The competition is 18 holes and the field of fifty-five (55) competitors is playing for eighteen (18) spots and two (2) alternates in the Amateur Championship at Sunnehanna Country Club. Additional information will be distributed on the starting tee. The practice facility will open at roughly 7:00 AM the day of the qualifying round.
Format: 18 holes of stroke play. Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. In the event of a tie for qualifying spots or alternates, a hole by hole playoff will take place on holes to be determined by the Committee.
Tee Markers: All play is from the WPGA tee markers. The course will play roughly 6,375 yards, par 72 depending on conditions.
Practice: Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player, must be pre-arranged, and are at the discretion of the club. Practice rounds are available by contacting the golf shop at 724-751-2943. The golf professional is Zachary Turek. Youghiogheny is offering a practice round fee of $30. Practice range balls are complimentary the day of the competition.
Transportation/Caddies: Walking is required. The club does not offer caddies. Players may bring their own caddies. Caddies must walk in performance of their duties during the qualifying round. Players are permitted to use push trolleys for the qualifying round.
Food: The WPGA provides water on course and lunch following the round. All other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player.
Footwear: METAL CLEATS ARE PROHIBITED. THE PENALTY IS DISQUALIFICATION.
Lodging: Lodging can be found in the Pleasant Hills area off Route 51 near the Allegheny County Airport.
Pace of Play: The maximum allowable time will be three hours and forty-five minutes (3:45). The Pace of Play Policy can be found HERE.
Evacuation Plan: In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, players on holes 1,2,3,7,8,9,10 & 18 should return immediately to the Clubhouse. Players on holes 4,5 & 6 should go to the shelter near 5 tee. Players on hole 11 should go to the shelter at the tee. Players on 12, 13 & 14 should go to the shelter at 13 tee. Players on 15,16 & 17 should go to the shelter at 17 green. Note: A suspension for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged air horn note. All other types of suspension will be signaled by three consecutive air horn notes, repeated. Resumption of play will be signaled by two short air horn notes, repeated.
Spectator Info: No spectator carts will be permitted for the competition without pre-approved ADA verification. Please contact the WPGA office for ADA guidelines. ADA carts are based on availability. Spectators may purchase lunches via cash or credit card.
Directions to the club can be found on the Youghiogheny Country Club website.
Please inform the Association as soon as possible if you must withdraw by emailing Matt Rusinko.