Entries are open to male and female golfers who are ages 18 and under (ages as of July 6th). Contestants must not have reached their nineteenth birthday by July 4, 2023, 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.
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.
All applications and returned invitations must be received by the entry deadline of 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time on May 21, 2023. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. Time limit for entries means time of receipt at the Pinehurst Tournament Office (note: 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 May 24 at the latest. All applicants will be informed of their status via email.
Entry Fee: $275 (Payment information will be collected upon acceptance following the deadline). Withdrawals after entries close up to and including June 25, 2023 will be issued a refund minus a $30 processing fee. Withdrawals after June 26, 2023 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.
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 attach a playing resume along with their application. 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 email of this position/order on the list.
- Boys 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 a qualifier, all remaining players will be placed on a wait-list.
Championship registration will take place on July 2, from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time at the players respective golf course (No. 6 for Girls, No. 7 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 July 2. Contestants will only be able to play practice rounds on No. 6 & No. 7. (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.
There will be a North & South Contestant Dinner in the Outlook Ballroom, located in the Pinehurst Country Club, on July 2, 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.
Pull or push carts are permitted on all courses. Players must provide their own push/pull cart. Caddies and or electric golf carts are permitted for Practice Rounds only. Spectators may rent a golf cart for $35 per round based on availability.
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.
Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption into the 2023 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 an official entry.
Junior Boys North and South Amateur Championship Invitation Criteria – Must be of age 18 & Under Championship Qualifying Exemptions
|B1||Past North and South Junior Champions|
|B2||All Exempt from Current US 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 Junior PGA Ryder Cup or Junior Presidents 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 of current year|
|B13||2022 Boy’s Optimist Champions|
|B14||Golfweek Junior Tour Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Point leaders|
|B15||Current Junior Champion of each state’s oldest division excluding high school championships|
|B16||Junior/Senior and Freshman/Sophomore players of the year, Winternational Junior Series|
|B17||Current year’s NHSGA National Champion|
|B18||Top 50 Golf Week Junior Boy’s Rankings as of date of entry|
|B19||Top 50 Junior Golf Scoreboard Boy’s Rankings as of date of entry|
|B20||Top 50 Polo Boy’s Golf Rankings as of date of entry|
|B21||Top 20 CGA Junior Boy’s Rankings as of date of entry|
Junior Girls North and South Championship Invitation Criteria – Must be of age 18 & Under Championship Qualifying Exemptions
|G1||Past North and South Junior Champions|
|G2||All Exempt from Current US Junior Amateur Championship|
|G3||North and South Junior Girls Top 20 – Prior Year|
|G4||Donald Ross Jr. Girls’ 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 of the current year|
|G14||Golfweek Junior Tour Fall and Spring Point leaders|
|G15||Current Junior Champion of each state’s oldest division excluding high school championships|
|G16||Girls player of the year, Winternational Junior Series|
|G17||Current year’s NHSGA National Invitational Champion|
|G18||Top 50 Golfweek Junior Girl’s Rankings as of date of entry|
|G19||Top 50 Junior Golf Scoreboard Girls’s Rankings as of date of entry|
|G20||Top 50 Polo Girl’s Golf Rankings as of date of entry|
|G21||Top 25 CGA Junior Girl’s Rankings as of date of entry|
2022 Jr. Girls’ Winner: Ting (Tiffany) Hsuan-Huang (Taiwan)
2022 Jr. Boys’ Winner: Colin Salema (Matthews, NC)