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2017 LPGA Local Open Qualifier Fast Facts

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

Where
The “Open Qualifiers” will be contested at fifteen (15) tournaments during the 2017 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 2017 LPGA tournaments:

Tournament Application Fact Sheets Entries Results
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Bank of Hope Founders Cup



Kia Classic



LOTTE Championship



Volunteers of America Texas Shootout



Kingsmill Championship



Volvik LPGA Championship



ShopRite LPGA Classic



Manulife LPGA Classic



Meijer LPGA Classic         
Walmart NW Arkansas Championship



Thornberry Creek        
Marathon Classic



Cambia Portland Classic




Indy Women in Tech




Entry Fees:

  • LPGA Tour Division Members, Symetra Tour Professional Members and LPGA T&CP Class A or Class B members -- $200
  • Amateur invites -- $230
  • All other female professionals -- $500

Field Criteria:
The Open Qualifiers will include 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 applications for each local qualifier will be available on LPGA.com. 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 2017 LPGA Priority List as of the entry deadline

3. Symetra Tour Professionals ranked in order of the 2017 Symetra Categories of Eligibility as of the entry deadline

4. LPGA T&CP Class A or Class B members in the order of entries received

5. All other female professionals in the order of entries received

Miscellaneous

  • All entries and payments will be taken on-line at LPGA.com
  • 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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