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:
72-hole mixed gender team competition. Each team will be grouped with a different team for rounds 1 and 2, and then there will be a seeded draw for round 3, with the leading teams teeing off last. The competition consists of teams completing each hole on the course, over three rounds and, after each round, returning a signed scorecard with a score for each hole.
The Mixed Team event will be all stroke play as follows:
- First round: four-ball stroke play.
- Second round: foursome stroke play .
- Third round: Cumulative team play score based on women’s individual scores, 3(F) and men’s individual scores, 3(M)
- The scores for all three rounds (4 x 18 hole scores) will be combined to form the team score.
- The team that has the lowest cumulative score for the three rounds is the winner
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.