Exempt Players

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they meet all entry and eligibility requirements:  

Professionals   

Last five year's Florida Senior Open Champions                                                      

2018 Gene Fieger
2017 Eduardo Herrera
2016
N/A
2015 Eduardo Herrera
2014 Gary Koch

Professionals finishing top ten and tied from last year’s Florida Senior Open Championship

1
Gene Fieger
2
Mark Mielke
T4
Jerry Tucker
T4

Don Bell

T4
Dan Heaslip
T8 Eduardo Herrera
T8 Mike San Filippo

Championship & Qualifying Host Clubs' Representative (may be an amateur)

Ron Galbraith (a)
West Bay GC
Scott Newhouse The Forest CC
Jim Sprung (a) Golden Ocala G&EC
TBD Hunter's Green CC
Wayne Leal Fountains CC
TBD Blackstone GC
Cary Splane Marsh Creek GC

Professionals finishing top three and tied from last year's South Florida Senior Open Championship                                                                                                                              

Gene Fieger
J C Anderson
Marty Stanovich

Professionals qualifying for the current year's PGA Senior Championship

Mike San Filippo
Gene Fieger
Chris Kauman

Professionals Qualifying from any one of last year's USGA Individual Championships 

Don Bell
Tim Hume
Gary Nicklaus
Tommy Stankowski
Brian Tennyson 

 Top three and tied from last year’s AL-NWFLPGA, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior (Regular Division) Championship                                  

Dixie NFPGA SFPGA  
Todd McCorkle Michael West
Dan Heaslip
Mike Genovese Terrance Woodard
Brian Peaper
Benjamin Bates Ron Philo
Victor Tortorici

Cary Splane

Top five and tied from the last year's final AL-NWFLPGA, NFPGA and SFPGA Section Senior Player of the Year Points List                                                           

  AL-NWFLPGA NFPGA SFPGA
 1 Mike Genovese Bradley Rollinson Gene Fieger
 2 Todd McCorkle Terence Woodard Dan Heaslip
 3 Danny Weeks Barry Cheeseman Mark Mielke
 4 Ned Martin Michael West Mike San Filippo
 5 Fred Holton John Falcone Chris Kaufman

Last year's NFPGA Senior Match Play Champion

Bill Shriver

Amateurs 

Last five year's Florida Senior Open Champions

2018 N/A
2017 N/A
2016 Michael Weeks
2015 N/A
2014 N/A

Amateurs finishing top ten and tied from last year's Florida Senior Open Championship

 3  Miles McConnell
 7  Michael Finster
 T8  David Anthony
 T8  Joe Shaktman

Low Amateur from last year's Florida Senior Open Championship 

 Miles McConnell

 Current years' Senior Amateur Champion

Kelly Gosse

Last year’s Senior Amateur Match Play Champion

Pete Williams

Amateurs qualifying for any one of last year's USGA Individual Championships 

Matt Avril 
Buddy Alexander
Bill Barnes
Tom Case
Jay Donovan
Mike Finster
Lloyd Fisher
William Hardaker
Jeff Kaufman
Richard Kerper
Bob Levy
John Lobb
Daniel Owen
Jery Rose 
Bill Zylstra 

 Low Amateur from last year's South Florida Senior Open Championship 

James Albach
John Wegmann

Top five and tied from last year's FSGA Senior Amateur Championship  

1
Bill Barnes
2
Don Whittemore
3
David Anthony
T4 Doug LaCrosse
T4
Pete Williams
T4 Michael Mercier
T4 Richard Kerper

Top five and tied from last year's final FSGA Senior Player of the Year Points List

 1 Pete Williams
 2 Don Whittemore
 3 Bill Barnes
 4 Jerry Rose
 5 Richard Kerper

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