North & South Junior Championship

June 29 - July 3, 2019

2019 CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

41st Girls North & South Junior Champion Katherine Schuster

41st Boys’ North & South Junior Champion Tyran Snyders

 

ELIGIBILITY
Entries are open to male and female golfers who are between the ages of 15 and 18 (Ages as of July 3rd).  Contestants must not have reached their nineteenth birthday by July 1, 2019, OR must not have started college. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy.

2019 FORMAT
54-holes of stroke play will determine the Champion.  Play will be divided into two divisions: Boys and Girls. A full field will consist of 90 boys and 90 girls.

ENTRY PROCESS
All applications, returned invitations, must be received by the entry deadline of 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Time limit for entries means time of receipt at the Pinehurst Tournament Office (not time entry is transmitted to Pinehurst.) Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and Pinehurst will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry. The Championship field will be finalized by Monday, May 19 at the latest. All applicants will be informed of their status via email.

Entry Fee: $190 (Payment information will be collected upon acceptance following the deadline). Withdrawals after entries close up to and including June 23, 2019 will be issued a refund minus a $30 processing fee.  Withdrawals after June 23, 2019 will not receive a refund except in cases of extenuating circumstances, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis. All refunds are at the discretion of the Championship Committee.


Entry Application


INVITATION/APPLICATION PROCESS

Invitations (Championship Exempt) *see below for more details

  • Players meeting our exemption criteria will be invited to compete.
  • Players meeting exemption criteria will be accepted upon receipt of invitation/application.
  • Players meeting these criteria will be guaranteed acceptance unless more than 90 exempt players accept invitations to compete. If this occurs, players will be  granted entry into the Championship based on their highest level of exemption status. (B1 precedes B2 so on and so forth).

Applications (Championship Non-Exempt)  

  • Players not meeting exemption criteria may formally apply via application.
  • Players are encouraged to send a playing resume along with their application to Tournaments@pinehurst.com. The resume along with various rankings will be used to determine the remaining players that are accepted.
  • All decisions are at the discretion of the tournament committee and all decisions are final.

At Close of Entries

  • Invitations and applications are received, and processed.  The field is determined based off of the number of exempt players and selecting the best non-exempt players to complete the 90 player field.
  • Girls Field Only – A wait-list will be created for those not accepted and those on the list will be notified by mail of this position/order on the list.
  • Boy Field Only – Any applicant who does not make the initial 90 player field will have the opportunity to compete in an 18-hole qualifier. The number of available tournament spots will vary based on WD’s from the championship field. If the total number of applications does not warrant an a qualifier, all remaining players will be placed an a wait-list.

CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION
Championship registration will take place on Sunday, June 30, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time at the players respective golf course (No. 6 for Girls, No. 8 for Boys). All contestants must register in person. Please make every attempt to register prior to playing practice rounds. **Failure to register without notification to the Tournament Office may result in the player forfeiting their spot in the event.**

PRACTICE ROUNDS/RANGE USAGE
The official practice round for the Championship is Sunday, June 30. Contestants will only be able to play practice rounds on No. 6 & No. 8. (additional information will be available following entry deadline). Green fees are included in the entry fee. Additional fees may apply if parents wish to rent a golf cart.

PLAYER DINNER
There will be a North & South Contestant Dinner in the Donald Ross Gill in the resort club house on Sunday June 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.  All players are encouraged to attend.  Guests are welcome and you may purchase guest tickets at contestant registration. Please do not send money for guest tickets in advance.

CADDIES/CARTS
All contestants are required to carry their own bag for competitive rounds on Pinehurst No. 6 and No. 8. Pull or push carts are permitted on Course No. 2 ONLY. Caddies and or carts are permitted for Practice Rounds. Spectators may rent a golf cart for $35 per round based on availability.

CONDITIONS/SCHEDULES

The Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions, and/or schedules herein. The decision of the Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee in any matter will be final.

The Pinehurst Tournament Office may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player’s equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by the rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.

INVITATION/EXEMPTION CRITERIA
Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption into the 2019 Championship only. The Pinehurst Tournament office and Championship Committee reserves the right to revise any of the exemption categories. Exempt players who wish to participate in the Championship must file and entry.

41st Junior Boys North & South Amateur Championship
Invitation Criteria – Those still of age

Championship Qualifying Exemptions

B1

Past North and South Junior Champions

B2

All Exempt from Current U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

B3

North and South Junior Boys Top 20 – Prior Year

B4

Donald Ross Jr. Championship Top 20 (15-18 Age Division) – Prior Year

B5

Donald Ross Jr. Champion (Age 12 to 14) if 15 yrs. old by start of Championship – Prior Year

B6

Playing members of any PGA Junior Ryder Cup Team

B7

USGA Junior Amateur Match Play Qualifiers – Prior Year

B8

Carolinas Junior Champion past 2 years

B9

North Carolina Junior Champion past 2 years

B10

South Carolina Junior Match Play Champion/Junior Champion past 2 years

B11

Current Champion of any AJGA Invitational event (oldest division)

B12

IJGT Merit points leader as of May 1, 2019

B13

2018 Boy’s Optimist Champions

B14

Golfweek Junior Tour Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Point leaders

B15

Current Junior Champion of each state’s oldest division excluding high school championships


Ranking Invitations

B16

Top 50 Golfweek Junior Boy’s Rankings as of date of entry

B17

Top 50 Junior Golf Scoreboard Boy’s Rankings as of date of entry

B18

Top 50 Polo Boy’s Golf Rankings as of date of entry

B19

Top 20 CGA Junior Boy’s Rankings as of date of entry

40th Girls North & South Amateur Championship
Invitation Criteria – Those still of age

Championship Qualifying Exemptions

G1

Past North and South Junior Champions

G2

All Exempt from Current U.S. Junior Amateur Championship

G3

North and South Junior Girls Top 20 – Prior Year

G4

Donald Ross Jr. Girl’s 15-18 Division Champion (If still of age) – Prior Year

G5

USGA Jr. Amateur Match Play qualifier – Prior Year

G6

Playing members of any Junior Solheim Cup Team

G7

Playing member of any Junior PGA Ryder Cup Team

G8

North Carolina Junior Champion past 2 years

G9

South Carolina Junior Match Play Champion past 2 years

G10

Carolina’s Junior Champion past 2 years

G11

Current Champion of any AJGA Invitational event (oldest division)

G12

IJGT Merit points leader as of May 1, 2019

G13

Optimist Champion

G14

Golfweek Junior Tour Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Point leaders

G15

Current Junior Champion of each state’s oldest division excluding high school championships


Ranking Invitations

G16

Top 50 Golfweek Junior Girl’s Rankings as of date of entry

G17

Top 50 Junior Golf Scoreboard Girl’s Rankings as of date of entry

G18

Top 50 Polo Girl’s Golf Rankings as of date of entry

G19

Top 25 CGA Junior Girl’s Rankings as of date of entry


North & South Junior Championship Schedule

North & South Junior

Date Location Activity
June 29, 2019 Pinehurst No. 5 Open Qualifying
June 30, 2019 Pinehurst No. 6 & No. 8 Practice Round
June 30, 2019 At respective courses Player Registration
June 30, 2019 Pinehurst Country Club Player Dinner
July 01, 2019 Pinehurst No. 2 Girls - Round 1
July 01, 2019 Pinehurst No. 8 Boys - Round 1
July 02, 2019 Pinehurst No. 6 Girls - Round 2
July 02, 2019 Pinehurst No. 2 Boys - Round 2
July 03, 2019 Pinehurst No. 6 Girls - Final Round
July 03, 2019 Pinehurst No. 8 Boys - Final Round