97th Western Pennsylvania Junior Championship
Conducted by the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association
Played for the Percy Preston Memorial Trophy
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Hannastown Golf Club, Greensburg, PA
FORMAT: 36 holes of stroke play.
ELIGIBILITY: Entries are open to any junior golfer who resides in the Western Pennsylvania district as of May 1, 2017, who is not enrolled in college full-time and has not reached his nineteenth birthday as of July 5, 2017.
The field will be selected after the close of entries and limited to 78 players. If a player is in doubt of their eligibility for this competition, they should contact the Association office. Players may submit a summary of playing record for committee review with entry form. All summaries received by Wednesday, June 21, 2017, will be considered. The Committee reserves the right to select the most representative field and submission of entry does not guarantee field acceptance.
PRIZES: A trophy will be awarded to the winning player and runner-up.
The Junior is a WPGA Junior Honor Roll and Williamson Cup Team points event. Please see the Honor Roll Center for applicable points table.
EXEMPTIONS: Champion will receive a 2 year exemption to the 2018 & 2019 Western Pennsylvania Amateur Championships.
ENTRIES (Fee & Closing Date): Entry and fee of $55.00 must be submitted to the Association by 5:00 P.M. E.D.T., by Wednesday, June 21, 2017, to be considered. Entry fee includes:Greens Fee, Trophies and lunch between rounds.
Online registration – Players must 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 here, by contacting the WPGA at 412-826-2180, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with name, address, and e-mail address included. Online entries may be paid by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card. American Express is not accepted by the WPGA.
Additional registration options – Entry forms will only be accepted in person at the WPGA office. Make check or money order payable to Western Pennsylvania Golf Association. Entries will not be accepted via telephone.
The committee reserves the right to accept late entries. Late entries will only be accepted via online entry, and these entries will be placed on a waiting list to fill spots if they become available. A fee of$15.00 will be required for all late entries.
Entry fee will be refunded with a $10.00 service charge for withdrawals before the close of entries. Withdrawals after the close of entries will be subject to a $20.00 service charge. No refunds will be issued to withdrawals after 5:00 PM two days prior to the championship proper.
PRACTICE & CADDIES: Information with regard to practice rounds will be made available at a later date. The club does offer caddies and arrangements must be made in advance. A parent, stepparent, or guardian may not serve as a caddie. All practice round and caddie fees are the responsibility of the player.
REGULATIONS AND INFORMATION:
A.Contestants are required to walk for the championship and may bring their own caddies or carry their own bags during the championship. A parent, stepparent, or guardian may not serve as a caddie.
B. 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.
C. Play will be governed by the USGA Rules of Golf, conditions stated on the WPGA Rules of Play card, and other Local Rules as posted.
D. 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.
E. A tie for first place shall be decided immediately upon completion of play with a hole-by-hole playoff.
F. Players falsifying a Handicap Index may be subject to indefinite suspension from WPGA Championships.
G. Starting times and other information will be available on the WPGA web site(http://www.wpga.org) approximately one week before the championship. Players unable to retrieve starting times should call the WPGA office (412-826-2180).
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.
The WPGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from a Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or public confidence in the WPGA. Such conduct may include but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the players’ equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators,officials, volunteers or staff, blatant and excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by club/course rules or any other unbecoming conduct.
Responsibility for ensuring entry 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 therefrom, including the entry not being accepted.