Arkansas Match Play Championship
ELIGIBILITY: These championships are open to male amateur golfers who are bona fide residents of the state of Arkansas and a current individual member of ASGA. There are 5 divisions – amateur for 16 andolder, mid-amateur for 36 and older, senior for 51 and older, super-senior for 61 and older and masters for70 and older (new 2018). Amateurs and mid-amateur are required to have a USGA handicap index of 8.0 or less; seniors, super-seniors & masters 14.0 or less and all must meet the age requirement by July 30, 2020.
FORMAT: Contestants in all divisions (unless exempt from qualifying) will play 18 holes on Thursday, July 30at Chamberlyne Country Club to determine the bracket. The stipulated round is two 9-hole rounds and based on inclement weather, the brackets could be determined based on a 9-hole score.
BRACKET SIZE: Amateur division will be 32 players (48 or more entrants, bracket is 64). The Mid-AmateurAND Senior division will each be 16 players (24 or more entrants, the bracket is 32). The Super-Senior DivisionAND Masters Division will each be an 8-man bracket (12 or more entrants, bracket is 16). Minimum of eight players to comprise a division. Additional Exemptions in 2019 have been eliminated by the Players Advisory Committee and approved by the Board of Directors – only the defending champions in each division are exempt from qualifying. Defending champions must still register by the deadline or forfeit their spot in the championship.
Schedule: (Due to Cart regulations/limitations, the schedule below could be slightly modified).Thursday, July 30 – Qualifying round (defending champions exempt from qualifying & #1 seed in their respective division –Wes McNulty, Trey Schaap, Stan Lee, Dill Gunn & Sam McAllister.Friday, July 31 – First round in a.m. for all divisions & amateur division only plays second round in p.m.(Mid-Amateur, Senior, Super-Senior & Masters will play only 1 match on Friday unless bracket size dictates otherwise). Starting times on the scoreboard bracket, online www.asga.org & emailed to players. Saturday, August 1 – All divisions will play a match in a.m. & p.m., except if super-senior bracket and masters bracket is only an 8 person bracket they will play one match Saturday.Sunday, August 2 – All divisions will play their final match in the morning, except amateurs will play semis in the a.m. and finals in the p.m. (if the bracket is not 64, amateur finals will be in the a.m.)
PRACTICE ROUND: Chamberlyne C.C. open for a practice round on Wednesday, July 29, or another time with the approval of the golf shop. Players must make a tee time reservation 479-495-4110 & pay $25 cart fee. Jason Branch, who won this championship in 1990, is the PGA Golf Professional.
TROPHIES/GIFT CERTIFICATES: The amateur champion name will be engraved on the prestigious Roy WoodTrophy. The winner and runner-up in all divisions will receive individual trophies. Pro Shop Certificates will be awarded based on field size in all divisions. Prize breakdown posted in the scoring area.