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U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier

Chesapeake Bay Golf Club’s Rising Sun Course will host a Sectional Qualifier June 16, 2016 for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship conducted by the USGA.

U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier
June 16, 2016 Chesapeake Bay Golf Club, Rising Sun

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Chesapeake Bay Golf Club’s Rising Sun Course is proud to host a Sectional Qualifier for the 69th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship conducted by the United States Golf Association®. Competition is in two stages – Sectional Qualifying (various locations including Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun June 16), and Championship Rounds (July 18-23, 2016 The Honors Course, Ooltewah, Tennessee).


Entries are open to male amateur golfers who:

(1) will not have reached their eighteenth birthday by midnight of July 23, 2016 and

(2) have an up-to-date Handicap Index® based on ratings for men not exceeding 6.4 under the USGA Handicap System™. A Handicap Index must be issued from a “golf club” (as defined in the USGA Handicap System Manual) which is licensed to use the USGA Handicap System. The USGA accepts an up-to-date handicap issued from the international body of golf that would be equivalent to a USGA Handicap Index® within the prescribed limit for entry into the Championship.


Player’s date of birth is required on all USGA entry forms. An application for a player who is a minor upon the date of submission, in the state in which he resides (e.g., New Jersey, under the age of 18) must be submitted by a parent/guardian, and list parent/guardian’s name, phone number, and email address. The parent/guardian must agree to be bound by all terms and conditions on their behalf and on behalf of the minor player.

Amateur Status:

All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status. If the player will be receiving expenses from sources other than family members to participate in this competition, please refer to Rule 4 of the Rules of Amateur Status.


All players, including those exempt, must have an entry application submitted on their behalf by a parent/guardian at the USGA website (www.usga.org ). Only those players for whom blank entries are filed by the USGA as noted in the section on exemptions will not be required to submit entry applications. Only one entry may be filed per player. The USGA reserves the right to disqualify anyone who submits more than one entry.

Entry fee of $50 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if the USGA is notified (908-326-1950 or via e-mail at champs@usga.org ) before the close of entries. After the close of entries, fee will be refunded in the event of medical condition, if requested by July 18 and the player has not already participated in qualifying. No refund for any reason after July 18. A $10 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.


Entry applications must be filed online at: www.usga.org/champs/apply

Applications which are received late or without signature of parent or guardian are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, telegraph, mail or FAX are not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at USGA (not time entry is transmitted to USGA). Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and the USGA will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
  • Chesapeake Bay Golf Club at Rising Sun – Rising Sun, Maryland (410) 287-0200 x8
  • *Site Capacity:  120
  • **Practice Dates / Player Information:  Anyday (After 2PM) 2 weeks prior
  • Official in Charge: BILL BARROW, Delaware State Golf Assn.,  www.dsga.org
  • USGA reserves the right to revise this schedule
  • Withdrawal from Qualifying:
    • Entrant who wishes to withdraw from Qualifying must notify the USGA (908-326-1950 or via e-mail at champs@usga.org ) and the Official in Charge prior to his scheduled Qualifying round. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from future USGA competitions. There are no wait lists for qualifying locations that are full.

Clubs in italics will permit caddies to use carts first-come, first-served.

*Some qualifying sites may have limits on the number of players that can be accommodated. Footwear: It is a condition of the competition, including at all qualifying sites and the championship proper, that shoes with traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round. Penalty for breach of this condition: Disqualification.

**Some qualifying sites may charge a fee for a practice round.

Note: An 18-hole cut may be necessary at some Sectional Qualifying locations. This may not be possible to determine until after entries close. In the event of inclement weather, qualifying will take place as soon as possible following the originally scheduled date.

U.S. Junior Amateur History

In 1948, the USGA inaugurated the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, for players under the age of 18, to determine the best junior golfer in the United States.

The inaugural U.S. Junior Amateur was played at the University of Michigan Golf Course and drew 495 entries. Dean Lind, of Rockford, Ill., defeated future U.S. Open champion Ken Venturi, of San Francisco.

Since then, a number of prominent players have won the U.S. Junior Amateur, including 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, who captured three consecutive titles from 1991-93. Jordan Spieth, the 2015 U.S. Open champion, is the only other individual to win multiple Junior Amateur titles. Other notable champions include David Duval, Gary Koch, Hunter Mahan, Johnny Miller, Mason Rudolph and Kevin Tway, the son of 1986 PGA champion Bob Tway.

Source: www.usga.org