Junior PGA Championship

Junior PGA Championship

June 12-13, 2019
Boca West Country Club


The South Florida Junior PGA Championship is one of South Florida’s Junior Majors. This 36 hole stroke play event is designed to highlight South Florida’s top male and female junior golfer. In order to participate in the South Florida Junior PGA Championship, all players must first qualify through one of three local qualifiers. Successful qualifiers will pay no additional fee to participate in the South Florida Junior PGA Championship. Players will receive a premium tee gift at the tournament as well as lunch following play after each round.
The overall boy and girl winner along with the runner-ups will advance on to the 2019 National Junior PGA Championship. 

Girls Junior PGA Championship
July 9-12 at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, CT

Boys Junior PGA Championship
July 30-August 2 at Keney Park Golf Course in Hartford, CT

The National Junior PGA Championship is one of the premier junior events in the United States. This event is administered by the same team who conduct the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.


Click here for the tournament information page


  • Boys 13-15 / Girls 13-15: $110.00 (36 holes)

  • Boys 16-18 / Girls 16-18: $110.00 (36 holes)


​Click here for more information and to register for a qualifer


All players will need to qualify to attend the South Florida Junior PGA Championship. There will be four (4) qualifiers held throughout the section, and players will be required to participate in 1 of the 4 qualifiers. It is suggested that the players register for their nearest qualifying location.

Entry into one of the qualifiers is $110 for SFPGA members and is $125 for non-members.

Qualifying Sites:

May 4 - Vineyards Country Club (North Course)
May 11- Eagle Trace Golf Club
May 19- Monarch Country Club
June 2 - The Country Club of Coral Springs

Note: The qualifiers on May 4th at Vineyards and May 11th at Eagle Trace will be administered during the first round of the two-day events.  Qualifying scores will be taken from the first round of the event and the number of qualifying scores will be determined by the field size.  SFPGA Members may choose to participate in either just the tournament or the tournament AND the qualifier.  If a player chooses to play in both the tournament and the qualifier, the entry fee will be $220.

The number of players who qualify per site will be determined by the number of players in each field.

A total of 96 players in the 13-18 Divisions will play in the Championship.

* Exemptions into this year’s section Junior PGA Championship will be granted to the following individuals based on exemption guidelines: 

Winners of the 2017 & 2018 SFPGA Junior PGA Championships in the Overall Division, as well as the 2018 Players of the Year for the Overall Divisions in the Challenge and Championship Tour and the winner of the Birdie Club fund raiser from 2018.

Exempt Players

1. 2017 & 2018 South Florida PGA Junior Championship Qualifiers

  • 2017 - Luke Clanton, Kerttu Hiltunen
  • 2018 - Luke Clanton, Jillian Bourdage

2. 2018 Challenge & Championship Tour Players of the Year (13-18)

  • Challenge Tour - NaShawn Tyson & Kelly Shanahan
  • Championship Tour - Garrett Giles & Skylee Shin

3. 2018 Birdie Club Champion
~  Kayla Bryant

**Only boys and girls competing in the 13-18 age divisions will be eligible to qualify for the national event.  Players under the age of 13 may “declare up” to be eligible to qualify and are required to play from the same tees as the 13-18 age divisions.  If any player under the age of 13 would like to attempt to qualify for the national event or compete in the 36 hole event must sign up for the 13-18 age division.


2018 (Top 2 boys and girls advanced to Junior PGA Championship)
Champion - Luke Clanton
Champion - Jillian Bourdage
Cameron Piedra
Kerttu Hiltunen

2017 (Top 2 boys and girls advanced to Junior PGA Championship)
Champion - Luke Clanton
Champion - Kerttu Hiltunen

Amadeo Figus 
Taylor Caradonna

Brett Roberts
Valeria Pacheco


Andrew Kozan
Jillian Bourdage


Anthony Gabriele
Valeria Sofia Pacheco

Christian Zimm
Radi Sauro

Anthony Gabriele
Valentina Haupt


Stefano Diaz
Valentina Herrera


Ryan Celano
Shelby Coyle


Chase Koepka
Jaye Marie Green


Ernesto Marin
Shelby Coyle


Ernesto Marin
Shelby Coyle


Conner Arendell
Kyle Roig


Danny Evelyn
Lexi Thompson