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

2018 N/A - Amateur Winner
2017 J C Deacon
2016 

Caleb Johnson

2015 N/A - Amateur Winner
2014 Caleb Johnson

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

T3

Matt Cote

T3

Mickey DeMorat

T5

Will Wiseman

T5

Joe Stepnes

T10

Travis Houston

T10

Justin Bertsch

T10

David Hronek

T10

Conor Richardson

Championship Host Clubs' Representatives (may be an amateur)

Bob Campione (a)

Blake Marshall (a)

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

Andy Pope

Luis Gagne (a)

Current year's SFPGA Open Champion

Justin Ahasic

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

Justin Bertsch

Players qualifying for or exempt into the current year's PNC Championship.

AL-NWFLPGA NFPGA SFPGA

Todd McCorkle

David Hronek

Andrew Filbert
Steven Driggers Roman O'Rourke Michael Valicenti
Eric Williamson Matt Borchert Kyle Sanders

Dylan Malafronte Justin McCarraher

David Damesworth Adam Scrimenti

Gregory McClimans Alan Morin

Kevin Crawford Nick Marcoaldi

Rod Perry Brett McCurdy

Ron Philo Dan Heaslip

Zack Veraecke Adam Miller


Jordan Burke

Last year's top ten and tied AL-NWFLPGA, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Championship finishers  

AL-NWFLPGA NFPGA SFPGA

Todd McCorkle

Rod Perry

Kyle Sanders

Steven Driggers
Clint Avret
Justin McCarraher
Eric Williamson
Matt Borchert
Justin Bertsch
Mike Genovese
David Hronek
Andrew Filbert
Steve Cutler
Donny Lee
Alan Morin
Ned Martin
Christian Bartolacci
Nick Marcoaldi
Benjamin Bates
Jason Hrynkiw Dan Heaslip
Blanton Tessin
Ron Philo Adam Scrimenti
Matt Sheppard
Jonathan Mansfield Michael Valicenti
David Pilkington
Greg Koch
Andrew Peyton Spencer Smith

 
 

Last year's AL-NWFL PGA, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior (Regular Division) Champion

AL-NWFLPGA NFPGA SFPGA

Todd McCorkle

Michael West
Dan Heaslip

Last year's AL-NWFL PGA, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Chapter Champions

AL-NWFLPGA NFPGA SFPGA

David Pilkington - Gulf Coast

Ron Philo - Northern

Alan Morin - Southeast

Dylan Malafronte - East Central 

Nick Pincket - Southern

 

David Hronek - Southwest

David Guy - Southwest

 

Gary Koch - West Central

 

Last year's top five and tied AL-NWFL PGA, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Assistant Championship finishers

AL-NWFLPGA

NFPGA

SFPGA

Jacob Greer

John Somers

Alan Morin

Andrew Peyton
Colin Van Es Peter Mogg
Todd McCorkle Joseph Stepnes
Michael Welch
Todd Bailey
Spencer Smith Kenneth Leech
Jack Lyerly
Dalton Gore
Andrew Filbert
Ron Stromeyer Joe Ferreria Justin McCarraher
  Emily Motta Sean McGinness 

Previous year's AL-NWFLPGA Section Match Play Championship Finalists

Jacob Greer

Jeff Jordan

Previous year's NFPGA Section Match Play Championship Finalists

Rod Perry

Keith Kulzer

Current & Previous year's Florida Senior Open Champion (only 2019 due to Senior Open Date Change)

David Morland
Gene Fieger

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

AL-NWFLPGA
NFPGA SFPGA
Todd McCorkle Rod Perry Andrew Filbert
Blanton Tessin Matt Borchert Justin Bertsch
Jeff Jordan David Hronek Gene Fieger
David Pilkington Dylan Malafronte Mark Mielke
Neil Thompson Ron Philo Alan Morin

Last year's AL-NWFLPGA, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior Player of the Year (Regular Division)

AL-NWFLPGA NFPGA SFPGA
Mike Genovese Bradley Rollinson Gene Fieger

Amateurs 

Last five year's Florida Open Champions

2018 Gabriel Lench 
2017 N/A

2016 

N/A

2015

John Jonas

2014

N/A

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

1

Gabriel Lench

2

Joe Alfieri
T5 Devon Hopkins
T5 Mike Finster
T5 Alexander Vogelsong
T10 Jacob Huizinga

Current and last two year's Amateur Champions

2019 Ben Reichert
2018 Gabriel Lench
2017 Cristian DiMarco

Florida Residents qualifying for the current year's U.S. Open Championship

No Amateur FL Residents

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

Click here for the Final World Amateur Golf Ranking of 2018

Last year's top five and tied Amateur Champion finishers

1

Gabriel Lench

2

Marc Dull

3

Ben Reichert

T4

David Morgan
T4 Joe Alfieri

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

1

Marc Dull

2

Gabriel Lench

3

Joe Alfieri

4

Garrett Barber

5

Chip Brooke

Last year's Junior Amateur Player of the Year

Tyler Wilkes

Last year's Senior Amateur Player of the Year

Pete Williams

Last year's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Marc Dull

Last year's Florida Senior Open Champion

N/A

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

Tyler Wilkes

Last year's Amateur Match Play Champion

Nicholas Gabrelcik

Last year's Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Champion

Scott Turner

Current year's Mid-Amateur Champion

TJ Shuart

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