Championship Exemptions

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2022 102ND CDGA AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTIONS
All players who wish to play in the CDGA Amateur Championship and are not on the exemption list need to qualify.
 NameExemption
 1.  Drew Eaton  2 
 2.  David Feder  5 
 3.  Danny Fisher  2 
 4.  Cameron Karney  2 
 5.  David Keenan  6 
 6.  Mac Mcclear  6 
 7.  Andrew Price  1 
 8.  Chadd Slutzky  2, 6 
 9.  Mark Small  7 
 10.  TBD  10 
 11.  Nick Tenuta  1, 2, 6 
 12.  Brett Tomfohrde  2, 6 
 13.  Will Troy  2 
 14.  Charlie Waddell  2 
Exemption Class Codes
1. CDGA Amateur Champions - Within Past 5 years
2. Previous year Quarterfinalist from the Championship
3. Previous Year Illinois State Amateur Champion
4. Previous Year Illinois State Mid-Amateur Champion
5. Previous Year Illinois State Senior Amateur Champion
6. Previous Year CDGA Player of the Year - Top 6 & Ties (if eligible)
7. Previous Year CDGA Senior Player of the Year
8. Current Year CDGA Senior Amateur Champion
9. Current Year CDGA Mid-Amateur Champion
10. Current Year Host Site Exemption

2022 7TH CDGA MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTIONS
All players who wish to play in the CDGA Mid-Amateur Championship and are not on the exemption list need to qualify.
 NameExemption
 1.  John Ehrgott  1 
 2.  Jake Erickson  1, 2 
 3.  David Feder  5 
 4.  Zach Jecklin  2 
 5.  David Keenan  2, 6 
 6.  Ryan Kowalski  1, 2 
 7.  Kyle Nathan  1 
 8.  Scott Phegley  2 
 9.  Tim Sheppard  8 
 10.  Chadd Slutzky  1, 6 
 11.  Mark Small  7 
 12.  Cole Taylor  2 
 13.  TBD  9 
 14.  Brett Tomfohrde  6 
 15.  Charlie Waddell  2 
 16.  Kevin Zudycki  2 
Exemption Class Codes
1. CDGA Mid-Amateur Champions (Match Play) - Within Past 5 years
2. Previous Year Quarterfinalist from the Championship (Match Play)
3. Previous Year Illinois State Amateur Champion (if eligible)
4. Previous Year Illinois State Mid-Amateur Champion (if eligible)
5. Previous Year Illinois State Senior Amateur Champion (if eligible)
6. Previous Year CDGA Player of the Year - Top 6 & Ties (who are eligible)
7. Previous Year CDGA Senior Player of Year
8. Previous Year CDGA Senior Amateur Champion
9. Current Year Host Site Exemption

2022 20TH CDGA SENIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTIONS
All players who wish to play in the CDGA Senior Amateur Championship and are not on the exemption list need to qualify.
 NameExemption
 1.  Vance Antoniou  1 
 2.  Dan Caporusso  2 
 3.  David Feder  3, 4 
 4.  Mark Hannon  4 
 5.  Brad Kay  1, 4 
 6.  Tom Kearfott  3, 4 
 7.  John Madden  2, 4 
 8.  Mike Mcloone  2 
 9.  Jeff Ott  3, 4 
 10.  Tommy Robinson  4 
 11.  Mark Roche  2 
 12.  Dave Ryan  2, 4 
 13.  Tim Sheppard  1, 2, 3, 4 
 14.  Mark Small  2, 4 
 15.  TBD  5 
 16.  John Vernasco  2 
 17.  Terry Werner  1 
Exemption Class Codes
1. CDGA Senior Amateur Champions - Within Past 5 years
2. Previous Year Quarterfinalist from the Championship
3. Illinois State Senior Amateur Champions - Within Past 5 years
4. Previous Year CDGA Senior Player of the Year Points - Top 10 & Ties (if eligible)
5. Current Year host site exemption

2022 91ST ILLINOIS STATE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTIONS
All players who wish to play in the Illinois State Amateur Championship and are not on the exemption list need to qualify.
 NameExemption
 1.  Patrick Adler  3 
 2.  Brandon Bullard  12 
 3.  Ricky Costello  3 
 4.  Bennett Cotten  3 
 5.  Timmy Crawford  3 
 6.  Tommy Dunsire  3 
 7.  Jake Erickson  3 
 8.  David Feder  5 
 9.  Danny Fisher  3 
 10.  Billy Gneiser  3 
 11.  Jake Hennessy  3 
 12.  Joel Hirsch  1 
 13.  Aaron Jones  12 
 14.  Cameron Karney  10 
 15.  David Keenan  11 
 16.  Tommy Kuhl  3 
 17.  Mac Mcclear  3, 11 
 18.  Mason Minkel  3 
 19.  Michael Mortell  1 
 20.  James Morton  3 
 21.  Brendan O Reilly  3 
 22.  Kevin O'regan  8 
 23.  Connor Polender  3, 11 
 24.  Quinlan Prchal  2 
 25.  Anthony Ruthey  3 
 26.  Nicolas Simon  7 
 27.  Chadd Slutzky  10, 11 
 28.  Mark Small  13 
 29.  TBD  16 
 30.  Nick Tenuta  3, 10, 11 
 31.  Brett Tomfohrde  10, 11 
 32.  Charlie Waddell  11 
 33.  Bryan Warren  12 
 34.  Eric Wessel  3 
Exemption Class Codes
1. State Amateur Champion Prior to 1992 - Lifetime exemption
2. State Amateur Champion - Within Past 10 years
3. Previous Year Championship – Low 20 Scores & Ties
4. Previous Year Illinois State Mid-Amateur Champion
5. Previous Year Illinois State Senior Amateur Champion
6. Previous Year Southern Illinois Golf Association (SIGA) Amateur Champion
7. Previous Year IJGA Chick Evans Junior Amateur Match Play Champion
8. Previous Year IJGA Illinois State Junior Amateur Champion
9. Previous Year Illinois Open Champion (if eligible)
10. Previous Year Semifinalists in the CDGA Amateur Championship (if eligible)
11. Previous Year CDGA Player of the Year Points List - Top 10 & ties (if eligible)
12. Previous Year SIGA Points List - Top 3 on points list
13. Previous Year CDGA Senior Player of the Year (if eligible)
14. Current Year CDGA Senior Amateur Champion (if eligible)
15. Current Year CDGA Mid-Amateur Champion (if eligible)
16. Current Year Host Site Selection

2022 30TH ILLINOIS STATE MID-AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTIONS
All players who wish to play in the Illinois State Mid-Amateur Championship and are not on the exemption list need to qualify.
 NameExemption
 1.  Greg Bauman  1 
 2.  Lyle Burns  2 
 3.  Brien Davis  2 
 4.  Jake Erickson  2 
 5.  David Feder  3 
 6.  Mike Henry  2 
 7.  Trevor Jay  2 
 8.  Chris Kaiser  2 
 9.  David Keenan  2, 5 
 10.  Derek Meinhart  2 
 11.  Todd Mitchell  2 
 12.  Ben Murphy  2 
 13.  Scott Phegley  2 
 14.  John Ramsey  1 
 15.  Adam Rutan  2 
 16.  Dustin Sloat  2 
 17.  Chadd Slutzky  1, 2, 5 
 18.  Mark Small  4 
 19.  Matthew Specht  2 
 20.  Logan Stauffer  1 
 21.  Rick Stewart  2 
 22.  Cole Taylor  2 
 23.  TBD  10 
 24.  Brett Tomfohrde  2, 5 
 25.  Eric Wessel  2 
 26.  John Zur  2 
Exemption Class Codes
1. Illinois State Mid-Amateur Champions - Within Past 5 years
2. Previous Year Championship – Low 20 Scores & Ties
3. Previous Year Illinois State Senior Amateur Champion
4. Previous Year CDGA Senior Player of the Year (if eligible)
5. Previous Year CDGA Player of the Year - Top 6 & Ties (who are eligible)
6. Current Year Illinois State Amateur Championship - Top 10 & Ties (if eligible)
7. Current Year Semifinalist in the CDGA Amateur Championship (if eligible)
8. Current Year Semifinalist CDGA Mid-Amateur Championship (if eligible)
9. Current Year CDGA Senior Amateur Champion (if eligible)
10. Current Year Host Site Exemption

2022 36TH ILLINOIS STATE SENIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTIONS
All players who wish to play in the Illinois State Senior Amateur Championship and are not on the exemption list need to qualify.
 NameExemption
 1.  Vance Antoniou  2, 3 
 2.  Ian Ball  3 
 3.  Mike Castellari  5 
 4.  Tom Destefani  3 
 5.  David Feder  1, 3, 4 
 6.  Kevin Gacek  3 
 7.  Mark Hannon  3 
 8.  Brad Kay  2, 3, 4 
 9.  Tom Kearfott  1, 3 
 10.  Donald Langland  3 
 11.  John Madden  3 
 12.  Marc Mayotte  3 
 13.  Craig Mc Donnell  3 
 14.  Daniel Moore  3 
 15.  Jeff Ott  1, 3 
 16.  Ted Pecora  3 
 17.  Dave Ryan  4 
 18.  Cory Scott  3 
 19.  Tim Scott  3 
 20.  Tim Sheppard  1, 2, 3, 4 
 21.  Mark Small  3, 4 
 22.  Craig Sopko  3 
 23.  TBD  7 
 24.  Al Thompson  3 
 25.  Ed Whitaker  3 
 26.  Ted Zurkowski  3 
Exemption Class Codes
1. Illinois State Senior Amateur Champions - Within Past 5 years
2. CDGA Senior Amateur Champions - Within Past 5 years (if eligible)
3. Previous Year Championship – Low 20 Scores & Ties
4. Previous Year CDGA Senior Player of the Year Points - Top 5 & Ties (if eligible)
5. Previous Year Southern Illinois Golf Association Senior Player of the Year
6. Current Year Semifinalist in the CDGA Senior Amateur Championship (if eligible)
7. Current Year Host Site Exemption

2022 7TH CDGA AMATEUR FOUR-BALL CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTIONS
All players who wish to play in the CDGA Amateur Four-Ball Championship and are not on the exemption list need to qualify.
 TeamExemption
 1.  Scott Dunsire, Jr & Tommy Dunsire  1 
 2.  Mike Karney & Kevin Karney  2 
 3.  Josh Lundmark & Mac Mcclear  1, 2 
 4.  Michael Natale & Steve Sawtell  1, 2 
 5.  Chadd Slutzky & John Ramsey  1 
 6.  TBD  3 
Exemption Class Codes
1. CDGA Amateur Four-Ball Champions - Within Past 5 years
2. Previous Year Semifinalist from the Championship
3. Current Year Host Site Exemption