2021 New York State

Men's Amateur Championship

Schuyler Meadows Club (Loudonville) | August 10-12

Terms of the Competition
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  • Gender: The Championship is open to male amateur golfers.
  • Membership: Players must be a member of the NYSGA, defined as either belonging to an NYSGA member club or an NYSGA eClub (NYS residency required of eClub members).
  • Age: There are no age restrictions.
  • USGA Handicap Index: Players must have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index of 8.4 or less issued by their NYSGA member club.



  • Entries: Player must register online prior to the established deadline (see below). Entries by mail or fax will not be accepted. A player may only submit one entry. Any player found to have submitted more than one entry may be subject to disqualification.
  • Fee: This championship utilizes a two-tiered entry fee, with a total fee of $200.
    • Qualifying Fee: $100
    • Championship Fee: $100, charged to players who advance through qualifying
  • Deadline: Entries must be received prior to the deadline (5PM EST on Wednesday, June 23, 2021). Late entries will not be accepted, regardless of reason.
  • Refund Policy: A portion of the entry fee, based on the schedule below, will be refunded regardless of reason if the NYSGA is notified (315-471-6979 or via email at deb@nysga.org): Prior to Deadline: Entry fee less $20. After the Deadline: Entry fee less $50.



  • Format & Schedule: This Championship will be in two stages, at stroke play
    1. Sectional Qualifying - 18 holes: Non-exempt players must qualify at one of the sectional qualifying sites listed below.
    2. Championship - 72 holes: The championship field consists of place-winners from sectional qualifying and exempt players
      • Monday, August 9 // Practice rounds
      • Tuesday, August 10  // Round 1, 18 holes
      • Wednesday, August 11 // Round 2, 18 holes
      • Thursday, August 12 // Rounds 3 & 4, 36 holes
  • Cut: There is a cut after 36 holes to the low 40 players and ties, and anyone within 10 strokes of the lead.
  • Ties: The player with the lowest score for 72 holes will be the champion. In the event of a tie, a sudden-death playoff will be held immediately following play.



All non-exempt players must qualify in order to earn a spot in this championship. Once entries close, the number of qualifying spots available per qualifying site will be available and posted. Any player tied for the last qualifying spot will advance (no playoff required).

Click here to view the Qualifying Sites & Information

Click here to submit a Qualifying Tee Time Request



A dual qualifier allows boys (ages 15-18) to qualify for both the NYS Men's Amateur & Junior Amateur Championship at the same time. To dual qualify, an entrant must register for both championships separately and select the same qualifying site. Dual qualifiers will not be permitted to use a motorized golf cart or a caddie.



Players in the following categories are exempt into the 2021 Championship. The NYSGA reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players must submit an entry prior to the deadline (5PM EST on Wednesday, June 23, 2021).

  • E1. Winners of the NYS Men's Amateur Championship from the last 20 years.
  • E2. From the 2019 NYS Men's Amateur Championship, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.
  • E3. Winners of the NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship from the last 10 years.
  • E4. From the 2019 NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 10th place.
  • E5. Winners of the 2019 and 2021 NYS Men's Amateur Four-Ball Championships.
  • E6. From the 2021 NYS Boys' 18U Amateur Championship, the 5 lowest scorers and ties.
  • E7. Winner of the 2021 NYS Boys 14U Amateur Championship.
  • E8. From the 2019 NYS NYS Men's Senior Amateur Championship, the 5 lowest scorers and ties.
  • E9. Winner and runner-up of the 2021 NYSPHSAA Boys' Golf Championship - Cancelled
  • E10. Most recent (as of August 6, 2019) winner or low amateur (*professional events) of the following regional championships:
    • Apogee Investment Management Championship

    • BDGA Buffalo District Individual Championship

    • CCR Invitational

    • CRAGA Capital Region Amateur Championship

    • Delaware County Amateur Championship

    • Dutchess County Amateur Championship

    • LIGA Individual Championship

    • MGA Ike Championship

    • MGA MET Amateur Championship

    • MGA MET Open*

    • NYC Amateur

    • NYS Open*

    • RDGA Rochester District Individual Championship

    • SDGA Gerry Ashe Memorial

    • TCGA Amateur Championship

    • Ulster County Amateur Championship

    • Watertown City Championship

    • WGA Westchester Individual Championship

  • E11. From the 2021 Monroe Invitational, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.

  • E12. From the 2021 Porter Cup, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.

  • E13. Players ranked in the top-3000 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR).

  • E14. Players qualifying for most current (as of August 10, 2021) USGA Championships.

  • E15. Host club exemptions.

  • E16. Special exemptions as selected by the NYSGA.

    • Requests for a special exemption may be emailed, along with a tournament resume (click here for a template resume), to Dan Mort (dmort@nysga.org) by 5PM EST on June 16.



A competitor may bring his own caddie or carry his own clubs. There are no caddies available through the host club. A player is not required to employ a caddie for any stage of the Championship.



The use of a motorized golf cart (push carts are approved without restriction) for this championship is outlined below:

1. Sectional Qualifying: A player may use a golf cart during sectional qualifying rounds, payment for which is included in the entry fee.

2. Championship: A player is prohibited from using a golf cart during the Championship practice and competition rounds.



Complete Championship details, including information about practice rounds, pairings, starting times, and yardages played, will be emailed to players and posted on this website after entries close.



For a complete listing of NYSGA Championship Policies and Procedures, click here.






The NYSGA reserves the right to amend any of the conditions, terms, or schedules published for this Championship. The decision of the NYSGA in any matter will be final.



To view past results for the NYS Men's Amateur, click here.




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