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Format of Play
18-Hole Sectional Qualifying Round. 54-Hole Stroke Play Championship. Field cut after 18 holes to the low 40 players plus ties and anyone within 5 strokes of the leader. Except for the Championship Winner, all ties for prize purposes will be awarded by the low final round score, followed by the USGA method of matching cards

Eligibility
This competition is open to golfers who are:
1) Past WGA Open Champions.
2) PGA Members in good standing in the Met Section employed by a club in the nine county area.
3) PGA Apprentices, employed at a golf facility in the nine county area, who are enrolled in the Professional Golf Management Program.
4) Head and Assistant Professionals at WGAmember clubs.
5) Golf Professionals who are bona fide members, with full golfing privileges, at WGA Member Clubs, have a place of residence in the nine county area, and an individual up-to-date Handicap Index based on ratings for men not exceeding 5.0 under the USGA Handicap System. A Golf Professional may not join a WGA member club for the sole purpose of gaining entry to the Westchester Open.*
6) Amateur members and applicants for Amateur Reinstatement at WGA Member Clubs or members of an MGA e-Club with a residency in the nine county area with an individual up-to-date Handicap Index based on ratings for men not exceeding 5.0 under the USGA Handicap System.
7) Golf Professionals or Amateurs, 23 and under, in the immediate family of the Head Golf Professional, General Manager, and/or Head Golf Course Superintendent at WGA Member Clubs with an individual up-to-date Handicap Index based on ratings for men not exceeding 5.0 under the USGA Handicap System.

Exemptions
If otherwise eligible;
1) WGA Open Champions from the last 10 years.
2) Past WGA Open Champions prior to 2017.
3) 40 lowest scores & ties in the 2016 WGA Open Championship
4) 2016 WGA Amateur; Champion,Runner-Up & Semi-finalists, Senior Amateur Champion, Public Links Champion and Mid-Am Champion.
5) 2016 Met PGA Westchester PGA Championship; Champion, Runner-Up, Semi-Finalist & Quarter Finalist.
6) 20 lowest scores & ties from the nine county area in the 2016 Met PGA Championship.
7) Top 25 on the Met PGA Player of the Year points list.
8) 5 lowest scores and ties in the 2016 Met PGA Senior Championship & 2016 Met PGA Assistants Championship.
9) 2016 Met Open Championship;all competitors who make the cut.
10) 2016 Met Amateur Championship; all competitors who qualify for match play.
11) 5 lowest scores and ties in the 2016 Ike Championship.
12) 2016 MGA Player of the Year Honor Roll.
13) 5 lowest scores & ties and the low amateur in the 2016 NYS, and CSGA Open.
14) 5 lowest scores & ties in the 2016 NYS.
15) 2016 CSGA Amateur; Champion,Runner-Up & Semi-Finalists.
16) Past USGA & PGA Champions and past Walker Cup members.
17) Head Golf Professional of the qualifying Sites.
18) Two Professional representatives and current club champion of Wykagyl {Host Club}.
19) Members of the 2016 Stoddard Trophy Team.
20) Special invitees of the MGA Executive Committee.