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115th Utah State Amateur Reminder

This is just a friendly reminder that registration for the 115th Utah State Amateur Championship is OPEN.  The details on tournament information/format are described below.  Notice that only UGA Members with Handicap Indexes of 9.9 or lower as of May 15, 2013 are eligible.  Your UGA membership must be renewed before May 14 or you will not be allowed to enter this event.  Qualifying sites require an entry fee of $70, however you can save $5 by registering online.  The entry fee for the championship is $170.  Qualifiers moving onto the Championship event will then pay the remaining balance of $105.
To register online, click on the following link:  Once you are at this link, click on Login on the left-hand side.  If you have not registered for an event online before, you must click “Click Here to Register”.  Once you are logged in, check boxes will appear next to the several State Amateur Qualifying events/sites, check the appropriate box then click on Register for Selected Events.
A paper copy of the entry form is available at the following link:
115th Utah State Amateur Championship Date: July 8-13, 2013 Site: Soldier Hollow GC Entry Fee: $170.  Carts are not included in entry fee.  Exempt players must pay the entry fee in full; qualifiers will pay $65 and then if successful will have to pay the remaining championship balance of $105 no later than Friday, July 5th.  Entries will open no later than March 15th. Entry Deadline: Friday, May 31st for all entries including exempt players. UGA Entry and Cancellation Policy for all UGA Championships:  The deadline for all entries is 4:00pm MST of the entry deadline date.  All entries are on a first come first serve basis and each entry form (online or print) must be accompanied by the full entry fee to secure a spot. Withdrawals prior to the entry deadline will receive a refund minus a $20 cancellation fee. After the deadline the withdrawals will receive a 50% refund.  No refunds will be issued for withdrawals within two business days of the event. The tournament committee reserves the right to changes this information at any time. Field Size: 288 players will advance to the championship proper.  A listing of exempt players will be updated on the event description of the Utah State Amateur. This can be found by going to the UGA Championships page. All non-exempt players must successfully advance through their assigned regional qualifying site.  Eligibility:  All members of the UGA who have a Handicap Index of 9.9 or lower as of May 15th. Format:  (Championship Proper) 36 holes stroke play to determine the low 63 players who will advance to match play.  The previous year’s Champion will be the no. 1 seed in match play.  There are no refunds for players who do not advance to match play.  (Regional Qualifying) 18 holes stroke play.  Each region will be assigned a number of qualifying spots determined by size and strength of field after the close of entry deadline.         Stroke Play Qualifying:         Round 1 – July 8th(AM or PM)         Round 2 – July 9th (AM or PM)         Match Play:         Round of 64 – July 10th (AM)         Round of 32 – July 11th(AM)
        Round of 16 – July 11th (PM)         Quarter-Finals – July 12th(AM) *         Semi-Finals – July 12th(PM) *         Finals – July 13th(36 hole final) *
*Contestants must walk during these rounds of the Championship
State Amateur Qualifying:  Participants should qualify at the site where their home club has been designated to participate. When the entries reach the maximum number of entries (84) at each site all later entries will be required to transfer to other sites or their entry may be put on a wait list for that site.  Requests to transfer to a site other than the assigned site will be considered and honored if deemed reasonable.  Qualifying ties: There will be playoffs immediately following play at each site to determine the final qualifying spots. Players must be present, ties will not be taken. State Am Alternate Information:  Two alternates will be determined from each qualifying location. Alternate order will be determined by 1) the playoff for the final qualifying spot, or if there is no playoff for the final qualifying spot or other alternates were not involved in the final qualifying spot playoff, the order will be determined by score and in the case of ties a scorecard playoff using the USGA recommended method will be used.  The USGA recommended method to break ties is: (back 9 total score; if still tied total of last six holes; if still tied total of last three holes; if still tied last hole score; if still tied order will be determined by lot). Please note that in the instance of a two tee start the back 9 means holes #10-18regardless of the players starting hole. Sites will also be ranked in random order for the championship allocation schedule in the event that an exempt player withdrawals from the championship. Once the alternate order is selected players will be contacted by a UGA staff member if a spot becomes available. How alternates will advance to the Championship: 1) If a player qualifies for the Utah State Amateur Championship and subsequently withdrawals the next available alternate from that players qualifying location will be selected. If the four alternates from the players qualifying location are unavailable or have already been placed in the field the next available alternate on the championship allocation will be selected. 2) In the case that an exempt player withdrawals from the championship the first available alternate from the championship allocation schedule will be selected. 3) The championship allocation will be determined by lot.
Qualifying Assignments: June5th- Central AM Qualifying at Rose Park GC: Bonneville, Mountain Dell, The Country Club, Glendale, Wingpointe, Fore Lakes,Forest Dale, Rose Park, Nibley, Willow Creek CC, Jordan River, Cottonwood Club. June 6th- Central PM Qualifying at Rose Park GC: Bonneville, Mountain Dell, The Country Club, Glendale, Wingpointe, Fore Lakes,Forest Dale, Rose Park, Nibley, Willow Creek CC, Jordan River, Cottonwood Club. June 11th- North Central Qualifying at Glen Eagle GC: HAFB, Bountiful Ridge, Davis Park, Eaglewood, Glen Eagle, Lakeside,Valley View, Sun Hills, Oakridge CC, Eagle Lake, Schneiter’s Bluff, Swan Lake, Schneiter’s Riverside, Round Valley, Mulligan’s North, Remuda, The Barn, Ben Lomond. June 13th – South Central Qualifying at The Ranches GC:  Fox Hollow, Thanksgiving Point, Alpine CC, Cedar Hills, Old Mill, South Mountain, Glenmoor, Hidden Valley CC, Meadowbrook, Mountain View, Riverbend, Mulligan’s South Jordan, Talons Cove, The Ranches. June 18th- At Large Qualifying (1) at Wasatch GC: Overlake, Murray Parkway, River Oaks, Stansbury, Toana Vista, Mick Riley, Copper Club, Stonebridge, Oquirrh Hills, West Ridge, Pebblebrook, CentralValley, Dugway, Schneiters Pebblebrook, affiliate clubs, and transfers from other clubs. June 20th – South Qualifying at East Bay GC: Hobble Creek, Sleepy Ridge, East Bay, Canyon Hills, Cascade, Gladstan, Riverside CC, Spanish Oaks. June 25th – At Large Qualifying at Valley View GC: Wasatch Mountain, Park City, Park Meadows, Soldier Hollow, Promontory, Tuhaye, Homestead, Jeremy CC, Glenwild, Red Ledges, Victory Ranch, affiliate clubs, and transfers from other clubs. June 27th- Dixie Qualifying at Entrada at Snow Canyon: Green Spring, Coral Canyon, Sunbrook, Bloomington CC, Canyon Breeze, Cedar Ridge, Coral Cliffs, Dixie Red Hills, Entrada, Sky Mountain, Southgate, St.George GC, Sun River, The Ledges, Sand Hollow. June 28th – East Qualifying at Carbon CC: Carbon CC, Moab, Dinaland, The Hideout, Green River, Millsite, Palisade,Paradise, Roosevelt, Cove View, Sunset View.
June29th – North Qualifying at Wolfcreek Resort: Logan G&CC, Eagle Mountain, Birch Creek, Bear Lake, Logan River, Sherwood Hills, Skyway, Ogden CC, The Barn, Ben Lomond, El Monte, Mt. Ogden, Wolf Creek, Bear Lake West Exemption List for the Utah State Amateur Championship All past Utah State Amateur champions who are amateurs:
Jon Wright (2012), Jeff Evans (2011), Joe Parkinson (2010), Zac Blair (2009), Dan Horner (2008), Gregg Oliphant (2002), Billy Harvey (1999), Darrin Overson (1998), Todd Barker (1997), Doug Bybee (1996, 1991, 1990), Jason Wight (1995), Eric Hogg (1989,1981), Steve Borget (1985), Mark Davis (1984), Mitch Hyer (1979, 1978), Arlen Peacock (1977, 1972), Tim Christensen (1968), Craig Ridd (1967) Last three runner-ups: Christian Jensen (2012), Stratton Schulz (2011), Stu Gold (2010)  2012 Quarter-finalists: Zac Blair, Christopher Grant, Christian Jensen, Mike Jurca, Stratton Schulz, Joe Webber, Jon Wright, Kenny You. 2013 UGA Winterchamps champion: TBD 2013 UGA Senior Match Play Champion: TBD Top three in 2012 UGA Mid-Amateur: Greg Wojtkun, Darrin Overson, Jon Wright 2012 UGA Masters champion: Jon Wright 2012 UGA Tournament of Champions champion: Steve Poulson 2012 Medalist at UGA 4-Man Team: Dan Horner PPR and SPPR Rankings: Top four ranked players and the top ranked Senior player on 2013 Player Performance Ranking as of June 5th who are otherwise not exempt.  At Large: TBD  Senior: TBD 2013 UGA Junior Amateur champion: TBD 2012 UGA/PGA Senior Open, low amateur: Scott Fairbanks Champions (or low am) of all listed below UGA PPR Tournaments since last State Am not already included: Clark Jones (Cache Valley), Adam Tebbs (SLC Open), John Owen (Talons Cove), Zac Blair (Coral Canyon Am), Zac Blair (St. George Am), TBD (Sand Hollow Am), TBD (Red Hills Am), TBD (Sun River Open), TBD (Fox Hollow Am), TBD (Spanish Oaks Open), TBD (SLC Amateur), TBD (Provo Open), TBD (Art City Amateur), TBD (Vernal Classic) Host Club Exemptions (2): TBD