Buenos Aires 2018 Golf Competition Format
Format of Competition
There are three events at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games Golf competition: Men’s Individual Stroke Play, Women’s Individual Stroke Play and Mixed Team. All competitions are conducted in a stroke play format. There is a maximum of 32 players in both Men’s and Women’s Individual events: 32 men and 32 women will make up the maximum 32 teams of the Mixed Team event.
Individual Events (Both Men’s and Women’s):
Individual stroke play events are played over 54 holes (3 rounds of 18 holes) over three consecutive days.
Each player plays against every other player. Players complete each hole on the course, over three rounds and, after each round, return a score card with a gross score for each hole. The player who plays the stipulated rounds in the fewest strokes is the winner. A seeded draw is applied for the final round with the leading players teeing off last.
Mixed Team Event:
The Mixed Team event is played over 54 holes (3 rounds of 18 holes) over three consecutive days: teams are composed of one woman and one man from the same National Olympic Committee.
The Mixed Team event will be all stroke play as follows:
- First round: foursome (pairs of players play as partners, and each pair plays a single ball, taking alternating strokes); it will be stipulated which player has to play the tee shot on each hole
- Second round: four-ball (pairs of players play as partners, with each playing their own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. If one partner fails to complete a hole, there is no penalty).
- Third round: both individual scores count
- The team score is the addition of the first and the second rounds as well as individual scores achieved by the men and women in the final round.
- The team that plays the stipulated rounds in the fewest strokes is the winner.
A seeded draw is applied for the final round with the leading teams teeing off last.
Note: In the event of circumstances or conditions which make the playing of all scheduled rounds impossible, the Event Delegate may decide to reduce the number of rounds. In both events, one completed round is sufficient to award medals.
As per the Olympic Charter, medals will be awarded as competition prizes.