Exempt Players

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they  meet all entry and eligibility requirements and file a complete entry before the close of entries. 

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

 2011 Rod Perry
 2010  N/A
 2009  N/A
 2008  N/A
 2007  Travis Hampshire

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

 Rod Perry
 Alan Morin
 Carlos Velez
 Chris Kaufman
 John Lee
 Richard Terga
 Tyler Hitchcock
 Jeff Freeman

Championship Host Club's Representative

 Ritz-Carlton Members Club, Bradenton & Sara Bay, Sarasota

Current year's SFPGA Open Champion

 Lee Rinker

Last year's Dixie and SFPGA Professional Champion

 Dixie
SFPGA
 Matt Granshaw
Alan Morin

Current year's Southeast PGA Classic Champion

Richard Terga

Last year's NFPGA PNC Champion

David Hronek 

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Champions

 Dixie  NFPGA  SFPGA
 Jeff Jordan
 David Damesworth
 Chris Kaufman

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA, SFPGA Section Senior

 (Regular Division) Champion

 Dixie  NFPGA   SFPGA
 Fred Holton
Gil Foushee
Chris Campell

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

  Dixie  NFPGA  SFPGA
 Bryan Clarke- Gulf Coast
 Broc Nell- Northern
 Chris Toulson- Southern
 Ron Stromeyer- Alabama
 Rod Perry- East Central
 Gene Fieger- Southwest
   Mark Rummings- Southwestern
 Scott Turner-Southeast
   Chris Slattery- West Central
 

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

 Dixie

  NFPGA

  SFPGA

 Keith Henry

 Greg Koch

 Richard Terga

Last year's Dixie Section Match Play Champion

Bryan Clarke  

Current year's NFPGA Section Match Play Champion

 Keith Kulzer

Last year's Dixie, NFPGA, SFPGA Section Senior

(Regular Division) Player of the Year

  Dixie   NFPGA   SFPGA
 Fred Holton  Freddy Gibson
Mike San Filippo

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

 Dixie
 NFPGA  SFPGA
 Rea Schuessler
 Rod Perry
 Alan Morin
 Ron Stromeyer
 Sean Gorgone
 Chris Kaufman
 Ricky Smallridge
 David Hronek
 Paul Scaletta
 Gary Rusnak
 Kevin Crawford
 Gene Feiger
 Steve Cutler
 David Damesworth
 Ken Martin

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

 2011  N/A
 2010  Ben Vertz
 2009  Tommy Murray
 2008  N/A
 2007  N/A

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

 Brant Peaper
 A J Crouch
 Tyler McCumber

Current year's Amateur Champion

TBD 

Last two year's Amateur Champions

 2011  Tyler McCumber
 2010  Sean Dale

Last year's top five and tied Amateur Champion finishers

 1  Tyler McCumber
 T2  Ben Vertz
 T2  Jeffrey Walker
 T2  Kevin Aylwin
 5  Sam Ryder

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

 1  Stephen Anderson
 2  Don Bell
 3  Tyler McCumber
 4  Jon Veneziano
 5  Thad Hudgens

Last year's Junior Amateur Player of the Year

Sawyer Shaw 

Last year's Senior Amateur Player of the Year

 Rick Wolfe

Last year's Boys Junior Champion (16-18 age division)

Hunter O'Mahony 

Last year's Amateur Match Play Champion

 Don Bell

Last year's Mid-Amateur Champion

 Stephen Anderson

 

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