2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014 (Co-Champ), 2015 Freeport Cup Champions

Empire Ranch GC
1 86 68 Brian Cline 85
2 85 70 Ray Mendez 82
T3 82 71 Kris Packwood 82
T3 89 71 Paula Grose 89
5 82 72 Brian McMonagle 82
6 85 73 Kevin Schultz 83
T7 89 74 Joe Pass 88
T7 91 74 Hal Dasinger 91
T7 95 74 Mike Culpepper 95
10 96 75 Bryan Boroski 95
11 82 76 James Melashenko 80
T12 81 77 Andrew Vassallo 81
T12 89 77 Dan Smolich 89
T12 99 77 Ted Nissen 99
T15 91 79 Joan Canepa 91
T15 99 79 Peter Jouganatos 99
T15 100 79 Leo Deagon 98
18 91 82 Steve Sivret 87
19 126 86 Tim St. Jean 125

This was mailed to all club officials: As of 2015 we will be distributing Script, not cash.


Dear Club Official,  
Over the past year we received numerous calls regarding acceptable prizes at club events.  Please note that cash prizes of any amount are a breach of Rule 3-1 of the Rules of Amateur Status.  Any amateur who plays for cash prizes without waiving his right to the prize money prior to participating in the event will forfeit his amateur status.   Therefore, any player who players for cash prizes, even in a private club event, would not be eligible to compete in NCGA, CGA or USGA qualifying or championships.

  In view of the above, we urge you to change the prize format in the competitions conducted at your club so as to conform to the Rules of Amateur Status for any competitions where cash prizes are awarded.  This can be done by offering merchandise or prize vouchers redeemable for merchandise of a retail value not greater than $750 instead of cash.  This course of action will ensure that no one jeopardizes his amateur status.

At the least, we ask that you advise the players of their forfeiture of amateur status if they play for cash prizes, and offer them the opportunity to waive their right to any prize money before playing.  Waivers for amateurs who wish to waive their right to prize money in order to play in an event offering cash prizes are available at www.usga.org/rules/amateur_status/Amateur-Status/ .

The prohibition against cash prizes includes golf skills challenges like closest to the hole or longest drive contests. Please also see the Appendix to the Rules of Amateur Status for the Policy on Gambling.   
If you have any questions about the Rules of Amateur Status please feel free to contact the NCGA at 831-625-4653, or email Ryan Farb at rfarb@ncga.org.

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