to view NEGA additional Policies & Procedures
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 keldridge@mgalinks.org).

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