WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR POINT SYSTEM

RULES & REGULATIONS

IGA Women’s Player of the Year Point System

Point Total is determined by:

  • Total points in IGA and USGA conducted championships and qualifiers, plus….
  • Any points earned in Collegiate Championships (Conference, Regional & National Championship). Maximum points allowed in those championships is capped at 1400 points.
    • If a player earns points in any collegiate championship they must play at least 1 IGA Championship for those points to count toward IGA Women’s Player of the Year.

Points for 2020 will accumulate through September 17th. Points earned after September 17th will be added to the 2021 Player of the Year race. Typically, this date is set to include a late USGA Championship.  In such a case, if weather forces that USGA event to finish later than the scheduled date, it will still be included in the final rankings. Player must be an Iowa resident and be a member of the IGA (enrolled on GHIN Handicap Roster at an IGA Member Club) to be eligible.

Points will not be awarded to amateur players who are not Iowa residents and IGA members.  Positions will not be elevated in order to award those points.  For example: 3rd place points will be awarded the 3rd place finisher even if the 1st and 2nd place finishers are not IGA members.

Iowa Women’s Match Play: Players must win a match or earn a first round bye through stroke play qualifying to earn points.  For example, if there are only 30 players participating those earning the #1 and #2 seed and those winning a first round match will earn Round of 16 points.  Those losing their first round match will not earn any points.

Bonus points are awarded based on final finish.  For example, a player who is a quarter-finalist in the US Women’s Amateur will receive a total of 800 points, not 225+300+400+600+800.

If a player is an alternate but subsequently is informed of the USGA that they are in the championship field, their points will be elevated to qualifier level, whether they actually play in the championship or not.

Qualifying points will not be awarded to exempt players for USGA or any other championship. However, players can earn points for their appropriate finish once at the championship.
For example, a player is exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Amateur

    • If she does not make match play she will receive 0 points
    • If she makes match play she will receive 225 points

Tiebreaker (in order):

  • Points earned in the Iowa Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Points earned in the Iowa Women’s Match Play Championship
  • Highest point total earned in a Remaining Point Event
  • 2nd highest point total earned in a Remaining Point Event
  • 3rd highest point total earned in a Remaining Point Event

The Iowa Women’s Four-Ball Championship is a FULL Point Event!  Points are awarded to each player based on team finish. For example, on the 1st place team, Player A receives 200 points and Player B receives 200 points.

For determining the field sizes for IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Events, we will use the number of players registered for the event, not the number of players that ultimately begin play.  This is what will be used for determining the “Tier” a Series Event falls under.

It is the policy of the Iowa Golf Association that at least 5 individuals must enter a Women’s Mid-Am Series Event to constitute awarding points for player of the year races that are applicable to such division. If 5 or less enter in the division, no points will be available.

The IGA Board (Women’s R&C Subcommittee) reserves the right to award points for outstanding achievements outside the points system.

 

IGA CONDUCTED CHAMPIONSHIPS - Point Tables

Iowa Women's Amateur

1              600
2              420
3              300
4              285
5              270
6              255
7              240
8              225
9              210
10           195
11           188
12           180
13           173
14           165
15           158
16           150
17           143
18           135
19           128
20           120
21           113
22           105
23           98
24           90
25           83

Iowa Women's Amateur
Open Division

1              100
2              70
3              65
4              60
5              55
6              50
7              45
8              40
9              35
10           30
11           25
12           20
13           15
14           10
15           5

IGA Women's Match Play

Champion – 400
Runner-up – 300
Semifinalist – 225
Quarterfinalist – 160
Round of 16 – 100
Round of 32 – 50

IGA Women's Four-Ball

1              200
2              140
3              100
4              95
5              90
6              85
7              80
8              75
9              70
10           65
11           60
12           55
13           50
14           45
15           40
16           35
17           30
18           25
19           20
20           15
21           10
22           10
23           10
24           10
25           10

IGA Women's Club Team
(Gross Individual)

1              200
2              140
3              100
4              95
5              90
6              85
7              80
8              75
9              70
10           65
11           60
12           55
13           50
14           45
15           40
16           35
17           30
18           25
19           20
20           15
21           10
22           10
23           10
24           10
25           10

Forever 39 Match Play

Championship Flight
Champion- 100
Runner-up – 80
3rd – 60
4th – 55
5th (consol. winner) – 50
6th (consol. RU) – 40
7th – 35
8th – 30

First Flight
Champion – 25
Runner-up – 15
3rd – 10
4th – 8
5th (consol. winner) – 6
6th (consol. Runner Up) – 4
7th – 0
8th – 0

USGA CONDUCTED CHAMPIONSHIPS - Point Tables

U.S. Women's Open

Champion- 3000
Runner-Up – 2250
Top 5 – 1750
Top 10 – 1500
Top 20 – 1250
Low Am (made cut) – 900
Make cut – 700
Low Am (miss cut) – 600

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 450
Qualifier – 400
1st Alt – 200
2nd Alt – 150

U.S. Women's Amateur

Champion – 2000
Runner-up – 1250
Semifinalist – 1000
Quarterfinalist – 800
Final 16 – 600
Final 32 – 400
MP Qualifier – 300

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 225
Qualifier – 200
1st Alt – 100
2nd Alt – 75

U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur

Champion – 1500
Runner-up – 1000
Semifinalist – 800
Quarterfinalist – 600
Final 16 – 475
Final 32 – 350
MP Qualifier – 250

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 175
Qualifier – 150
1st Alt – 75
2nd Alt – 50

U.S. Women's Four-Ball

Champion – 1000
Runner-up – 750
Semifinalist – 500
Quarterfinalist – 350
Final 16 – 275
Final 32 – 225
MP Qualifier – 175

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 125
Qualifier – 100
1st Alt – 50
2nd Alt – 25

IGA WOMEN'S MID-AM SERIES - Point Tables

Event #1 Stableford

Tier A = 20 + entrants
Tier B = 5-19 entrants

Event #2 Alternate Shot, Event #3 Four-Ball

Tier A = 20 + entrants
Tier B = 5-19 entrants

EVENT #1 (Stableford)

IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Tier A
Champion – 150
Runner-up – 100
3 – 80
4 – 60
5 – 50
6 – 45
7 – 40
8 – 35
9 – 30
10 – 25

IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Tier B
Champion – 100
Runner-up – 80
3 – 65
4 – 45
5 – 35
6 – 30
7 – 25
8 – 20
9 – 15
10 – 10

Event #2 - Alternate Shot
Event #3 - Four-Ball

IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Tier A
Champion – 100
Runner-up – 80
3 – 65
4 -45
5 – 35
6 – 30
7 – 25
8 – 20
9 – 15
10 – 10

IGA Women’s Mid-Am Series Tier B
Champion – 75
Runner-up – 50
3 – 40
4 – 35
5 – 30
6 – 25
7 – 20
8 – 15
9 – 10
10 – 5

COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Point Tables

NCAA Division I Nat. Championship

Champion – 1000
Runner-up – 900
Top 5 – 800
Top 10 – 700
Top 20 – 600

NCAA Division II Nat. Championship
NCAA Division III Nat. Championship

Champion – 850
Runner-up – 750
Top 5 – 650
Top 10 – 550
Top 20 – 450

NAIA National Championship
NJCAA National Championship

Champion – 700
Runner-up – 600
Top 5 – 500
Top 10 -400
Top 20 – 300

NCAA Division I Regional Championship

Champion – 600
Runner-up – 500
Top 5 – 400
Top 10 – 300
Top 20 – 200

NCAA Division II Regional Championship

Champion – 450
Runner-up – 350
Top 5 – 250
Top 10 – 150
Top 20 – 50

NCAA Division I Conference Championship

Champion – 200
Runner-up – 150
Top 5 – 100
Top 10 – 75
Top 20 – 50

NCAA Division II Conference Championship
NCAA Division III Conference Championship

Champion – 200
Runner-up – 150
Top 5 – 100
Top 10 – 75
Top 20 – 50

NAIA Conference Championship
NJCAA Conference Championship

Champion – 200
Runner-up – 150
Top 5 – 100
Top 10 – 75
Top 20 – 50

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