Exempt Players

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they meet all entry and eligibility requirements:    

Professionals 

Last five year's Florida Senior Open Champions                                                            

2017 Eduardo Herrera
2016
N/A
2015 Eduardo Herrera
2014 Gary Koch
2013 Peter Horrobin

Professionals finishing in the top ten and tied from last year’s Florida Senior Open Championship

1
Eduardo Herrera
2
Gene Fieger
3
Chris Kaufman
T5
Mike San Filippo
T5

Mark Mielke

7
Jerry Tucker
T8
Rick Gomes
T10
Gary Koch
T10
Dennis Meyer
T10 Joe Allinder
T10 Tommy Stankowski

Championship Host Clubs' Representative (may be an amateur)

TBD
TBD

Professionals finishing in the top three and tied from the current year’s South Florida Senior Open Championship                                                                                                                               

1 Gene Fieger
T2 J C Anderson
T2 Marty Stanovich

Professionals qualifying for the current year's PGA Senior Championship

Gene Fieger
Mike Genovese
PH Horgan
Chris Kaufman
Mark Mielke
John Nieporte

Professionals qualifying for the current year's U.S. Senior Open Championship

Tim Hume
Tommy Stankowski
Jacob Ferenz
Grant Waite
Don Bell
Mike Genovese

Top three and tied from last year’s Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior (Regular Division) Championship                                  

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA  

Mike Genovese

Gerry James
Mike San Filippo
Rea Schuessler
Dan Olsen
Laurie Rinker
Talbert Griffin
Kenneth Powell
Gene Fieger



Top five and tied from the last year's final Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior Player of the Year Points List                                                           

  Dixie NFPGA SFPGA
 1 Ricky Smallridge
Dan Olsen
Mark Mielke
 2 Rea Schuessler
Keith Kulzer
Chris Kaufman
 3 Ned Martin
Barry Cheesman
Gene Fieger
 4 Mike Genovese
Stan Cooke
Mike San Filippo
 5 Talbert Griffin
Terry Woodard
Jerry Tucker

Current year's NFPGA Senior Match Play Champion

Charles Raulerson

Amateurs

Note: Loss of Exemptions - If a player turns professional, he loses any exemption(s) he previously earned as an amateur player with the FSGA

Last five year's Florida Senior Open Champions

2017
N/A
2016
Michael Weeks
2015 N/A
2014 N/A
2013 N/A

Amateurs finishing top ten and tied from last year’s Florida Senior Open Championship

4
Chris Howell
T8 Owen Joyner
T10 Kevin Altenhof

Low Amateur from last year's Florida Senior Open Championship

Chris Howell

Last two year's Senior Amateur Champions

2017 George DeSear
2016 Peter Wegmann

Current year’s Senior Amateur Match Play Champion

TBD

Amateurs finishing top three and tied from the current year’s South Florida Senior Open Championship                                                            

 1 n/a
 2 n/a
 3 n/a

Low Amateur from the current year's South Florida Senior Open Championship

John Wegmann

Top five and tied from the current year's Senior Amateur Championship 

1
Bill Barnes
2
Don Whittemore
3
David Anthony
T4 Doug LaCrosse
T4
Pete Williams
T4 Michael Mercier
T4 Richard Kerper

Top five and tied from the last year's final FSGA Senior Player of the Year Points List

 1 George DeSear
 2 Owen Joyner
 3 Peter Wegmann
 4 Doug LaCrosse
 5 Gordon Marshall

Amateurs qualifying for the current year's U.S. Senior Open Championship

Mike Finster
Daniel Owen

Amateurs qualifying for last year's U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

Joel Benes
Gary Blackwell 
Mike Bodney
Lloyd Fisher
Chip Holcombe
Gordon Marshall
Jim Rollefson
David Whittaker 

Special Exemption 

Pete Oakley

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