NYSGA Accepts 500 Entries for 98th NYS Men's Amateur Championship

June 27, 2021
JAMESVILLE, N.Y. - The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) has accepted a total of 500 entries for the 98th New York State Men’s Amateur Championship at Schuyler Meadows Club in Loudonville, N.Y., August 10-12.

Related: Championship Home / Full Qualifying Results

To be eligible, a player must have a Handicap Index not exceeding 8.4, and must be a member of the NYSGA, defined as either (1) belonging to an NYSGA member club or (2) joining the NYSGA as a 2021 NYSGA eClub Member.  

Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, will be conducted at 13 sites around New York from Monday, June 28 to Monday, July 19 at the following venues:
June 28 – Red Hook GC (Mid-Hudson) – 41/7
June 29 – Moon Brook CC (Jamestown) – 8/1
July 1 – Bethpage (Yellow) (Long Island) – 66/10
July 2 – Lakeshore Yacht & CC (Syracuse) – 31/5
July 3 – Watertown GC (Watertown) – 14/2
July 4 – Links at Hiawatha (Binghamton) – 16/3
July 6 – Colonie G&CC (Albany) – 116/18
July 9 – Yahnundasis GC (Utica/Rome) – 35/6
July 10 – Wayne Hills CC (Finger Lakes) – 15/3
July 10 – Malone GC (N. Country) – 8/1
July 11 – Elmira CC (Elmira) – 16/3
July 12 – Glen Oak GC (Buffalo) – 49/8
July 19 – Mendon GC (Rochester) – 36/6
( ##/## denotes the number of players competing for an allocated number qualifying spots at each site.)
No playoffs will be conducted during sectional qualifying. All players tied for the final allocated spot at a given qualifier, will advance into the championship.
There will also be a “last chance” qualifier on August 8th, at a course to be announced. The Sunday qualifier will be open to players who have not already attempted to qualify at a previous site. A limited number of spots will be allocated to this qualifier and will be announced later.
Schuyler Meadows Club has hosted several New York State championships in the past, including the 2013 Men's Amateur, three Women's Amateurs (1955, 1976, 2017) and the 1938 Boys' Junior Amateur.
The list of 49 golfers who are fully exempt into the 2021 NYS Men’s Amateur (as of June 27):

Jack Angelucci, Jack Berl, Chris Blyth, Prescott Butler, Christian Chapman, Seth Conway, Brandon Dalinka, Shane Devincenzo, John Downey, Kyle Downey, Michael Dwyer, Danny Edwards, Charlie Fischer, Ryan Gabel, Danny Gianniny, Jim Gifford, Darin Goldstein, Johnny Gruninger, Brandon Grzywacz, Nathan Han, Billy Hanes, Ryan Hart, David Hayes, David Hicks, Luke Hobika, Jacob Katz, Patrick Keegan, Doug Kleeschulte, Justin Lane, Jud Langille, Lawrence Lessing, Jason Lohwater, Jeff March, Jamie Miller, Zachary Ong, Cameron Piedra, Ben Reichert, Daniel Russo, John Schob, Jeremy Sisson, Evan Sitts, Michael Stopera, Jeremy Summerson, Will Thomson, Louis Walsh, James Welch, Christopher White, Brian Williams, Jeff Wolniewicz 
The number of exempt players into the championship could increase based on the performance of amateurs in other regional championships and tournaments around New York State (see below).
Exemption categories for the championship are as follows:

E1. Winners of the NYS Men's Amateur Championship from the last 20 years.
E2. From the 2019 NYS Men's Amateur Championship, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.
E3. Winners of the NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship from the last 10 years.
E4. From the 2019 NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship, the 10 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 10th place.
E5. Winners of the 2019 and 2021 NYS Men's Amateur Four-Ball Championships.
E6. From the 2021 NYS Boys' 18U Amateur Championship, the 5 lowest scorers and ties.
E7. Winner of the 2021 NYS Boys 14U Amateur Championship.
E8. From the 2019 NYS NYS Men's Senior Amateur Championship, the 5 lowest scorers and ties.
E9. Most recent (as of August 6, 2019) winner or low amateur (*professional events) of the following regional championships:

  • Apogee Investment Management Championship
  • BDGA Buffalo District Individual Championship
  • WGA Westchester Individual Championship
  • Watertown City Championship
  • Ulster County Amateur Championship
  • TCGA Amateur Championship
  • SDGA Gerry Ashe Memorial
  • RDGA Rochester District Individual Championship
  • NYS Open*
  • NYC Amateur
  • MGA MET Open*
  • MGA MET Amateur Championship
  • MGA Ike Championship
  • LIGA Individual Championship
  • CCR Invitational
  • CRAGA Capital Region Amateur Championship
  • Delaware County Amateur Championship
  • Dutchess County Amateur Championship

E10. From the 2021 Monroe Invitational, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.
E11 From the 2021 Porter Cup, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.
E12. Players ranked in the top-3000 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR).
E13. Players qualifying for most current (as of August 10, 2021) USGA Championships.
E14. Host club exemptions.
E15. Special exemptions as selected by the NYSGA.