If too many players sign up for a tournament at Torrey Pines, how is it decided who plays?

We use a player selection system. Each member receives a priority ranking to determine the order that will be used to determine who gets to play. Board members and tournament volunteers receive the highest priority. The next priority is assigned to members who did not play in the prior event at Torrey Pines (those players who signed up for the prior tournament but remained on the wait list until the day of the prior tournament). Those members will get the next priority. Those on the penalty list receive the lowest priority. Some of these categories can be quite large and the player selection system sorts members randomly within each category.