On the first two days of the tournament (Thursday & Friday), 144 players will play 18 holes of Stroke Play each day in order to try to complete the course in as few shots as possible. There will then be a cut on Friday evening.
The 64 players who have displayed the strongest nerves of steel & skills on the golf course will then make up our weekend contenders. Unfortunately, for the rest of the field, the tournament ends here.
Survived the cut? Job well done. The real deal starts on Saturday morning when the remaining players will be divided into two groups of 32. They will compete in ‘one on one’ stroke play matches over 9 holes (with each match alternating between the front and back nine holes of the course).
The losing player in each match will be immediately eliminated from the tournament. The winner will continue to the next round.
Three rounds of 9 holes will be played on Saturday. This reduces 64 players to a total of 8 who will be ready to battle out the final on Sunday.
Each 9 hole match will be played in Stroke Play format. The player with the lowest score after 9 holes wins. If there is a draw? A playoff will decide who places for the next round. Game on!