Sorry, Rick, but I agree with @Golfingdad.
This is a scramble. If you enter it for anything more than goofing around and possibly having some beers on the course with your friends… you've entered the wrong tournament. No scramble is ever a serious competition, and thus, no scramble is ever a legitimate competition.
Just like that Rolex you bought in NYC for $20 is not a real Rolex. You want a real Rolex, you go to a reputable jeweler or something, not a street vendor.
What's a "serious competition?" I mean, you're a pro in Erie. You think that tournament amongst northwestern PA pros at some country club is a serious competition? Because nobody except your members gives half a shit who wins.