109th PNC West Penn Open Championship
Conducted by Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
Sponsored by PNC Bank
Played for the Harry C. Milholland Vase
Monday & Tuesday, June 17 & 18, 2013
Mystic Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA
Eligibility: Professional and amateur golfers residing in the Western Pennsylvania district as of April 1, 2013 or affiliated with a WPGA Member Club as follows:
A. Golf professionals and apprentices in good standing with their respective PGA Sections.
B. Professional golfers
C. Amateur golfers with a Handicap Index not exceeding 6.4 strokes.
**Players Exempt from Preliminary Qualifying - See Exemption Categories Below**
John Aber, John Aubrey, Erik Bertrand, Joe Boros, David Brown, Adam Corson, Arnold Cutrell, David DeNunzio, Ronald DeNunzio, Artie Fink, Jr., Bob Friend, Bob Ford, Devin Gee, Sean Knapp, Michael Klaric, III, Peter Micklewright, Rob McClellan, Bob Meyer, Jon Mills, Dan Obremski, Greg Podufal, John Popeck, Easton Renwick, Robert Rohanna, Kevin Shields, Chuck Scally, Jr., Ryan Sikora, Bennett Smith, Nathan Smith, Rick Stimmel, Nathan Sutherland, Dan Thompson, Tony Traci, Mike Vansickle, Roy Vucinich, Gordon Vietmeier, Dick Von Tacky
Entries (Form, Fee, Closing Date): All entries and fee of $175.00 (cart fees included) must reach the Association office by 5:00 P.M. E.D.T., on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, to be considered.
A. Online registration - Players may enter online at www.wpga.org. Players must have a valid e-mail address and a WPGA account to register online. Player accounts can be created at www.wpga.org, by contacting the WPGA at 412-826-2180, or by e-mailing email@example.com with name, address, and e-mail address included. Online entries may be paid by Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card.
B. Entry from registration – Players may enter using this form. Send completed application and fee to the Association. Make check or money order payable to Western Pennsylvania Golf Association. Do not send cash.
The committee reserves the right to select the most representative field, using any criteria at its discretion.
The committee reserves the right to accept late entries. Late entries must use this form, and these entries will be placed on an alternates list to fill spots if they become available. A fee of $50.00 must accompany all late entries.
Entry fee will be refunded with a $15.00 service charge for withdrawals before the close of entries. Withdrawals after the close of entries will be subject to a $25.00 service charge.
Format: 18 holes of stroke play for qualifying rounds. 54 holes of stroke play for championship. The championship will be limited to 78 players. See schedule below.
Preliminary Qualifying Rounds. Contestants may enter one qualifying round only.
A. Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - Ebensburg Country Club, Ebensburg, PA
B. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – Wildwood Golf Club, Allison Park, PA
C. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – Wanango Country Club, Reno, PA
Exemptions from Preliminary Qualifying Rounds
1—PNC West Penn Open champions—2003-2012
2—2011-2012 West Penn Amateur champions
3—2013 West Penn Mid-Amateur champion
4—2013 WPGA Spring Stroke Play champion
5—2013 WPGA Public Links champion
6—2012 Tri-State PGA Section champion
7—2011 & 2012 Frank Fuhrer Invitational champion (must meet eligibility guidelines)
8—2013 Tri-State Open champion
9—2012 Mystic Rock club champion
10—Mystic Rock head professional
11—2012 Top 20—Tri-State PGA points list
12—2012 WPGA Honor Roll Top 10
13—2012 West Penn Open top 10 & ties
14—2008-2012 PA Open champion (must meet eligibility guidelines)
15—Top 10—Tri-State PGA points list as of 6/7/2013
16—Top 5—WPGA Men’s Honor Roll as of 6/7/2013
17—Other players at committee discretion
Championship at Mystic Rock, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
A. Monday, June 17 – 36 holes of stroke play.
B. Tuesday, June 18 – 18 holes of stroke play for the low 32 and ties, or anyone within seven strokes of the leader, after 36 holes.
Regulations and Information:
A. Automotive transportation will be permitted in the qualifying rounds and second round of championship
B. Players may bring their own caddies.
C. Players may carry their own bags.
D. It is a condition of competition that shoes with traditionally designed spikes, regardless of composition, or spikes comprised either entirely or partially of metal, regardless of design, are prohibited during the championship.
E. Play will be governed by The Rules of Golf, conditions stated on the WPGA Rules of Play card, and other Local Rules as posted.
F. Proper attire is mandatory in all phases of the championship. Shirts with collars and sleeves are required. Shorts of Bermuda length or longer are acceptable.
G. In the event of a tie for first place at the championship, a hole-by-hole playoff will be conducted immediately after completion of the round.
H. Players failing to return scores within ten (10) strokes of the USGA Course Rating at qualifying sites may have future entries declined, unless the contestant can document he is capable of competing at the championship level.
I. A player falsifying a Handicap Index may be subject to indefinite suspension from WPGA Championships.
J. Entrants on a waiting list, if used, have no status at the championship site until they are officially accepted into the field.
K. Starting times and other information will be available on the WPGA web site approximately one week before the Championship. Players unable to retrieve starting times should call the WPGA office (412-826-2180).
Prizes: A trophy will be awarded to the winning player, runner-up and low amateur. The professional purse will be in of excess of $25,000 and prize distribution shall be posted at the Championship site. Prizes for amateurs will consist of credits in the host club’s golf shop.
Notice: By submission of this entry, I agree to the following:
* I have read and understand the entry requirements and championship regulations.
* I agree that there are certain risks inherent in golf and accept personal and sole liability for such risks including but not limited to health risks.
* This entry is subject to rejection at any time (including during the Championship) by the WPGA. The reason may include unbecoming conduct.
* Responsibility for ensuring this application is received by the WPGA prior to the specified deadline is mine alone and that this application may be automatically rejected by the WPGA if received by after such date and time.
* Risk of delay or error in transmission is solely with me and that the WPGA has no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences there from, including the entry not being accepted.
* Any player under 18 years of age must have the WPGA Parental Consent Form filed before their application will be accepted. Parental consent forms can be found on the WPGA website in the appropriate tournament information or by contacting the Association office (412-826-2180).
* I understand the Championship Committee has complete discretion in accepting and rejecting entries with any criteria it determines.
For more information on the championship, please visit the PNC West Penn Open Championship home page.