Exempt Players

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

Professionals 

Last five year's Florida Senior Open Champions                                                            

2016
N/A
2015 Eduardo Herrera
2014 Gary Koch
2013 Peter Horrobin
2012 N/A

Professionals finishing in the top ten and tied from last year’s Florida Senior Open Championship

1
N/A
T2
David Good
T2 Lee Rinker
4
Gene Fieger
T5

Joe Allinder

T5 Steve Ford
T7
Don Bell
T7 Eduardo Herrera
9
Dan Heaslip
T10 Peter Oakley
T10 Bradley Turner
T10 Mark Mielke

Championship Host Clubs' Representative (may be an amateur)

Scott Fredstrom
Dave Leonard

Professionals finishing in the top three and tied from the current year’s South Florida Senior Open Championship                                                                                                                             

1 Lee Rinker
2 Rick Gomes
3 Trevor Dodds

Professionals qualifying for the current year's PGA Senior Championship

Gene Fieger
Rick Gomes
Dan Heaslip
John Lee
Todd McCorkle
John Nieporte
Charles Raulerson
Jerry Tucker

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

Eduardo Herrera
Tommy Stankowski
Brad Rollinson
Greg Kraft

Top three and tied from last year’s Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior (Regular Division) Championship                                  

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA  

Jeff Copeland

Jefferey Anderson
Mike San Filippo
Todd McCorkle
Gary Koch
John Lee
Rea Schuessler
Gerry James
Daniel Heaslip



Top five and tied from the last year's final Dixie, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior Player of the Year Points List                                                           

  Dixie NFPGA SFPGA
 1 Rea Schuessler
Mike Keymont
Gene Fieger
 2 Jeff Copeland
Keith Kulzer
Jerry Tucker
 3 Todd McCorkle
Gerry James
John Lee
 4 Fred Holton
Charles Raulerson
Daniel Heaslip
 5 Benjamin Bates
Jeff Leonard
Rick Gomes

Current year's NFPGA Senior Match Play Champion

TBD

Special Exemption due to date conflict last year:

Professionals qualifying for the last year's US Senior Open Championship

Barry Cheesman
Ralph Howe
Chris Kaufman
Thomas Stankowski

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 Senior Open Champions

2016
Michael Weeks
2015 N/A
2014 N/A
2013 N/A
2012 Pete Williams

Amateurs finishing top ten and tied from last year’s Florida Senior Open Championship

1
Michael Weeks

Low Amateur from last year's Florida Senior Open Championship

Michael Weeks

Last two year's Senior Amateur Champions

2016 Peter Wegmann
2015 Gordon Marshall

Current year’s Senior Amateur Match Play Champion

Owen Joyner

Amateurs finishing top three and tied from the current year’s South Florida Senior Open Championship                                                            

 1 N/A
 2 N/A
 3 N/A

Low Amateur from the current year's South Florida Senior Open Championship

John Wegmann

Top five and tied from current year's Senior Amateur Championship 

1
George DeSear
T2 Doug LaCrosse
T2 Robert Polk
4 Peter Wegmann
T5
David Anthony
T5 John Vaccaro
T5 K C Fox 
T5 Bret Voison

Top five and tied from the last year's final FSGA Senior Player of the Year Points List

 1 Peter Wegmann
 2 Rick Woulfe
 3 Doug Snoap
 4 David Anthony
 5 Jerry Rose

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

Mike Finster
Chip Holcombe

Amateurs qualifying for last year's U.S. Senior Amateur Championship

Donald Staton

Rick Woulfe

Steve Sponder
Lloyd Fisher
James Starnes
Roger Dean
Marcus Beck
Ken Palladino
Richard Kerper

Special Exemption due to date conflict last year:

Amateurs qualifying for the last year's US Senior Open Championship

Mike Bodney
Mike Finster
John Lobb
             
                                                                                                                
                                 
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