Junior Majors

Junior Majors

Junior PGA Championship

2020 SOUTH FLORIDA JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
July 29-30, 2020
Banyan GolfClub

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.

NOTE: If you choose to qualify while playing in a Challenge or Championship Tour Event you have to compete in the event as well. The first round score is be utilized as the qualifier.

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

Qualifying Sites:

Qualifier June 15 Lost City GC (Championship Tour Event) 
Qualifier June 19 Kelly Greens Golf and Country Club
Qualifier June 20 Indian Spring Country Club (Challenge Tour Event) 
Qualifier June 29 Boca Lago Country Club (Championsihp Tour Event)
Qualifier July 8-9 Monarch Country Club (Challenge Tour)

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

A total of 84 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.

Exempt Players

1. 2018 & 2019 South Florida PGA Junior Championship Qualifiers

  • 2018 - Luke Clanton, Jillian Bourdage
  • 2019 - Garrett Giles, Andie Smith

2. 2019 Challenge & Championship Tour Players of the Year (13-18)

  • Challenge Tour - Payne McEntee & Jade Scott
  • Championship Tour - Nicole Yugay

**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.

PAST QUALIFIERS

2019 (Top 2 boys and girls advanced to Junior PGA Championship)
Champion - Garrett Giles
Champion - Andie Smith
Jude Kim
Gloria Nip


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

2016
Brett Roberts
Valeria Pacheco

2015

Andrew Kozan
Jillian Bourdage

2014

Anthony Gabriele
Valeria Sofia Pacheco

2013
Christian Zimm
Radi Sauro

2012
Anthony Gabriele
Valentina Haupt

2011

Stefano Diaz
Valentina Herrera

2010

Ryan Celano
Shelby Coyle

2009

Chase Koepka
Jaye Marie Green

2008

Ernesto Marin
Shelby Coyle

2007

Ernesto Marin
Shelby Coyle

2006

Conner Arendell
Kyle Roig

2005

Danny Evelyn
Lexi Thompson

2020 NICKLAUS JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
JUNE 25-26, 2020
LOST TREE CLUB/ NORTH PALM BEACH COUNTRY CLUB
Overview

For the 3rd 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 25th-26th, 2020
Location: Lost Tree Club & North Palm Beach Country Club
*There will NOT be practice rounds avalible at either facility* 
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 18th. 

Cost
SFPGA Member Entry Fee: $175
Non-Member Entry Fee: $200

Age Divisions
Boys 11-12 / Girls 11-12
Boys 13-15 / Girls 13-15
Boys 16-18 / Girls 16-18
 

Patty-Berg Championship

PATTY BERG JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
JULY 24-26, 2020

Cypress Lake Golf Club

OVERVIEW

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: 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 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!


Cost
SFPGA Member Entry Fee: $175
Non-Member Entry Fee: $200

Age Divisions
Boys 11-12 / Girls 11-12
Boys 13-15 / Girls 13-15
Boys 16-18 / Girls 16-18

Hotel Information

Hotel Information:
We have hotel rooms blocked and have received discount rates at two hotels in the Fort Myers area. Below, is information about each hotel and what they have to offer. 

Hilton Garden Inn
Address: 
12600 University Dr. 
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Phone Number: (239) 790-3500 
Rooms: Double Beds, Breakfast Included 
Rate: $109 a night, plus tax per night
Group Code: "PGAJT"
Deadline: July 16, 2020
Booking Link: Click here

Hampton Inn Ft. Myers Airport
Address:
9241 Marketplace Rd.
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Phone Number: (239) 768-2525
Rooms: Two Queen Beds 
Rate: $105 a night, plus tax per night 
Group Code: "PGA"
Deadline: July 20, 2020

SOUTH FLORIDA JUNIOR OPEN
JULY 15-17, 2020
NAPLES BEACH CLUB

 

OVERVIEW

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 84 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. 

Cost
Boys & Girls – $175
Includes:

  • 3 Rounds of Golf
  • Sleeve of Titleist Pro V’s
  • Premium Tournament Gift

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

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) 

Click here to make a reservation
 

PAST CHAMPIONS

2019

Chad Tracy
Hina Matsui

2018
Garrett Giles
Arielle Keating

2017

Luke Clanton 
Taylor Caradonna

 

Doral Junior Open

DORAL JUNIOR OPEN
AUGUST 5-7, 2020
TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL- RED TIGER

OVERVIEW

The Doral Junior Open is one of South Florida’s five Junior Majors. The Doal 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.  Registration will open for Championship Tour members on June 10th, 2020.  Registration will open for Challenge Tour members on June 24th, 2020.

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


Date: August 5th-7th 2020

Location: Trump National Doral (Red Tiger Course)



Cost
Boys and Girls:  $175
Includes:
          - 2 Rounds of Golf
          - Premium Tournament Gift

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

 

Labor Day Classic

LABOR DAY CLASSIC
SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2020
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 for Championship Tour members on August 17, 2020.  Registration will open for Challenge Tour members on September 2, 2020.

Format
The Labor Day Classic will be a 54-hole stroke play event. 
Date: September 5-7, 2020
Location: PGA National (Estates Course)

Cost
Boys and Girls:  $175
Includes:
          - 3 rounds of golf
          - Premium tournament gift

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

2019 Champions
Ethan Fan (76-66-73, -1)
Manuela Herrera (79-72-74, +9)

2020 JUNIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

Presented by the Honda Classic

Banyan Cay Golf Club
December 5-6, 2020

 

 

Overview

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 8th. Spots will be determined after November 8th 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 7-8)
  • Cost to play in the Championship will be $175 including lunch both days and a deluxe tee gift

Invitational List

  • Championship Tour
  • Challenge Tour

The following awards will be given to 2020 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.