Amendments to the World Amateur Golf RankingTM will go into effect on Week 01/2019 (week commencing 31 December 2018) and the following is a summary of the key changes:

1) UNDER 16 EVENTS

From 1st January 2019, U16 National Championships (conducted by a National Federation/Association or Governing Body) will be eligible to be included in WAGRTM. Other Under 16 (or lower age group) Events will not be included.

  

2) CHANGES TO ALLOCATION OF MATCH PLAY POINTS

The allocation of Match Play Points will be amended to better reflect all match play rounds played, wins and losses.

Points will be allocated using the below table:

Winner Runner-up Semi-finalist Q-finalist Round of 16 Round of 32 1st Rnd Loss
Elite 29 26 23 20 17 14 11
A 25 22 19 16 13 11 10
B 19 17 15 13 11 10 9
C 17 15 13 11 10 9 8
D 15 13 11 10 9 8 7
E 13 11 10 9 8 7 6
F 11 10 9 8 7 6 5
G 10 9 8 7 6 5 4

 

3) INDIVIDUAL MATCHPLAY EVENTS (WITH STROKEPLAY QUALIFYING)

From 1st January 2019, Bonus Ranking Points will be applied to Matchplay events which have Strokeplay Qualifying of 72-holes or more. Matchplay events with less than 72-holes Strokeplay Qualifying will not earn Bonus Ranking Points.

 

Should you have any questions regarding the January 2019 amendments, please refer in the first instance to the FAQs section on the WAGRTM website. If the FAQs do not answer your questions, please contact;

WAGR@randa.org or WAGR@usga.org.

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