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

2015 N/A
2014 Caleb Johnson, Jr
2013 Tyler McCumber
2012
N/A
2011  Rod Perry

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

T3 Joey Petronio
T5 Alan Morin
T5 David Hronek
T5 Daniel Olsen
Brad Bruner
T9 David Johnson

Championship Host Clubs' Representative (may be an amateur)

Brad Doster (a) - Interlachen
Mike Lawrence - Orange Tree

Current year's SFPGA Open Champion

Michael Kartrude

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

Lee Rinker

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
Steve Cutler
David Hronek
Alan Morin

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
Andrew Peyton - Alabama
John Duckworth - Northern
Paul Scaletta - Southeast
David Hanson - Gulf Coast Rod Perry - East Central
Mark Thomas - Southern
  David Hronek - Southwest Andrew Filbert - Southwest
  Jon Mansfield - West Central  

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

Dixie

NFPGA

SFPGA
Todd McCorkle
Jake Etherton
Michael Valicenti

Last year's Dixie Section Match Play Champion

Matt Sheppard

Current year's NFPGA Section Match Play Champion

Rod Perry

Last year's Florida Senior Open Champion

Eduardo Herrera

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

 (Regular Division)

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA
Todd McCorkle
Barry Cheesman
Gene Fieger

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

Dixie
NFPGA
SFPGA
Todd McCorkle
Rod Perry

Alan Morin
Steve Cutler
David Hronek

Paul Scaletta
Jeff Jordan
Greg Koch

Chris Trout
David Hanson
Dylan Malafronte

Gene Fieger
Eric Williamson
David Damesworth

Daniel Heaslip

Qualifiers for current year's U.S. Open Championship

(Professionals must meet Florida Open Eligibility)

Matthew Borchert
Andy Pope

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

2015 John Jonas
2014
N/A
2013
Chase Seiffert
2012
N/A
2011  N/A

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

1 John Jonas
2 Philip Knowles
T3 Ryan Carter
T9  Jake Kevorkian

Current year's Amateur Champion

Jacob Huizinga

Last two year's Amateur Champions

2015 Jimmy Jones
2014  Gabriel Lench

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

29
Hank Lebioda
30
Sam Horsfield
39 Jorge Garcia
44
Claudio Correa
58
Taylor Hancock
70
J D Tomlinson
78
Chase Koepka
83 Won Jun Lee
87 Yechun (Carl) Yuan
123 Cristobal Del Solar
186 Rigel Fernandes
195
Joe Alfieri
198

Wocheng (Aden) Ye

Click here to view final WAGR Ranking of 2015.

Last year's top five and tied Amateur Champion finishers

1 Jimmy Jones
2 Cristobal Del Solar
3 Chandler Blanchet
T4 Ryan Orr
T4 Michael DeMorat

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

1 Joe Alfieri
2 T J Shuart
3 Jimmy Jones Jr.
4 Marc Dull
5 Stephen Anderson

Last year's Junior Amateur Player of the Year

Brandon Mancheno

Last year's Senior Amateur Player of the Year

Rick Woulfe

Last year's Florida Senior Open Champion

N/A

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

Austin Hitt

Last year's Amateur Match Play Champion

T J Shuart

Last year's Mid-Amateur Champion

T J Shuart

Qualifiers for current year's U.S. Open Championship

Sam Horsfield
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