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115th Connecticut Amateur Championship

Tournament Info

Player Information

ELIGIBILITY: 
Amateur golfers only:
•     Holding an active USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4 under the men’s USGA Handicap System.
•     Connecticut Residents must be a bona fide member of a CSGA member club
•     Non-residents of Connecticut must be a bona fide member of a Type 1 CSGA member club as defined by the USGA.
•     In agreement with General Tournament Policies listed below.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ENTRY FEE: $135

EXEMPT PLAYERS:  115th Connecticut Amateur Exemption List - Exempt players MUST apply by the entry deadline.

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING: (18-Hole Stroke Play Qualifying)

Monday, May 8th - Great Neck Country Club, Waterford, Conn.

Monday, May 15th - Redding Country Club, Redding, Conn.

Monday, May 15th - Shuttle Meadow Country Club, Kensington, Conn.

Tuesday, June 6th - The Windham Club, North Windham, Conn.

        CADDIES/TRANSPORTATION (At Sectional Qualifying): Players may walk or use a golf cart. There will only be two carts per group. Players must arrange for a golf cart through the host club. ** There may be a limited number of golf carts that will be distributed on a first come first serve basis.  Players may carry their own bag or provide their own caddie.  NOTE: Host clubs have the right to require players to use caddies attached to the club.

CHAMPIONSHIP PROPER

FORMAT:
Match Play Qualifying - All players will play 18 holes on Monday, June 19th and Tuesday, June 20th. The low 32 players will advance to match play.  In the event of a tie for the final seed, a hole-by-hole playoff will begin immediately following conclusion of all rounds.  All other ties will be broken by return of card.
Match Play - General numeric draw will be used. All matches will be 18 holes unless otherwise specified. 
- Wednesday, June 21st (AM) - Round One
- Wednesday, June 21st (PM) - Round Two
- Thursday, June 22nd (AM) - Quarterfinals
- Thursday, June 22nd (PM) - Semi-Finals
- Friday, June 23rd - Finals (36-Holes)

CADDIES/TRANSPORTATION: Players must walk at all times.  Players may carry their own bag or provide their own caddie. 

AMATEUR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Any CSGA Member Club with three or more individuals competing in the Championship Proper will be automatically entered into the Team Championship.  For each eligible club, the best three individual rounds in each match play qualifying round will count for the team championship.  The club with the lowest total two round score will be declared champion.  In the event of a tie, the two clubs will share the title.

PRIZES: An awards presentation will be held immediately following the Championship.  The Champion will have their name engraved on the Amateur Championship trophy. The qualifying medalist will receive the Robert M. Grant medal. Champion through quarterfinalists will receive merchandise credit redeemable at Tashua Knolls Golf Course.

POSTING TOURNAMENT SCORES:
All stroke play rounds will be posted to the players GHIN record upon completion of the event.  Each scores will be posted as a "T" score.  Players must not post their score individually to avoid duplication of scores.

WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY:
Refund less $25.00 administrative fee if requested prior to entry deadline. 50% refund after entry deadline and seven days prior to the event.  Within seven days prior to the event there will be no refund.  Any player who has competed in a qualifying round will be not be issued a refund if they are forced to withdraw from the championship proper.

Withdrawal during an CSGA competition: 
All players are expected to complete the competition which they start.  Acceptable reasons for withdrawal during a competition are physical injury, illness, or an emergency.  Poor play is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal.  A player who withdraws without an acceptable reason or without notifying CSGA personnel will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions.  If a player is aware of a possibility of withdrawal (e.g. injury) he should notify the CSGA as soon as possible.
All players who start a round must return a scorecard personally to CSGA staff or a CSGA official even if they are officially withdrawing. Players who withdraw also must sign and attest that the hole by hole scores are correct for the fellow-competitor's scorecard they were keeping and return that card to the fellow-competitor or another marker in the group. Players who do not follow this policy will be subject to suspension from future CSGA competitions.


CONDITIONS OF TOURNAMENT ENTRY:
By submitting an entry for any CSGA-administered competition, the contestant understands that his/her participation is at the sole discretion of the CSGA. A contestant may be removed from any competition at the discretion of the CSGA staff or Competitions Committee at any time before or during the competition. Incidents of unbecoming conduct or actions deemed to be detrimental to the image of the CSGA or the “Spirit of the Game” are grounds for such removal and suspension from future CSGA-administered competitions. These include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Willful damage of the golf course or golf course property

2) Club throwing or unnecessary club tossing

3) Offensive or unbecoming language

4) Public criticism of golf course or verbal abuse of CSGA staff, officials, volunteers, host club staff or other contestants

5) Potential endangerment of others

6) Conduct deemed unbecoming

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About the CSGA

The CSGA functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 50 Championships, Qualifiers and One-Day Tournaments throughout the year, in addition to administering handicaps for over 40,000 members and 181 member clubs. As a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization, the CSGA supports a variety of golf organizations within Connecticut, including the Connecticut Women’s Golf Association, Southern New England Women’s Golf Association, The First Tee, the Connecticut PGA, and the CSGA Scholarship Fund in honor of Widdy Neale.