The 103rd Southwestern Amateur will be held on the Cochise course at the Desert Mountain Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event will be a combination of invitation and open entry application. Tournament entry is now closed but check back later for more information.
The Selection Committee will make the final field selections and post the field by May 5, 2018. Players notified of their acceptance and have confirmed this with the Selection Committee are in the field. All other entries will be subject to our selection criteria. Players on the waiting list will be notified..
The following players are automatically eligible to enter. Eligibility under the Rankings will be determined at time of entry. All other amateurs with a handicap index of 1.4 or better are encouraged to apply.
1. Top 500 in Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking (SPWAR)
2. Top 200 World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR)
3. Current year Arizona Stroke Play Champion
4. All exempt for current year United States Amateur
5. Top 200 in Golfweek Division I Men’s Ranking
6. Top 200 in Golfstat Division I Men’s Ranking
7. Top 20 in Golfstat Division II Men’s Ranking
8. Top 10 in Golfstat Division III Men’s Ranking
9. Top 20 Golfweek Junior Boys Ranking
10. Top 20 AJGA Polo Boy’s Ranking
11. Top 20 Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking
12. All previous year AJGA Rolex First-Team Boys Junior All-Americans
13. Top 25 & ties from previous year’s Championship
14. Champions of the last 10 years (2008–2017)
15. Reigning Desert Mountain Club Champion
16. Reigning South Beach International Amateur Champion