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61st Senior Women's
North & South Amateur Championship

August 20-22, 2018



  Mary Ann Hayward stands with the Putter Boy trophy after winning the
60th Senior Women’s North & South Amateur. (photo by Thomas Toohey Brown)




2017 CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

2017 - Results
Estimated Championship Yardage

Championship Recap - Read the story here

2018 ELIGIBILITY

Entries are open to female golfers who meet the requirements below. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.

In the Women's Open Division, applicants must have reached 50 years of age by Monday, August 20, 2018 to be eligible for competition.

In the Women's Super-Senior Division, applicants must have reached 60 years of age by Monday, August 20, 2018 to be eligible for competition.

FORMAT

54-holes of stroke play will determine the Champion.  Play will be divided into two divisions (Women’s Open, and Women’s Super-Senior) and contested with one round each on Pinehurst No. 2, No. 5, No. 6. A full field will consist of 90 total women between both divisions. 

DATE LOCATION ACTIVITY

Sunday, August 19

Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 5
Pinehurst No. 6

Practice Rounds

Sunday, August 19

Pinehurst Country Club

Player Dinner

Monday, August 20

Pinehurst No. 5
Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 6

Men's Open Division
Men's Super Senior Division
Women - Open & Super Senior

Tuesday, August 21

Pinehurst No. 5
Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 6

Men's Super Senior Division
Women - Open & Super Senior
Men's Open Division

Wednesday, August 22

Pinehurst No. 5
Pinehurst No. 2
Pinehurst No. 6

Women - Open & Super Senior
Men's Open Division
Men's Super Senior Division


ENTRY PROCESS

All entries, including returned invitations, must be received by the entry deadline of 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Time limit for entries means time of receipt at the Pinehurst Tournament Office (not time entry is transmitted to Pinehurst) Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and Pinehurst will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.  

Entry Fee: $450 (Payment information will be collected upon acceptance following the deadline). Withdrawals after entries close up to and including August 13, 2018 will be issued a refund minus a $30 processing fee.  Withdrawals after August 13, 2018 will not receive a refund except in cases of extenuating circumstances, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis.. All refunds are at the discretion of the Championship Committee.

ENTRY APPLICATION

Entry Application

INVITATION/APPLICATION PROCESS

Invitations (Championship Exempt) *see below for more details   

  • Players meeting our exemption criteria will be invited to compete.
  • Players meeting exemption criteria will be accepted upon receipt of invitation/application.
  • Players meeting these criteria will be guaranteed acceptance unless more than 90 exempt players accept invitations to compete. If this occurs, players will be  granted entry into the Championship based on their highest level of exemption status. (S1 precedes S2 so on and so forth).

Applications (Championship Non-Exempt)  

  • Players not meeting exemption criteria may formally apply via application.
  • Players are encouraged to send a playing resume along with their application to Tournaments@pinehurst.com. The resume along with various rankings will be used to determine the remaining players that are accepted.
  • All decisions are at the discretion of the tournament committee and all decisions are final.

At Close of Entries

  • Invitations and applications are received, and processed.  The field is determined based off of the number of exempt players and selecting the best non-exempt players to complete the 90 player field.
  • If the total number of applications exceeds our maximum field size, players will be placed on an alternate list.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Entrants make their own reservations. Special discounted room rates are available at Pinehurst Resort for North & South Contestants. Call 1-844-281-9289 for more information.

CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION

Contestants invited to participate in the Championship must register on Sunday, August 19, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight.  All contestants must register in person.  Please make every effort to register prior to playing practice rounds.  **Failure to register without notification to the Tournament Office may result in the player forfeiting their spot in the event.**

PRACTICE ROUNDS/RANGE USAGE

The official practice round for the Championship is Sunday, August 19th.  Contestants will be able to make a practice round on any one of the three courses (additional information will be available follow entry deadline). Green fees & cart fees are included in the entry fee for tournament rounds. Additional carts fees will apply for those choosing to play a practice round.

PLAYER DINNER

There will be a North & South Contestant Dinner in the Outlook Room at Pinehurst Country Club on Sunday, August 19th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  ALL PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.  Guests are welcome and you may purchase guest tickets at contestant registration. Please do not send money for guest tickets in advance.

CADDIES/CARTS:

Players may walk, take a cart or use a caddie. Tournament round cart fees are included in the entry fee or a player may supply their own caddie or hire a Pinehurst caddie. Pull or push carts are also not permitted per club policy. 

To make arrangements for a Pinehurst caddie please contact the Caddie Master (phone 910-235-8149 or pinehurst@caddiemaster.org) at least one week in advance. Bags fees are $65 per round plus gratuity ($30+ recommended depending on services.) Pinehurst caddies will be assigned based on availability. 

CONDITIONS/SCHEDULES

The Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions, and/or schedules herein. The decision of the Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee in any matter will be final.

The Pinehurst Tournament Office may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player’s equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by the rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.

INVITATION/EXEMPTION CRITERIA

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption into the 2018 Championship only. The Pinehurst Tournament office and Championship Committee reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players who wish to participate in the Championship must file and entry.

61st Senior Women's North & South Amateur Championship

Championship Qualifying Exemptions

SW1

Past North and South Senior Women's Champions

SW2

Senior North and South Top 20 past 3 years

SW3

U.S. Senior women's Amateur Match Play

SW4

Reigning Trans-National Senior Amateur Four-ball Championship (2 players)

SW5

Reigning Women's Eastern Amateur Championship

SW6

Reigning Women's Eastern Amateur Super Senior Champ

SW7

Reigning Women's Southern Senior Amateur

SW8

Reigning Women's Southern Super Senior Amateur

SW9

Reigning Pacific Northwest Senior Women's Amateur

SW10

Reigning Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women's Amateur

SW11

Reigning Pacific Northwest Senior Women's Team Championship (2 players)

SW12

Reigning Women's Metropolitan Golf Association Seniors "A" Championship

SW13

Reigning Jones/Doherty Championship Women's Amateur (Senior Division)

SW14

Reigning CGA Women's Senior Championship

SW15

Reigning U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

SW16

Reigning British Ladies' Senior Amateur

SW17

Reigning Senior Women's English Close Amateur Championship

SW18

Reigning Senior Women's English Close Strokeplay Championship

SW19

Reigning Royal Cup Canadian Women's Super Senior Championship

SW20

Reigning Royal Cup Canadian Women's Senior Championship

SW21

Reigning New England Senior Women's Championship

SW22

Reigning New England Super Senior Women's Championship

SW23

Reigning New England Senior Women's Legends Championship

SW24

Reigning State Golf Association Senior Women's Champion