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


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2021 Champions
Jaden Russell
Addison Klonowski
 

 

Junior PGA Championship

2021 SOUTH FLORIDA JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
June 12-13, 2021
Boca West Country Club

 

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.

Entry into one of the qualifiers is $110 for SFPGA members.

EVENT DATE SITE
Challenge Tour Qualifier May 1 Vineyards Country Club
Open Qualifier May 8 PGA Golf Club (Wannamaker)
Open Qualifier May 9 Boca Country Club
Challenge Tour Qualifier May 15 Jensen Beach Golf Club
Championship Tour Qualifier May 22 The Champions Club

NOTE: If registering for a qualifier attached to a Challenge or Championship Tour event, you will need to pay the tournament fee plus an additional qualifier fee of $110. The first round score is be utilized as the qualifier.

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.

PAST QUALIFIERS

2020
James Key
Brianna Castaldi


2019
Garrett Giles
Andie Smith


2018
Luke Clanton
Jillian Bourdage

2017
Luke Clanton
Kerttu Hiltunen


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

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
Brendan Cunningham Junior Open
July 14-16, 2021
The Rookery at Marco

 

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 September 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.  Registration will open on June 2, 2021.

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

Age Divisions
Boys 13-18 
Girls 13-18


 

PAST CHAMPIONS

2020

Aaron Jarvis
Jordan Fischer


2019

Chad Tracy
Hina Matsui

2018
Garrett Giles
Arielle Keating

2017

Luke Clanton 
Taylor Caradonna

 

Patty Berg Championship

PATTY BERG JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
JULY 23-25, 2021

Cypress Lake Golf Club

OVERVIEW

The Patty Berg Championship is one of South Florida’s eight 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 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.  Registration will open on June 11th.


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

Age Divisions
Boys 13-18
Girls 13-18

 

Doral Junior Open

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

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.  Registration will open on June 23rd.

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
 

 

Labor Day Classic

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.