EXEMPTIONS

Exempt Players:

Players in category A, B, or C are automatically exempt into the starting field providing: (1) they also meet the eligibility requirements under the ELIGIBILITY section of this entry form, i.e., age, handicap, and (2) there are spaces available.

Non-Exempt Players:

If a player is not exempt under any of the below exemption categories and is eligible, he should submit a completed entry form with application fee seeking a D-1 Special Consideration Exemption prior to the deadline date. D-1 candidates should submit a golf resume (maximum of one page) and/or exemption request letter to further their case for consideration to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All players qualifying for an D-1 Special Consideration Exemption will be emailed notification of their acceptance into the starting field by May 10, 2019.

SPECIAL NOTE: The field may be limited by the WGA to a maximum of 156 players. Those not originally accepted into the 156-man field may become alternates for exempt players who subsequently withdraw.

A. Exemptions based on WGA Championships:
A-1 Posted a 72-hole score in 2017 or 2018 Western Junior.
A-2 Posted a 72-hole score in the Western Amateur.

B. Exemptions based on National Junior Events:
B-1 Top 15 finish or round of 16 in match play (2018 or 2019) (Note: Applies only to the oldest age division): Simplify Boys Championship, Thunderbird International Junior, Wyndham Invitational, Polo Golf Junior Classic, The Junior PLAYERS Championship, Junior All-Star at Reynolds, The PING Invitational, Rolex Tournament of Champions, United States Golf Association Junior Amateur, Jr Golf World Cup, Junior PGA Championship, Junior Invitational.
B-2 Top 10 finish or round of 8 in match play (2018 or 2019) (Note: Applies only to the oldest age division): Bishops Gate Junior Championship, C.T. Pan Junior Championship, Justin Thomas Junior Championship, Ping Heather Farr Classic, Bobby Chapman Junior, Junior World, Junior Orange Bowl, Ping Heather Farr Classic, Scott Robert-son, Jones Cup Junior Invitational, The Junior Heritage.
B-3 Champion (2018 or 2019)(Note: Applies only to the oldest age division): Bubba Conlee, Canadian Junior Championship, Doral Publix Junior, FCWT Tour Championship, Hudson Junior, North-South Junior, Press Thronton Future Masters, Rice Planters, Southern Junior, Texas-Oklahoma, Trusted Choice Big I Junior Classic, and any AJGA open tournament from 2018 or 2019 not previously mentioned in B-1 or B-2.
B-4 Member of the 2018 Rolex Junior All-American First or Second Teams or 2018 Wyndham Cup Team.
B-5 Top 50 ranking in GOLFWEEK/SAGARIN Junior rankings at any point between January 1, 2019 and May 3, 2019.
B-6 Top 5 ranking in the class of 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022 of the Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings at any point between January 1, 2019 and May 3, 2019.
B-7 Top 100 ranking in the Rolex AJGA Rankings at any point between January 1, 2019 and May 3, 2019.

C. Exemptions based on National Amateur Events:
C-1 Match Play qualifier in U. S. Amateur.
C-2 Match Play qualifier in U. S. Amateur Four Ball
C-3 Top 30 finish in any of the following stroke play amateur events: Azalea, Dogwood, Jones Cup, Monroe, Northeast, Pacific Coast Amateur, Players, Porter Cup, Sahalee Players, South Beach International Amateur, Southern, Sunnehanna, or Trans-Miss.
C-4 Match Play qualifier in any of the following amateur events: British, North/South or PNGA Amateur.

D. Exemptions based on Special Considerations:
D-1 A limited number of exemptions, based on special considerations and/or written invitation, may be granted by the Committee. Requests for a special consideration exemption may be submitted to the Western Amateur Committee by applying online. If you do not qualify under the exemptions listed in A, B, or C please apply for a D-1 “Special Consideration Exemption.”