2014 Tournament

Initial Tournament Exempt Lists and Information are now posted below. Please use the Contact Us page if you have questions.
 

General Information

The 2014 Saginaw District Golf Association Invitational Tournament will be held at the Maple Hill Golf Club, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 20, 21, 22, 2014. The 60th annual event features significant changes, with an Open Division and a Legends Division.  The Open Division remains for players under the age of 50.  The Legends Division has been added to replace the Senior Division for players age 50 or older by the first day of the Tournament.  Please refer to the Rules section of the website for details.  The final field will consist of 72 players, 48 in the Open Division and 24 in the Legends Division.

Both the Open and Legends Divisions are 3 day, 54 hole events, and are played concurrently.

Qualifying for the Tournament will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Kimberley Oaks Golf Course. Entry forms can be downloaded and will also be available at local courses and golf shops . The deadline for qualifying entries is 6:00 pm, Monday, June 2, 2014.

2014 Exempt Players

To be exempt from qualifying a player must meet certain exemption criteria in addition to other eligibility requirements, including residency and amateur status.  (Please refer to the Rules section of the website for further information.) The Open Division will have a maximum of 24 exempt players.  The Legends Division will have  maximum of 12 exempt players.  Specific criteria for each division are outlined below.

Open Division
 
1.  There will be a maximum of 24 exempt players in the Open Division.
2.  If a player is eligible for exemption in the Open Division and is 50 years of age or older, he may elect to play in the Open Division or the Legends Division, but not both.  If the player elects to play in the Open Division, he is eligible for the Fred Martin, Jr. trophy as well as the Joe Hart Trophy.
3.  Open Division exemptions will go in the order listed to:
       A.  all Past Open Champions (lifetime);
       B.  the 21 Club Champion from the previous year, if otherwise eligible;
       C.  the prior year Senior Champion (1 year exemption);
       D.  the Top 10 finishers (including ties) in the Open Division from the preceding year;
       E.  The remainder of the 24 exempt positions will go to players with the most Top 20 finishes in Open Division play in the past 3 years.  Note: If a tie among those players would result in an exempt field over 24, the final exempt position will be determined by the average of the Top 20 finish position in the past 3 years.
 
Legends Division
 
1.  There will be a maximum of 12 exempt players in the Legends Division.
2.  If a player is 50 years of age or older, and is eligible for exemption in the Open Division, he may elect to play in the Open Division or the Legends Division, but not both.  If he elects to play in the Open Division, he is eligible for the Fred Martin, Jr. Trophy sponsored by Review Magazine as well as the Joe Hart Trohy sponsored by The Saginaw News.
3.  Legends Division exemptions will go in the order listed to:
       A.  past Open Division Champions who are eligible for and elect to play in the Legends Division.  This is a 5 year exemption, with one year being added for each Open Championship won.  The exemption time period will run continuously from the first year a past Open Champion elects to play in the Legends Division;
       B.  past Senior Division Champions prior to 2014 or Legends Division Champions starting in 2014, for 5 years following the year of their most recent Championship;
       C.  the top 5 finishers from the preceding year's Legends Division (for 2014 this would be the top 5 finishers in the 2013 Senior Division);
       D.  The remainder of the 12 exempt positions will go to players with the most Top 10 finishes in the Senior Division prior to 2014 or Legends Division starting in 2014 in the past 3 years.  Note: If a tie among these players would result in an exempt field over 12, the final exempt position will be determined by the average of the Top 10 finish position in the past 3 years.
 
 
       2014 Initial Exemption List

Players listed below satisfy criteria to be considered for exemption.  However, there will be a maximum of 24 Open Division and 12 Legends Division exempt players.  Therefore, players ranked below #24 on the Open Division list and #12 on the Legends Division list are considered alternates and will be used, in order, to fill vacancies left by players who either choose not to play, or who must choose between divisions.  The list will be updated as those changes become known.  After the Qualifying Event on June 8, 2014, all alternates will be chosen from alternates determined by Qualifier play.  

 Current as of 4/25/2014

Open Division
Rank Division Last Name First Name 2014 Exempt Criteria # Top 20 Finishes  Avg of Top 20 Finishes
1 Open Pumford Alan Past Open Champion 2 2.5
2 Open Pumford Matt Past Open Champion 3 2.3
3 Open Franz Terry Past Open Champion 3 5.7
4 Open Stoney Daniel Past Open Champion 3 10.7
5 Open Stelter Mike Past Open Champion 2 6.0
6 Open Gnatkowski Ryan Past Open Champion 3 13.3
7 Open Hughes Dan Past Open Champion 2 13.0
8 Open Humphrey Mike Past Open Champion 1 12.0
9 Open Yockey Steve Past Open Champion 1 14.0
10 Open Bellinger Justin Past Open Champion 1 16.0
11 Open Martin Paul Past Open Champion 0  
12 Open Stelter Ron Past Open Champion 0  
13 Open Jacobs Adam Past Open Champion 3 9.3
14 Open Sikorski Mitch Past Open Champion 2 7.5
15 Open Buko David II Past Open Champion 1 5.0
16 Open Sarvepalli Uday Past Open Champion 1 6.0
17 Open Hendrick Trace Past Open Champion 1 8.0
18 Open Sich Cameron Past Open Champion 1 8.0
19 Open Pumford Dustin Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 3 7.7
20 Open Meyer Edward Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 3 11.0
21 Open Sturm Jason Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 3 11.0
22 Open Haswell Adam Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 3 12.0
23 Open Schiller Brody Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 3 15.0
24 Open Skidmore Micah Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 2 3.0
25 Open Coulter Matt Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 2 13.0
26 Open Trumble Gary Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 2 13.5
27 Open Turner Zach Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 3.0
28 Open Haughton Cody Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 10.0
29 Open Smallwood Tom Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 12.0
30 Open Olgine Peter Jr Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 13.0
31 Open Essex Todd Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 16.0
32 Open Leach Mike Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 16.0
33 Open Vargas Albert III Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 16.0
34 Open Hendrick Luke Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 18.0
35 Open Ludka Nicholas Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 18.0
36 Open Watz Brian Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 18.0
37 Open Hughes Parry Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 20.0
38 Open Pumford Roger Top 20 Finishes last 3 years 1 20.0
             
Legends Division
Rank Division Last Name First Name 2014 Exempt Criteria # Top 10 Finishes  Avg of Top 10 Finishes
1 Legends Pumford Alan Past Open Champion 3 3.7
2 Legends Franz Terry Past Open Champion 3 2.3
3 Legends Humphrey Mike Past Open Champion 3 4.7
4 Legends Hughes Dan Past Open Champion 2 6.5
5 Legends Stelter Mike Past Open Champion 3 4.7
6 Legends Yockey Steve Past Open Champion 3 5.0
7 Legends Martin Paul Past Open Champion 1 10.0
8 Legends Stelter Ron Past Open Champion 0  
9 Legends Trumble Gary Top 10 Finishes last 3 years 3 4.7
10 Legends Chaffer Chris Top 10 Finishes last 3 years 3 7.0
11 Legends Alverson Roger Top 10 Finishes last 3 years 3 7.7
12 Legends Kowalewski John Top 10 Finishes last 3 years 2 6.0
13 Legends Doolan Patrick Top 10 Finishes last 3 years 2 10.0
14 Legends Coulter Bill  Top 10 Finishes last 3 years 1 6.0