Entry Eligibility, Procedure & Information
Eligible participants include men’s and women’s college golfers from the 2019-20 school year, those who are scheduled to be on a varsity roster for the 2021-22 school year, college age amateur golfers who meet the playing standards as defined by the CPT (requirements for the CPT Series and GCAA Series may vary). Amateurs that are not current collegiate players must carry a 5 handicap or better. Professionals in the process of regaining their amateur status are not permitted to participate.
High School Golfers: Only junior golfers who have just graduated high school with a 5 handicap or 80 tournament scoring average or below may participate in CPT events. All golfers will be paired together (within their gender) at random for the first two rounds, regardless of age. All high school golfers must show a valid DL in the pro shop if they are going to drive the golf cart.
The College Players Tour (CPT) has gone to great lengths to check current NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA eligibility rules, compliance rules, gifts card and merchandise acceptance as it relates to amateur and NCAA rules. All participants are ultimately responsible for knowing all compliance & rules concerning the fore mentioned division rules and regulations. (Ie: NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA) Participants are encouraged to check with their respective university compliance department.
WAGR & Mixed Gender Events
Historically, WAGR has allowed ranked females to participate in predominantly male competitions and earn WAGR points. More often than not this can be at a disadvantage when competing from the same tees. These competitive situations are now occurring with greater frequency. After carefully studying the issue and considering options, WAGR has determined it will continue to apply the results of females in mostly male competitions as long as they are fully eligible for the top award along with the male competitors.
Although not a requirement, WAGR will allow Event Organizers to establish tees set at a shorter distance for females in these mixed competitions. An accepted standard in competitive golf with mixed gender fields are tees for females at around 15 percent shorter distances than tees for males. Studies show that an equitable outcome can be achieved with female tees shortened by 12% to 18%, depending on the make-up of the field and the design of the golf course on a hole-by-hole basis.
Eligibility: Open to both male and female players. The Tour is limited to college age students who have completed high school and either intend to or are playing at any level of college golf. Each championship may have further eligibility requirements.
The principal criteria can be found at https://www.wagr.com/criteria in section 3.3.3.
3.3.3 For a mixed gender, or mixed age category event, the Event Organizer must notify the WAGR staff that the event is mixed, either by age range or gender, when returning results.
The following guidelines for assigning Power ratings apply:
220.127.116.11 In mixed team match play events the men’s field and women’s field will be combined to produce the event Power rating. Such events will be considered as one event if the team participant’s performance contributes to the overall team outcome.
18.104.22.168 In mixed age category events, the field is Power rated as one event.
22.214.171.124 In mixed stroke play events where women and men play from the same or different tees, this is considered one event if both genders are eligible for the top award, the Power rating will be determined by the entire field.
126.96.36.199 In mixed stroke play events where women and men play from the same or different tees and are only competing for gender based awards, this is considered two separate events, and each one is Power rated accordingly.
188.8.131.52 In individual mixed match play events where women and men play from the same or different tees, this is considered one event; the men’s field and women’s field will be combined to produce the event Power rating.
Mission: Provide college golfers tournament experience and a pathway to compete at the next level of competition.
Eligibility: Open to both male and female players. Each championship may have further eligibility requirements.