LPGA Amateurs - Canton Chapter
Chapter Events

LOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

The LPGA Amateurs Championship is the largest women’s amateur golf tournament of its kind with more than 2400 members participating. Played in three stages, participation requires a USGA handicap and participation is limited to LPGA Amateurs' members.

Stages of the LPGA Amateur Championship
The Local Qualifier, an 18-hole local qualifying round currently held by each Chapter.
The Sectional Qualifier, Beavercreek Golf Club in Beavercreek, OH - July 13, registration deadline, June 27
The LPGA Amateur Championship Finals, The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA, October 11 and 12, registration deadline September 15

LOCAL QUALIFIER
Sunday, June 2, 2019
(Rain date June 9, 2019)
Tee times start at 1:00 pm - dinner and prizes will follow after the tournament

Ohio Prestwick Country Club
3751 Glen Eagles Blvd.
Uniontown, OH 44685
Course phone:  330-699-3991

REGISTRATION
$70 for Qualifier - includes golf, cart, dinner, and prizes
$65 for those who only want to play golf and not compete in Qualifier - includes golf, cart and dinner.

Only players competing in the Qualifier must register online with LPGA Amateurs Golf Association by May 15.

When attempting to register for any of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association events, please DO NOT attempt to sign in using the Golf Genius Sign In option. Please start out at the https://lpgaamateurs.com and login into Member Clubhouse, then click on MyEvents, or when viewing an event, click on the Register Now button (which will take you to the Member Clubhouse to sign in). When registering with LPGA Amateurs you will need to have your Handicap Index and GHIN.

PAYMENT
Payment must be paid by May 15 (no exceptions) and payable and mailed to:
EWGA Canton Chapter, PO Box 36910, Canton, OH 44735

FORMAT
The LPGA Amateur Championship offers two different competitive formats: Stroke Play and Scramble. You select the format that best fits your game, personality and skill level.

STROKE PLAY COMPETITION
Stroke play competitors play in one of five flights at based upon their USGA Handicap Index. Handicaps over 40.4 are ineligible to play stroke play but can enter TEAM SCRAMBLE.

Flight                   Handicap Range
Championship         0.0 to 10.0
First                       10.1 to 17.0
Second                  17.1 to 24.0
Third                      24.1 to 32.0
Fourth                    32.1 to 40.4

First place low gross and first place low net winners in each of the flights will qualify to advance to the next stage of the competition. Additionally, recognition awards are given for the low gross and low net Senior players (55-69) and for the low gross and low net Super Senior players (70 and over).

TEAM SCRAMBLE
Scramble teams consisting of four (4) women who meet the eligibility requirements to play in the LPGA Amateurs Championship.  The team handicap will be determined using the Ambrose method - fifty percent of the average Course Handicap of the four players. 1st and 2nd place winners will advance to the next level of the competition.

TO QUALIFY, LPGA Amateur Golf Association MEMBERS MUST
• Follow the registration guidelines distributed by your local Chapter
• Be a female, LPGA Amateur Golf Association member in good standing*
• Have a verifiable USGA Handicap Index and have an equivalent of two 18-hole scores posted to your handicap record in the current year, prior to the handicap cut-off date for their respective Local Qualifier - May 15, 2019. If you currently do not have a handicap please email or call one of the qualifier contacts listed below.
• Be an amateur golfer as defined by the USGA
*LPGA Amateur Golf Association Gender Policy applies

MORE INFO:
Direct questions and additional information to qualifier contacts:

Debbie Kandel
330-962-6521
330-630-0270 ext. 7471
debbiegolfs@gmail.com

Dee Diana
330-833-7511
ddiana@sssnet.com

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NEWS FROM 2018

Canton Chapter Members Win FIRST PLACE at 
2018 LPGA Amateur Cup National Championship

The first time a chapter from Ohio has won the event!

Members of our LPGA Amateur Canton Chapter, the "Canton Birdie Bunch" team members Ann Godwin, Doreen Smith, Kathy Dent, Debbie Kandel, Bobbi Barchiesi, Debbie Johns, Debbie Quinn, and Mary Peppard placed 3rd in The Cup Midwest Regional Qualifier in Indianapolis in September, qualifying for the National Cup Finals in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. 

Fifty teams and 400 golfers competed in the finals November 2-3, 2018 with a day of four ball match play and a day of single match play.

The Canton Birdie Bunch team finished in FIRST PLACE!  The winning team members were Ann Godwin, Doreen Smith, Kathy Dent, Debbie Kandel, Bobbi Barchiesi, Kandy Jones, Debbie Quinn, and Mary Peppard. Kandy Jones played for Debbie Johns in the finals since Debbie was unable to travel to Texas.  

The Championship trophy will be on display at the LPGA Headquarters for one year and during the 2019 Solheim Cup Tournament.