Below you will find information related to U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Sectional Qualifying on Monday, October 3, 2016 at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, PA. The qualifying round is 18 holes and the field is 48 teams. The number of spots that teams are playing for is two (2) and two (2) alternates. Starting times and pairings will be released in mid-September. Additional information will be distributed as it becomes available.
Groupings - Alpha (not available)
Groupings - Tee & Time (not available)
Distance Measuring Devices are permitted for the qualifying round.
The “One Ball Rule” is in effect for the qualifying round.
Grooves conforming to USGA policy are required for the qualifying round.
Format - 18 Holes of Four-Ball Stroke Play. Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf.
The ball scored must be individually identifiable by the player who scored his ball for each hole when signing and returning your scorecard. Any further instructions will be issued on the starting tee. In the event of a tie, a hole by hole playoff will take place on holes to be determined by the Committee for qualifying spots as well as alternates.
Tee Markers - Play be from the USGA tee markers. The course will play approximately 7,100 yards, based on conditions.
Pace of Play - Maximum Allowable Time is four hours and thirty minutes (4:30).
Practice - Practice rounds are available by contacting the golf shop at 814-865-4653. Practice rounds will be at a cost of $31, are at the expense of the player and should be scheduled in advance. The Director of Golf is Joe Hughes. Practice range balls are complimentary the day of the competition.
Lodging - Lodging of various price ranges can be found in the State College area.
Transportation/Caddies - Players must walk for the competition. Penn State does not offer caddies. Players may bring their own caddies. Caddies must walk in performance of their duties.
Withdrawals - If a team needs to withdrawal please email Matt Rusinko or contact the Association as soon as possible in order to make proper grouping adjustments. Notifying the USGA at Golf House is also recommended.
Food - The WPGA provides fruits, coffee and juices for the players, all other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player.
Footwear - METAL CLEATS ARE PROHIBITED. THE PENALTY IS DISQUALIFICATION.
Directions to the club can be found on the Penn State Golf Courses website.