Notice to Competitors

2018 U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifying

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Indiana Country Club, Indiana, PA


This notice serves as confirmation for U.S. Women’s Open Sectional Qualifying Round on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Indiana Country Club in Indiana, PA. Qualifying is 36-holes and the field is 36 players. The number of spots the field is playing for is one (1) and two (2) alternates. Additional information will be distributed on the starting tees. The locker room and practice facility will open at 6:30 AM the day of the qualifying rounds.


Format: 36-holes of stroke play. Play is governed by the USGA Rules of Golf and any Local Rules and Conditions distributed prior to play. In the event of a tie for the final qualifying spot or any alternate, a hole-by-hole playoff will take place on holes to be determined by the Committee.


Distance Measuring Devices are not permitted for the qualifying round.


The “One Ball Rule” is in effect for the qualifying round.


Grooves conforming to USGA policy are required for the qualifying round.


Tee Markers: All play is from the USGA tee markers. The course will play par 72 at roughly 6,600 yards depending on conditions.


Pace of Play: The maximum allowable time will be four hours and twenty minutes (4:20). A checkpoint system will be in place for the qualifying round.


Practice: Practice rounds are available and must be pre-arranged by contacting the golf shop at 724-465-5222. The Golf Professional is Dan Braun. Practice rounds are available on Tuesday, May 1 after 1:00 PM or at the discretion of the golf shop. The fee is $50 and includes a cart fee if the player chooses to ride. Practice round fees are the responsibility of the player. Practice range balls are complimentary the morning of the competition.


Transportation/Caddies: Walking is required. The club does not offer caddies. Players may bring their own caddies. Caddies must walk in performance of their duties during the qualifying round. Players are permitted to use push trolleys for the qualifying round.


Food: The WPGA provides coffee, juices, and whole fruits prior to the round and water on the course. All other food and beverage charges are the responsibility of the player.




Lodging: Lodging of various price ranges can be found in the Indiana area.


Evacuation Plan: In the event of a suspension of play for a dangerous situation, players are to return to the club house immediately. The WPGA will assist in returning players to the club house.


Note: A suspension for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged air horn note. All other types of suspension will be signaled by three consecutive air horn notes, repeated. Resumption of play will be signaled by two short air horn notes, repeated.


Spectator Info: No spectator carts will be permitted for the qualifying round without pre-approved ADA verification. Please contact the WPGA office for ADA guidelines.


Directions to the club can be found on the Indiana Country Club website.


In the event a player needs to withdraw, please contact the USGA at Golf House. Also notifying the WPGA is appreciated.