KOREA OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Players in the following categories are eligible for KOLON THE 62nd KOREA OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP.
The championship shall be decided by strokes over four rounds of 18 holes stroke play.
In the event any round of a tournament shall be rained out or cannot be held for whatever reason, prizes advertised shall be distributed if at least two rounds (36 holes) of the tournament is completed.
Thursday, 20 June 2019 .......................................... First round, 18 holes
Friday, 21 June 2019 .......................................... Second round, 18 holes
After the above 36 holes are completed(In the event of failure to complete 36 holes, due to inclement weather conditions, the Cut-Off shall be decided by 18 holes), The 60 lower professional scorers and any tying for the 60th place shall be eligible for 3rd and Final Round. The 3 lower amateur scorers will be eligible for 3rd and Final Round.(Amateur scoring lower than professional Cut-Off shall be eligible for 3rd and Final Round.)
Saturday, 22 June 2019 ......................................... Third round, 18 holes
Sunday, 23 June 2019 ......................................... Final round, 18 holes
Lowest scorer over the four rounds will be the winner. In the event of tie after four rounds, champion will be decided by a play-off by stroke play over three holes (Hole #16, #17 and #18). The play-off will start as soon as practicable after the last competitors have finished their round. The competitor with the lowest aggregate over the three extra holes will be declared the winner. If the competitors are still tied having played these three holes, a hole by hole play-off will be played immediately over the 18th hole only until a winner emerges. If the play-off involves more than 2 competitors, those other than the winner will be deemed to have tied for 2nd place regardless of their scores in the play-off. Tie for low amateur shall be decided by a card countback. The scorecard countback will be based on the score for the last nine holes, last six holes, last three holes and finally the 18th hole. If there is still a tie, same method will be used to the 3rd or 2nd or 1st round. In the event of more than two amateur players playing the play-off, the result of the play-off takes priority over the scorecard countback.
Play will be governed by the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A, local rules by the Tournament Committee.
Groups and time of starting will be laid down by the Tournament Committee.
Privilege for official practice round at Woojeong Hills Country Club is extended to players in the championship on Wednesday, 19 June 2019. All participants should book the tee time through KGA.
Players from the AsianTour categories should book through AsianTour.
Players must be neat in appearance with respect to clothing and personal grooming.
The KGA may arrange for (i) promotion of the Championship, for radio, internet and television broadcasting and other exhibition and publication of the Championship or excerpts thereof in any and all media throughout the world, whether now known or hereafter developed, and (ii) the design, manufacture and sale of merchandise which commemorates or memorializes the Championship, throughout the world. By this application, the player consents to the use by the KGA, or persons authorized by the KGA, of her name, likeness, voice and references to her and photographs and other images of her and her play connected with her appearance in the Championship, or any portion(s) thereof, in connection with such media promotion, broadcasting and other exhibition and publication of the Championship and design, manufacture and sale of commemorative merchandise.
All non-Korean players must submit with entry visa of status ‘C-4’ or ‘C-3-1’(work permit) to the tournament office before the first round of championship.
Note 1: Hole-In-One, Albatross and Eagle prizes and awards will be given to the first player to make it during the championship.
Note 2: Course Record and Daily Best Score awards will be divided equally among the corresponding amount.
Note 3: If an amateur wins a special prize or award, it shall be given in accordance to the Rules of Amateur Status.
The winner and runner-up will be eligible to compete in The 148th Open to be played at Royal Portrush, 18~21 July 2019.
Note 1: In the event of two or more tying in the same position, the eligibility will be given to the player with the highest Official World Golf Ranking (www.owgr.com/ranking).
Note 2: In the event of the winner and/or runner-up already being exempted to The Open, the eligibility will be given to an alternate who finished in the top 8 and ties.
The Committee reserves the right to alter any of conditions and schedules herein.
For further information, contact below.