The World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR)
The World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™), which comprises a women’s ranking (WWAGR™) and a men’s ranking (MWAGR™) for elite amateur players, is offered by The R&A and the United States Golf Association as a global service to golf. Through incorporation and assessment worldwide of both amateur and professional events, WAGR™ encourages the international development of the competitive game.
WAGR™ endeavours to be the most comprehensive and accurate ranking in golf by effectively comparing players from around the world who may never directly compete against one another. WAGR™ is available to national federations and organiser of amateur and professional events and tours as a criterion for tournament field selection and for purposes of exemptions, national team selection, and orders of merit.
GBGO IS A COUNTING EVENT IN THE WAGR®
A Counting Event is an event, stroke play, stableford or match play, amateur or professional, selected and approved by the Committee to count for WAGR® . Counting Events must be played under the Rules of Golf, the Rules of Amateur Status, and the Equipment Rules of The R&A and USGA. Holes and tee-markers must be in proper championship positions appropriate for the relative field.
In 2019 the German Girls Open were an Category A tournament in the WAGR®, the Boys where listed in Category C.
From 2020 theres a new ranking system: The Power is determined by the current ranking positions in WAGR®, OWGR or Rolex rankings of the starting field's players. The highest possible power with only amateurs in the field is 1000, while the highest Power of a professional event could reach 3000. Unranked players will be assigned a contributing value below the lowest ranked player in the applicable rankings.
In 2021 the German Girls Open had a "Power" of 492.0472, while the German Boys Open had a "Power" of 130.6791.
Eligibility over WAGR®:
In 2022, 30 girls and 30 boys can qualify via their rank in the WAGR® list. Players must be in the top 1500 for girls and top 2000 for boys.
The best registered 30 girls and the best 30 boys from the WAGR® list (top 1500 girls / top 2000 boys) will thus receive a starting place at the German Boys and Girls Open.
Date of list: 17.05.2022