Junior Majors

Junior Majors

Winter Kickoff

WINTER KICKOFF
JANUARY 16-18, 2021
INDIAN SPRING COUNTRY CLUB - EAST COURSE
OVERVIEW
The Winter Kickoff is one of South Florida’s eight Junior Majors. The Winter Kickoff is a 54-hole event conducted by the South Florida PGA Junior Tour. The Winter Kickoff is open to players holding status on the Challenge and Championship Tour. 

Qualification/ Event Details
The field will be composed of 84 players holding status on either the Challenge or Championship Tour. 

Format
The Winter Kickoff will be a 54-hole stroke play event. 
Date: January 16-18, 2021
Location: Indian Spring Country Club


Cost
SFPGA Member:  $200
Nonmember: $225
 

Age Divisions
Boys 13-18 
Girls 13-18


Leaderboard
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2021 Champions
Jaden Russell
Addison Klonowski
 

 

Junior PGA Championship

2021 SOUTH FLORIDA JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
June 12-13, 2021
Mayacoo Lakes Country Club

 

2021 South Florida Junior PGA Championship
Pictured left to right: Addison Klonowski, Nicole Yugay (Overall), Brett White (Overall) and Andres Barraza
 

OVERVIEW

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 four 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. 

AGE DIVISIONS

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

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

QUALIFIERS

All players will need to qualify to attend the South Florida Junior PGA Championship. There will be five (5) qualifiers held throughout the section, and players will be required to participate in 1 of the 5 qualifiers. It is suggested that the players register for their nearest qualifying location.

A total of 84 players in the 13-18 Divisions will play in the Championship. The number of players who qualify per site will be determined by the number of players in each field.

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

Winners of the 2019 & 2020 SFPGA Junior PGA Championships in the Overall Division, as well as the 2020 Players of the Year for the Overall Divisions in the Challenge and Championship Tour.

Exempt Players

1. 2019 & 2020 South Florida PGA Junior Championship Qualifiers

  • 2019 - Garrett Giles & Andie Smith
  • 2020 - James Key & Brianna Castaldi

2. 2020 Challenge & Championship Tour Players of the Year (13-18)

  • Challenge Tour - Brett Moore & Gabriella DeGasperis
  • Championship Tour - Tyler Mistretta & Jordan Fischer

**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.

2021 Results

PAST QUALIFIERS

2021
Brett White
Nicole Yugay

 
2015
Andrew Kozan
Jillian Bourdage

 
2009
Chase Koepka
Jaye Marie Green

 
2020
James Key
Brianna Castaldi

 
2014
Anthony Gabriele
Valeria Sofia Pacheco

 
2008
Ernesto Marin
Shelby Coyle

 
2019
Garrett Giles
Andie Smith

 
2013
Christian Zimm
Radi Sauro
 
2007
Ernesto Marin
Shelby Coyle

 
2018
Luke Clanton
Jillian Bourdage
 
2012
Anthony Gabriele
Valentina Haupt
 
2006
Conner Arendell
Kyle Roig

 
2017
Luke Clanton
Kerttu Hiltunen
 
2011
Stefano Diaz
Valentina Herrera

 
2005
Danny Evelyn
Lexi Thompson

 
2016
Brett Roberts
Valeria Pacheco
2010
Ryan Celano
Shelby Coyle
 













 

NICKLAUS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
JUNE 24-25, 2021
THE BEAR'S CLUB & NORTH PALM BEACH COUNTRY CLUB
Overview

For the fourth year in a row, the South Florida PGA will administer the Nicklaus Junior
in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Golf Association. The Nicklaus Junior Championship has a long history in Florida, with some of the area's greatest Junior Golfers participating. Previous winners of the Nicklaus Junior Championship include professional golfers Brooks Koepka, Chase Koepka and Daniel Berger.

Qualification / Event Details

Date: June 24-25, 2021
Location: The Bear's Club & North Palm Beach Country Club
Field Size: 168 Players
Qualification: The tournament field will be open to any members aged 13-18 of the South Florida PGA Challenge or Championship Tour. Registration will open on May 13th. 

Cost
SFPGA Member: $200
Nonmember: $225

Age Divisions
Boys 13-18
Girls 13-18

Past Champions
2021 TJ Thompson & Gabriella Gomez
2020 Justin Ross & Jordan Fischer
2019 Griffin Steutel & Maisie Filler
2018 Fernando Castillo & Laura Edmonds
2017 Yuxuan Song & Lauren Davenport
Brendan Cunningham Junior Open
July 14-16, 2021
The Rookery at Marco/Hammock Bay

 

OVERVIEW

Formerly known as the South Florida Junior Open, this event was renamed to honor Brendan Cunningham. Brendan was a longtime supporter and volunteer of the SFPGA who passed away in October 2020. The Brendan Cunningham Junior Open is one of South Florida’s eight Junior Majors for 2021. The Brendan Cunningham Junior Open is a 54 hole event conducted on the South Florida PGA Junior Tour. The Brendan Cunningham 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.

How To Qualify

The tournament dates are July 14-16.

The field will be composed of 84 players holding status on either the Challenge or Championship Tour.

Cost
Boys & Girls – $200 (Member) | $225 (Nonmember)

Age Divisions
Boys 13-18 
Girls 13-18


 

PAST CHAMPIONS

2021

Oscar Crowe
Zoe Pinillos


2020

Aaron Jarvis
Jordan Fischer


2019

Chad Tracy
Hina Matsui

2018
Garrett Giles
Arielle Keating

2017

Luke Clanton 
Taylor Caradonna

 

Patty Berg Junior Championship

PATTY BERG JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
JULY 23-25, 2021
CYPRESS LAKE GOLF CLUB

OVERVIEW

The Patty Berg Junior Championship is one of south Florida’s eight Junior Majors. The Patty Berg Junior 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 23-25, 2021
Location: Cypress Lake Golf Club
Field Size: 84 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 13-18 who falls under the Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association regulations. 


Cost
SFPGA Member Entry Fee: $200
Non-Member Entry Fee: $225

Age Divisions
Boys 13-18
Girls 13-18

Past Champions
2021
Overall Boys 13-18 Division – Eman Lim (72-72-70, -2)
Overall Girls 13-18 Division – Vilda Westh Blanc (75-67-64, -10)

2020
Overall Boys 13-18 Division – Noah Kent (73-72-69, -2)
Overall Girls 13-18 Division – Jordan Fischer (68-73-69, -6)

2019
Overall Boys 13-18 Division – Andres Rodriguez (75-74-72, +5)
Overall Girls 13-18 Division – Kim Egozi (71-78-74, +7)

2018
Overall Boys 13-18 Division – Andres Rodriguez (75-74-72, +5)
Overall Girls 13-18 Division – Kim Egozi (71-78-74, +7)

Doral Junior Open

DORAL JUNIOR OPEN
AUGUST 4-6, 2021
TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL- RED TIGER & GOLDEN PALM

OVERVIEW

The Doral Junior Open is one of South Florida’s eight Junior Majors. The Doral Junior Open is a 54 hole event conducted by the South Florida PGA Junior Tour. The Doral Junior Open is open to players holding status on the Challenge and Championship Tour. 

Qualification/ Event Details
The field will be composed of 84 players holding status on either the Challenge or Championship Tour. 

Format
The Doral Junior Open will be a 54 hole stroke play event. 

Date: August 4-6, 2021
Location: Trump National Doral (Red Tiger Course)


Cost
SFPGA Member:  $200
Nonmember: $225
 

Age Divisions
Boys 13-18 
Girls 13-18
Boys 11-12


Past Champions

2021

Overall Boys 13-18 Division – Filippo Serra (74-71-69, -1)
Overall Girls 13-18 Division – Vilda Westh Blanc (72-75-72, +4)
Boys 11-12 Division – Sohan Patel (69-80, +6)

2020
Overall Boys 13-18 Division – Tyler Mistretta (71-70-67, -8)
Overall Girls 13-18 Division – Skylee Shin (75-77-76, +12)

2019
Overall Boys 13-18 Division – Chad Tracy (69-73, -2)
Overall Girls 13-18 Division – Natalii Gupta (77-73, +6)

 

Labor Day Classic

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LABOR DAY CLASSIC
SEPTEMBER 4-6, 2021
PGA NATIONAL - ESTATES COURSE

OVERVIEW

The Labor Day Classic is one of South Florida’s new Junior Majors. The Labor Day Classic is a 54-hole event conducted by the South Florida PGA Junior Tour. The Labor Day Classic is open to players holding status on the Challenge and Championship Tour. 

Qualification/ Event Details
The field will be composed of 84 players holding status on either the Challenge or Championship Tour.  Registration will open on July 24th.

Format
The Labor Day Classic will be a 54-hole stroke play event. 
Date: September 4-6, 2021
Location: PGA National (Estates Course)

Cost
SFPGA Member: $200
Non-member: $225
 

Age Divisions
Boys 13-18 
Girls 13-18

2020 Champions
Ethan Fan (76-66-73, -1)
Manuela Herrera (79-72-74, +9)

2021 JUNIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by the Honda Classic

TBD
December 4-5, 2021

 

 

Overview

The 2021 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 14th. Spots will be determined after November 14th and invitations will be sent out shortly after.

If a player has earned an invitation to both Tour Championships based on their performance during the season, the Championship Tour status will take precedence over their 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 132 players receiving invitations will be based on Player of the Year Points
  • Invitations for this event will not be distributed until after the final event of the season (November 13-14)
  • Cost to play in the Championship will be $200 including lunch both days and a deluxe tee gift

Invitational List

  • Championship Tour
  • Challenge Tour

The following awards will be given to 2021 Junior Tour members at the Awards Ceremony during the final round of 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
Boys & Girls - 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.