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Exemptions and Team Selection

Information about exemptions from qualifying and how players are selected for match play teams

Exemptions from Qualifying for an NCGA Event

In order to receive an exemption, players are required to register for that tournament prior to the closing date and must meet all eligibility requirements unless indicated otherwise. When exemptions are determined an e‐mail invitation will be sent to remind players to submit their entries.

Special Exemptions

 The NCGA reserves the right to award exemptions based on special circumstances. If a player wants to request a special exemption, he or she MUST complete the Special Exemption Request Form below (note Special Requests for 2024 will not be accepted until after the open of registration on January 15th).  Accomplishments in non-NCGA events that warrant an exemption as outlined in the policy must have been achieved while an active member of the NCGA. Each request will be reviewed by the NCGA Championship Committee after which the player will be notified of the decision made. All requests must be submitted prior to the entry closing date. Any request that is not submitted by the form below will not be considered. NOTE: The term “Special Circumstances” refers to a player’s individual playing performances and does not include a player’s inability to qualify due to another commitment such as work or vacation.

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Team Selection Criteria

Because of various intercollegiate eligibility concerns, current members of any intercollegiate golf team will not be considered for any NCGA selected team events during the school year. This is to prevent any intercollegiate golfer from jeopardizing their intercollegiate eligibility. Below are the automatic qualifiers for various Team events:


Nor Cal Women’s Cup Matches – 12 Players (Including 4 Seniors) – (regular players have to be age 25 or older).

Current California Women’s Amateur Champion (if NCGA member)
Previous Year’s CWAC Senior Champion (If NCGA member)
Current NCGA Women’s Amateur Champion
Current NCGA Senior Women’s Amateur Champion
Current Legacy PWGA Open Champion
Current Legacy WGANC Stroke Play Champion
Current NCGA Women’s Mid-Am Champion
Current NCGA Women’s Match Play Champion
Captain’s Choice (2)
Remainder of the team will be based on the final Points List standing

Hanna-Wehrman Cup Matches – 10 Players

Current California Amateur Champion (if NCGA member)
Current NCGA Amateur Champion
Current NCGA Amateur Stroke Play Champion
Captain’s Choice (2)
Remainder of the team will be based on the final Points List standings (1-10 players)

Staedler-Jetter Cup Matches -14 players including 10 Seniors & 4 Super Seniors

Current California Senior Amateur Champion (if NCGA)
Current NCGA Senior Champion
Current NCGA Super Senior Champion
Captain’s Choice (2)
Remainder of the team will be based on the final Points List standings for the respective divisions (1-14 players)

PCGA (Pacific Coast Amateur) Morse Cup Team – 3 Players

Selected by PCGA Trustees

California Amateur Cup Matches – 20 Players including 8 men and 8 women over 25 years old & 4 senior men

(Odd Years Only)
Selected by NCGA members of the CGA Board of Directors

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