RULES OF CHAMPIONSHIP
US Women’s Elite Amateur Golf Championship
Entries are open to female amateur golfers who are US Residents and have a WAGR ranking. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.
Format The 72 player field will compete over 3 days.
Entry Process All applications, including invitees, must be received by the Tournament Office staff by the entry deadline of 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, June 12, 2020. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Time limit for entries means time of receipt at the USWEAG Tournament Office (not time entry is transmitted to the course.) Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and USWEAG will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry. Applicants will fall into one of two categories: Championship Exempt or Championship Non-Exempt. The Championship field will be finalized by Friday, June 12th at the latest. All applicants will be informed of their status via email.
Entry Fee: $400 (Payment information will be collected upon acceptance following the deadline). Withdrawals after entries close up to and including June 15th, 2020 will be issued a refund minus a $30 processing fee. Withdrawals after June 15, 2020 will not receive a refund except in cases of extenuating circumstances, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis. All refunds are at the discretion of the Championship Committee.
Invitations (Championship Exempt) *see below for more details
Players meeting our exemption criteria will be invited to compete.
Players meeting exemption criteria will be accepted upon receipt of invitation or application.
Players meeting these criteria will be guaranteed acceptance unless more than 72 exempt players accept invitations to compete. If this occurs, players will be granted entry into the Championship based on their highest level of exemption status. (A1 precedes A2 so on and so forth).
Players not meeting exemption criteria may formally apply via application.
Players are encouraged to attach a playing resume along with their application. The resume along with various rankings will be used to determine the remaining players that are accepted.
All decisions are at the discretion of the tournament committee and all decisions are final.
Close of Entries
Invitations and applications are received, and processed. The field is determined based off of the number of exempt players and selecting the best non-exempt players to complete the 72 player field.
All players not accepted into the Championship will be placed on a waiting list.
The Championship at Heron Creek registration will take place on June 22, from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Registration will be located at Heron Creek Country Club and The Championship at Charlotte Harbor National registration will take place on June 29th 10:00 AM-4:00PM at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club. Each contestant MUST register in person. Please make every attempt to register prior to playing practice rounds. **Failure to register without notification to the Tournament Office may result in the player forfeiting their spot in the event.**
PRACTICE ROUNDS/RANGE USAGE
The official practice round are Monday, June 23. Details on practice rounds will be available following the application deadline.
Carts are mandatory and you may bring a caddie. No Pull or push carts are permitted.
The USWEAG Tournament Office and Championship Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions, and/or schedules herein. The decision of the USWEAG Tournament Office and Championship Committee in any matter will be final.
The USWEAG Tournament Office may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player’s equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by the rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.
Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption into the 2020 Championship only. The USWEAG and Championship Committee reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players who wish to participate in the Championship must file and return their invitation or an official entry.
U.S. Women’s Open Qualifiers (2018, 2019)
U.S. Women’s Amateur Match Play Qualifiers (2019)
NCAA D1 Women’s Individual Champions Past 5 Years
NCAA D2 Women’s Individual Champion Past 2 Years
Reigning Women’s NCAA D3, NAIA, NJCAA Individual Champion
Top 300 R&A World Golf Rankings as of entry date