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Boys' Junior Amateur Championship

Laurel Oak Country Club - East & West Courses - Sarasota, FL
July 6-8, 2018
Entries Close: Wednesday, May 30th at 11:30 PM

East & West Courses

Championship Format

  • Age Divisions: 16-18 and 13-15 years of age
  • Fifty-four holes of individual stroke play
  • All players play eighteen holes each on the East & West courses on Friday, July 6th & Saturday, July 7th. 
  • After thirty-six holes, the field will be cut to approximately the low 50 players and ties in the Boys 16-18 division and approximately the low 20 and ties in the Boys 13-15 division.
  • The final eighteen holes will be played on Sunday, July 8th on the East course. The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion.
  • If necessary, there will be a hole by hole play-off to determine the Champion immediately following play. It is the player's responsibility to be present for any play-off.

Championship Field Size

  • Maximum of 168 players

Eligibility

  • Male amateur golfer
  • Florida Resident
  • At least 13-18 years of age as of the last day of the Championship
  • Entrant is not required to be a member of the FSGA
  • All players will compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of the last day of the Championship. No players are allowed to play out of their age division.
  • Players 12 and under may play up to the 13-15 age division if they have been granted permission to play in the 13-15 age division of the Florida Junior Tour.
  • Entrant must not have reached their 19th birthday by the last day of the Championship and not attending college if graduated from high school. See exception here.

Qualifying Sites

  • June 11 - Cimarrone Golf & Country Club, Jacksonville
  • June 11 - West Orange Country Club, Winter Garden
  • June 16 - Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club, Naples 
  • June 18 - Dunedin Golf Club, Dunedin
  • June 20 - Indian Spring Country Club, Boynton Beach
  • June 25 - A C Read Golf Course, Pensacola

Entry Fees

  Qualifying Fee Championship Fee  Exempt Fee
 GHIN
 20.00  120.00  130.00
 Non-GHIN  30.00  120.00  140.00
  • Qualifying Fee: Qualifying Fee includes entry fee and cart fee.
  • Championship Fee: Fee paid by those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying. Includes tee gifts, course fees, and range balls for each competitive round.
  • Exempt Fee: Exempt Fee includes Championship Fee and Entry Fee for those individuals eligible for exemption.

Late entries are subject to a $10 late entry fee should the entrant gain acceptance into the qualifying field.

Pre-Registration

Those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying must pre-register and remit an additional $120 Championship Fee at www.fsga.org. Payment must be received by Friday, June 29th by 3:30 pm, or the individual will be withdrawn from the Championship.

To Pre-Register:

  • Log on to the FSGA website at www.fsga.org using your email address and password
  • Click on "My Account" in the upper right hand corner of the homepage
  • Under "My Tournaments", click on the "Pre-Register" button to the right of the tournament name
  • Enter your credit card information and then click the "Charge My Card" button on the bottom right hand corner of the page

Refunds, Notice of Withdrawals

No requests for refunds for Boys' Junior qualifying fees will be honored.

Requests for refunds of Exempt or Championship fees prior to the pre-registration deadline will be honored (less $20 per entry administrative fee). No requests will be honored after the pre-registration deadline.

Course Set-Up

The golf course will be set-up at approximately:

  • 6,900-7,100 yards (Boys 16-18)
  • 6,500-6,700 yards (Boys 13-15)

Divisions

  • Regular (16-18) as of July 8, 2017
  • Junior (13-15) as of July 8, 2017
  • All players will compete in the age division commensurate with their age as of the last day of the Championship. Players are NOT allowed to play out of their Age Division.

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 6th

  • 6:45 AM - 9:15 AM - Registration - located near the clubhouse
  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round one tee times off of #1 and #10 on the East & West courses

Saturday, July 7th

  • 7:30 AM - 9:27 AM - Round two tee times off of #1 and #10 on the East & West courses
  • After the completion of play the field will be cut to approximately the low 50 players and ties in the Boys 16-18 Division and approximately the low 20 and ties in the Boys 13-15 Division

Sunday, July 8th

  • 7:30 AM - Final round tee times begin off of #1 and #10 on the East course
  • Awards ceremony immediately following the completion of play

World & National Rankings 

The championship is ranked by the World Amateur Golf Ranking and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Top finishers in the championship will receive AJGA stars through their Performance Based Entry.

AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)

Boys 16-18

  • Top five - Fully Exempt
  • Top ten finishers earn 12 performance stars
  • Top fifteen finishers earn 8 performance stars
  • Top twenty five finishers earn 4 performance stars

Boys 13-15

  • Winner receives 2 performance stars
  • Top five finishers receive 1 performance star

Local Qualifying

  • 18 holes stroke play at 6 local qualifying sites. 
  • All players must walk during qualifying rounds
  • Players are not allowed to employ a caddie
  • Players are only allowed to attempt to qualify at one qualifying site per year.

Defending Champions

16-18 Champion - Fred Biondi (pictured far left)
13-15 Champion - Tyler Wilkes (pictured left)

Click here for 2017 results.

Practice Round and Practice Facility  Information

Practice rounds are available one week prior to the Championship on a space available basis and after 12:00 PM on the weekend prior. Players' ages 16-18 can ride, players' ages 13-15 will need to be accompanied by a parent to ride in a cart. The price for a practice round is $30.00 + tax. Please call 941-378-3600 to arrange your practice round. The proper place to practice your golf swing is on the driving range, hitting multiple shots on the course is unacceptable.

You may not make your practice round tee time before Championship groupings are made.

Pull Carts

The use of pull carts is permitted.

Exemptions

Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they meet all entry, age and eligibility requirements:

NOTE: Blank entries will be filed by the FSGA for players who become exempt after the close of entries. 

  • Previous Boys' Junior Champions (either Age Division)
  • Top 1,000 and tied from last year's final World Amateur Golf rankings
  • Top 50 and tied from last year's final Junior Player of the Year Points List
  • Top 10 and tied from last year's Boys' Junior Championship (16-18 Age Division)
  • Top 10 and tied from last year's Boys' Junior Championship (13-15 Age Division)
  • Last year's Boys' Junior Match Play Finalists
  • Top 3 and tied from last year's FHSAA Class 1A Golf Finals
  • Top 3 and tied from last year's FHSAA Class 2A Golf Finals
  • Top 3 and tied from last year's FHSAA Class 3A Golf Finals
  • Florida Junior Tour Boys (16-18 Age Division) Winners since the last Boys' Junior Championship as of the close of entries
  • Florida Junior Tour Boys (13-15 Age Division) Winners since the last Boys' Junior Championship as of the close of entries
  • Top 15 (16-18 Age Division) and top 10 (13-15 Age Division) and tied from the current year's FJT Points List as of the close of entries
  • Top 15 (16-18 Age Division) and top 10 (13-15 Age Division) and tied from last year's final FJT Points List
  • Players qualifying for any one of last year's USGA National Championships
  • Players making the cut at last year's Amateur Championship

Exemptions Earned from this Tournament

Boys Junior (16 - 18)

Winner

  • Future Boys' Junior Championships (must meet age and eligibility requirements)
  • Current and next year's Amateur Match Play Championship
  • Next year's Amateur Championship
  • Next year's Florida Open

Top 10 and tied finishers

  • Next year's Boys' Junior Championship
Boys Junior (13 - 15)

Winner

  • Future Boys' Junior Championships (must meet age and eligibility requirements)
  • Next year's Amateur Championship

Top 10 and tied finishers

  • Next year's Boys' Junior Championship

Other Policies

  • Spectators and Spectator Cart Policy -  Click here.
  • Caddies - Caddies are not allowed.
  • Championship Pace of Play Policy - Click here.
  • Local Rules and Conditions of Competition - Click here.
  • Championship Policies - Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, and other policies.
  • Procedures for Alternates - Click here for information on how alternates may gain entry into this Championship.
  • Conditions/ Schedule - The FSGA Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions and/or schedules. The decision of the Championships Committee/on-site Rules Committee in any matter will be final. 

Host Hotel and Accommodations

Hampton Inn & Suites Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch
8565 Cooper Creek Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34201
$99 + tax per night
Reservations must be made by June 21, 2018
Click here to book

Courtyard Sarasota University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area
8305 Tourist Center Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34201
$109 + tax per night
Reservations must be made by June 21, 2018
Click here to book

Payment

Laurel Oak Country Club only accepts Visa & Master Card. 

Directions

Laurel Oak Country Club
2700 Gary Player Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
941-378-3600

Click here for directions

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