This notice serves as confirmation for U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifying on Monday, July 11, 2016 at Willowbrook Country Club in Apollo, PA. The qualifying round is 36 holes and the field is 84 players. The number of spots the field is playing for is three (3) and two (2) alternates. The starting tees will be holes #1 and #10. Additional information will be distributed on the starting tees. The locker room and practice facility will open at 7:00 AM the day of the qualifying round.
Format - 36 holes of stroke play. Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. In the event of a tie, a hole-by-hole sudden death playoff will take place on holes to be determined by the Committee for qualifying spots as well as alternates.
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.
Tee Markers - All play is from the WPGA tee markers. The course will play par 71 at roughly 6,650 yards depending on conditions.
Pace of Play - The maximum allowable time will be four hours and twenty minutes (4:20). The WPGA Pace of Play Policy can be found HERE, a checkpoint system will be in place for the qualifying round.
Practice - Practice rounds are available by contacting the golf shop at 724-727-3442. Practice rounds will be at a cost of $40 to walk on weekdays and $52 to walk on weekends after 12:00. Practice rounds should be made in advance and all practice rounds are at the discretion of the golf shop. The golf professional is Brian Dunaway. Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player. Practice range balls are complimentary the morning 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 and caddies are permitted to use push trolleys for the qualifying round.
Food - The WPGA provides coffee, juices and fruits prior to the round and water on the course. All other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player. An optional lunch, at the player’s expense will be available between rounds one and two. The club accepts credit card and cash.
Footwear - METAL CLEATS ARE PROHIBITED. THE PENALTY IS DISQUALIFICATION.
Lodging - Lodging of various price ranges can be found in the Monroeville or Harmarville areas off the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Evacuation Plan - In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, players on holes #1,2,3,4,9,10,11 & 18 should return immediately to the clubhouse. Players on holes #5,6,7 & 16 should go to the shelter between near hole #8 tee. Players on holes #8,12,13,14,15 & 17 should proceed to the maintenance building. Note: A suspension for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged air horn note or by the club’s electronic system. 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 qualifying round.
Directions to the club can be found on the Willowbrook Country Club website.
In the event a player needs to withdraw, please contact the USGA at Golf House. Dually notifying the WPGA is appreciated.