With the four Course Championships / Cleveland Am Qualifying Tournaments upcoming, the Tournament Committee has released a current list of Exempt Players for the 2021 Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship, so competitors can submit their entries as they see fit.

If your name appears below, you are exempt from qualifying for this years Cleveland Am.

However, exempt players are welcome to play in the Course Championships, as their presence does not take a space in the qualifying results should they finish near the top.

Exempt players may also submit an online entry directly for the Cleveland Amateur here.

The Greater Cleveland Amateur Championship will be played at Manakiki Golf Course in Willoughby Hills, Ohio on August 14 – 15.

2021 GREATER CLEVELAND AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHOP PLAYER EXEMPTIONS LIST

GCAC Past Champions
Scott Piesen
John Niedzialek
Brad Steven
Doug Hauenstein
Norton Brick
Matt Marino
Ryan Stefanski
Taylor Zoller
Howard Clendenin
Matthew McAdoo
Michael Klaric III
Vaughn Snyder

2020 GCAC Top 10
Vaughn Snyder
Chris Okeson
Steve Blackburn Jr.
Brett Kaufman
Bryan Kordupel
Dean Austalosh
Michael Klaric III
Howard Clendenin
AJ Borisa
Kent Monas
Brian Smith

2020 CMP Player of the Year Top 3
Steve Blackburn Jr
Colin Burns
Chris Okeson

All-Time CMP Player of the Year Points Top 10
Steve Blackburn Jr.
David Sotka
Ryan Stefanski
Jack Garswood
Nick Anagost
Brian Smith
A.J. Borisa
Allen Freeman
Rob Schustrich
Brian Polick

GCAC Senior Champions Last 5 Years
2021 Monty Guest
2020 Allen Freeman
2019 Cary Slabaugh
2018 Mike Beres
2017 Jim Hercheck

2020 Course Champions
Adam Frey
Colin Burns
Jonathan Riemer
Eric Wonkovich
Dean Austalosh

2021 Senior GCAC Top 5
Monty Guest
John Iosue
Larry Lahnan
Robert Schustrich
Mike Beres

2020 & 2021 Champion and Runner-Up of Northeast Ohio Am
Tyler Goecke
Michael Klaric III
Cade Breitenstine
Tyler Goecke

2020 & 2021 Champion and Runner-Up of Summit County Am
Chris Okeson
Ryan Gutowski
Joe Puch
Josh Clay

2020 & 2021 Champion and Runner-Up of Ohio Am
TBD
Maxwell Moldovan
Scott Anderson

2020 ADGA Golfer of the Year
Brian Smith

2020 NOGA Player of the Year
Brian Smith

2021 Deferred Exemptions
Chris Eggleton
Jim Schaefer
Jack Garswood
Mike Witmer
Mike Crawford

Additional Exemptions as of July 1, 2021

2021 CMP Player of the Year Top 5
Jack Garswood
Allen Freeman
John Angela
Matt Paterini
Thomas Priore
David Sotka

2021 Senior CMP Player of the Year Top 3
Monty Guest
Allen Freeman
John Iosue

2021 NOGA Player of the Year Top 3
Aaron Crewse
Michael Klaric III
Jeff Blechschmidt

CMP Stroke Play Winners Since 2020 GCAC
Jack Garswood

 
Also, these exemption categories exist and a player can request confirmation of an earned exemption:

ADGA Stroke Play Winners Since 2020 GCAC
NOGA Stroke Play Winners Since 2020 GCAC
WAGR Top 1500
Current Club Champions
Committee Exemptions

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