A two-stage procedure will feature two regional qualifying competitions followed by a final qualifying event on Monday, July 18, for this year’s RBC Canadian Open to be held at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.
The first regional qualifier will take place Monday, June 13 at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. On Monday, June 20, a second regional qualifying event will be held at The Club at Bond Head (South) in Bond Head, Ont.
This year marks the first year since 2007 that Golf Canada has conducted regional qualifiers for the RBC Canadian Open.
“There’s a definite excitement in providing opportunities for competitors, especially Canadian golfers, to play their way into our national open championship,” said tournament director Bill Paul.
The regional qualifiers will feature 18 holes of stroke play, with the low competitor at each site receiving an exemption directly into the 2011 RBC Canadian Open field, provided a minimum of 100 competitors participate at each site.
Up to the next top 15 per cent of finishers at each event are eligible to compete at final qualifying. The entry deadline for both competitions is Tuesday, June 7.
Final qualifying is scheduled for Monday, July 18 at Morgan Creek Golf Course in Surrey, B.C. Participation is limited to those competitors receiving requisite exemptions, or individuals who have made it through regional qualifying.
The event will feature 18 holes of stroke play, with a minimum of four spots directly into the 2011 RBC Canadian open field. The entry deadline is Monday, July 11.
The qualifying competition is open to members in good standing of the Canadian PGA or other PGA affiliates, amateur golfers (with a current handicap factor not to exceed zero) who are members of clubs belonging to Golf Canada or clubs in other countries in good standing with their respective associations, and other golf professionals.
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