Championship Player Memo

This correspondence will verify your entry into the Michigan Girls’ Junior State Amateur Championship at Washtenaw Golf Club, Sunday - Wednesday, June 25-28, 2017. 

Please note your starting time and starting tee assignment from the enclosed pairing sheets. You should arrive at your assigned tee at least ten (10) minutes prior to your scheduled starting time for instructions from the starter.

TOURNAMENT DATE:
Sunday, June 25th – Wednesday, June 28th 

DIRECTIONS: Take US-23 to exit 37A (Washtenaw Avenue). Go E 1 1/3 miles to Golfside Road. Go S on Golfside ½ mile to Packard Road. Go E – club will be on the right.

CLUB ADDRESS: 2955 Packard Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

LODGING:
  Hampton Inn Ann Arbor South (734) 665-5000

PRACTICE ROUND:  Please contact the golf shop for rates and availability, (734) 434-2040.  Contestants must call in advance to reserve a tee time and identify themselves as Michigan Girls Junior Amateur contestants.  

GPS AND RANGE FINDERS: In this competition, if a player uses a distance-measuring device that is designed to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his/her play, AND USES IT FOR THOSE OTHER CONDITIONS the player is in breach of Rule 14-3, for which the penalty is TWO STROKES for the first breach of this rule and DISQUALIFICATION for a subsequent breach during the stipulated round.

GAM DRESS CODE:  Shirts with collars and sleeves are required; however women may wear collarless shirts with sleeves or sleeveless shirts with collars.  Neither tank tops, tee shirts, short shorts, gym shorts, cut-offs, bathing suits nor denim pants/shorts are permitted.  Players and caddies are expected to adhere to the dress code.

FOOD:
 A $15 voucher will be provided to all players to use at their discretion during the course of the tournament. 

CADDIES/CARTS:  All players are required to walk. Contestants must carry their own bag, caddies are not permitted.  Pull carts may be used.  Spectator carts are only permitted if a request, accompanied by a doctor’s note confirming the spectator’s need for a cart, is submitted to the GAM at least two days prior to the competition. Requests and doctor’s notes can be submitted to kwolfe@gam.org.

PRACTICE RANGE:
 Complimentary for players on the day of the competition, prior to play only. The driving range will open one hour before the first tee time.

PLAYOFF:  In case of ties, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff immediately following play for the final match play spot(s).  The low 16 players, as well as the low 8 players under the age of 16 outside of the overall top 16, qualify for match play.  

Note:  If a player qualifies and is unable to compete in the Match Play Championship, she must notify the Committee immediately so that the next eligible player may be included.


MATCH PLAY: General numerical USGA draw shall be used.  The stipulated round shall be extended to as many holes as required for a match to be won.

WITHDRAWAL:  If you have to withdraw, please notify the GAM by e-mailing tournamententry@gam.org. If you must withdraw within 24 hours of the competition, please contact the GAM office at (248) 478-9242 ext. 124. Failure to notify may result in suspension from future GAM competitions.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Sunday, June 25 – 1st Round of Stroke Play Qualifying
Monday, June 26 – 2nd Round of Stroke Play Qualifying (8:00-10:10am start time)
Tuesday, June 27 – 1st & 2nd Rounds of Match Play (8:00am & 12:30pm start times)
Wednesday, June 28 – Semifinal and Final Matches (8:00am & 12:30pm start times)

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