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

2016 

Caleb Johnson

2015 John Jonas
2014 Caleb Johnson
2013 Tyler McCumber
2012
Chase Seiffert

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

1

Caleb Johnson

2

Alan Morin

T3

Jeff Wells

T5

Adam Scrimenti

T5

Donny Lee

T5

Jonathan Mansfield

T5

Matt Borchert

T5

Rod Perry

Championship Host Clubs' Representative (may be an amateur)

Keith Siddell

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

Andy Pope

Current year's SFPGA Open Champion

Event cancelled

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

Andrew Filbert

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

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Mike Genovese

David Hronek

Alan Morin

Eric Williamson
Steven Lamontagne
Andrew Filbert
Jeff Jordan
Greg Koch
Chris Kaufman

Jonathan Mansfield
Joe Allinder

Rod Perry
Gene Fieger

Gerry James
Morgan Jewell

Dan Olsen
Kyle Sanders

Eric Sargent
Roger Kennedy

Doug Rhea
Paul Scaletta


Tim Turpen


Rushi Oza
    Gary Keating
    Justin Smith
    Colin Amaral
    Justin McCarraher

Last year's top ten and tied Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Championship finishers  

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Mike Genovese

David Hronek

Alan Morin

Eric Williamson
Rod Perry
Andrew Filbert
Jeff Jordan
Ryan Hirtz
Chris Kaufman
Mike Giammaresi
David Damesworth
Joe Allinder
Steve Cutler
Charles Raulerson
Gene Fieger
Todd McCorkle
Chris DeBusk
Morgan Jewell
Ricky Smallridge
Greg Koch
Kyle Sanders
John Carney
Dan Olsen
Roger Kennedy
Neil Thompson
Nick Frontero
Paul Scaletta
Blanton Tessin
Barry Cheesman
Peter Oakley
Rea Schuessler Gregory McClimans Tim Turpen
  Donny Lee  

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

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Jeff Copeland

Jeff Anderson

Mike San Filippo

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

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Clay Brown - Gulf Coast

Robert Wallace - Northern

Michael Valicenti - Southeast

Mike Genovese - Alabama

Rod Perry - East Central 

Adam Scrimenti - Southern

 

Bryan Snyder - Southwest

Daniel Heaslip - Southwest

 

Jon Mansfield - West Central

 

Last year's top five and tied Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Assistant Championship finishers

Dixie

NFPGA

SFPGA

Todd Bailey

Kevin Crawford

Alan Morin

Matthew Williams
Greg Koch
Jared Blocker

Todd McCorkle

Matt Borchert
Michael Kartrude
Jacob Greer
Emily Motta
Gene Fieger
Dylan Shephard
Melanie Audette
Jordan Burke
  Nick Joy Michael Stern

Last year's Dixie Section Match Play Championship Finalists

Jeff Jordan

Todd McCorkle

Current year's NFPGA Section Match Play Championship Finalists

Rod Perry

Clint Avret

Last year's Florida Senior Open Champion

N/A

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


Alan Morin

Mike Genovese

David Hronek


Chris Kaufman

Jeff Jordan

Jonathan Mansfield


Lee Rinker

Eric Williamson

Dan Olsen


Andrew Filbert

Rea Schuessler

Greg Koch


Justin Bertsch

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

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA

Jeff Copeland

Mike Keymont

Gene Fieger

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

2016 

N/A

2015

John Jonas

2014

N/A

2013

N/A

2012

Chase Seiffert

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

T3

Jake Kevorkian

T5

Casper Howells

T5

Ethan Marcus

Current and last two year's Amateur Champions

2017
TBD

2016 

Jacob Huizinga

2015

Jimmy Jones

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

TBD

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

Click here for the Final World Amateur Golf Ranking of 2016

Last year's top five and tied Amateur Champion finishers

1

Jacob Huizinga

2

Blake Dyer

T3

Logan Lanier

T3

Michael DeMorat

5

Cristian DiMarco

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

1

Joe Alfieri

2

Christopher Carlin

3

Jacob Huizinga

4

Luis Gagne

5

Blake Dyer

Last year's Junior Amateur Player of the Year

Fred Biondi

Last year's Senior Amateur Player of the Year

Peter Wegmann

Last year's Florida Senior Open Champion

Michael Weeks

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

Linus Samuelsson

Last year's Amateur Match Play Champion

Christopher Carlin

Current year's Mid-Amateur Champion

Robert Bechtol

Special Exemtion due to Mid-Amateur date chnage

Chip Brooke

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