2021 New York State

Men's Mid-Amateur Championship

Shaker Ridge Country Club (Albany) | September 24-26


Terms of the Competition

Jump to: Memo to Players || Qualifying || The Field



  • Gender: The Championship is open to male amateur golfers.
  • Membership: Players must be a member of the NYSGA, defined as either belonging to an NYSGA member club or an NYSGA eClub (NYS residency required of eClub members).
  • Age: Players must be at least 25 years old by September 24, 2021.
  • USGA Handicap Index: Players must have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index of 10.4 or less issued by their NYSGA member club.



  • Entries: Player must register online prior to the established deadline (see below). Entries by mail or fax will not be accepted. A player may only submit one entry. Any player found to have submitted more than one entry may be subject to disqualification.
  • Fee: This championship utilizes a two-tiered entry fee, with a total fee of $200.
    • Qualifying Fee: $100
    • Championship Fee: $100, charged to players who advance through qualifying
  • Deadline: Entries must be received prior to the deadline (5PM EST on Wednesday, August 18, 2021). Late entries will not be accepted, regardless of reason.
  • Refund Policy: A portion of the entry fee, based on the schedule below, will be refunded regardless of reason if the NYSGA is notified (315-471-6979 or via email at deb@nysga.org): Prior to Deadline: Entry fee less $20. After the Deadline: Entry fee less $50.



This Championship will be in two stages, at stroke play:

  1. Sectional Qualifying - 18 holes: Non-exempt players must qualify at one of the sectional qualifying sites listed below.a
  2. Championship - 54 holes: The championship field consists of place-winners from sectional qualifying and exempt players
  • Thursday, September 23 // Practice rounds
  • Friday, September 24  // Round 1, 18 holes
  • Saturday, September 25 // Round 2, 18 holes
  • Sunday, September 26 // Rounds 3, 18 holes

There is a cut after 18 holes to the low 60 players and ties, and after 36 holes to the low-30 players and ties.


All non-exempt players must qualify in order to earn a spot in this championship. Once entries close, the number of qualifying spots available per qualifying site will be available and posted. Any player tied for the last qualifying spot will advance (no playoff required).

  • Albany | Normanside CC | Sept. 7
  • Binghamton | Binghamton CC | August 30
  • Buffalo | Pendleton Creek | Sept. 1
  • Long Island | St. George's G&CC | Sept. 8
  • Mid Hudson | GC at Mansion Ridge | August 30
  • N. Country | Malone GC | August 30
  • Rochester | GC at Blue Heron Hills | August 21
  • Syracuse | Tuscarora GC | August 27
  • Utica/Rome | Yahnundasis GC | Sept. 10


Click here to submit a qualifying tee time request.



Players in the following categories are exempt into the 2021 Championship. The NYSGA reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players must submit an entry prior to the deadline (5PM EST on Wednesday, August 18, 2021).

  • E1. Winners of the NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship from the last 20 years.
  • E2. From the 2019 NYS Men's Mid-Amateur Championship, the 20 lowest scorers and anyone tied for 20th place.
  • E3. Winners of the NYS Men's Amateur Championship from the last 10 years.
  • E4. From the 2021 NYS Men's Amateur Championship, any player in the low 40 & ties.
  • E5. Winners of the 2021 NYS Men's Amateur Four-Ball Championships.
  • E6. From the 2021 NYS NYS Men's Senior Amateur Championship, the 5 lowest scorers and ties.
  • E7. Most recent (as of September 22, 2021) winner or low amateur (*professional events) of the following regional championships:
    • Apogee Investment Management Championship

    • BDGA Buffalo District Individual Championship

    • BDGA Buffalo District Mid-Amateur Championship

    • CCR Invitational

    • CRAGA Capital Region Amateur Championship

    • Delaware County Amateur Championship

    • Dutchess County Amateur Championship

    • LIGA Individual Championship

    • MGA Ike Championship

    • MGA MET Amateur Championship

    • MGA MET Open*

    • NYC Amateur

    • NYS Open*

    • RDGA Rochester District Individual Championship

    • RDGA Rochester District Mid-Amateur Championship
    • SDGA Gerry Ashe Memorial

    • TCGA Amateur Championship

    • Ulster County Amateur Championship

    • Watertown City Championship

    • WGA Westchester Individual Championship

  • E8. From the 2021 Monroe Invitational, any player who advances through the 36 hole cut.

  • E9. From the 2021 Porter Cup, any player who advances through the 36 hole cut.

  • E10. Players ranked in the top-4000 of the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR).

  • E11. Players qualifying for most current (as of September 22, 2021) USGA Championships.

  • E12. Host club exemptions.

  • E13. Special exemptions as selected by the NYSGA.

    • Requests for a special exemption may be emailed, along with a tournament resume (click here for a template resume), to Michael Dirkes (mdirkes@nysga.org) by 5PM EST on Wednesday, August 11.



A competitor may bring his own caddie or carry his own clubs. There are no caddies available through the host club. A player is not required to employ a caddie for any stage of the Championship.



The use of a motorized golf cart is approved for all stages of this Championship.



Complete Championship details, including information about practice rounds, pairings, starting times, and yardages played, will be emailed to players and posted on this website after entries close.



For a complete listing of NYSGA Championship Policies and Procedures, click here.






The NYSGA reserves the right to amend any of the conditions, terms, or schedules published for this Championship. The decision of the NYSGA in any matter will be final.



To view past results for these Championships, click here.




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