Exempt Players

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

NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the FSGA for players who become exempt after the close of entries.

Professionals

Last five year's Florida Open Champions

2014 Caleb Johnson, Jr
2013 Tyler McCumber
2012
N/A
2011
Mike San Filippo
2010
Ben Vertz

Professional finishing top ten and tied of last year's Florida Open

1 Caleb Johnson, Jr
T2 Matt Borchert
T2 Tyler Hock
T4 Zachary Oakley
T4 Brad Brunner
6 Tyler Hitchcock
T7 Eric Higgins
T7 Carlos Velez
T7 Paul Scaletta
10 Rod Perry

Championship Host Clubs' Representative (may be an amateur)

Clint Avret

Current year's SFPGA Open Champion

Alan Morin

Current year's Fort Lauderdale Open Champion
(Regular Division)

Timothy Puetz

Last year's NFPGA PNC Champion

Rod Perry

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Champions
(Dixie and SFPGA Professional Champion)

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA
Todd McCorkle
Rod Perry
Paul Scaletta

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior (Regular Division) Champion

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA
Todd McCorkle
Barry Cheesman
Lee Rinker

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Chapter Champions

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA
David Hanson - Gulf Coast
Broc Nell - Northern
Alan Morin - Southeast
  Rod Perry - East Central
Scott DeLong - Southern
  David Hronek - Southwest Jay Westerlund - Southwest
  Jim Garrison - West Central  

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Assistant Champions

Dixie

NFPGA

SFPGA
Zachary Portemont
Tyler Hitchcock
Brett McCurdy

Last year's Dixie Section Match Play Champion

Andrew Peyton

Current year's NFPGA Section Match Play Champion

Kevin Crawford

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior Player of the Year

 (Regular Division)

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA
J J Dunn
Fred Gibson
Gene Fieger

Last year's top five and tied on the final Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Player of the Year Points List

Dixie
NFPGA
SFPGA
Todd McCorkle
Rod Perry

Paul Scaletta
Blanton Tessin
Ryan Hritz

Gene Fieger
David Hanson
Greg Koch

Chris Trout
Jeff Jordan
David Hronek

Richard Terga
Daryle Sager
Kevin Crawford

Matt Newman

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 Open Champions

2014
N/A
2013
N/A
2012
Chase Seiffert
2011
N/A
2010
Ben Vertz

Amateurs finishing top ten and tied of last year's Florida Open

N/A

Current year's Amateur Champion

Jimmy Jones

Last two year's Amateur Champions

2014 Gabriel Lench
2013 Sam Horsfield

Top 200 and tied  from last year's final World Amateur Golf Rankings 

26
Sam Horsfield
39 M J Maguire
42 Jorge Garcia
44
Jack Maguire
58 Gabriel Lench
99 Hank Lebioda
164 Andy Zhang

Click here for the Final World Amateur Golf Ranking of 2014

Last year's top five and tied Amateur Champion finishers

1 Gabriel Lench
2 Jacob Kline
T3 J D Tomlinson
T3 R J Nakashian
T3 Edward Figueroa

Last year's top five and tied  on the final FSGA Player of the Year Points List

1 Don Bell
2 Thad Hudgens
3 Jon Veneziano
4 Phillip Knowles
5 Edward Figueroa

Last year's Junior Amateur Player of the Year

Gabriel Lench

Last year's Senior Amateur Player of the Year

Pete Williams

Last year's Boys Junior Champion (16-18 Age Division)

John Coultas

Last year's Amateur Match Play Champion

Phillip Knowles

Last year's Mid-Amateur Champion

Thad Hudgens

 

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