What is the LPGA Amateur Championship?
Each year, the LPGA Amateur Golf Association holds the largest women's amateur golf competition in the world! Qualifying rounds are conducted on Chapter and Regional levels. There are five flights to accommodate all levels of golfers, plus a competitive scramble team option. Winners of each flight may advance through the qualifying rounds to compete in the LPGA Amateur Championship Finals.
Stroke Play Competition
Stroke Play competitors begin play in one of five flights based on their USGA Handicap Index at the Chapter Championship qualifying event. Updated Handicap Indexes will be required at every level of competition. Advancing players will be placed in respective flights based on their handicap index prior to the next level of competition.
Stroke Play Flights:
Championship - Handicaps 0.0 to 10.0
First Flight - Handicaps 10.1 to 17.0
Second Flight - Handicaps 17.1 to 24.0
Third Flight - Handicaps 24.1 to 32.0
Fourth Flight - Handicaps 32.1 and above
Players with an index of 40.4 or greater will play to an index of 40.4.
Stroke play pairings will be determined by each player's handicap July 1 revision. No stroke play pairing requests will be accepted for the tournament.
Intra-Chapter Team Scramble
A team handicap is the sum of each member’s individual Computation Factor, based upon her Handicap Index in effect as of the AHQ-approved Handicap Revision Date prior to the Chapter Championship. Determine each member’s Computation Factor using the following table and the each team member's Handicap Index:
Index Range = Handicap Computation Factor
10.0 or less = +2
10.1 – 17.0 = +1
17.1 – 24.0 = 0
24.1 – 32.0 = -1
32.1 or higher = -2
Assign the appropriate Computation Factor to each team member's individual Handicap Index. Add the four Computation Factors together to determine the Scramble Team Handicap. The total Team Handicap must not be more than +2 or less than –5. Teams with a Team Handicap that is greater than +2 will not be eligible to compete. Additionally, teams must not have more than one team member with a 10.0 handicap index or lower at the Chapter level.
For example, the four players on a team have Handicap Index’s of 3.5, 19.1, 27.3, and 32.1. The Computation Factor assigned to each player respectively would be +2, 0, -1, and -2. The total scramble Team Handicap is -1. This Team Handicap Factor would be added to the team’s gross score. If the team shot a gross score of 70, their net score would be 69.
To qualify, LPGA Amateur Golf Association members must:
- Follow the registration guidelines distributed by your local Chapter
- Select one of the two formats when you register: individual stroke play or four-woman team scramble
- Be a female LPGA Amateur Golf Association member in good standing
- Have a veriﬁable USGA or RCGA approved Handicap
- Be an amateur as deﬁned by USGA Rules of Amateur Status Question