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87th Amateur Championship

Dataw Island Club

Dataw Island, SC

August 2-5, 2018

Entry Fee - $200

**Registration for Exempt Players ONLY**


2018 Exemptions and Exempt Players


The Palmetto State’s finest amateur golfers square off in their annual youth-vs.-experience battle in the South Carolina Golf Association’s 87th Annual Amateur Championship on August 2-5, 2018 at Dataw Island Club's Cotton Dike Course. The 72 hole event will include the top golfers in South Carolina and will certainly be the experience of the year while playing the challenging Tom Fazio layout that features water on nearly half of the holes. 

This is a World Amateur Golf Ranking Event

Eligibility
Open to male golfers whose 14th birthday is prior to August 2nd and who have a handicap index that does not exceed 10.4. Participants MUST BE RESIDENTS of South Carolina and must be members of the SCGA. Any applicant must have been listed on the club’s handicap roster by June 15th.  For full residency criteria - SCGA Residency Policy 

Entry Fees
Championship Entry Fee - $200
Fee includes entry, tournament cart fees, range fees, lunch for three days* and first tee gift.  

* - Lunch will be served on Saturday for participants that make the cut.

Entries
Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 15, 2018. 

Format
USGA rules apply, 72-hole stroke play to determine Champion. There will be a 36-hole cut to the low 70 plus ties.

Refund
A $35.00 administration fee will be charged for all refunds until July 25th.  No refunds for any reason after July 25th.

Golf Cart, Caddie & Spectator Policies

Golf Carts Championship site cart fees will be paid by the SCGA.  Competitors have the option to either walk or use a cart during the Championship rounds.  Carts will be limited to the minimum number need for each group.

Caddie Policy:  Caddies are allowed for the Championship and must be provided the player themselves.  Caddies will not be available at the host club.

Caddie & Spectator Policy:  During the play of a hole, either the player or his caddie may ride in a golf cart but not both at the same time.  Spectators are required to walk and may not ride in an "empty seat".

Field
The field will consist of 2018 qualifiers and players exempt under the above guidelines entering prior to the June 15th deadline.

All players including those who are exempt from qualifying for the 2018 Championship at Dataw Island Club must submit an application by the above June 15th deadline. No exceptions or extensions. Entries are subject to approval or rejection at any time by the SCGA Executive Committee and the host club at their discretion.

Dress Code
The dress code applies to all levels of the Championship. No jeans, cut-offs, or shirts without collars allowed. Contestants in violation may be asked to leave the golf course.

Championship Schedule
• July 25 – August 1 - On a space available basis, each participant is allowed ONE Practice Round for a fee of $30. Call the Dataw Island Club Golf Shop at (843) 838-8250 to make all reservations.
• August 2 - First Round               
• August 3 - Second Round and cut           
• August 4 - Third Round - Low 70 plus ties
• August 5 - Final Round and Presentation of awards