ABOUT THE Colorado Match Play
The CGA Match Play Championship will be played using the PGA TOUR style match play Pod
Play system at gross scoring. This means that any player who qualifies for the
championship will be guaranteed at least three (3) matches in the championship at
CommonGround Golf Course. After each player is ranked (see below), all players will be
distributed into their pod with three (3) other players. This will yield 16 pods of four (4)
players. Each player will play all three other players in their pod (see schedule below). The
winner of each pod will advance to the Round of 16 and a single elimination knockout
round will be played at CommonGround Golf Course. The top 8 players will advance to
complete the championship at Colorado Golf Club in a single elimination bracket.
Player Seeding: All 64 players will be ranked 1 – 64. The defending champion will be
ranked #1. Exempt players will be ranked next based on their 2020 CGA Player of the Year
points standings. The rest of the field of 64 will be made from qualifying players that came
from an off-site qualifier. Qualifying players will be ranked in order of their qualifying score
at their given site.
Pod Assignments/Seeding: The pods will follow the PGA TOUR style of randomized drawing.
Once players have been seeded 1 - 64, players will be drawn at random so that each pod
will consist of a player ranked 1 - 16 (Player 1), 17 - 32 (Player 2), 33 - 48 (Player 3) and
49 - 64 (Player 4).
Pod Play Scoring: There will be no extra holes during the pod play portion of matches.
Scoring during pod play will be as follows: Match Won – 1 point | Match Tied – ½ point |
Match Lost – 0 Points.
Note: If there is a tie for the pod winner, a sudden death playoff will determine the person
advancing from that pod.
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