This notice serves as confirmation for U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifying on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Shannopin Country Club in Pittsburgh, PA. The qualifying round is 18 holes and the field is 63 players. The field is playing for two (2) spots in the championship and two (2) alternates. The starting tee will be hole #1. Additional information will be distributed on the starting tees. The practice facility will open at roughly 6:45 AM the day of the qualifying round.
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.
A parent, stepparent, or guardian may NOT serve as a caddie.
Format: 18 holes of stroke play. Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf. 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: The course will play par 70 at roughly 6,450 yards USGA tee markers (approx. Shannopin Black Tee) depending on conditions.
Locker Rooms: Individuals under the age of 19 are not permitted in the Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms in the Shannopin clubhouse. Competitors should report to the Boys & Girls Pool House Locker Rooms in order to use the lavatory facilities, change shoes and make any other pre/post-competition preparations.
Pace of Play: The maximum allowable time will be four hours and twenty minutes (4:20). The Pace of Play Policy can be found HERE. A checkpoint system will be in place for the qualifying round.
Practice— Practice round times can be scheduled by contacting the golf shop at 412-761-6377. The PGA Golf Professional is Eric Teasdale. Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player, must be pre-arranged, are at the discretion of the club and only available after 3:00 PM on scheduled days. Practice rounds for junior competitors will be at no cost to walk or for a cart fee of $25 to ride. All other guests of competitors who wish to play a practice round or ride along, will be at the prevailing rates. Push carts will not be permitted during practice rounds. Practice range balls are complimentary the morning of the competition.
Transportation/Caddies: Walking is required. Shannopin has a limited number of caddies. Club caddies will need to be arranged in advance by contacting the golf shop and are on a first come first serve basis. Players may bring their own caddies provided they meet the USGA’s requirements - A parent, stepparent, or guardian may NOT serve as a caddie. CADDIES MUST WALK IN PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES. Push carts will be permitted for the competition only. Push carts will not be permitted during practice rounds.
Food: The WPGA provides a light continental breakfast prior to the round and water on the course. All other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player.
Lodging: Lodging of various price ranges can be found in the Ross Township or Neville Island areas.
Evacuation Plan: In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, players on holes 1,2,3,4,5,9,10, 17 & 18 should return immediately to the Clubhouse. Players on holes 6,7,8,11,12,13,14,15 & 16 should proceed to the maintenance facility near hole #11 tee. 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.
Directions to the club can be found on the Shannopin Country Club website.
In the event a player needs to withdraw, please contact the USGA at Golf House. Dually notifying the WPGA is appreciated.