USGA Qualifying

About USGA Qualifying

Each year the FSGA conducts over 45 qualifiers, more than any other state, for national championships held by the United States Golf Association (USGA). Players from Florida can attempt to qualify for nearly every one of the 14 USGA national championships held each year. Below is information on each national championship and how players earn their way into them.

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USGA National Championships

US Open Championship

  • 16 local qualifiers in Florida held in May (18-holes) 
  • 1 sectional qualifier in Florida held in June (36-holes on one day)
  • Championship held in June
  • Open to amateurs and professionals (maximum handicap of 1.4)

US Women's Open Championship

  • 2 sectional qualifiers in Florida held May-June (36-holes on one day)
  • Championship held in early July
  • Open to female amateurs and professionals (maximum handicap of 4.4)

US Senior Open Championship

  • 3 qualifiers in Florida held in June (18-holes)
  • Championship held in July
  • Open to amateurs and professionals 50 years old or older (maximum handicap of 3.4)

US Amateur Championship

  • 9 qualifiers in Florida held in July (36-holes over two days)
  • Championship held in August
  • Open to amateur golfers (maximum handicap of 2.4)

US Women's Amateur Championship

  • 1 qualifier in Florida held in July (18-holes)
  • Championship held in August
  • Open to female amateurs (maximum handicap of 5.4)

US Junior Amateur Championship

  • 4 qualifiers in Florida held in June (36-holes over 2 days)
  • Championship held in July
  • Open to male amateurs younger than 18 years old (maximum handicap of 6.4)

US Girls' Junior Amateur Championship

  • 1 qualifier in Florida held in June (18-holes)
  • Championship held in July
  • Open to female amateurs younger than 18 years old (maximum handicap of 18.4)

US Mid-Amateur Championship

  • 3 qualifiers in Florida held in August (18-holes)
  • Championship held in September
  • Open to male amateurs 25 years old and older (maximum handicap of 3.4)

US Women's Mid-Amateur Championship

  • 1 qualifier held in Florida (18-holes)
  • Qualifier held in August and September
  • Championship held in October
  • Open to female amateurs 25 years old and older (maximum handicap of 9.4)

US Senior Amateur Championship

  • 3 qualifiers in Florida held in September (18-holes)
  • Championship held September-October
  • Open to amateurs 55 years old and older (maximum handicap of 7.4)

US Women's Senior Amateur Championship

  • 1 qualifier in Florida held in August (18-holes)
  • Championship held in September
  • Open to female amateurs 50 years old and older (maximum handicap of 18.4)

US Amateur Public Links Championship

  • 4 qualifiers in Florida held in June (36-holes over two days)
  • Championship held in July
  • Open to amateurs who since Jan. 1 of the current year have been bona fide public course players (maximum handicap of 4.4)

US Women's Amateur Public Links Championship

  • 1 qualifier in Florida held May-June (18-holes)
  • Championship held in June
  • Open to female amateurs who since Jan. 1 of the current year have been bona fide public course players (maximum handicap of 18.4)

USGA Men's State Team Championship

  • Florida's team of 3 players is selected by the FSGA
  • Held every two years in September (on even years)

USGA Women's State Team Championship

  • Florida's team of 3 players is selected by the FSGA
  • Held every two years in September (on odd years)

 

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