2020 Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship

With the health and safety of our players and volunteers as our main concern, the WSGA Amateur/Mid-Amateur Championship, originally scheduled for June 1-4, 2020 at the Falls Club of the Palm Beaches in Lake Worth, Florida has been postponed to June 7-10, 2021.

Date: June 1-4, 2020
Host Club: The Falls Club of the Palm Beaches
Address: 6455 Jog Road, Lake Worth, FL 33467
Phone: (561) 964-5700
Contact: Tournament Director, Amy Worthington  

Entry & Eligibility Information

Entries Open: March 2nd , 2020 @ 9:00 AM (CST)
Entries Close: April 29th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM (CST)
Withdraw Date: May 18th , 2020 @ 5:00 PM (CST)

Withdraw Procedure:  Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius profile to receive an immediate refund and withdrawal. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call Amy Worthington at (214) 468-8942 or email aworthington@txga.org. Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Refund Policy:  If a player withdraws prior to the entry withdraw date she will receive a full refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. If a player withdraws after the withdraw date has passed, the player will not receive a refund.

Entry Fee:  $325 per player

Eligibility:  Entry into the WSGA Amateur/Mid-Amateur Championships is open to female amateur golfers who have a WHS Handicap Index not exceeding 18.4 and who are members of the WSGA through a WSGA member golf club, women’s golf organization, or a college/university in one of the fifteen southern states or the District of Columbia. To join the WSGA, click here.

All players who have not reached age 25 as of June 1, 2020 must compete in the Amateur Championship. Players age 25 and above as of June 1, 2020 may compete in either the Amateur or the Mid-Amateur Championship and must indicate on their entry form in which Championship they plan to compete.

Entry Procedure: The number of players in each Championship (Amateur & Mid-Amateur) will be determined by the number of eligible entries. In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, entries by division will be accepted in order of handicap index based upon the April 29th, 2020 World Handicap System Handicap Revision. At the time of entry for the Mid-Amateur Championship, the player must select the set of tees from which she wishes to play (approximately 5800 or 5500 yards).  Only those players who elect to play from the longer tees will be eligible to win the Mid-Am championship. This can be changed up until May 25th, 2020 by 5:00 PM (CST).

Championship Information

Field Size: The field is limited to 96 players.

Format: The low 32 Amateur and Mid-Amateur qualifiers will constitute the Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship Flights. Any ties for last place in the Amateur or Mid-Amateur Championship Flight will be decided by a hole-by-hole play-off held immediately after the qualifying round. The remaining players will be divided into flights of equal sizes determined by entries. Ties for the last place in these flights will be determined by the order in which the scorecards are returned. All players eliminated in the first round of match play may participate in an 18-hole Stroke Play consolation round on Wednesday.

What’s Included:
 The entry fee includes one practice round, the qualifying round and two rounds of tournament play with carts, practice balls, club gratuities, and social events. PLAYERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CARRY THEIR GOLF BAGS.

Hotel Information: *Hotel information coming soon!*

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Sunday, May 31st, 2020 from 7:30am to 12:30pm. Contestants must register in person.  Guest charges for social events must be paid at registration with cash or check. In case of an emergency and a player will not make registration, call Amy Worthington, 214-468-8942.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at The Falls Club of The Palm Beaches on Sunday, May 31st. Players must contact the host club golf shop after May 17th and identify themselves as 2020 WSGA Amateur/Mid-Amateur Players to schedule a practice round. Additional practice rounds are available at a cost of $48.15. Local players are encouraged to schedule their practice round prior to the May 31st date.

Pairings Information:  Qualifying Round pairings will be available following registration online at http://www.womens-southerngolfassociation.org by Friday, May 29th at 5:00 PM.

Prizes & Special Awards:  AMATEUR MEDALIST – The Evelyn Monsted perpetual trophy will be awarded to the player having the lowest qualifying score in the Amateur Championship.

JUNIOR MEDALIST – The Marty Webb perpetual trophy will be awarded to the player in the Amateur Championship who has not reached her 19th birthday before the end of the Championship and who has the lowest qualifying score.

MID-AMATEUR MEDALIST- The Marcia Mileti perpetual trophy will be awarded to the player having the lowest qualifying score in the Mid-Amateur Championship.

Prizes will be awarded for each flight.

Policies & Procedures
To ensure that competitors have the best possible experience when competing in the championship, it is helpful to be knowledgeable of Women’s Southern Golf Association (WSGA)  Policies and Procedures, Terms of Competition and Local Rules (Hard Card), as established by the association. For more information, please click here. For information specific to the Terms of Competition applicable to this championship, please see below:

Cart Policy: All players must ride during the qualifying round. During match play, Amateur Championship Flight players must walk and will have assigned cart drivers/caddies. After the first round of match play, contestants in Amateur Championship Consolation Stroke Play, Amateur Flights, and all Mid-Am Flights must use carts.

Caddies: Personal caddies are not permitted during the championship.

WSGA Medical Cart Request Policy
Spectators carts are prohibited. However, spectators may request golf carts in accordance of ADA compliance standards. Requests for golf carts must be supported by complete documentation, including the fully-completed Cart Request Form and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation has been provided. For further information and details contact Tournament Director, Amy Worthington – aworthington@txga.org

Schedule of Events

All events will take place at the Falls Club of the Palm Beaches, unless otherwise noted. Championship schedule is subject to changes and additions.

Sunday, May 31st
7:30 AM – 12:30 PM                          Player Registration
7:30 AM – 12:30 PM                          Player Practice Rounds
6:00 PM                                             WSGA Annual Meeting
6:30 PM                                             Cocktails (No Host)
7:00 PM                                             Welcome Reception – Banquet Room

Monday, June 1st
7:30 AM – 12:40 PM                         Qualifying Round – 96 Players, 24 groups of 4

Tuesday, June 2nd
7:30 – 9:22 AM                                 Amateur Championship Flight Round of 32
9:45 – 11:37 AM                               Mid-Amateur Championship Flight Round of 32
11:45 AM – 12:37 PM                       Amateur First Flight Round of 16
12:45 – 1:37 PM                                Mid-Amateur First Flight Round of 16

2:00 – 2:52 PM                                  Amateur Championship Flight Round of 16
3:07 – 4:00 PM                                  Mid-Amateur Championship Flight Round of 16

Wednesday, June 3rd
7:30 – 7:52 AM                                 Amateur Championship Flight Quarterfinals
8:00 – 8:22 AM                                 Amateur First Flight Quarterfinals
8:30 – 8:52 AM                                 Mid-Amateur Championship Flight Quarterfinals
9:00 – 9:22 AM                                 Mid-Amateur First Flight Quarterfinals
9:30 – 11:20 AM                               Amateur/Mid-Amateur Consolation Stroke Play

1:05 – 1:12 PM                                 Amateur Championship Flight Semifinals
1:20 – 1:27 PM                                 Amateur First Flight Semifinals
1:35 – 1:42 PM                                 Mid-Amateur Championship Semifinals
1:50 – 1:57 PM                                 Mid-Amateur First Flight Seifinals

Thursday, June 4th
8:00 AM                                           Mid-Amateur First Flight Finals
8:10 AM                                           Amateur First Flight Finals
8:20 AM                                           Mid-Amateur Championship Flight Finals
8:30 AM                                           Amateur Championship Flight Finals
12:30 – 1:30 PM                               Awards Presentation