Qualifying for Junior World
1st step – at your local district qualifier (which is also a WJGA sub district event, two events in one tournament) boys will be given a number of spots, which have been given to each district based on the number of boys that enter Jr World and pay the $25 entry fee. Girls who enter Jr World and pay the $25 entry fee, and shoot within 13 strokes of the course rating will proceed on to the Regional Qualifier level at Tumwater Valley. This target score will be posted before tournament play begins.
2nd step – at Tumwater Valley, the Regional Qualifier for Jr World, the top four (approximately) boys and girls based on their finish in the 36 hole competition will proceed on to the Junior World Golf Championships in San Diego in mid July. Some expense money is provided to these top finishers. This amount will be determined each year based on the total number of applicants for this tournament.
14 year olds – assuming you qualify at your local district qualifier, you will be playing in the Tumwater Regional event for POINTS ONLY. Age divisions for the San Diego tournament dictate that the 15-17 year olds ONLY can play for one of the four top spots to San Diego. 14 year olds may enter Jr World by contacting San Diego Junior Golf and entering directly. Entry in this manner (directly to San Diego) will be determined by strength of resume and WJGA has nothing to do with this process.
POINTS and TEAMS – The Regional Qualifier at Tumwater Valley is also a WJGA Team qualifier. Points are assigned based on the finish after the 36-hole event at the USGA qualifier and the 36-hole Junior World event at Tumwater. These points are totaled and the top four boys and girls will be given the opportunity to represent WJGA on the Junior Americas’ Cup (boys) or Girls Junior Americas’ Cup (girls). Points are assigned for the top 10 finishers at Tumwater and the USGA, which will then accumulate and totaled at the end of the season (State Championship). Hogan Cup Team members (four different boys) will be chosen at the completion of the State Championship based on their point accumulation for the entire season. North Pacific Jr Ladies Team members will be chosen for the following year (in early spring) based on the total points earned during the 2010 season.