Exemption Categories

2024 Exemption Categories

Players may be exempt based on any one or more of the following categories:
Exempt players must complete an online entry form prior to the entry deadline.

A. Exemptions based on previous Rice Planters Amateur Tournaments

A-1Any past champions (Amateurs in Good Standing)
A-2Top 20 players plus ties from prior year (Amateurs in Good Standing – See list below)
 Garrett Cooper 206
Bruce Murphy 207
Yin Ho Yue 207
Ian Meyer 208
George Langham 208
Davis Neal 209
Max DuPree 209
Rafe Reynolds 210
Johnny Walker 210
Connor Brown 210
Gene Zeigler 211
Jon Weiss Jr. 211
Egor Eroshenko 211
Harrison Glenday 211
Jansen Preston 211
Sam Davidson 212
Adam Alvarez 212
Ryan Eshleman 212
Nick Mayfield 212
Max Green 212
Jack Tickle 212
Ryan Ford 212

B. Exemptions based on amateur rankings and events

B-1Top 200 World Ranked Players in WAGR database (as of April 1st this year)
B-2Walker Cup and Palmer Cup Team Members (last two teams)
B-3Top 10 AJGA Rolex Rankings (as of April 1st this year)
 Previous year’s amateur events (2023)
B-4Top Four: US Amateur; British Amateur; US Mid-Amateur; US Four Ball
B-5Amateur participants in the USGA Men’s Open
B-6Top 10 and ties from the Southeastern Amateur
B-7Dixie Amateur Champion
B-8Dogwood Invitational Champion
B-9Monroe Invitational Champion
B-10Pacific Coast Amateur Champion
B-11Palmetto Amateur Champion
B-12Porter Cup Champion
B-13North & South Amateur Champion
B-14Southwestern Amateur Champion
B-15Southern Amateur Champion
B-16Western Amateur Champion
B-17Sunnehanna Amateur Champion
B-18PNGA Amateur Champion
B-19Trans-Miss Amateur Champion
 Current year’s amateur events (2024)
B-20Azalea Amateur Champion
B-21Jones Cup Champion
B-22Terra Cotta Champion
B-23Sage Valley Junior Invitational Champion

C. Exemptions based on State Golf Association events

 Previous year’s champions (2023)
C-1South Carolina Amateur Champion
C-2South Carolina Mid – Amateur Champion
C-3South Carolina Junior Champion
C-4Carolinas Amateur Champion

D. Exemptions based on other Snee Farm Country Club events

D-1Snee Farm Men’s Club Champion (2023 & 2024)