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2020 Middlesex Colts’ (U26s), U21's, and U18’s Championship Rules

MIDDLESEX GOLF Colts’, Youths', and U18’s Championships
4.1 Qualifications
i) Entrants can be male or female and aged under 26 (Colts), under 21 (Youths) and under 18 at 00:00 hours on 1st January preceding the Championship.
ii) On the date that their entry for the Championship is submitted, they must hold a handicap of 10.4 (Colts), 14.4 (Youths) and 18.4 (U18s) or lower. Players with handicaps greater than the limit may not enter.
4.2 Maximum Entry
The maximum number of competitors is 72. If the number of approved entries exceeds the number of places available, competitors nominated to represent their Club in the MIDDLESEX GOLF Junior Champion Club Tournament will have automatic places. In all other respects, Part I – General Rules Applying to All Competitions, Section 5 will apply.
4.3 Format
i) The Championship will be a stroke play event, played over 36 holes.
ii) Players may employ a caddie, but the caddie for a competitor in the under 18 category must be under the age of 18 on the day of the Championship. The penalty for breaching this is two strokes for each hole at which a breach occurs with a maximum penalty of four strokes. If the competitor uses the caddie after discovery of the breach, the competitor will be disqualified.
iii) The Committee reserves the right to prevent a person from being employed or continuing to be employed as a caddie if the competitor is unable to verify that the caddie meets the term above by providing verification from the Secretary of the competitor’s golf club or other evidence acceptable to the Committee.
4.4 Order of Play
As far as is practical, competitors will be drawn to play in descending order of handicap in groups of three with no playing group comprising two competitors from the same club.
4.5 Prizes and Vouchers
i) Prizes will be awarded within each of three age categories: competitors aged under 26; competitors aged under 21 and competitors aged under 18. The categories will be based on competitors' ages on 1st January preceding the Championship.
ii) A competitor can win more than one trophy but may not receive more than one prize.
iii) The winner of the under 26 category will be the competitor with the lowest aggregate gross score for the 36 holes and will receive the trophy for the category and the player will also receive a memento to retain and a voucher. The competitor with the next lowest aggregate gross score for the 36 holes will receive a memento and a voucher.
iv) The winner of the under 21 category will be the competitor aged under 21 with the lowest aggregate gross score for the 36 holes. The player will also receive the trophy for the category and the player will also receive a memento to retain and a voucher. The competitor with the next lowest aggregate gross score for the 36 holes will receive a memento and a voucher.
v) The winner of the Boys and Girls under 18 categories will be the male or female competitor aged under 18 with the lowest aggregate gross score for the 36-holes. The overall winner of the under 18 category will be the male or female competitor aged under 18 with the lowest aggregate gross score for the 36-holes. The player will receive the trophy for the overall category and the player will also receive a memento to retain and a voucher. The winners of the Boys and Girls under 18 categories will be expected to accept the invitation of England Golf to play in either the Boys’ County Champion of Champions or Girl’s County Champion of Champions tournament normally held in September of the same year. The competitor aged
under 18 with the next lowest aggregate gross score for the 36 holes will receive a memento and a voucher.
vi) The competitor with the lowest aggregate nett score for the 36 holes will each receive a voucher.
vii) Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.

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