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 2020 National Junior PGA Championship.
Girls Junior PGA Championship
July 26-31 at PGA Golf Club- Wannamaker, Port St. Lucie FL
Boys Junior PGA Championship
July 11-16 at PGA Golf Club- Wannamaker, Port St. Lucie FL
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.
Boys 13-15 / Girls 13-15: $110.00 (36 holes)
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.
May 2nd @ Vineyards Country Club (Challenge Tour)
May 16th @ TBD (Championship Tour)
May 24th @ Monarch Country Club (Open)
May 31st @ Country Club of Coral Springs (Open)
Note: The qualifiers on May 2nd at Vineyards and May 16th 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 2018 & 2019 SFPGA Junior PGA Championships in the Overall Division, as well as the 2019 Players of the Year for the Overall Divisions in the Challenge and Championship Tour.
1. 2018 & 2019 South Florida PGA Junior Championship Qualifiers
2. 2019 Challenge & Championship Tour Players of the Year (13-18)
**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.
2019 (Top 2 boys and girls advanced to Junior PGA Championship)
Champion - Garrett Giles
Champion - Andie Smith
2018 (Top 2 boys and girls advanced to Junior PGA Championship)
Champion - Luke Clanton
Champion - Jillian Bourdage
2017 (Top 2 boys and girls advanced to Junior PGA Championship)
Champion - Luke Clanton
Champion - Kerttu Hiltunen
Valeria Sofia Pacheco
Jaye Marie Green
The South Florida Junior Open is one of South Florida’s five Junior Majors for 2020. The South Florida Junior Open is a 54 hole event conducted on the South Florida PGA Junior Tour. The South Florida Junior Open is open to players holding status on the Challenge and Championship Tour. This event is designed to bring a major atmosphere to junior golf in South Florida, while also providing a great getaway at the beautiful Naples Beach Club in Naples, FL.
About the Naples Beach Club
The Naples Beach Club is a four-diamond resort on the shores of Naples, FL. The Golf course at the Naples Beach Club is one of the best in Florida. The course underwent renovation just 2 years ago. The resort enlisted acclaimed golf course architect John Sanford in collaboration with the legendary Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design.
How To Qualify
The Tournament dates are July 15-17.
The field will be composed of 120 players holding status on either the Challenge or Championship Tour. Registration will open for Championship Tour members on May 20th, 2020. Registration will open for Challenge Tour members on June 3rd, 2020.
Boys & Girls – $150
– 3 Rounds of Golf
– Sleeve of Titleist Pro V’s
– Premium Tournament Gift
Hotel Information & Reservations
The Naples Beach Club will be our exclusive host hotel for the South Florida Open. The hotel features beautiful beach front views as well as many amenities. – World Class Spa & Fitness Center – 6 Har-Tru Tennis Courts – Sunset Beach Bar and Grill – Beach Klub for Kid ages 5 to 12 (supervised program)
Link for hotel reservations will be posted here when it becomes available.
The Patty-Berg Championship is one of South Florida’s six Junior Majors. The Patty-Berg Championship will be a 54 hole event run in conjunction with the Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association. This event is designed to bring a major atmosphere to junior golf in South Florida.
Qualification / Event Details
Date: July 24th-26th, 2020
Location: Wyndemere Country Club
Field Size: 96 Players
Qualification: The tournament field will be open to any members of the South Florida PGA Challenge or Championship Tour, as well as any junior aged 11-18 who falls under the Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association regulations. Registration will open on May 20th. For the first week of registration, only SFPGA Championship Tour members will be eligible to register. On June 3rd, the event will open to all juniors aged 11-18 nation wide!
SFPGA Member Entry Fee: $150
Non-Member Entry Fee: $175
Boys 11-12 / Girls 11-12
Boys 13-15 / Girls 13-15
Boys 16-18 / Girls 16-18
The Doral Junior Classic is one of South Florida’s five Junior Majors. The Doal Junior Classic is a 54 hole event conducted by the South Florida PGA Junior Tour. The Doral Junior Classic is open to players holding status on the Challenge and Championship Tour with an exciting twist for round 3.
Qualification/ Event Details
The field will be composed of 84 players holding status on either the Challenge or Championship Tour. Registration will open for Championship Tour members on June 10th, 2020. Registration will open for Challenge Tour members on June 24th, 2020.
The Doral Junior Classic will be a 36 hole stroke play event with a unique 3rd round of match play. After round 2, the field will be cut to the low 36 players for a unique match play format for round 3.
Date: August 5th-7th 2020
Location: Trump National Doral (Red Tiger Course)
The Field will be cut to the low 36 players for the final round. Players will then be put on a team based on 36-hole scores and compete in alternate-shot and best-ball match play format.
Final round cut will be based off percentage of players in each division, not the lowest scores. All divisions will have an equal opportunity to compete in the match play format.
December 5-6, 2020
Jonathan's Landing at Old Trail
Top 60 Championship Tour Players
Top 60 Challenge Tour Players
The 2020 Tour Championship will require season long qualifying to participate. Qualifications will be determined based on Player of the Year Points earned throughout the year. The number of spots available for each age division will be decided based on the percent of total members of the Junior Tour in that division as of November 15th. The Tour Championship will be a 60 player field of Championship Tour players, and a 60 player field of Challenge Tour players.
For the SFPGA Junior Tour Championships, the top 60 players off of each Player of the Year roster will be eligible to compete for either Championship. If a player has earned an invitation to both Tour Championships based on his performance during the season, the Championship Tour status will take precedence over his Challenge Tour status. A player who finishes the season competing on the Championship Tour, but earns an invitation to the Challenge Tour based on his performance on that tour throughout the season, will be eligible to compete in the Challenge Tour Championship.
Qualifications & Event Details
The following awards will be given to 2020 Junior Tour members at the Awards Banquet following the Junior Tour Championship:
Player of the Year – Championship Tour
Boys Overall 13-18, Girls Overall 13-18
Player of the Year – Challenge Tour
Boys Overall 13-18, Girls Overall 13-18, Boys 11-12 and Girls 11-12
Ed Ficker Sportsmanship Award
Boys & Girls – Chosen by SFPGA Staff & Jr. Golf Chairperson. All players eligible.
Honda Classic Most Improved Player Award
Chosen by SFPGA Staff & Jr. Golf Chairperson based upon performance throughout the year.
Don Law Service Award
Chosen by SFPGA Staff & Jr. Golf Chairperson based on service in the community.