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2014 LPGA Local Open Qualifier Fast Facts

The LPGA will conduct an 18-hole, stroke-play competition to determine two (2) players who will qualify to play in select LPGA tournaments. Each of the players who qualify will receive an exemption directly into the tournament field.

The “Open Qualifiers” will be contested at thirteen (13) tournaments during the 2014 season. The qualifying round will be held on either Monday or Tuesday of the scheduled tournament week and in the case of the LPGA LOTTE Championship, on Sunday. Local Open Qualifiers will be held at the following 2014 LPGA tournaments:

• JTBC Founders Cup - 2014 JTBC Founders Cup Open Qualifier Application >>
• Kia Classic - 2014 Kia Classic Open Qualifier Application >>
• LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf - 2014 LPGA LOTTE Championship Presented by J Golf Open Qualifier Application >>
• Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic - 2014 Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Open Qualifier Application >>
• North Texas LPGA Shootout - 2014 North Texas LPGA Shootout Open Qualifier Application >>
• Kingsmill Championship - 2014 Kingsmill Championship Open Qualifier Application >>
• Airbus Mobile Bay LPGA Classic
• ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer
• Manulife Financial LPGA Classic
• Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G
• Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I
• Meijer LPGA Classic
• Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic

Entry Fees:
• LPGA, Symetra Tour and LPGA T&CP members - $200
• Amateur invitees - $230
• All other female professionals - $500

Field Criteria:
The Open Qualifiers will include all female professionals and up to two (2) female amateurs invited by the sponsor.

Field Size:
The total number of entries will be dependent on course availability and daylight. The field size for each local qualifier will be posted approximately thirty (30) days prior to the local qualifier. The field will be filled in the following order:

1. Two (2) amateurs as determined by the tournament sponsor
2. LPGA members ranked in order of the 2014 LPGA Priority List as of the entry deadline
3. Symetra Tour members ranked in order of the 2014 Symetra Categories of Eligibility as of the entry deadline
4. LPGA T&CP members in the order of entries received
5. All other female professionals in the order of entries received

• All qualifying locations and dates will be printed on the application forms
• Entry deadlines and qualifier applications will be posted on LPGA.com and they will be available approximately 30 days prior to each Tournament at which there is an Open Qualifier
• Play will be governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and LPGA Rules and Regulations
• All contestants must use equipment which conforms to the Conditions of Competition for Groove Specifications as implemented by the LPGA Tour. The complete specifications for grooves in elite competitions and a database listing the conformity of many clubs is available at www.USGA.org or by contacting the USGA Equipment Standards Department at (908) 234-2300

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