Exempt Players

Exempt Player (alpha by last name) Exemption Category 
Jacob Arnett (a)  19
Clint Avret  10
Christian Bartolacci  8, 11
Jordan Batchelor (a)  19, 20
Justin Bertsch  8, 9, 11, 14
Matt Borchert  8, 9, 11, 14
Fielding Brewbaker  12
Barry Cheesman  9
Matthew Chen  12
Will Coleman  12
Tyler Collet  2, 8, 9, 14
Sean Dale  1, 2
David Damesworth  9
JC Deacon  1
Dave Dell  10
Mickey DeMorat  2
Jeff Dennis  2
Bubba Dickerson  2
Hayes Farley  9, 11
Andrew Filbert  8, 9, 12, 14
Bryan Florio  9
Dominic Frontero
 8
Nicholas Gabrelcik (a)  2, 22
Mike Genovese  9, 14, 15
Mike Giammaresi  9
Mitchell Gregson  2
David Guy  8, 9
Zachary Hammerberg  8
Corey Henry  11
Devon Hopkins (a)  20, 21, 26
David Hronek  8, 9, 14
Travis Huston  2
Marc Issler  8
Caleb Johnson  1
John Jonas  1
Gary Koch  11
Greg Koch  8, 9, 12, 14
Andrew Kozan (a)  20, 25
Colin Kresl (a)  19
Donny Lee  9
John Lee  8, 9
Kenneth Leech  12
Gabriel Lench  1, 17
John Lento  12
Jeff Leonard  9
Jack Lyerly  12
Jason Martin
 8
Jonathans Mansfield  9, 14
Justin McCarraher  8, 9, 14
Brett McCurdy  12
Mark Mielke  11, 15
Mike Miles  8
Alan Morin  8, 9, 14
Matt Newman  8, 9
John Nieporte  8, 9
Rod Perry  2, 8, 9, 14
Rhett Pooley  19
Patrick Rada  8, 9
Alex Redfearn
 3
Ben Reichert (a)  17, 19, 20
Laurie Rinker  9
Brett Roberts (a)
 18
Justin Ross (a)  24
Mark Rummings  8
Nicklaus Staub (a)
 3
Adam Scrimenti  8, 9
TJ Shuart (a)  20
Seth Strickland (a)
 28
Richard Terga  8
Justin Thompson
 3
Manuel Torres  2
Colin Van Es  12
Jeff Waber  8
Bob Wallace  9, 12
Michael Welch  12
Clint Whitelaw  8
Pete Williams (a)  23
Deron Zendt (a)
 28
Ryan Zylstra  12

Categories

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


Overall

applies to both amateurs & professionals in category


1)  Last five Florida Open Champions


2)  Top ten and tied from last year's Florida Open Championship


3)  Championship Host Clubs' Representatives


4)  Current year's Florida Senior Open Champion


5)  Current year's Fort Lauderdale Open Champion


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


7)  Current year's SFPGA Open Champion


Professionals


8)  Players qualifying for the current year's PGA Professionals Championship


9)  Top ten & tied from last year's Section Championship (NFPGA, SFPGA & AL-NWFL PGA)


10)  Last year's Senior Section Champions (NFPGA, SFPGA & AL-NWFL PGA)


11)  Last year's Chapter Champions (NFPGA, SFPGA & AL-NWFL PGA)


12)  Last year's top five and tied - Section Assistants Championship (NFPGA, SFPGA & AL-NWFL PGA)


13)  Last year's AL-NWFL PGA Section Match Play Championship Finalists


14)  Last year's top five and tied from final Section Player of the Year Points Lists (NFPGA, SFPGA & AL-NWFL PGA)


15)  Last year's Senior Section Player of the Year (NFPGA, SFPGA & AL-NWFL PGA)


16)  Current year's NFPGA Section Match Play Championship Finalists


Amateurs
17)  Current and last two year's Amateur Champions


18)  Top 200 & tied WAGR Ranking - January 1 & May 1 of current year

  • January 1 WAGR Ranking - PDF link will be active after date

  • May 1 WAGR Ranking - PDF link will be active after date

19)  Last year's top five and tied Amateur Championship finishers


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


21)  Last year's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year


22)  Last year's Junior Amateur Player of the Year


23)  Last year's Senior Amateur Player of the Year


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


25)  Last year's Amateur Match Play Champion


26)  Last year's Mid-Amateur Stroke Play Champion


27)  Current year's Mid-Amateur Champion


28) Florida Residents finishing in the top 5 of the GCSAA National Championship


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