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 101ST OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY LECOM

Location: Gulph Mills Golf Club
(Directions)
Dates:Aug. 14-16 2017 
Entries Deadline:7/6/2017
Player Fee:Amateur: $175.00    Professional: $225.00
Qualifiers:July 20 - Hannastown GC   (Directions)
July 24 - Chambersburg CC   (Directions)
July 27 - Concord CC   (Directions)
Tee Times: Pairings  
 
 Overview
ENTRY FEES:
AMATEUR - $175
PROFESSIONAL - $225
 Format
The Open Championship will be played over 54 holes of stroke play with the lowest gross score determining the winner. Play is scheduled as follows: First round, 18 Holes. Second round, 18 Holes. Third round, 18 holes. The low 40 and ties continue to third round. Players will be re-paired according to 36-hole results.
 Eligibility
The Open Championship is open to any male amateur golfer who is a member of a club belonging to the Pennsylvania Golf Association or is an individual member of the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Amateurs need to have a USGA Handicap Index of 7.4 or lower as of June 29. The championship is also open to all professional golfers residing in Pennsylvania or those who are golf professionals of a Member Club.
 Exemptions
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 Field
The Open Championship field is limited to 120 entries. The field will consist of exempt and at large players. Each entrant, not exempt, shall compete in a sectional qualifying event to determine the 120 player field. At closing it will be determined how many spots are available for qualifying once exempt players have been identified. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the entry closing date. Entry Fees are as follows: AMATEUR $175 - PROFESSIONAL $225
 Pairings
Players who have been accepted as participants in Pennsylvania Golf Association championships will receive event information concerning course assignment, practice rounds, pairings, and starting times approximately 10 days prior to the event. If you have not received your information seven days prior to the event, it is your responsibility to contact the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Information can also be found at www.pagolf.org.
 Starting Times
The PAGA staff, following as closely as practical the preferences indicated on the entry blanks will determine pairings and tee times. Contestants will be notified of starting times by mail. The "Official Time" will be maintained at the starting tee(s) only. Starters will not page players in advance of their starting time. Players should report to the tee one starting interval prior to their tee time.
 Caddie & Cart
The Open Championship is a walking only event. All players and caddies must walk at all times during the stipulated round. Pull/push carts are permitted. Caddies are available on a limited basis at Gulph Mills. Please call the golf shop at 610-828-9370 to reserve a caddie. Caddie fees: Single bag: $100 Double bag: $70
 Prizes
The player returning the lowest 54-hole score will be awarded the title of Open Champion and his name engraved on the Arnold Palmer Trophy. Prizes will be awarded to the top six amateur contestants with the lowest scores.

First place prize money TBD.

 Ties
In the event of a tie for the lowest score in the Open Championship, a sudden-death playoff will be held following conclusion of play, Wednesday afternoon.

In the event of a tie for the final qualifying positions in an Open qualifier, the number of qualifying positions plus ties will gain entrance into the Championship Proper.

 Trophy
The Arnold Palmer Trophy
Total Purse $40,000.
 Practice Round
Practice rounds will be permitted at no cost at the following dates and times:
Local Competitors: Monday, August 7, after 1:00, Walking Only. Please call the golf shop to make proper arrangements.
Out of Town Competitors: Sunday, August 13, from 1:00-3:00. Cart optional for fee of $40. Please contact the golf shop to make proper arrangements.
Golf Shop number: 610-828-9370
 Practice Range
Will be open approximately one hour prior to the first tee time.
 Registration
Please be at your starting tee ten minutes prior to your tee time.
 Food & Beverage
Will be available for purchase. Lunch is included in entry fee for all players on each day of competition. Caddies/spectators may purchase the lunch buffet via cash.
 Hotel
There are several hotels available in various price ranges in the King of Prussia and surrounding area.

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