For the first time this year, mid-amateur Golfers in Europe will have the chance to compete for spots in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Men’s and Women’s Championships.
The USGA has confirmed new exemptions for the winners of the European Championships for golfers aged 25+. Starting this year, the European Mid-Amateur Men’s and Ladies’ Champions will be invited to compete in the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships in September.
The U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships are amongst the biggest tournaments in amateur golf, with invitations to Major Championships on offer to the winners.
“We are very pleased to facilitate exemptions to the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championships for the European Men’s and Ladies’ Mid-Amateur Champions.” said EGA General Secretary, Michael Thannhäuser.
“They are a recognition of the continued development of Mid-Amateur golf in Europe and the quality of competition at the European Mid-Amateur Championships. We wish to express our gratitude to the USGA for offering these new exemptions and the positive collaboration along the process.”
“We look forward to seeing the European Mid-Amateur champions compete with some of the world’s finest amateur players in the U.S. this September”.
This year’s U.S. Mid-Amateur championship will be contested by 264 competitors from 9 to 14 September at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in New York. The winner of the event will earn an exemption to the 2024 U.S. Open and also, traditionally, an invite to The Masters.
The U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, contested the same week as the men’s event, will see 132 players compete for an invitation to the U.S. Women’s Open at Stonewall, Pennsylvania.
The 2023 European Mid-Amateur Championships will be played at Bogogno Golf Resort, Italy from 8 to 10 June. Entries are open now to all players aged 25 and over (on day 1 of the championship) with a handicap index of 3.0 or lower for men and 6.0 or lower for ladies.
Entries to the European Mid-Amateur Championships can be made here (subject to login)