How Points Are Assigned

  1. Players Cup Points are accumulated during the calendar year.
  2. A player’s Division for the given year is determined by his/her age as of the first day of January.
  3. 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.
  4. Bonus points are available for players in USGA Championships and International events with AGA Invitations (i.e. Peru, Mexican Amateur)
  5. 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.
  6. In Sanctioned events, points will be awarded to the top 10 finishers or 1/3 of the field, whichever is less. In the Arizona Open and Arizona Senior Open, the 1/3 of field criteria refers to number of amateurs in the field – i.e. if there are 24 amateurs in the Arizona Open, 8 amateurs would receive points.
  7. 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.
  8. In Arizona State Opens, points are determined by the order of finish of the amateurs entered.
  9. 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 (with out effecting other players in that Division.)
  10. Open Division play does not displace Age Division points assignments.
  11. 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.

Players Cup Year and Event Awards

With the conclusion of the Players Cup Championship, the Points leaders in each Division for the year will receive prizes based on the year-long contributions from events. A total of $14,000 will be divided according to the number of players competing in each Division during the year, awarded to the top eight players in each Division. The Women’s Division will be awarded to the top three in the Open Division and the top five in the Senior Division.

Place
  • AGA Open Events
  • Divisional 4-Ball*
  • Women’s Four-Ball
  • Pacific Coast Qualifier
Points
  • AZ Stroke Play
  • Women’s Stroke Play
Points
  • AZ Mid Amateur
  • AGA Championship
  • AZ 4-Ball*
Points
  • AGA Players Cup
  • Divisional Stroke Play
  • Women’s Senior Stroke Play
Points
  • One Day Events
Points
1 400 750 600 500 150
2 312 650 500 390 118
3 275 600 450 344 105
4 243 550 400 304 92
5 215 500 350 268 82
6 189 475 325 237 72
7 167 450 300 209 63
8 148 425 275 184 56
9 130 400 255 163 49
10 115 375 235 144 44
11 102 350 215 127 39
12 90 325 200 112 34
13 79 300 185 99 30
14 70 280 170 87 27
15 62 260 160 77 24
16 55 240 150 68 21
17 48 220 140 60 18
18 43 200 135 53 16
19 38 180 130 47 14
20 33 170 125 42 13
21 29 160 120 37 11
22 26 150 115 32 10
23 23 145 110 29 9
24 20 140 105 25 8
25 18 135 100 22 7
26 16 130 95 20 6
27 14 125 90 18 5
28 13 120 85 16 5
29 11 115 80 14 5
30 10 110 75 12 5
31 9 105 72 11 5
32 8 100 69 10 5
33 7 95 66 10 5
34 6 90 63 10 5
35 6 85 60 10 5
36 5 80 57 10 5
37 5 75 54 10 5
38 5 70 51 10 5
39 5 65 48 10 5
40 5 60 45 10 5
41 5 55 42 10 5
42 5 50 39 10 5
43 5 45 36 10 5
44 4 40 33 10 5
45 5 35 30 10 5
46 5 30 27 10 5
47 5 30 25 10 5
48 5 30 25 10 5
49 5 30 25 10 5
50 5 30 25 10 5
51 30 25
52 30 25
53 30 25
54 30 25
55 30 25
56 30 25
57 30 25
58 30 25
59 30 25
60 30 25
Cut Made 30 25
Place
  • AZ Amateur
Points
  • Divisional Match Play
  • Women’s Match Play
Points
  • AZ 4-Ball (if Match Play)
Points
Champion 750 500 600
Runner-Up 600 400 468
Semi-Finalist 450 300 389
Quarter-Finalist 350 200 270
Round of 16 250 100 132
Round of 32 150 50 33
Round of 64 75
Medalist 200 100 200
*With AGA Participation

Points for USGA Qualifying Rounds and International Invitationals

Qualification Points
Qualifiers 300
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
Champion300
Place Type I Type II
1 400
200
2 350
175
3 300
150
4 275 125
5 250
115
6 225
105
7 200
100
8 175
95
9 150 90
10 125 85
11100x
1275x
All Others50x