2017 State Amateur Championship Qualifiers

 

2017 State Amateur Championship Qualifiers

 

May 15 - Big Oaks Golf Club

May 17 - Castlewoods Country Club

May 21 - Cleveland Country Club

May 22 - The Oaks Golf Club

 

2017 Mississippi State Amateur Qualifier Entry Fee • $60.00 ($63 for payment by credit or debit card)

 

2017 Mississippi State Amateur Open Qualifier Entry Fee • $75.00 ($78 credit or debit card)

2017 Mississippi State Amateur Exempt Player Entry Fee • $275.00 ($285 credit or debit card)

Remaining Balance for those advancing from Qualifier • $240.00 ($249 credit or debit card)

Remaining Balance for those advancing from Open Qualifier • $225.00 ($233 credit or debit card)

Exempt Players and Qualifier entries must be received by May 3, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

Qualified Players and Open Qualifier Deadline entries must be received by May 25, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

 

   

Format & Eligibility

Entry Procedure

Exemptions (View 2017 Exemptions Here)

Qualifiers will be held for the 2017 State Amateur, including an Open Qualifier, the week of the event. Each is scheduled for 18 holes of stroke play. The number of players to advance will be determined by the number of entries for each qualifier and the number available in the field after the exempt players have reserved their place. The same percentage from each qualifier will advance to Country Club of Jackson.

 

The Championship is open to male amateurs who are bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi for at least 60 days prior to the first round of the tournament. Participants must conform with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status. All participants in Mississippi Golf Association State Championships will be required to have an active GHIN Handicap through a USGA Licensed Mississippi Club.

 

The field size is limited to 120 players in the Amateur Championship.

Players must apply to play on an MGA Entry Form or through online registration. Late, incomplete or inaccurate entry forms will not be accepted. Entries are accepted on a first in basis until the entry deadline or until a full field is reached. The MGA Tournament Committee reserves the right to reject a tournament entry at any time

 

Entry Fee:

Qualifier Entry Fee - $60.00

($63 credit or debit card)

Open Qualifier Entry Fee - $75.00

($78 credit or debit card)

Exempt Player Entry Fee - $275.00

($285 credit or debit card)

 

 Exempt Players and Qualifier entries must be received by

May 3, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

 

Players who Qualify through a scheduled qualifier must register for the Championship and Confirm their place in the field by May 25 at 12:00pm (noon)

 

Open Qualifier Deadline is May 25 2017 at 12:00pm (noon)

State Amateur Past Champions

Previous Year Junior Player of the Year

Top 25 finishers in previous Year Amateur

Top 5 in previous year Senior Point Standings

Top 30 in previous years point standings

Top 5 finishers in previous year Senior Amateur

Top 10 finishers in 2016 Mid Amatuer (otherwise not already exempt)

Top 5 in 2015 Junior Amateur 

2016 Governor's Cup Team   

Winning team of the Current Year State Four-Ball

Winning team of the current Year Bill Cass Senior Four-Ball

Refund Policy

If a player withdraws prior to the entry deadline he will receive a full refund, minus a $25.00 administration fee. If a player withdraws after the entry deadline has passed, the player will not receive a refund.

Rules and Regulations

All entrants agree to abide by all MGA Rules and Regulations concerning dress codes, gentlemanly conduct on the Club premises and course beverage policies. Individuals may not bring beverages on the club premises. Contestants (and their caddies) are to observe proper golf etiquette at all times. Any abuse or disrespect of fellow competitors, officials, spectators, employees of the host facility, or other persons conducting or attending an MGA sponsored event can be grounds for disqualification from the event and possible rejection of entry for future MGA events. Such abuse may be verbal or physical or threat thereof and includes, but is not limited to: the use of obscene language, physical damage to property or equipment of the MGA or host facility. Appropriate golf attire is required at all MGA events. This includes collared shirts with sleeves that must be properly tucked in at all times, walking shorts or slacks. The dress code of the host facility will prevail if there is any question. All MGA Tournaments are soft spoke only events.