Boys' Junior Championship
July 7-9, 2009
The 55th Boys Junior Championship will be played at Bear Lakes Country Club. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, the Lakes Course was renovated in 2003 and features the latest in turf technology combined with exciting architectural changes and the addition of 800 trees with many shots over vast expanses of water. The Links Course is designed as a tribute to Scottish golfing tradition with its grass bunkers, pot bunkers and narrow fairways complemented by native plantings. Bear Lakes has played host to both Florida State Men's and Women's Amateur, Sectional Qualifying for the U.S. Open for both men and women as well as the 1995 and 2001 PGA Tour Qualifying Finals.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to male amateur golfers ages 13-18 as of July 9, 2008. Entrant must not have reached their 19th birthday by July 10, 2008 and not attending college. Players must be (1) a resident of Florida (reside in Florida at least 4 months per year or have otherwise established legal residency); or (2) a member of a FSGA member club; or (3) a dependant of a military personnel or a military personnel based in Florida on active duty.
ENTRIES CLOSE: Wednesday, May 14
ENTRY FEE: $20 ($30 - players who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap). Those individuals who advance to the Championship through qualifying must preregister and remit an additional $120 either online at the FSGA website at www.fsga.org or by check to the FSGA office for advance payment of Championship Fees. Preregistration payment must be received by Monday, June 30 by 3:30 pm, or the individual will be withdrawn from the Championship.
EXEMPT PLAYER'S FEE: $130 ($140 - players who do not have an active FSGA/GHIN Handicap). Exempt Fee includes Championship Fee and Entry Fee for those individuals eligible for exemption. (See below)
EXEMPTIONS: All players will compete in the age division that commensurates with their age as of the last day of the Championship. No players are allowed to play out of their age division. Players in the following categories will be eligible for exemption provided they meet all entry, age and eligibility requirements.
- Previous Boys Junior Champions (either age division)
- Top 10 & tied from last year’s Boys Junior Championship (16-18 age division)
- Top 5 & tied from last year’s Boys Junior Championship (13-15 age division)
- Top 3 & tied from last year’s FHSAA Class 1A Golf Finals
- Top 3 & tied from last year’s FHSAA Class 2A Golf Finals
- Current season’s Florida Junior Tour Boys Winners
- Top 5 & tied from the current year’s FJT Points List (either age division) as of the close of entries for the Boys Junior Championship
- Players qualifying for last year’s US Amateur Championship
- Players qualifying for last year’s US Junior Amateur Championship
- Players making the cut at last year’s Amateur Championship
HANDICAPS: No higher than 17.4.
QUALIFYING: 18 holes stroke play at 6 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.
CHAMPIONSHIP FORMAT: Fifty-Four holes of individual stroke play. All players play eighteen holes each at Country Club of Orlando and at Interlachen Country Club Monday, July 7th and Tuesday, July 8th. After thirty-six holes, the field will be cut to the low fifty (50) scores and ties in the Boys 16-18 division and the low twenty (20) scores and ties in the Boys 13-15 Division. The final eighteen holes will be played at Interlachen Country Club. 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. It is the player’s responsibility to be present for any play-off.
DIVISIONS: Regular (16-18) as of July 9, 2008 and Junior (13-15) as of July 9, 2008.
COURSE: Links and Lakes courses
SPECTATORS AND CADDIES: Spectators are always welcome at FSGA Championships. Spectators are allowed to ride and the cost of a spectator cart is $20 plus tax. Players are not allowed to employ a caddie. Spectator carts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and the number of carts allowed per group may be limited. Click here for spectator policies.
CONDITIONS; SCHEDULES – 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.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Click on the link for hotels in the Winter Park & Orlando area. Then click on the hotel icon. The FSGA does not have a host hotel. Click here
CHAMPIONSHIP PACE OF PLAY: Click here to read the Championship Pace of Play Policy (timing checkpoints at holes 9 and 18).
HARD CARD; LOCAL RULES AND CONDITIONS OF COMPETITIONS: Click here to read the Hard Card and additional Conditions of Competitions.
CHAMPIONSHIP POLICIES: Click here to read the withdrawal, dress code, caddie and spectator and other policies.
ALTERNATE PROCEDURES: Click here here for alternate procedures.
METHOD OF PAYMENTS: Both clubs will accept cash and Visa/MasterCard for payment.
DEFENDING CHAMPIONS: Blayne Barber shot 66-67-73--206 to take home his second Boys Junior title as Matthew Ceravolo claimed the junior division title with a 68-71-71--210 at Interlachen Country Club and Country Club of Orlando on July 7-9.