U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN SECTIONAL QUALIFYING
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019
Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club
5827 Via de la Cumbre
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
All players will compete in a 36-hole stroke-play qualifying round. Qualifiers will advance to the 74th U.S. Women’s Open Championship which will be held at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, SC, May 30 – June 2, 2019. The final number of qualifying spots at each site will be available from the Committee on the day of play.
There will be no formal registration at this event.
STARTING TIMES AND PAIRINGS:
Starting times and pairings will be e-mailed to players and posted online at scga.org one week in advance of the tournament. Starting times for Round 1 will range from 7:00 a.m. to approximately 9:00 a.m. For Round 2, starting times will range from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 2:30 p.m.
Players are encouraged to arrive at their assigned tee well in advance of their starting time, as the SCGA starter will have information to discuss and distribute to each player in the group. Furthermore, players arriving late will be penalized under Rule 5.3a of the Rules of Golf. For example, the 9:00 a.m. starting time is defined as 9:00:00, and players arriving after that time are considered late. Lead groups should plan to be at their assigned tee 10 minutes in advance of their starting time. Subsequent groups are encouraged to arrive in time to watch the group in front of them tee off.
Players may make arrangements for practice rounds at their own expense. Call the Golf Shop at (858) 756-3094 starting on Tuesday, April 16th to book a starting time. Practice rounds will be available after April 17th, Tuesday thru Thursday and on Sunday, April 28th after 1 p.m. on a space available basis. Green fee: $95 per player, cart fee: $17 per player.
TEES AND YARDAGES
A variety of yardages will be used throughout this qualifier. Please refer to the yardage information section on the event portal for hole-by-hole yardage.
Course Rating: 78.8 / Slope: 142/ approximately 6,423 yards / Par 72.
The driving range will be open by 6:15 a.m. on the day of the qualifier. Range balls will be provided compliments of Rancho Santa Fe GC and the SCGA. Players can go straight to driving range located left of the 18th hole and the range balls will be setup there.
FOOD SERVICE AND PURCHASES:
The snack bar will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Major credit cards and reciprocal charges (if on RSF system) will be accepted for all purchases.
RULES OF PLAY:
- The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and the R&A govern play;
- The "one-ball" rule will be in effect. During the entire round, the golf ball a player plays must be of the same brand and type as detailed by a single entry on the current list of Conforming Golf Balls;
- Distance measuring devices are not permitted;
- Local Rules and Terms of the Competition can be found on the USGA Hard Card and the Notice to Players addendum that will be distributed on site;
- Grooves: Information on the Groove Condition of Competition can be found here;
- Green-Reading Materials: Information on Green-Reading Materials can be found here;
- Click here to review the SCGA/USGA Opens Qualifying Pace of Play Policy.
AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPORTATION / PULL CARTS & PUSH CARTS:
Golf carts are prohibited during the qualifier. Pull carts or push carts are permitted. Rancho Santa Fe GC has a limited number of push carts available for a $14 rental fee. Players are permitted to obtain a ride from a rules official when having to go back to play another ball under stroke and distance. Shuttles will also be provided to transport players and caddies at a few locations on the golf course.
CADDIES & SPECTATORS:
Players may provide their own caddie (See section on Automotive Transportation). Caddies must adhere to the dress code listed in section below. Spectators are permitted but are not allowed in carts. Spectators must adhere to all policies set forth by the club.
Players and caddies must be properly attired in golf shirts, slacks, Bermuda-length dress or golf shorts and soft spike shoes. Jeans (any color or any kind), T-shirts and tank tops will not be permitted. Shirts must be tucked in and hats are to be worn forward at all times.
For more information on the Rancho Santa Fe GC dress code, please visit here.
To withdraw for any reason prior to the start of an USGA competition, a player must notify the SCGA Rules and Competitions Department at (818) 980-3630 , or by clicking here AND the USGA Championship Administration Department at (908) 234-2300.
For a complete listing of SCGA tournament policies and procedures, click here.