Players may be exempt based on one and/or both of the following two categories (to become officially entered, every player must apply online and submit an application fee prior to the deadline date):
(1) Qualify under categories A, B, C, D or E, or
(2) Have received a formal written invitation from the Western Amateur Tournament Committee
A. Exemptions based on WGA Championships
A-1. Any Champion.
A-2. “Sweet Sixteen” (match-play qualifier) since 2014.
A-3. Posted 72-hole score since 2016.
A-4. Champion since 2016.
A-5. Top three & ties since 2018.
B. Exemptions based on other Amateur events
B-1. Top 175 Individuals in the Scratch Players World Amateur Ranking system (see owagr.com) or the World Amateur Golf Rankings (see wagr.com) between time of entry and the application deadline.
B-2. Playing Members of a Walker Cup and/or Top 5 Men's World Amateur Team since 2014.
B-3. 2018 Rolex First-Team Junior All American Team members, or Top 15 individuals in the AJGA Rolex Ranking at any point between June 1, 2019 and June 21, 2019.
C. Exemptions based on Collegiate events
C-1. Top 25 Individuals in the Golfweek/Sagarin or Division-1 Golfstat Men's rankings on or after 6/1/2019.
C-2. 2018 & 2019 GCAA Division I First Team All-Americans.
C-3. Medalist in 2019 national championship of NAIA or NCAA (Div. II or III).
C-4. 2019 medalist of the NCAA Division I Regionals.
D. Exemptions based on Special Considerations or Invitation
D-1. A limited number of D-1 “Special Consideration Exemptions” and/or written
invitations, may be granted by the Committee. If you do not qualify under the
exemptions listed in A, B, C or E, please apply for a D-1 “Special Consideration
E. Exemptions based on professional events
E-1. Posted 72-hole score in a PGA TOUR event, PGA European TOUR event, or
Web.com Tour event since 2017.
E-2. Posted a 36-hole score in The Masters Tournament, U.S. Open or The Open