ENTRY

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ENTRY DEADLINE - 5 P.M. C.D.T. ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018.

Eligibility
Entries are open to amateur golfers who will have reached their fiftieth birthday by September 17, 2018. Entrant must have an active USGA Handicap Index® issued by a "member club" of the Nebraska Golf Association and be a resident of Nebraska (see NGA residency below).

NGA Residency: An individual is considered to be a resident of Nebraska if they: a) maintain either a primary or a secondary residence in Nebraska, or b) are an active duty member of the United States Military stationed in Nebraska. If these criteria are in question, the NGA Tournament Committee shall render any final decision.

Amateur Status: All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.

Code of Conduct: The NGA may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or public confidence in the NGA. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player's equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by club rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.

Divisions (Gross and Net)
The field will be limited to 96 players (48 gross & 48 net) based on order of entry. Note: Division sizes may be increased following the close of entries based on the number and type of entries received.

Gross Division - Comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index® of 7.0 or less and those that declare Gross.

Gross Division
Competition will be in two stages.
A) Stroke Play - 18 holes stroke play to determine flights and seeds for match play. A tie for the last qualifier's place in the championship flight will be decided immediately by a hole-by-hole play-off.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 18-holes.
B) Match Play - General numerical draw will be used. For purposes of determining places in the draw, ties in qualifying rounds will be decided by a blind draw, except that places of those participating in a play-off will be determined by the order on the public scoreboard summary and by performance in the play-off.
TUESDAY A.M., SEPT. 18, First Round (all gross flights), 18-holes.
TUESDAY P.M., SEPT. 18, Quarterfinal Round (all gross flights), 18-holes.
WEDNESDAY A.M., SEPT. 19, Semifinal Round (all gross flights), 18-holes.
WEDNESDAY P.M., SEPT. 19 Finals (all gross flights), 18-holes.

Net Division - Comprised of those golfers with an up-to-date Handicap Index® exceeding 7.0.

Net Division
Competition will be in two stages.
A) Stroke Play - 18 holes stroke play to determine flights and seeds for match play (based on net scores). Each competitor receives their full Course Handicap.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 18-holes.
B) Match Play - General numerical draw will be used. For purposes of determining places in the draw, any ties in qualifying rounds will be decided by a blind draw. In each net division match, the higher handicapped player will receive the full difference in Course Handicap between the two players; the lower-handicapped player plays from scratch.

TUESDAY A.M., SEPT. 18, First Round (all net flights), 18-holes.
TUESDAY P.M., SEPT. 18, Quarterfinal Round (all net flights), 18-holes.
WEDNESDAY A.M., SEPT. 19, Semifinal Round (all net flights), 18-holes.
WEDNESDAY P.M., SEPT. 19 Finals (all net flights), 18-holes.


Entry Fee
Entry fee of $130 shall be paid by every player. Fee includes two tournament rounds, a luncheon buffet, use of the range prior to tournament play and eligibility for applicable merchandise prizes.

Closing Date
Entries must be received by NGA no later than 5 p.m. C.D.T. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
Late applications are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, e-mail, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NGA (not time entry is sent to NGA). 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 NGA shall have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.

 

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