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Player of the Year Point System

Point Total is determined by:

  • Total points in IGA and USGA conducted championships and qualifiers plus…
  • best three point totals from sanctioned point events (includes non-USGA national amateur events listed below)

Points for 2014 will accumulate through October 2, 2014. Points earned in National Events that end after Oct 2, 2014 will count toward the 2015 Player of the Year race.

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.

In tournaments with professional fields (Herman Sani, Iowa Open, etc) points will be awarded according to finish against the amateur portion of the field. 200 Bonus Points (400 total) will be awarded to an amateur that wins the Iowa Open.

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.

USGA points are awarded based on final finish. For example, a player who is a quarter-finalist in the US Amateur will receive a total of 600 points, not 225+250+350+475+600.

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. Amateur
    • If he does not make match play he will receive 0 points
    • If he makes match play he will receive 225 points

It is the policy of the Iowa Golf Association that at least 12 individuals must begin a tournament in a division to constitute awarding points for player of the year races that are applicable to such division. If 11 or less begin play in the division, no points will be available.

For example: When 11 people or less begin play in the Senior Division of the Carroll Amateur, no points will be awarded for the Senior Player of the Year race.

Tiebreaker (in order):

  1. Most victories
  2. Points earned in the Iowa Amateur Championship
  3. Points earned in the IGA Match Play Championship
  4. Highest point total earned in a Remaining Point Event
  5. 2nd highest point total earned in a Remaining Point Event
  6. 3rd highest point total earned in a Remaining Point Event

The IGA Four-Ball Championship is a FULL Point Event. Points are awarded to each player based on team finish and at 100% of the Sanctioned Point Event Totals. For example, on the 1st place team, Player A receives 200 points and Player B receives 200 points.

The IGA Rules & Competitions Committee reserves the right to award points for outstanding achievements outside the points system.

    Points System Table
Finish
Iowa Amateur
IGA Match Play
IGA Four-Ball
Iowa Mid-Am
Herman Sani
Sanctioned Point Events
Listed below
1
400
400
200
200
2
280
280
140
140
3
200
195
100
100
4
190
195
85
85
5
180
165
80
80
6
170
165
75
75
7
160
165
70
70
8
150
165
65
65
9
140
120
60
60
10
130
120
55
55
11
125
120
50
50
12
120
120
45
45
13
115
120
40
40
14
110
120
35
35
15
105
120
30
30
16
100
120
25
25
17
95
60
20
20
18
90
60
15
15
19
85
60
10
10
20
80
60
5
5
21
75
60
22
70
60
Sanctioned Point Events
23
65
60
Tri-State Masters
24
60
60
Ottumwa Am
25
55
60
Carroll Am
26
50
60
Fort Doge Am
27
45
60
Iowa Masters
28
40
60
Lake Creek Am
29
35
60
Waterloo Open
30
30
60
Northwest Amateur
31
25
60
Iowa Open
32
20
60
Briarwood Amateur
33
Players that make cut and return 54 hole score receive 20 pts
All players that qualify for match play draw receive 20 pts
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