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  • Location: Tonto Verde Golf Club
  • Date: July 30 - 04, 2018
  • Ages: All
  • Entry Deadline: July 09, 2018
  • Amateur Entry Fee: $260
  • TPA Entry Fee: $235

94th Arizona Amateur Championship

Come play in the 94th Arizona Amateur this summer at Tonto Verde Golf Club.  Tonto Verde has two distinctly different and challenging 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by Gary Panks and David Graham. Both courses, the Peaks and the Ranch, are immaculately maintained and are known for being some of the finest greens in the valley. Last year Ken Tanigawa beat Chad Wilcox 1 up to win the 93rd Arizona Amateur at Moon Valley Country Club.

94th Arizona Amateur Championship

HOST SITE: Tonto Verde Golf Club, 18401 El Circulo Dr, Rio Verde, AZ 85263

DATES: July 30 – August 4, 2018 (Monday – Saturday)

EXEMPTIONS 
Provided players are otherwise eligible, exemptions are given to the following:

1) All past Champions of the Arizona Amateur Championship;

2) Players who tied for 64th or better in the stroke play qualifying at the 93rd Arizona Amateur Championship (2017);

3) Top 30 on the Open Players Cup Points ranking as of 6/11/2018; Top 5 in Masters, Senior, Super Senior and Legends Division Players Cup Points ranking as of 6/11/2018.       

4) Any individual winner of an Open AGA TOUR event or Major Championship since the 93rd Arizona Amateur Championship (Aug. 6, 2017 – July 29, 2018), including Divisional winners of the Arizona Senior Stroke Play Championship, Arizona Senior Match Play Championship, and the AGA Players Cup Championship;

5) Reigning AGA Player of the Year, Divisional Players of the Year and Mayfair Award winners;

6) Three (3) exemptions for local junior golfers at discretion of JGAA and The First Tee of Phoenix;             

7) Reigning Arizona Boys High School State Champions – Divisions 1 & 2;

8) Four (4) Host Club Selections.

Special Exemption Requests – to be considered for an AGA Tournament Committee exemption, submit the EXEMPTION REQUEST FORM to apolonec@azgolf.org or fax to (602) 944-3228 before July 16, 2018. Approved players will be contacted shortly after July 16th.                 

A full listing of exempt players can be found (Link). Qualifying dates & locations for the 94th Arizona Amateur Championship can be found on the AGA’s Complete Tournament Listing.

Deadline for Exempt players to register: Monday, July 9, 2018 @ 5 p.m.

Deadline for Qualifier players to register: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 5 p.m.
*Exempt & qualified players must enter by the published deadline or they will lose their exempt status and spot in the final field.

Any available spots into the Championship after July 16, 2018 will be filled by AGA staff, with priority given to players who participated in AZ AM Qualifiers.

GOLF CART USE: Players may walk but are permitted to ride in carts and cart fees are covered in the tournament entry fee. Carts will be staged near the practice facilities each morning of the competition. Maximum of two carts per group and maximum of two riders per cart. Players can expect to ride in their own cart during Match Play. Click here for AGA's complete golf cart policy.

CADDIES: Caddies are NOT permitted during the 36-hole stroke play portion of the Championship. Caddies are allowed in Match Play.


In addition, the following policies will be enforced:

  1. Spectator carts are not permitted for insurance reasons, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. Pull carts are permitted as long as not in conflict with the Host Club rules.

PRACTICE ROUNDS: TBD

FORMAT: The event will play host to a max field size of 168 players for qualifying rounds, with the field cut to the top 64 players for the match play championship, all competing in one division. The event will consist of a 36-hole qualifier, followed by a 64-player match play championship.                                                                               

TOURNAMENT TEE TIMES:

                Monday, July 30

                                7:30 – 9:27 a.m.                          Stroke Play Qualifying – Nos. 1 and 10 tees (threesomes, 9-min intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Ranch Course

                                7:30 – 9:27 a.m.                          Stroke Play Qualifying – Nos. 1 and 10 tees (threesomes, 9-min intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Peaks Course

                                11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                Lunch Buffet

                                                                                         Tonto Verde – Clubhouse

                Tuesday, July 31

                                7:30 – 9:27 a.m.                          Stroke Play Qualifying – Nos. 1 and 10 tees (threesomes, 9-min intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Ranch Course

                                7:30 – 9:27 a.m.                          Stroke Play Qualifying – Nos. 1 and 10 tees (threesomes, 9-min intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Peaks Course

                                11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.               Lunch Buffet

                                                                                        Tonto Verde – Clubhouse             

                                **Field will be cut to top 64 players following the 36-hole qualifier**

                Wednesday, August 1

                        7:00 – 11:08 a.m.                              Round of 64 – No. 1 tee (8 min. intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Ranch Course

                                10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.                      Lunch Buffet

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Clubhouse

                Thursday, August 2

                        7:00 – 9:00 a.m.                               Round of 32 – No. 1 tee (8 min. intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Ranch Course

                       *Approx. 12 – 2:00 p.m.                     Round of 16 – No. 1 tee (8 min. intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Ranch Course

                Friday, August 3

                       7:00 – 7:56 a.m.                               Round of 8 – No. 1 tee (8 min. intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Ranch Course                         

                       *Approx. 12 – 12:30 p.m.                   Round of 4 – No. 1 tee (8 min intervals)

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Ranch Course

                Saturday, August 4

                         7:00 a.m.                                        Final match – No. 1 tee

                                                                                        Tonto Verde Golf Club – Ranch Course

*Afternoon matches on Thursday and Friday will begin approximately 45 minutes after the second player is determined from the morning matches.                            

PAIRINGS: Qualyifying pairings will be available before end of day on Thursday, July 26. Pairings will be available online and will be notified via email when made available.

DRIVING RANGE: Practice balls will be available on the range prior to play onMonday - Saturday at Tonto Verde Golf Club.

TOURNAMENT GIFTS: All Tournament participants will be given a tee gift at Tournament Registration prior to the first round. Players advancing  to match play will receive additional tournament gifts the further they advance.

GOLF CART USE: Players may walk or ride.

In addition, the following policies will be enforced:

  1. Spectator carts are not permitted for insurance reasons, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  2. Carts are assigned only to contestants. A caddie may use a cart only if a contestant is not displaced by such use.
  3. Restrictions on cart use for players are at the discretion of the Host Site, and all players are bound by those requirements, subject to withdrawal for violations of that policy. Any such restrictions will be posted at the tournament site.
  4. Two persons per cart only.
  5. Carts must be kept on paths if available near greens and tees.
  6. Any non-player riding with a player is considered a caddie and subject to any potential rules violations.
  7. Pull carts are permitted as long as not in conflict with the Host Club rules.

Click here for the complete guidelines of AGA’s golf cart policy.

WITHDRAW POLICY: Prior to the Entry Deadline, players may withdraw from a tournament and receive a full refund by completing the withdraw process on the tournament website, calling the AGA office (602) 944-3035 during normal business hours or calling the Withdraw Line at (602) 944-3035 ext. 210 and leaving a message.

After the Entry Deadline has passed, any withdraw will be considered a “late withdraw”. Tournament entry fees will only be returned if the player’s position in the field is filled by an alternate. In any case, a $30 administrative fee will be deducted from any tournament entry fee refund, regardless of the reason for withdrawing.

Click here for the AGA’s complete withdraw policy.