THIRD QUALIFYING STAGE

Approximately a total number of 280 players are expected to participate in the Third Qualifying Stage. Approximately 95 players are expected to participate at each of the Third Qualifying Stage venues. The number of players who will advance to the Final Qualifying Stage from each site will be determined so that each site has the same ratio of participating players qualifying at each venue. The number of qualifiers to the Final Qualifying Stage will be announced prior to the commencement of the Qualifying Tournament.

Eligibility

  • Qualifiers from the 2022 Second Qualifying Stage.
  • Tour Members in the 2022.
  • The next ten (10) highest ranked players on the 2022 Japan Golf Tour Official Money Ranking Following the top 65 finishers as defined in Section 10-1(5) of the Tournament Regulations (excluding those who did not meet the Minimum Tournament Requirements set forth in Section 10-3(3) of the Tournament Regulations). No replacement takes place even if a player falling under this category is otherwise eligible under clause (1) or (2) above, or does not apply to enter the Qualifying Tournament in accordance with Section 15 below.
  • Players who were eligible for the 2022 ABEMA Tour tournaments under Special Medical Extension as provided in Section 17-1(4) of the Tournament Regulations, and failed to retain their exempt status for the following year.
  • The top 30 players from the 2022 final ABEMA Tour Official Money Ranking.
  • Players who were exempt for U.S. PGA Tour or European Tour in the 2021-22 based on its respective points rankings (This exemption only applies to U.S. PGA Tour members who had exempt status under “Top 125 from FedexCup Points List” category, and European Tour members who had exempt status under “Top 110 from Race to Dubai Points Ranking” category).
  • The top three (3) available players to a floor of 15th position on the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit in the 2021 season.
  • The top three (3) available players to a floor of 15th position on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in the 2021/22 year.
  • The top three (3) available players to a floor of 15th position on the 2022 Asian Tour Order of Merit (as of June 27th, 2022).
  • The 1st place finisher of the 2022 “PGA of Japan’s Qualification Pro Test for Tournament Player”.
  • Winners of the Japan Amateur Golf Championship, the Japan Collegiate Golf Championship, or the Low Amateur of the Japan Open Golf Championship in the current year (2022).
  • The top three (3) available players to a floor of 15th position on the current year’s World Amateur Golf Ranking (as of August 9th, 2022).
  • Other players approved by JGTO.

Dates and Play style, Venues

  • Date: From Tuesday, NOV 29th to Friday DEC 2nd, 2022 (4days)
    Designated Practice day: Monday, NOV 28th, 2022 (1day)

    1.[A] The Royal Golf Club (Ibaraki) TEL:0291-39-7511
    2.[B] Shizu-hills Country Club (Ibaraki) TEL:029-296-2111
    3.[A] Fuji Country Kani Club Kani Golf Course Shino Course (Gifu) TEL:0574-64-1111

*A:With caddy (You can play with your private caddy and cannot play without caddy)
B:Without caddy (You can play with your private caddy. Use the remote control cart)

Format

  • 72 holes stroke play (18 holes on each day for 4 days)
  • After 72 holes, leading players from each venue will proceed to the Final Qualifying Stage.
  • The passage rank of players who will proceed to the Final Stage will be determined based on the ratio and an announcement will be posted on the notice board located at each venue prior to the commencement of the tournament.
  • If the passers from the third stage to the final stage include those who have qualified for the next year’s tour eligibility (21) (top 19 players in the Challenge Tournament official money ranking), those passengers will be excluded.
  • In case of ties, the results of 4th round shall be used to break the ties. If it is not determined by the scores of the 4th round, 3rd round, 2nd round, 1st round, 4th round 18th hole scores, 17th hole scores and so on will be used as a tiebreaker.

Entry fee

220,000 yen
(inclusive of 20,000 yen consumption tax)
*Exemption for the Qualifiers from the 2022 Second Qualifying Stage

Application acceptance period and application terms

※Witten Entry
From Wednesday, SEP 21th, to Monday, OCT 17th, 2022
(Any application with the date of mailing indicated by the postmark on the envelope being OCT 17th will be accepted.)
* Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis delivered to JGTO after the date of acceptance of accepting applications. Any applications received prior to the first day of accepting applications will be deemed to have been received on the second day of accepting applications.
* The payment for the entry fee is accepted prior to the entry date.

※Web Entry
From Wednesday, SEP 21th 10:00:00AM, to Monday, OCT 17th 23:59:59PM, 2022

※The deadline of the application for the Third Qualifying Stage eligibility category (1) 7,8,9 is Monday, July 11, 2022. (Any application with the date of mailing indicated by the postmark on the envelope being July 11, 2022 will be accepted.
※The deadline of the application for the Third Qualifying Stage eligibility category (1) 3 is 5:00 PM of Sunday, NOV 27th, 2022.

How to apply to participate in JGTO Qualifying Tournaments

Remittance information

※Written Entry (Bank transfer only)
SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATIN, HONTEN Branch
Account Number: 4860764
Name of Account Holder: Japan Golf Tour Organization
Swift Code: SMBCJPJT
Bank Address: 1-1-2 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 105-0005 Japan
* If you remit form the outside Japan, a transfer commission is charged also at the bank there and the bank in Japan. Ask a bank there about the transfer commission and add the charge when you transfer your entry fee.

※Web Entry
Credit card payment only

Dates & Venue Confirmation

The tournament date, venue, confirmation number will be issued after the respective entry deadlines are closed and announce on Player My Page and JGTO Homepage no later than OCT 28th 2022. See 5.Regulations.

Withdrawal Deadline

5 PM on Tuesday, NOV 22nd, 2022. See 5.Regulations.

2022 ENTRY

  • First Qualifying Tournament
    6/15(Wed)~ 7/11(Mon)
    (postmarked valid on the day)
  • Second Qualifying Tournament
    8/10(Wed)~ 9/8(Thu)
    (postmarked valid on the day)
  • Third Qualifying Tournament
    9/21(Wed)~ 10/17(Mon)
    (postmarked valid on the day)
  • Final Qualifying Tournament
    10/17(Mon)~ 11/28(Mon)
    (postmarked valid on the day)

2022 SCHEDULE




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