June 23 — 29, 2024

North & South Women’s Amateur Championship

Eligibility
Entries are open to female amateur golfers who have a handicap index of 5.0 or less. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.

The 120-player field will compete over two days on both Pinehurst No. 2 and Pinehurst No. 8. The field will be cut to a 32-player match play bracket and medalist honors. All match play rounds will be contested on Pinehurst No. 2

All applications, including invitees, must be received by the Tournament Office staff by the entry deadline of 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on May 17th. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Time limit for entries means time of receipt at the Pinehurst Tournament Office (not time entry is transmitted to Pinehurst.) Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and Pinehurst will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry. Applicants will fall into one of two categories: Championship Exempt or Championship Non-Exempt. The Championship field will be finalized by May 19th at the latest. All applicants will be informed of their status via email.

Entry Fee: $395 (Payment information will be collected upon acceptance following the deadline). Withdrawals after entries close up to and including June 18th will be issued a refund minus a $30 processing fee. Withdrawals after June 19th will not receive a refund except in cases of extenuating circumstances, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis. All refunds are at the discretion of the Championship Committee.

Invitations (Championship Exempt) *see below for more details

  • Players meeting our exemption criteria will be invited to compete.
  • Players meeting exemption criteria will be accepted upon receipt of invitation or application.
  • Players meeting these criteria will be guaranteed acceptance unless more than 126 exempt players accept invitations to compete. If this occurs, players will be  granted entry into the Championship based on their highest level of exemption status. (L1 precedes L2 so on and so forth).

Applications (Championship Non-Exempt)

  • Players not meeting exemption criteria may formally apply via application.
  • Players are encouraged to attach a playing resume along with their application. The resume along with various rankings will be used to determine the remaining players that are accepted.
  • All decisions are at the discretion of the tournament committee and all decisions are final.

At Close of Entries

  • Invitations and applications are received, and processed.  The field is determined based off of the number of exempt players and selecting the best non-exempt players to complete the 120-player field.
  • All players not accepted into the Championship will be placed on a waiting list.

Championship registration will take place on June 23rd, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM. Registration will be located at the Main Clubhouse. Each contestant MUST register in person. Please make every attempt to register prior to playing practice rounds. **Failure to register without notification to the Tournament Office may result in the player forfeiting their spot in the event.**

The official practice rounds are June 23rd, and June 24th. Players will have the option to play both No. 2 and No. 8. Details on practice rounds will be available following the application deadline.

Private housing is an option available to contestants to help reduce total tournament costs.  While private housing is not guaranteed, we do our best to accommodate all players who submit their Private Housing Request form by June 2nd.  Priority will be given to exempt/invited contestants.  Following acceptance to the tournament, players will be matched up with host families based on the information provided on the form.

All private housing inquiries and communications should be sent to [email protected]

Monday, June 24th – 7:00-8:30PM – Carolina Hall
The player dinner is included in player entry fees. This dinner is for players ONLY. Caddies and family members are not permitted to attend. Beginning at 7:30pm, a live discussion with Duane Bock and Sam Riggs Bozoian will take place. We ask that all players attend this dinner. Golf attire is appropriate.

Carts are available for practice rounds ONLY, otherwise players may carry their own bag, bring a caddie, or hire a Pinehurst Caddie. Pull or push carts are permitted. The club will not provide them. You must provide your own.

Those caddies not employed by Caddie Master Enterprises must register with the Caddie Master. There will be a $80 bib deposit for caddies not employed by Caddie Master Enterprises. To make arrangements for a Pinehurst caddie please contact the Caddie Master (phone 910-235-8149 or [email protected]) at least one week in advance. Bags fees are $80 per round plus gratuity ($60+ recommended depending on services.) Pinehurst caddies will be assigned based on availability.

The Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions, and/or schedules herein. The decision of the Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee in any matter will be final.

The Pinehurst Tournament Office may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player’s equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by the rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption into the 2024 Championship only. The Pinehurst Tournament office and Championship Committee reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players who wish to participate in the Championship must file and return their invitation or an official entry.

L1
Past Women's North and South Amateur Champions
L2
2023 U.S. Women's Amateur Contestants
L3
2023 & 2024 U.S. Women's Open Contestants (must still be amateur)
L4
2022 U.S. Women's Amateur Match Play Contestants
L5
2022 & 2023 Women's North & South Amateur Championship Quarter-Finalist Contestants
L6
2023 Women's North & South Amateur Championship Round of 16 Contestants
L7
Women's NCAA D1 Individual Champion (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)
L8
Women's NCAA D2 Individual Champion (2023, 2024)
L9
Women's NCAA D3 Individual Champion (2024)
L10
Women's NAIA Individual Champion (2024)
L11
Top 300 WAGR Ranked Players as of April 30th, 2024)
L12
2023 Junior Girls North & South Amateur Championship Champion
L13
2023 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Semi-Finalists
L14
2023 Carolinas Women's Amateur Champion
L15
Top 20 Junior Golf Scoreboard Standings as of April 30th, 2024
L16
Top 20 AJGA Standings as of April 30th, 2024

NORTH & SOUTH WOMEN'S AMATEUR

Date & Time
Location
Activity
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 8 (PM)
Official Practice Rounds
Sun, Jun 23, 2024
Pinehurst Country Club
Player Registration
Mon, Jun 24, 2024
Pinehurst No. 2 & No. 8 (PM)
Official Practice Rounds
Mon, Jun 24, 2024
Pinehurst Country Club
Player Dinner
Tue, Jun 25, 2024
Pinehurst No. 2
Rd. 1 Stroke Play
Wed, Jun 26, 2024
Pinehurst No. 8
Rd. 2 Stroke Play
Thu, Jun 27, 2024
Pinehurst No. 2 (AM)
Match Play Round of 32
Fri, Jun 28, 2024
Pinehurst No. 2 (AM)
Match Play Round of 16
Fri, Jun 28, 2024
Pinehurst No. 2 (PM)
Match Play Quarterfinals
Sat, Jun 29, 2024
Pinehurst No. 2 (AM)
Match Play Semi-Finals
Sat, Jun 29, 2024
Pinehurst No. 2 (PM)
Match Play 18-Hole Final

For over 120 years the North & South Amateur has been contested on the hallowed grounds of Pinehurst. Many of the game’s greatest icons have won at Pinehurst Resort, and in 2014, just one week after Martin Kaymer’s historic victory in the U.S. Open, Michelle Wie captured her first major championship after winning the U.S. Women’s Open on Pinehurst No. 2.

Players and families of players may reserve a room at Pinehurst Resort during the week of the Championship (June 23-29) starting at a rate of $249 per room, per night, plus resort fees and taxes. A one night deposit is required & is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival. Please mention ‘North & South Amateur’ when you call to reserve your stay.

Call 844-281-9289 for more information.

If I’m exempt under several exemptions, which do I choose?

Select the highest ranking exemption, as the exemptions are ranked by priority. For example, exemption M10 is given priority over M11, so choosing exemption M10 would be correct.

I don’t see an exemption, which I was exempt under, that was available last year, did they change?

Yes, exemption criteria for each Championship has slightly changed to reflect the importance of certain rankings and events. These are updated each year to ensure each Championship can have the strongest field.

Is the player dinner only for players?

Men/Women: Yes, this is for players only (no caddies, parents, etc.)

Junior: No, parents may purchase a dinner ticket during registration (if you are exempt) or once you have been accepted into the field

Senior: No, spouses/family may purchase a dinner ticket during registration (if you are exempt) or once you have been accepted into the field

Are practice rounds only for players?

Yes, these are for players only.

How can I register for practice rounds?

Once you are accepted into the field, you will be given access to a Golf Genius page that details how to book practice rounds. More information can also be found under your Championship’s ‘Practice Round’ tab on pinehurst.com.

If I miss the cut for match play, how can I get to RDU airport?

A shuttle will be available following play on Wednesday, leaving the Main Clubhouse at 6pm ET. Another shuttle will be available on Thursday morning, departing the Carolina Hotel at 8am ET.

Are accommodations available at Pinehurst Resort for player/families?

Players and families of players may reserve a room at Pinehurst Resort during the week of their Championship starting at a rate of $249 per room, per night, plus resort fees and taxes. A one night deposit is required & is fully refundable up to 30 days prior to arrival. Please mention ‘North & South Amateur’ when you call to reserve your stay.

Call 844-281-9289 for more information.

Is the North & South ranked by WAGR, JGS, etc.?

Yes, all Championships are ranked by respective ranking organizations.

 

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