U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship Qualifying

USGA Qualifying

June 18, 2018





Fircrest Golf Club  
Greg Talley, PGA Golf Professional

1500 Regents Blvd

Fircrest, WA 98466

(253) 564-5792



QUALIFYING PORTAL: Follow the link for pairings, live scoring, results and player information. You can also access the qualifying portal by using the USGA Tournament Management app on your phone. To access the page, login using the


FORMAT/QUALIFYING PLACES:  Stroke play competition conducted over 18 holes.  The field of 51 contestants will compete for four qualifying places and two alternate positions into the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship to be played at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on July 16-21, 2018.  


REGISTRATION:  Players need to register outside the golf shop upon arrival at the golf course.  Players should arrive in time to register, practice and report to the starting tee, ready to play, 8 minutes before their starting times. 


STARTING TIMES:  Available on the Washington State Golf Association’s website, thewsga.org or directly by clicking HERE.  Online scoring will also be available on the website during the qualifier.  Tee times will be off the #1 tee from 8:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.


PLAYOFF:  In the event of a tie for the last qualifying places, there will be a hole-by-hole playoff to determine the final qualifiers and the 1st and 2nd alternate if necessary. All announcements regarding the play-off will be made at the public scoreboard upon completion of the qualifying round.


FOOTWEAR:  Shoes with traditionally-designed spikes (regardless of composition, i.e., ceramic, plastic, etc.) or spikes, regardless of design, comprised either entirely or partially of metal (if such metal may come in contact with the course) are prohibited during the stipulated round.  Penalty for breach of this condition: DISQUALIFICATION.


GOLF BALLS/DRIVERS:  The “One Ball Rule” will be in effect.  Please check the USGA website, www.usga.org, for a list of approved golf balls and drivers.

GROOVES:  The players clubs must conform to the grooves and punch mark specifications in The Rules of Golf that are effective from January 1, 2010 (see Decision 4-1/1).


DMDS: In Sectional qualifying and in the Championship proper, a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g., elevation changes, wind speed, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 14-3. For more information, visit www.usga.org/dmd.


PACE OF PLAY: It is a condition that players must play without undue delay and in accordance with guidelines established by the committee.  Guidelines will be distributed by email.


PRACTICE ROUND AVAILABILITY:  Players may play one hosted practice round.  Contestants must call the Fircrest GC golf shop at (253) 631-3133 to make arrangements.  Practice rounds are limited to players only and all times and dates will be at the discretion of the host club staff.


PRACTICE FACILITIES/RANGE BALLS:  Range balls will be hosted on the driving range beginning at 7:00 a.m.


CADDIES:  Host club caddies will not be available.  Players are allowed to have a caddie. A player is prohibited from having a parent, step parent, or guardian serve as his caddie during the stipulated round.  Penalty: See penalty clause for breach of the condition prescribed in Appendix I, Part C, Section 3 of the Rules of Golf.


CARTS:  Players must not ride on any form of transportation during a stipulated round unless authorized by the Committee.


GOLF SHOP:  Open at 7:00 a.m. 

FOOD SERVICE:  The snack bar will be open at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast sandwiches, deli sandwiches, snacks and beverages for purchase.  A no-host barbecue (hamburgers & chicken burgers) will be available from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


CODE OF CONDUCT:  As set forth in the USGA application, the code of conduct applies to all USGA Qualifying and Championships.


PERSONAL APPEARANCE:  Contestants and caddies must be neat in appearance.  Bermuda length shorts may be worn.  Short shorts, tee shirts, tank tops and blue jeans are prohibited.  Shirts must have collars.}


AWARD CEREMONY:  Silver Medal will be awarded to lowest scorer.  



Scotty Crouthamel                                   

Senior Director of Rules and Competition           


(206) 849-0549 – cell phone


If it becomes necessary to withdraw prior to the date of the competition, please contact Scotty Crouthamel at scotty.crouthamel@thewsga.org, and the USGA at (908) 326-1950 or champs@usga.org.