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Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship

--Championship Facts--

Event Dates: Monday - Friday, June 12-16, 2017

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, May 31st at 5:00 p.m. CDT

Cost: $225.00 (includes all rounds of stroke play and match play)

Host Facility: Memphis National Golf Club - 901-853-8058 Ext. 10 (10135 National Club Drive, Collierville, TN 38017)

Host Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Memphis Collierville (4640 Merchants Park Cir. Collierville, TN  38017, 901-850-9390) and Fairfield Inn by Marriott Germantown, (9320 Germantown, TN  38138, 901-757-9100).  You may also book rooms at these properties using this link: http://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=22206.

Eligibility: Open to all female amateur golfers with the following requirements: (1) meet the USGA policy on transgender individuals, (2) have an active GHIN Handicap Index from a TGA member club or course, and (3) have a Handicap Index of at least 36.0 at the time of entry.

Field: The field is limited to 120 players, and players select the Division they wish to compete in.  Entries will be accepted as received until the tournament is full.

Divisions: There are two divisions--the Championship Division and the Flighted Division.  Players may compete in either division but must declare this on the official entry application.  If a player wishes to change divisions, she must do so by the entry deadline.  Please note that the Tennessee Women's Amateur Champion will come from the Championship Division only.

Championship Division Format: Contested at match play with a 36-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the positions for match play as well as medalist honors. Following the 36-hole stroke play qualifier, the Championship Division WILL BE CUT to the low 32 players.  Players in this division will play from approximately 6,000 yards for the entire competition (stroke play and match play).

Flighted Division Format: Contested at match play with a 36-hole stroke play qualifier to determine the positions for match play.  Following the 36-hole stroke play qualifier, ALL players will be divided into flights of eight (8) to compete in the match play portion of the event.  Players in this division will play from approximately 5,400 yards for the entire competition (stroke play and match play).

Byes in Flights (for the Flighted Division): In the event that match play brackets are not full after players are seeded, which would result in "byes," these "byes" will be spread out as evenly as possible among the flights, excluding the First Flight.

Awards: (1) The overall champion from the Championship Flight will be named the 2017 Tennessee Women's Amateur Champion and will receive a crystal trophy. In addition, she will have her name engraved on the Scott L. Probasco Trophy on permanent display at Golf House Tennessee.  (2) Medalist awards will be given for Medalist, Junior Medalist, and Senior Medalist honors from the qualifying rounds from the Championship Flight.  If there are no juniors or seniors competing in the Championship Division, these awards will be presented in the Flighted Division.  (3)  The Champion, Finalist, Championship Semi-Finalists, Flight Winners, and Flight Finalists will receive awards.

Player Fees (Golf/Cart/Range): These fees are included in your entry fee for all rounds of the championship proper (both stroke play rounds and all rounds of match play).  Practice round fees are not included.

Official Practice Round (Sunday, June 11): Each contestant is responsible for paying for her practice round fee of $25.00 + tax and for making her own practice round tee time.  Players may call Memphis National Golf Club's Pro Shop (901-853-8058 Ext. 10) beginning at 9 am on June 1st to set their tee time for Sunday, June 11.

Caddie Policy: Caddies are permitted for this event, but players must make their own arrangements to secure a caddie.  For more information, please review the Policies Page for the Women's Amateur Championship.

Welcome Party: These fees are included in your entry fee.  Additional fees will apply for guests.

Lunch for Players:  Lunch will be provided for ROUND ONE and ROUND TWO ONLY.  All other meals will be  at the player's expense.  Additional fees will apply for guests.

Women's Amateur Championship Committee: Ginny Zanca, Chair and Core Representative; Debra Fanning; Mary Kelly; Ann Lowery; Marge Miller and Carrie Semmes.



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