98th West Virginia Amateur Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz     

Date: June 12-15, 2017
Host Club: The Resort at Glade Springs (Cobb)Mercedes_Benz_Logo_07
Address: 255 Resort Drive  Daniels, WV 25832
Phone: (304) 763-2050
Entries Open: February 14 @ 12:00AM
Entries Close: May 17 @ 11:59PM
Entry Fee: Qualifying – $75, Exempt – $200
Entry Form: CLICK HERE

Championship Pairings / Results

Qualifying: Players who are not exempt must qualify at one of the five qualifying locations. Players are only permitted to attempt to qualify once, and may not change qualifying venues once the entry deadline has passed. Starting times and qualifying position allocations will be released upon the closing of entries. QUALIFYING ENTRY DEADLINE IS MAY 17th.

Qualifying Dates, Sites, and Spot Allocations

May 22 – Bridgeport Country Club                                     (23 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts. – Alt Site 4,9)                          Pairings/Results
May 26 – Greenhills (Ravenswood)                                    (12 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts. – Alt Site 2,7)                          Pairings/Results      

May 30 – The Resort at Glade Springs (Cobb)               (27 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts. – Alt Site 3,8)                         Pairings/Results 
June 2 – Riverside Golf Club                                                (11 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts. – Alt Site 5, 10)                       Pairings/Results
June 5 – Sleepy Hollow Golf Club                                     (23 Qual. Spots, 2 Alts. – Alt Site 1, 6)                         Pairings/Results   

* Successful Qualifiers will be responsible for paying additional $125 to enter the Championship*

Exempt Players

Past Champions

2016 WV Amateur Top 15: Alan Cooke, Philip Reale II, Will Evans, Sam O’Dell, Joey Seabright, Pat Carter, Thadd Obecny II, Harold Payne, Jeff McGraw, Tad Tomblin, Ben Palmer, Isaiah Zaccheo, Cole Moore, Jeremy Rogers, Christopher Eckhardt, Mason Williams, Ian Patrick Archer

2016 WV Open Top 15 Amateurs: Tad Tomblin, Sam O’Dell, Chris Williams, Harold Payne, Philip Reale II, Thadd Obecny II, Pat Carter, Alan Cooke, Sterling Chafin, Will Evans, Steve Ross, Ian Hogue, Trent Roush, Owen Elliott, Cole Moore, Mark Johnson

2017 Junior Match Play Champion: Mason Williams

2017 Senior Open, Low Amateur: Steve Fox/John Kingora

2016 Mid-Amateur Champion: Sam O’Dell

2016 Senior Amateur Champion: Jeff Harper

2016 Senior Amateur Stroke Play Champion: Jeff Harper

2016 Senior Series Gross Champion: Rick Moore

2017 Wendy’s Amateur Tour State POY Points Gross Champion: Philip Reale II

2016 Junior Amateur Champion: Isaiah Zaccheo

Eligibility: Entries are open to male amateur golfers with an active GHIN Handicap Index of 10.0 or less through a WVGA Member Club. Please Reference WVGA Policies and Procedures for further details.

Format: The WV Amateur is a 72-hole stroke play championship with the field cut to the low 60 players and ties at the completion of 36 holes.

Field Size: The maximum field size is 120 players

Practice Round: Each player is allowed a practice round. Practice round fees will be $45 + tax and will be paid directly to The Resort at Glade Springs. A maximum of two (2) golf carts per foursome will be allowed during practice rounds. Use of the range after play on practice round days and tournament days will be $5 (inclusive of tax) per participant. Please contact The Resort at Glade Springs directly for availability of practice rounds.

Range Fee: Use of the practice range after practice rounds and competitions rounds will be $5 (inclusive of tax) per player.

Championship Yardage: Approximately 7,000 yards

Player Registration: Player registration will be held on Sunday, June 11th between 10:00AM and 4:00PM under the main pavilion outside of the golf shop. If a player cannot make registration, he must notify the WVGA that he is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship.

Player Reception: TBD

Cart Fees: Players will be required to pay a cart fee of $20 directly to The Resort at Glade Springs prior to each round of the championship.

Spectator Carts: Spectator carts will not be permitted during this championship with the exception of a spectator who can provide an issued and active Handicap Permit. Final decision will be made by the WVGA Executive Director and Senior Director of Rules & Competitions.

Caddies: Caddies are permitted during the championship. Players are responsible for supplying their own caddie. Caddies may ride in golf carts if it adheres to the WVGA cart policy and their is an available seat. * WVGA Cart Policy – there will be a maximum of 2 carts per group and 2 individuals per cart. *

Pairings: Championship Pairings for Rounds 1 & 2 will be released by Friday, June 9th. A cut will be made after 36 holes and players will be re-paired based on scores.

Awards: The champion will be awarded The Greenbrier Trophy at the conclusion of play. The top 10 finishers will all receive trophies.

POY Points: State Player of the Year points will  be awarded to the top 20 finishers. Points will be awarded immediately following the conclusion of the championship.

Electronic Measuring Devices: Electronic devices that measure distance only are permitted for this championship.

USGA Groove Condition of Competition (Not in Effect): The USGA groove rules effective January 1, 2010 are NOT in effect for this competition.

Score Posting: At the conclusion of the championship each players score will be automatically posted as a “T” or tournament score to the GHIN handicap system. Please do not enter your own scores from the competitve rounds as this will result in a double post.

Withdrawal Policy: In the event of a tournament withdraw; the player must notify the West Virginia Golf Association Office at 304-391-5000 no later than one week prior to the tournament. If withdraw is made prior to tournament deadline, the player may receive a refund regardless of reason less a $20 administrative fee. For a withdraw made after the entry deadline, the player may receive a refund only if player has experienced a sudden illness or injury, and only if the West Virginia Golf Association is notified prior to the first round of the tournament. All refund request must be submitted in writing to the Senior Director of Rules & Competitions, Carter Page.

Host Hotel: The Resort at Glade Springs – Rates TBD

West Virginia Amateur Championship Schedule of Events:

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Contestant Practice Rounds & Registration from 10:00AM – 4:00PM EDT

Monday, June 12, 2017
Round #1 – Tee Times on Hole #1, starting at 7:30am

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Round #2 – Tee Times on Hole #1, starting at 7:30am
*Cut low 60 and ties

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Round #3 – Tee Times on Hole #1, starting at 8:00am

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Round #4 – Tee Times on Hole #1, starting at 8:00am
Awards Presentation to Follow