The Bermuda Golf Association (BGA) and Bermuda Professional Golfersí Association (BPGA) are pleased to announce there will be a 36-hole qualifier to determine the final two local participants for the inaugural Bermuda Championship. Veteran professional golfer Dwayne Pearman has been granted a sponsorís exception, making a trio of Bermudian players invited to the islandís first-ever PGA TOUR event.
With preparations ongoing at Port Royal Golf Course, the two-day local qualifier will be held October 16th and 17th at Mid Ocean Club, with tee times starting 9 am both days.
Entries are open to professional golfers, amateur golfers, and applicants for reinstatement. To be eligible to compete in the local qualifying event, participants must meet the following criteria:
1. Players must possess Bermudian status.
2. Players must be a member in good standing of the BGA or BPGA and not subject to any disciplinary process or sanction of either association.
3. Amateurs and applicants for reinstatement must have an up-to-date Handicap Index, or equivalent handicap issued from an international body of golf, not exceeding 1.4 under the USGA Handicap System.
Note: A playerís current 20-score history cannot include scores from before October 1, 2018.
Entries officially open Tuesday, October 1st, and the entry fee is $250 for all eligible competitors. Players wishing to enter the event are asked to visit the BGA website at www.bermudagolf.org to access the online application and review the Conditions of Competition.