A member can submit an application to be considered for a tournament up until the published Application Deadline for that event (5pm ET approximately 5 weeks prior to the tournament start). The Application Deadline is also the Application Withdrawal Deadline. All Application/Withdrawal Deadlines are published in Dates to Remember. Please recheck your schedule and make sure you are available to play each tournament applied to and withdraw an application for any tournament you no longer want to play or will not be able to play BEFORE the Application/Withdrawal Deadline. There is no need to withdraw an application to a tournament if you want to remain an alternate should you not get accepted to the initial field.
If a member withdraws an application after an Application/Withdrawal Deadline OR does not pay a tournament fee by the Tournament Payment Due date, there will be a $50 late withdrawal fee assessed which will be payable in the Payment Center. A member is not able to apply to future AJGA events until the late withdrawal fee is paid. Each additional late withdrawal will increase this Payment due by an additional $50 (first time the penalty is $50, second time the penalty is $100, etc.).
The AJGA has instituted the following withdrawal policy for juniors who withdraw from an event after they have started their first round.
Once play begins, all juniors wishing to withdraw must report in person to the Tournament Director before leaving the golf course (or city in which the event is taking place) and before the competition has closed. The Tournament Director may ask the junior to talk to the Medical Attendant. The Tournament Director may also ask the junior’s fellow-competitors questions about the illness or injury. Based on the information gathered, the AJGA Tournament Director will categorize the junior’s withdrawal in one of three categories listed below and the corresponding action will take place:
The junior is obviously ill, injured, or a family tragedy has occurred.
The Tournament Director and the junior will sign the Withdrawal Form and ‘JWD’ will be listed next to the junior’s name in the tournament results. The Tournament Director will report the withdrawal to the AJGA Review Board and no further action will be taken.
The Tournament Director and Medical Attendant are unable to determine if the junior is withdrawing for a legitimate reason such as illness or injury. In the case of an extreme weather delay, which may cause a junior to miss a flight and/or incur substantial costs, withdrawing from a tournament for this reason would result in a questionable withdrawal.
If the Tournament Director is unable to determine if a junior has legitimate reason for withdrawing from a tournament he/she will rule the withdrawal questionable. The Tournament Director and the junior will sign the Withdrawal Form and ‘QWD’ will be listed next to the junior’s name in the tournament results. The Tournament Director will report the withdrawal to the AJGA Review Board and a questionable withdrawal will be recorded in the junior’s history.
Once a junior receives two questionable withdrawals their membership will be suspended and the junior will not be eligible for postseason honors.
The junior is disqualified under the USGA Rules of Golf.This includes, but is not limited to, juniors leaving the golf course or city in which the event is conducted or failing to show up for any subsequent rounds of an event without talking to the Tournament Director in person.
Disqualification penalties that occur due to intent or a deliberate decision by the player will be listed as DQ Rule 6-3a(NS) or Rule 6-6b(NC) and printed next to the junior’s name in the tournament results. The Tournament Director will report the disqualification to the AJGA Review Board. The junior’s membership will be suspended and the junior will not be eligible for postseason honors. If a junior has previously been accepted into a future AJGA tournament(s), they will be withdrawn immediately. If the Tournament Committee feels that the disqualification penalty was one in which there was no intention or managed purpose by the player, it will be listed as DQ Rule 6-3a or Rule 6-6b.
To withdraw from an AJGA tournament or qualifier prior to the start of an event, please follow the steps below (starting the first day of competition, you must speak directly with the Tournament Director of the event as the online withdrawal process will have closed at midnight). Also, please review the refund policy before withdrawing from an event.
Note: Withdrawals CANNOT be submitted via email.
Note concerning PBE status reinstated prior to an application deadline: A withdrawal can be submitted online as late as Monday at 11:59:59 PM ET and result in PBE status being reinstated prior to the next day’s application deadline on Tuesday.