2017 N.Y.S. Boys' & Girls' Amateur Championships

July 25 - July 26, 2017
Entry Fee

Free to Qualify ($100 Championship fee)

Entry Deadline

Wednesday, June 21 at 5:00pm

Seven Oaks Golf Club

Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

Entries are open to male and female amateur golfers who are either residents of New York State or are members of an NYSGA Member Club.  All entrants MUST have an active Handicap Index issued by a club which is licensed to use the USGA Handicap System or through an NYSGA eClub. An entrant is considered a "junior" if he is at least 15, but younger than 19, as of July 25, 2017. An entrant is considered a "sub-junior" if he is 14 or younger as of July 25, 2017.  An entrant wishing to compete as a "girl" must be 18 years old or younger as of July 25, 2017

MAXIMUM HANDICAP LIMITS (As of Entry Date)

Junior- Handicap Index of 18.0
Boys- Handicap Index of 28.0
Girls- Handicap Index of 36.0

ENTRIES: FORM, FEE, CLOSING DATE

All players must submit their entry prior to the tournament's entry deadline (5:00 PM on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017). A player may register online through the NYSGA website (www.nysga.org). Any entries submitted via mail, email or fax will not be accepted.

CHANGES TO THE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

Sectional qualifying will be required, free and open to all eligible, non-exempt participants.  All players who wish to qualify must have an active USGA handicap Index. (Click here) to create an official USGA Handicap through an NYSGA eClub.  All handicaps are free to players 18 and younger.  Players from sectional qualifying will be charged the championship entry fee only if they qualify for the championship proper, and decide to take the tournament spot.

NOTE: To create an official USGA handicap, follow these important instructions.  The link above will direct you to the NYSGA eClub page.  Find an eClub within 50 miles of your current address and click on that region's eClub.  Enter the eClub homepage, and fill out the personal information required, without filling out the GHIN number section. Be sure to select "Register As a Junior", in the personal information field (Birthdate required).  When selecting your membership level, select "2017 Membership Period - Junior Member - $0.00" from the drop down options. You won't be prompted to enter payment information. You will receive a confirmation email allowing you to sign in to the eClub, and your GHIN number will be displayed in your eClub profile.

NOTE: Players may use the GHIN mobile app to post scores and keep track of their Handicap Index.  Search "GHIN Mobile" in the App or google Play Store to download the software.  Handicaps become active once a player posts five, 18 hole rounds within the calendar year. Players may also post scores at nysga.org/ghin-post-a-score.

The entry fee of $100 will be charged to the card on file after qualifying for the championship. This fee will be refunded regardless of reason if requested 24 hours prior to the start of the championship.  A $15 service fee will be deducted from all refunds.

Divisions and Flights

N.Y.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Players in this division must be between the ages of 15 and 18 as of July 25, 2017.  Must maintain an active Handicap Index under 18.0 (as of entry date)

N.Y.S. SUB-JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Players in this division must be 14 years old or younger as of July 25, 2017. Must maintain an active Handicap Index under 28.0 (as of entry date)

N.Y.S. GIRLS' AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Players in this division must be 18 years old or younger as of July 25, 2017. Must maintain an active Handicap Index under 36.0 (as of entry date)

 

 

Format, Field Size and Schedule

FORMAT & FIELD SIZE

The competition will be conducted in two stages:

  1. Sectional Qualifying: Is required of all non-exempt players who wish to qualify for the championship. The format of each qualifier is 18 holes of individual stroke play. The number of qualifying and alternate spots for each site will be announced once entries close. Any ties for qualifying or alternate spots will be broken by sudden death playoff. To view the information for each qualifier (contestant informational PDF, pairings, and results) click the "Qualifying Schedule" tab below.

  2. Championship: 156 player field (78 Juniors, 36 Boys, 42 Girls), which will include exempt players and sectional qualifying place winners. The format for each championship is 36 holes of individual stroke play. In the event of a tie for first place in any championship, the winner will be determined immediately by a hole-by-hole playoff.

PLAYERS EXEMPT FROM QUALIFYING

There is a small group of individuals exempt from qualfying for this championship.  To view the current exemption list, Click Here.  If you are a player who wishes to be considered for special exemption, please contact Andrew Hickey, NYSGA Assistant Executive Director at andrew@nysga.org.  Please include your playing resume.

Additional exemptions may be given to players who are unable to make qualifying dates in their area. No guarantees will be made and exemptions will generally be granted to only players competing in the Boys (under 14) and Girls divisions. If you are unable to make a NYSGA qualifier, please contact Andrew Hickey before the close of entries.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Monday, July 24
9:00am - 3:00pm // Contestant Registration
11:00am - 3:00pm // Contestant Lunch
9:00am - 5:00pm // Practice Rounds
Tuesday, July 25  //  Round 1
7:30am - 9:30am // Morning Wave (Junior Division)
11:00am - 3:00pm // Contestant Lunch
12:30pm - 2:00pm // Afternoon Wave (Sub-Junior & Girls' Divisions)
Wednesday, July 26  //  Round 2
7:30am - 9:30am // Morning wave (Sub-Junior & Girls' Divisions)
11:00am - 3:00pm // Contestant Lunch

2:00pm // Awards ceremony for Sub-Junior & Girls' Divisions
12:30pm - 2:00pm // Afternoon wave (Junior Division)
7:00pm // Awards ceremony for Junior Division

Qualifying Schedule
Date Host Club Notes
6/25 Seven Oaks GC (Utica)
6/27 Malone GC (West) (North Country)
6/28 West Hills CC (Mid-Hudson)
6/29 Ives Hill CC (Watertown)
7/6 Links at Erie Village (Syracuse)
7/8 Wayne Hills CC (Finger Lakes)
7/9 Links at Hiawatha Landing (Binghamton)
TBD TBD (Buffalo)
TBD (Albany)
TBD (Rochester)
Conditions of Competition

RULES

The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and R&A govern play.  See applicable championship or qualifying round Notice to Players for additional Local Rules and Conditions, which will be made available to all competitors prior to their play.  All questions will be resolved by authorized representatives of the NYSGA Committee, whose decisions shall be final.

NYSGA HARD CARD

Click here to view the NYSGA Hard Card, which includes Local Rules and Conditions for Competitions in 2017

NYSGA POLICIES AND CODE OF CONDUCT

All players are expected to read and abide by the NYSGA Policies and Code of Conduct (click here).

AUTOMATIVE TRANSPORTATION AND PULL CARTS

A player is not permitted to use automotive transportation during any round of this championship (or qualifier). Pull carts, whether manual or electric, are also approved for this championship.

CADDIES

A player is not allowed to employ a caddie during any round of this championship (or qualifier).

Host Club

Seven Oaks Golf Club

Address: 2 East Lake Rd, Hamilton, NY 13346
Website: Click here
Scorecard: Click here
Course Architect: Robert Trent Jones
Pro Shop Phone
: (315) 824-1432

NYSGA Championships Hosted
1993, 2001 N.Y.S. Men's Amateur Championship
1983 N.Y.S. Women's Amateur Championship
1971, 1978, 2016 N.Y.S. Junior Amateur Championships