Golf Association

Eligibility Requirements

Entry is open to any male amateur golfer that meets the following requirements:

1. Membership: New York residents must be a member of a NYSGA member club or belong to the NYSGA as an Associate Member. Non-residents of New York must be a member of a NYSGA member club to be eligible (click here for more information).

2. Handicap: Entrants must have an active USGA Handicap Index of 7.4 or less (as of entry deadline).

Entry Fee
The entry fee to qualify for this championship is $100. All players advancing through the qualifying stage will be required to pay an additional championship fee of $50. The entry fee for players exempt from qualifying is $150.
Entry Deadline and Refund Policy
All entries must be submitted to the NYSGA by 5:00pm on Friday, June 13, 2014. Entries received by telephone, fax or email will not be accepted. Late and/or incomplete entries will not be accepted.
If a player withdraws from the tournament prior to the entry deadline, their entry will be refunded less a $10 service fee. After the entry deadline passes and up to 24 hours prior to the qualifier, an entry will be refunded if a player withdraws less a $50 fee. No refunds will be provided for a player who withdraws within 24 hours of their assigned qualifier start time.
Exempt Players
Those players who are exempt from qualifying are listed here. Although exempt, these players must still meet the Championship's eligibility requirements and submit an entry prior to the entry deadline.
Sectional Qualifying

Sectional qualifying is required for all non exempt players who wish to compete in this Championship. The full schedule for 2014 is listed below:

 Date  Host Club and Region
Player Info

Qualifying Spots

 Wed, June 18 Brynwood G&CC (Mid-Hudson)        
 Thu, June 19 St. George's G&CC (Long Island)        
 Thu, June 19 Brookwoods CC (Rochester)        
 Mon, June 23 Malone GC (N. Country)        
 Mon, June 23 Vestal Hills CC (Binghamton)        
 Wed, June 25 River Oaks GC (Buffalo)        
 Fri, June 27 Yahnundasis GC (Utica/Rome)        
 Mon, June 30 Colonie G&CC (Albany)        
 Tue, July 1 Wayne Hills CC (Finger Lakes)        
 Mon, July 7 Drumlins CC - East (Syracuse)        
 Sun, July 20 Site TBD (Sunday Qualifier)        
Sunday Qualifier
The Sunday Qualifier is open to any player who has not competed in or withdrawn from any other 2014 NYS Men's Amateur Championship qualifier. An exception will be made for players who withdraw prior to the start of their qualifier for a justifiable reason (illness, family emergency).'
The format of the Sunday Qualifier is 18 holes of stroke play. The number of qualifying spots available will be determined based on the total qualifying field size, but will contain a minimum of three spots and a maximum of 12.
Format and Schedule

The competition will be conducted in two stages, at stroke play:

1. Local Qualifying: 18 holes, for all non-exempt entrants (see above).

2. Championship Rounds: 72 holes with a cut after 36 holes to low 40 and ties.

Monday, July 21...........................

Tuesday, July 22...........................

Wednesday, July 23...........................

Thursday, July 24...........................

Registration and Practice Round

Round 1, 18 Holes

Round 2, 18 Holes

Round 3 (AM), 18 Holes

Round 4 (PM), 18 Holes

The lowest scorer after 72 holes will be the champion. A tie for the championship will be played off immediately, hole by hole, until a champion is determined.
Golf Carts

The golf cart policy for this championship is as follows:

1. Qualifying - The use of golf carts during sectional qualifying rounds is permitted. The fee to ride is included in your qualifying entry fee.

2. Championship - The use of golf carts is prohibited during Championship rounds unless otherwise authorized by the NYSGA Committee. Carts will be allowed for Monday's practice round.

Conditions and Schedules
The NYSGA reserves the right to amend or alter any of the conditions, provisions, or schedules included in the championship's entry. The decision of the NYSGA in any matter pertaining to the playing of this championship shall be final.