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2017 LGA JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP


Tchefuncta Country Club, Covington, LA
54 holes, stroke play
Wednesday, July 12 - Friday, July 14, 2017


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ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 5th, 2017, 5:00 PM CST

ENTRY FEE: $100

REFUND POLICY: Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if LGA office is notified, in writing, before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded only in the event of injury or illness provided notification (accompanied by a doctor’s statement) reaches LGA office by July 11, 2017. A $20 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.


Championship conducted to determine the top male Junior amateur in Louisiana for 2017. Overall Championship will be conducted over 54 holes and is open to any Junior age 10-18 wishing to compete for the Junior Amateur Championship. Age Group Championships are also available for those wishing to compete only against juniors their own age and will be conducted over 36 holes. 

Eligibility:  
Entries are open to any male, Louisiana resident (as of at least 90 days prior to the Championship) who is an amateur golfer (as defined by the USGA) and is a member of a LGA Member Club in good standing (2017 club and individual dues must be paid). Entrants must be 10 years of age by midnight, July 12, 2017, and cannot have reached their 19th birthday by midnight, July 14, 2017. Non-amateurs are not eligible. Entries are subject to rejection at any time (including during the championship) by the LGA. Reasons for rejection may include unbecoming conduct. 

Field/Format of Play: Limited to the first 160 entries. Participants must choose to enter either the appropriate Age-Group Championship (36 holes tournament play/July 12-13) OR the Overall Championship (54 holes tournament play/July 12-14). Groupings for Age-Group Championships will be as follows: 10-11, 12-13, & 14-15.  Some Age-Groups will play from forward tees. Participant must declare his participation in either the Overall Championship OR an Age-Group Championship with registration.


Dress Code, Cell Phones: Competitors must be neat in appearance and wear appropriate attire. No gym shorts, cutoffs, blue jeans, tee shirts, etc. Shorts must be Bermuda length. Use of cell phones, including those used as Electronic Measuring Devices, is prohibited on the course during the competition (The Committee reserves the right to disqualify a competitor for a breach of the policy regarding cell phone usage; See USGA Rules of Golf Decision 33-7/8). Important Note: Tchefuncta Country Club is a spikeless facility and all competitors will be required to wear spikeless shoes. 

Practice Privileges: Practice privileges are extended to participants in the Championship at Tchefuncta Country Club on July 11.

Rules Meeting & Hamburger Cookout July 11th at 7:00 PM at Tchefuncta Country Club. Participants and parents are strongly encouraged to attend (meal provided for participants only). 

Prizes: 
Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each Age-Group Championship (36 holes). The Overall Championship will be divided into a minimum of two flights and top three finishers in each flight will receive prizes (54 holes). The Junior Amateur Champion is also extended an invitation to participate in the 2017 Junior River Cup to be played at Squire Creek Country Club, September 23-24, 2017.  The Champion will also receive a $400 gift certificate redeemable at the Tchefuncta Country Club Golf Shop and a Titleist golf bag embroidered with "2017 LGA Junior Amateur Champion." The below AJGA performance stars will be awarded to the top 15 finishers in the Overall Championship:


Champion                                              Fully Exempt        

Top 5                                               12 Performance Stars

Top 10                                              8 Performance Stars

Top 15                                              4 Performance Stars   



WAGR: As part of their expanding relationship to govern the game globally, the USGA partners with the R&A in compiling and publishing the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). This LGA Championship is a WAGR counting event, and the results will be sent to the R&A in St Andrews, Scotland. A primary purpose of the WAGR is to provide exemptions into USGA and R&A amateur championships for top ranked amateur golfers. The rankings are updated every Wednesday at 12:00 noon, Greenwich Mean Time. Additional information about the WAGR and the current rankings may be found at www.wagr.com. 

Rules of Golf: Play will be governed by the current USGA Rules of Golf and LGA Rules of Play Card. All questions will be settled by the LGA Rules Committee, whose decision will be final. Automotive transportation (carts) and/or caddies will not be permitted.

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL: Hampton Inn Covington  68700 Highway 190 Service Road, Covington, LA, 70433. Located just off I-12, this modern hotel is 10-15 minutes from Tchefuncta Country Club. Rate of $99, plus tax. All rooms include free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed), flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Other freebies include parking and on-site hot breakfast (daily) or to-go breakfast bags (weekdays). There’s an exercise room and an outdoor pool, as well as a meeting room and a 24-hour business center. Call the property direct and ask for the 2017 LGA USGA Championships group block or click here to book online. LGA Jr. Amateur Championship reservation group code is JAC. Enter that code to get the discounted rate. Rooms will be released for general use after June 27, 2017.