PLAYERS CUP INFORMATION AND POINTS
How Points Are Assigned
- Players Cup Points are accumulated during the calendar year.
- A player’s Division for the given year is determined by his/her age as of the first day of January.
- If a player’s birthdate creates eligibility for another Division, the player may compete for a trophy in any event for which his age makes him eligible but may gain points only through the Division in effect as of January 1 for the year. Points accumulated cannot be transferred from one Division to another within the same year.
- Any player competing in an Open Event will earn points in the appropriate Age Division determined by the score returned in the event. In Divisional events, players choosing to play in the Open Flight will receive points they would have earned with that score, in the Divisional breakdown. (i.e. a player scores 144 in the Open, which is equal the to the third-place score in his division – so he would earn third place points (without effecting other players in that Division.)
- Open Division play does not displace Age Division points assignments.
- In Stroke Play events, all players finishing the event will receive points. In match play events, in addition to those selected for matches, those whose score ties for the last qualifying place earn equal points.
- Bonus points are available for players in USGA Championships and International events with AGA Invitations (i.e. Peru, Mexican Amateur)
- Players Qualifying for USGA events receive points according to the published criteria. AGA is responsible for charting points gained in Arizona qualifiers. Those players qualifying in other locations are responsible to notify the AGA within 30 days of qualifying to receive points. Points are awarded in the year of play.
- In Arizona State Opens, points are determined by the order of finish of the amateurs entered. (All who make the cut in the Arizona Opens earn points.)
- Points allocations for individual events are subject to review based on the size of the scratch field. Poorly subscribed events may receive points reductions. The general policy will be to expect 40 players in open events for full points distributions. If fewer than 40 are competing in a scratch group, the first place for points will be determined by eliminating the number of places less than 40 from the top of the distribution. Ex. – If there were 30 players in the event, the first place for points would be 11th place.
- In addition to the four women’s championships, the following women’s events will earn Players Cup points for 2021: Season Opener, Mixed Stix, Scotch Play and Partners Tournaments.
Players Cup Year & Event Awards
With the conclusion of the Phoenix City Team event in December, the Points leaders in each Division for the year will receive prizes based on the year-long contributions from events. The prize fund will be divided proportionately and according to participation of players competing at each event during the year. Any additional sponsor funds will be likewise divided in a pro rata fashion.
A minimum number of spots will be paid in each division including: 12 Open, 2 Masters, 4 Senior and 2 Legends. More spots may be available at the end of the season, based on participation throughout the year. A player who qualifies for year-end payout in two divisions will be awarded the greater of the two amounts, with their spot in the smaller payout given to the next player in line in that division.
Points for AGA Stroke Play Events
(* Points for partner events are split between the two players.)
Points for AGA Match Play Events
|Round of 16||250||100||132|
|Round of 32||150||50||33|
|Round of 64||75||—||—|
Points for USGA Qualifying Rounds and International Invitationals
with AGA Participation
|US Open Sectional Qualifying||150|
|Bonus Points for Participation-International & Pac Coast||100|
|Making Cut/Match Play in USGA Championships||150|
|Top Ten Finish Stroke Play/Quarter Finalist Match Play (total)||250|
Points for Sanctioned Events – team events split between players
|Place||Type I||Type II|