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16TH R. JAY SIGEL MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY LECOM

Venue:Llanerch Country Club
(Directions)
Dates:July 8-10 2019 
Entries Deadline:6/24/2019 Player Fee:$180.00
Tee Times:Pairings  
 Overview
In 2004 the PGA honored the legacy of R. Jay Sigel, the top amateur golfer ever born and raised in Pennsylvania. Sigel’s amateur credentials are remarkable. He was a two-time U.S. Amateur Champion, a three-time U.S. Middle-Amateur Champion and a representative of the U.S. on the Walker Cup team nine times, including twice as captain in 1983 and 1985. He was an 11-time Pennsylvania Amateur Champion, a four-time Pennsylvania State Open Champion and a two-time Pennsylvania Junior Champion.
 Format
"The Sigel" will host 72 of the best players that the Commonwealth has to offer. The event will begin with two 18-hole stroke play rounds with the top 16 players advancing to match play.

Day One ~ Two 18-hole stipulated rounds to qualify for match play

Day Two ~ Round of 16 Matches ~ a.m.
Day Two ~ Quarterfinal Matches ~ p.m.
Day Three ~ Semifinal Matches ~ a.m.
Day Three ~ Final Matches ~ p.m
 Eligibility
"The Sigel" is open to any male amateur golfer who is a member of a club belonging to the Pennsylvania Golf Association or an individual member of the Pennsylvania Golf Association with a handicap index of 7.4 or lower. If the positions are not filled by players whom have accumulated points in the year prior, then the entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone who registers, but does not gain entry, will be given a full refund.
 Guaranteed Spots
Close Player Exemptions
Exemtption Classes
1. R. Jay Sigel Amateur Match Play Champions (Past 5 years)
2. Top 66, Previous Year W.C. Fownes POY
3. Host Site Club Champion
NameExemption
Zack Amole 
Zachary Barbin 
John Barone 
Erik Bertrand 
Carey Bina 
Brendan Borst 
Peter Bradbeer 
David Brown 
Evan Brown 
Michael Brown, Jr. 
Alexander Butler 
Andy Butler 
Steve Cerbara 
Christopher Cerminaro 
Michael Cook 
Cody Cox 
Clay Davidson 
Anthony DeGol 
Brian DePaul 
Ryan Dornes 
Sean Duffy 
Garrett Engle 
Kevin Fajt 
Artie Fink, Jr. 
Ryan Franks 
Jeff Frazier 
Ryan Gelrod 
Mark Goetz 
JD Hughes 
Palmer Jackson 
Mark Johnson 
Brian Johnson 
Scott Kegerreis 
Sean Knapp 
Brandon Knaub 
John Lalley 
Evan Long 
Matthew Mattare 
Tug Maude 
Jack Melville 
Nate Menon 
Mitch Mercer 
Scott Micklewright 
Patrick Mitchell 
William Naylor 
Chuck Nettles 
Louis Olsakovsky 
Jeff Osberg 
Joe Parrini 
Brady Pevarnik 
Kenneth Phillips 
Ross Pilliod 
Erik Reisner 
Kevin Rossi 
Ryan Rucinski 
John Samaha 
John Sawin 
Kevin Scherr 
Connor Schmidt 
Anthony Sebastianelli 
Max Siegfried 
William Smith 
Nathan Smith 1,2 
Jake Sollon 
Bailey Sophy 
Kyle Sterbinsky 
Rick Stimmel 
Alec Stopperich 
James Sullivan, Jr. 
Christopher Tanabe 
Jarred Texter 
Michael Thomas 
Daniel Thompson 
Eric Williams 1,2 
Brett Young 
 Field
The field will consist of the top 66 players on the previous year’s William C. Fownes, Jr., Amateur Player of the Year standings, champions of the event from the past five years, and the current club champion of the host site. In the unlikely event of full subscription of all guaranteed spots, those tied for the last position on the POY standings will be accepted based on time of entry. The 2018 POY standings resulted in an 11-way tie for the 64th position. If the event is full, those players will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis according to time of entry.
 Pairings
Players who have been accepted as participants in Pennsylvania Golf Association championships will receive event information concerning course assignment, practice rounds, pairings, and starting times approximately 10 days prior to the event. If you have not received your information seven days prior to the event, it is your responsibility to contact the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Information can also be found at www.pagolf.org.
 Starting Times
Starting Times will be laid by the Committee.
 Caddie & Cart
Carts are permitted. Walking permitted. Pull carts NOT permitted.
Optional cart fee: $35 Caddie fee: $70
Players wishing to employ a club caddie MUST contact Caddie Master Chris Wright at 610-446-9834 in advance. Club caddies available on a limited basis.
 Prizes
Prizes will be awarded to the Medalist, and players who reach the Quarterfinals and beyond.

Prizes will also be awarded to the team (team members must be from the same club) that posts the best 2 scores of 3 for the stroke play portion of the event.
 Ties
In the event of a tie for the final qualifying position for match play, there will be a sudden death playoff to determine the final positions.

In the event of a match standing all square after 18-holes, the stipulated round shall be deemed to extend on a hole-by-hole basis beginning on the first hole.
 Trophy
R. Jay Sigel Trophy
 Practice Round
Practice rounds will be available on June 29th and July 6th after 3pm. Players may call the golf shop at 610-446-9834 up to one week in advance to make proper arrangements.
Practice round fee: $50 Cart fee: $35 Caddie fee: $70
Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, Cash or reciprocal club charge.
 Practice Range
Will be open approximately one hour prior to the first starting time. Please respect the rules and limitations at the practice range.
 Registration
Please be at your starting tee at least ten minutes prior to your starting time. There is no formal registration.
 Food & Beverage
Lunch will be provided for players only on each day of competition. Additional purchases will be available in the clubhouse and midway house.
 Hotel
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