CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMARY

Date: June 5-8, 2023
Host Club: 
Golf Club of Houston – Tournament Course
Address:
 5860 Wilson Road, Humble, TX 77396
Phone: 
(281) 459-7820
Tournament Director:
 Amy Worthington

Entry & Eligibility
Entries Open:
 March 8, 2023 at 9:00 AM (CST)
Entries Close: May 3, 2023 at 5:00 PM (CST)
Withdraw Date: May 3, 2023 at 5:00 PM (CST)

Entry Fee: $350 per person

Eligibility: Open to female amateur golfers who have a USGA Handicap Index not exceeding 6.0 for the amateur and 18.4 for the mid-amateur and who are members of the WSGA through a WSGA member golf club, women’s golf organization, or a college/university. All golf clubs, women’s golf organizations, and colleges/universities are eligible to join WSGA by paying $35.00 dues. For information on how to join the WSGA, click here.

Submit dues to Lecia Alexander, WSGA Treasurer 12334 Meadow Ridge Stafford, TX 77477.

All contestants must have a handicap index computed under a USGA Handicap System and must be issued from a “golf club” which is licensed to the USGA Handicap System. Membership must be current as of the entry closing. A contestant may remit dues to her club.

Entry Procedure: The number of players in each Championship (Amateur & Mid-Amateur) will be determined by the number of eligible entries. In the event the championship becomes over-subscribed, entries by division will be accepted in order of handicap index based upon the Wednesday, May 3, 2023, World Handicap System Handicap Revision.

Exemptions: Each Women’s State Amateur Champion from the fifteen southern states will receive an exemption into the WSGA Amateur Championship. If the dates of said states Amateur Championship conflicts with the WSGA Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship, the Allied Golf Association has the choice to use the exemption for a player who may not participate in the State Amateur and would elect to play in the WSGA Mid-Amateur Championship.

Withdraw Policy: Prior to the entry deadline players looking to withdraw should do so online through their Golf Genius profile to receive an immediate refund and withdrawal. After the entry deadline has passed players should either call the Tournament Director, Amy Worthington at (214) 468-8942 or aworthington@txga.org.

Only withdrawals on the day of the competition should be directed to the host club golf shop.

Refund Policy: If a player withdraws prior to the entry withdraw date she will receive a full refund, less a $25.00 administrative fee. If a player withdraws after the withdraw date has passed, the player will not receive a refund unless the spot is filled by a wait-listed player (the $25.00 administrative fee is still applicable in this circumstance). However, if the player withdraws within three business days, prior to the day of the first round, and the spot is filled with an alternate player, she will receive a 50% refund of the entry fee. In exceptional circumstances, a player may file a written appeal for a refund to the Championship Decisions Committee. These will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

Player Field: Maximum 96 players.

Format: The low 32 Amateur (approx. 6,000-6,300 yards) and Mid-Amateur (5,700-5,900 yards) qualifiers will constitute the Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship Flights. Any ties for last place in the Amateur or Mid-Amateur Championship Flight will be decided by a hole-by-hole play-off held immediately after the qualifying round. The remaining players will be divided into flights determined by the number of entries. Ties for the last place in these flights will be determined by the order in which the scorecards are returned. All players eliminated in the first round of match play may participate in an 18-hole Stroke Play consolation round on Wednesday.

For those players in the Mid-Amateur Championship who do not qualify in the low 32, the committee reserves the right to shorten the yardage for continuing matches.

What’s Included: The entry fee includes cart fees, range balls, practice round, three rounds of tournament play, lunch each tournament round, tee gift, and prizes.

Practice Round Information: Each player is allowed one (1) complimentary practice round at the tournament course at the Golf Club of Houston which will be a 2:00 PM shotgun on Sunday, June 4th.

Registration Information: Player registration will be held on Sunday, June 4th between 11:30 AM-1:30 PM in Harmon Hall located inside the Golf Club of Houston clubhouse. If a player cannot make registration, she must notify a WSGA official at the host club that she is unable to make the registration deadline but will be competing in the championship.

Hotel Information:

Courtyard by Marriott Houston Northeast
Address: 120 N Redemption Square Rd, Houston, TX 77044
Phone: (281) 458-3882
Last Day to Book: Friday, May 19
Booking Link: Click Here

– $99 USD – $119 USD per night (breakfast not included)
– Complimentary parking

Policies & Procedures: To view WSGA Policies and Procedures, please visit the WSGA website.

Transportation: All players MUST ride during the practice round and all championship rounds. Personal caddies are not permitted during the championship.

Prizes/Awards
AMATEUR CHAMPION – The Amateur trophy will be awarded to the Amateur Champion.

MID-AMATEUR CHAMPION – The Betty Probasco trophy will be awarded to the Mid-Amateur Champion.

AMATEUR MEDALIST – The Evelyn Monsted trophy will be awarded to the player having the lowest qualifying score in the Amateur Championship.

JUNIOR MEDALIST – The Marty Webb trophy will be awarded to the player in the Amateur Championship who has not reached her 19th birthday before the end of the Championship and who has the lowest qualifying score.

MID-AMATEUR MEDALIST – The Marcia Mileti trophy will be awarded to the player having the lowest qualifying score in the Mid-Amateur Championship. Prizes will be awarded for each flight.

WSGA Medical Cart Request Policy
Spectator carts are prohibited. However, spectators may request golf carts in accordance with ADA compliance standards. Requests for golf carts must be emailed to the Tournament Director, Amy Worthington – aworthington@txga.org supported by complete documentation and the required accompanying medical documentation specified in that form for all first-time requests. A request will not be deemed complete until all required information and documentation have been provided. This must be completed by June 2 at 5:00 PM.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(Subject to Change)

Sunday, June 4th
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Tournament Registration in Harmon Hall
2:00 PM – Official Practice Round – Shotgun

Monday, June 5th
7:30 AM – 12:40 PM #1 – Qualifying Round, Groups of 3
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Player Lunch

Tuesday, June 6th
7:30 – 9:30 AM #1 – Amateur Championship Flight – Round of 32
7:30 – 9:30 AM #10 – Amateur & Mid-Amateur First Flight – Round of 16

11:00 – 3:00 PM – Player Lunch

12:00 – 2:00 PM #1 – Mid-Amateur Championship Flight – Round of 32
12:00 – 12:56 PM #10 – Amateur & Mid-Amateur First Flight – Quarterfinals

Wednesday, June 7th
7:30 – 9:30 AM #1 – Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championship Flight – Round of 16
7:30 – 7:54 AM #10 – Amateur & Mid-Amateur First Flight – Semifinals

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Player Lunch

12:00 PM– 12:24 PM #1 – Amateur Championship Flight – Quarterfinals
12:32 PM – 12:56 PM #1 – Mid-Amateur Championship Flight – Quarterfinals
1:10 – 3:00 PM #1 – Amateur & Mid-Amateur Consolation Stroke Play, Groups of 4

Thursday, June 8th
7:30 – 7:38 AM #1 – Mid-Amateur Championship Flight – Semifinals
7:46 – 7:54 AM #1 – Amateur Championship Flight – Semifinals
7:30 – 7:38 AM #10 – Amateur & Mid-Amateur First Flight – Finals

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Player Lunch

1:00 PM #1 – Mid-Amateur Championship Flight – Finals
1:08 PM #1 – Amateur Championship Flight – Finals
Following Play – Awards Presentation