Performance at USGA Qualifying

Stroke Policy

Any player who fails to return a score within the stroke limit, as defined within the Informational PDF that is located on the Apply to Play page, may be required to provide documentation to demonstrate  his or her ability to compete at the national championship level.

An email will be sent from the USGA Championship Administration Department shortly after the qualifier to the player. The email will allow for the player to provide individual results from national, regional, state and local level events that the player has participated in since the breach, along with:

1) title of competition;

2) date of competition;

3) score(s);

4) a link to the web results.

Information regarding play in club or partner competitions (such as four-ball & foursome competitions) will not be considered.

Documentation should be submitted via the online Performance Form at least two weeks in advance of filing an entry for a USGA Championship. Submissions received after this time may result in acceptance of the player’s entry being delayed and could mean that a player’s entry is not accepted by the close of entries. The USGA will respond to the player via email to confirm whether the submitted information is sufficient for evaluation and if so, whether the player has met the requirements to be eligible for entry into a future USGA Qualifier. If we do not receive a response with sufficient documentation, a future entry for USGA Qualifiers may be declined.

No Card Policy

Any player who fails to return a scorecard, as defined within the Informational PDF that is located on the Apply to Play page, may be required to provide documentation to demonstrate his or her ability to compete at the national championship level.

An email will be sent from the USGA Championship Administration Department shortly after the qualifier to the player. The email will allow the player to provide individual results from national, regional, state and local level events which the players has participated in since the breach, along with:

1) title of competition;

2) date of competition;

3) score(s);

4) a link to the web results.

Information regarding play in club or team competitions will not be considered.

Documentation should be submitted via the online Performance Form at least two weeks in advance of filing an entry for a USGA Championship. Submissions received after this time may result in acceptance of the player’s entry being delayed and could mean that a player’s entry is not accepted by the close of entries. The USGA will respond to the player via email to confirm whether the submitted information is sufficient for evaluation and if so, whether the player has met the requirements to be eligible for entry into a future USGA Qualifier. If we do not receive a response with sufficient documentation, a future entry for USGA Qualifiers may be declined.

No Show Policy

Players who wish to withdraw from qualifying after the close of entries, as defined within the Informational PDF that is located on the Apply to Play page, must notify the USGA Championship Administration Department at 908-326-1950 or via e-mail at champs@usga.org. The player must also notify the Allied Golf Association prior to the scheduled qualifying round. Failure to do so may result in a future entry for USGA Qualifiers to be declined. An email will be sent from the USGA Championship Administration Department shortly after the qualifier took place to inform the player about their status.