Championship Exemptions

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2021 101ST 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.  Alex Burge  1 
 2.  Drake Bushong  1 
 3.  Bennett Cotten  2 
 4.  John Ehrgott  6 
 5.  Jake Erickson  6 
 6.  Ethan Farnam  3 
 7.  Scott Jardine  10 
 8.  Ryan Kowalski  9 
 9.  Jordan Less  1, 6 
 10.  Charlie Nikitas  2 
 11.  Jeff Ott  5 
 12.  David Perkins  1, 2, 6 
 13.  Andrew Price  1, 2 
 14.  John Ramsey  4 
 15.  Chip Savarie  2 
 16.  Tim Sheppard  5, 6, 7, 8 
 17.  Chadd Slutzky  2, 6 
 18.  Eric Wessel  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

2021 6TH 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, 6 
 2.  Jake Erickson  1, 2, 6 
 3.  Brian Hickey  2 
 4.  Zach Jecklin  2 
 5.  Tim Morrow  2 
 6.  Kyle Nathan  1 
 7.  Jeff Ott  5 
 8.  John Ramsey  4 
 9.  Tim Sheppard  2, 5, 6, 7, 8 
 10.  Philip Slovitt  9 
 11.  Chadd Slutzky  1, 2, 4, 6 
 12.  Rick Stewart  2 
 13.  Brett Tomfohrde  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

2021 19TH 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.  Gary Conte  2 
 4.  David Feder  4 
 5.  Andrew Gabelman  4 
 6.  Brien Gerber  4 
 7.  Mike Karney  2, 4 
 8.  Brad Kay  4 
 9.  Tom Kearfott  3, 4 
 10.  Desmond Martello  2 
 11.  Doug Mccoy  2 
 12.  Jeff Ott  3, 4 
 13.  Young Park  2 
 14.  Ted Pecora  4 
 15.  Dave Ryan  1, 3, 4 
 16.  Tim Sheppard  1, 2, 3, 4 
 17.  TBD  5 
 18.  Terry Werner  1, 2 
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

2021 90TH 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  7 
 2.  Daniel Anfield  3, 11 
 3.  Aaron Coon  6 
 4.  Bennett Cotten  10 
 5.  Tommy Dunsire  3, 11 
 6.  John Ehrgott  3, 11 
 7.  Jake Erickson  3, 11 
 8.  Ethan Farnam  2, 3 
 9.  Danny Fisher  7 
 10.  Michael Fowler  12 
 11.  Mike Henry  3 
 12.  Joel Hirsch  1 
 13.  Charles Jahn  3 
 14.  Aaron Jones  6, 12 
 15.  Ryan Kowalski  15 
 16.  Tommy Kuhl  3 
 17.  Jeff Laski  16 
 18.  Jordan Less  3, 10, 11 
 19.  Mac Mcclear  8 
 20.  Todd Mitchell  11 
 21.  Jack Mortell  3 
 22.  Michael Mortell  1 
 23.  James Morton  3 
 24.  Matthew Murlick  3 
 25.  Charlie Nikitas  3, 11 
 26.  Jeff Ott  5 
 27.  Jack Paeglow  3 
 28.  Kevin Paek  3 
 29.  David Perkins  3, 10, 11 
 30.  Tom Portner  12 
 31.  Quinlan Prchal  2 
 32.  John Ramsey  4 
 33.  Bradley Rendell  3 
 34.  Drew Shepherd  3 
 35.  Tim Sheppard  5, 11, 13, 14 
 36.  Chadd Slutzky  4, 11 
 37.  Benjamin Sluzas  8 
 38.  Logan Stauffer  3 
 39.  Nick Tenuta  3 
 40.  Jack Vercautren  3 
 41.  Bryan Warren  12 
 42.  Eric Wessel  10 
 43.  Zach Williams  3 
 44.  Parker Wisdom  3 
 45.  Rob Wuethrich  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

2021 29TH 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.  Josh Anderson  2 
 2.  Greg Bauman  1, 2 
 3.  Larry Blatt  2 
 4.  John Ehrgott  2, 5 
 5.  Jake Erickson  2, 5 
 6.  Michael Fastert  2 
 7.  Nicholas Feinberg  2 
 8.  Brian Hickey  2 
 9.  Zach Jecklin  2 
 10.  Ryan Julius  2 
 11.  David Keenan  8 
 12.  Chris Kopp  2 
 13.  Ryan Kowalski  8 
 14.  Derek Meinhart  2 
 15.  Todd Mitchell  1 
 16.  Ben Murphy  2 
 17.  Jeff Niepagen  10 
 18.  Graham O’connor-Brooks  2 
 19.  Brian Payne  2 
 20.  Scott Phegley  8 
 21.  John Ramsey  1, 2 
 22.  Tim Sheppard  2, 3, 4, 5, 9 
 23.  Dustin Sloat  2 
 24.  Chadd Slutzky  1, 2, 5 
 25.  Logan Stauffer  1, 2 
 26.  Cole Taylor  8 
 27.  TBD  6 
 28.  Brett Tomfohrde  7 
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

2021 35TH 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 
 2.  Daniel Brassil  3 
 3.  Dave Esler  3 
 4.  David Feder  3 
 5.  Tom Fox  3 
 6.  Brien Gerber  4 
 7.  David Glass  3, 5 
 8.  Ed Grom  3 
 9.  Mark Hannon  3 
 10.  Preston Irwin  3 
 11.  Steven Jacobs  3 
 12.  Mike Karney  3, 4 
 13.  Brad Kay  3, 4 
 14.  Tom Kearfott  1 
 15.  Craig Mc Donnell  3 
 16.  Daniel Moore  3 
 17.  Jeff Ott  1, 3, 4 
 18.  Larry Payne  3 
 19.  Ted Pecora  3 
 20.  Dan Roan  7 
 21.  Dave Ryan  1, 2, 3, 6 
 22.  Cory Scott  3 
 23.  Tim Sheppard  1, 2, 3, 4, 6 
 24.  Mark Small  3, 6 
 25.  Craig Sopko  3 
 26.  John Vernasco  6 
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

2021 6TH 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.  Tommy Dunsire & Scott Dunsire, Jr  1, 2 
 2.  Grant Goltz & Jack Paeglow  2 
 3.  Steve Sawtell & Michael Natale  1 
 4.  Ben Sieg & Patrick Murphy  3 
 5.  Chadd Slutzky & John Ramsey  1, 2 
 6.  Andrew Vitt & Nick Smith  2 
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