WITHDRAW/DQ POLICIES

Did Not Start, No Show, Withdrawal, No Card, Justifiable Withdrawal, and Disqualification Policies

These definitions and policies are mandated and defined by the rankings organizations such as Golfweek and Junior Golf Scoreboard, and are recognized and followed by the Texas Junior Golf Tour.

Did Not Start – Not submitted for rankings (DNS):
If a player does not hit the first shot of the tournament for any reason, it will be recorded as a Did Not Start (DNS ) and will not submitted for the rankings

No Show – Submitted for Rankings (NS):
If a player begins a tournament and completes one or more rounds, signs a scorecard, and does not show up for a subsequent tee time without contacting an official, it will be recorded as a No Show (NS) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for rankings

Withdrawal – Submitted for Rankings (WD):
If a player begins a tournament and completes one or more rounds, signs a scorecard, and notifies an official they will not be going on without a justifiable and independently verifiable reason, it will be recorded as a Withdrawal (WD) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for rankings.*

No Card – Submitted for Rankings (NC):
If a player begins the tournament, and for any reason other than a justified withdrawal, fails to turn in a signed scorecard for a completed round, it will be recorded as a No Card (NC) and all official round scores for the event will be submitted for the rankings. ALL withdraws in the first round will either be considered an official NC or JWD … there will be no “WD” designations from a player failing to finish a the first round.*

Justifiable Withdrawal – Not submitted for Rankings (JWD):
If a player tees it up, plays a complete or partial round and notifies an official with a justifiable and independently verifiable reason such as clearly swollen ankle, bee sting, etc…, it will be recorded as a Justifiable Withdrawal (JWD) and will not be submitted for rankings. However, hurt wrists, bad back, sore neck, or not feeling well are not reasons for a JWD. Receipt for treatment from medical personnel will be accepted and considered when making these decisions by the tournament committee.*

Disqualification – Submitted for Rankings (DQ ):
If a player tees it up and commits a USGA Rules infraction during the course of play or unintentionally fails to sign a scorecard before leaving the scoring area it will be recorded as a Disqualification ( DQ ) and all official round scores will be submitted for the rankings

*Note: A player has until 8PM on the day of the final round to submit any medical documentation or note from a doctor regarding their WD from a tournament. If such documentation is submitted in time, the tournament committee with take it under consideration when officially deciding if player receives an NC, WD or JWD.