The MENA Golf Tour tournament Conditions for year 1 are as follows:
The following conditions are applicable to regular MENA Golf Tour tournaments:
Format: Each tournament will be a minimum of 54 holes stroke play event.
1. Tournament Field
b. The standard field ‘make-up’ shall be 60% Professionals & 40% Amateurs.
c. In the event of being oversubscribed, a qualifying round shall be staged the day before the first round with the available number of qualifying places announced prior to the round. (See 3.g)
d. Players will play one round on each of the first two days, after which the leading 50 players and those who tie for 50th place, will go forward to the final round. (i.e. when determining the cut, qualifying amateurs will be in addition to the professional field).
e. The end of season Tour Championship shall contest the top 40 professionals and the top 15 amateurs from their respective Order of Merits (OOM). There will be no ‘cut’ in the Tour Championship.
b. If a play-off involves more than two players, those other than the winner will be deemed to have tied for second place regardless of their scores in the play-off.
3. Tournament Entry
b. All tournament entries are to be completed online through the official tournament website.
c. Tournament entries will be open from July 2011.
d. Tournament entries will close two weeks prior to the start of each first round.
e. Any cancellations five days prior to the first round of each tournament shall forfeit their entry fee.
f. In the event of entries exceeding the first MENA Golf Tournament, the first 80 (50 professionals & 40 amateurs) entries will automatically be accepted with the balance competing in a pre-tournament qualifying event for the remaining ten places (5 professionals & 5 amateurs).
g. If entries exceed the allocated numbers after the first event and thereafter, the leading 34 professionals and 24 amateurs from their respective OOM, and MENA Region invitees & Host Country Invitees shall be exempt from qualifying with the remaining ten places (5 professionals & 5 amateurs) available through a pre-tournament qualifying round.
h. In the event of an insufficient number of amateurs, the remaining places shall be made up from professionals on close of tournament entry dates.
4. Prize Money
b. Prize fund is applicable for those professionals who make the ‘cut’ only.
c. All prize funds shall count towards the Order of Merit.
d. Prize money shall not be awarded to a player who has been disqualified.