JUNIOR BOYS’ & GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY LECOM
|Venue:||Hershey Country Club|
|Dates:||June 24-25 2019|
|Entries Deadline:||6/10/2019||Player Fee:||$130.00||Tee Times:||Pairings|
|The 2019 Junior Boys’ & Girls’ Championships will be played concurrently at Hershey CC’s East Course. Boys and girls will not compete together or against each other, but will be playing on the same course at the same time.
The Junior-Junior (13&Under) Boys’ & Girls’ Championships will be conducted at the Hershey Spring Creek Course.
|The Junior Championships and Junior-Junior (13 & Under) Championships will be played over 36-holes of stroke play on the East Course at Hershey Country Club. Players will be re-paired for the second round according to first round results. The U13 age group will play both rounds on the Hershey CC Spring Creek Course.
Boys Ages 14-18 will play the East Course - approx. 6,750 yards
Girls ages 14-18 will play the East Course - approx. 5,600 yards
Ages U13 will play the Spring Creek Course - approx. 4,500 yards
Tee times on Spring Creek for U13 are approximately 1pm on day one and 10:15am on day two.
|The Championships are open to any male or female player who is a member of a club belonging to the
PAGA, or an Individual Member of PAGA. All players must not have reached their 19th birthday by June 26. All Jr./Jr. participants must not have reached their 14th birthday by
June 26. |
Ages 14-18 - 26.2 under the USGA Handicap System as of June 15.
Ages 13 & Under - Must have an active handicap.
|Close Player Exemptions|
|The Pennsylvania Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Championship age requirement increased to 18 years old in 2017 to follow the lead of USGA. In anticipation of increased participation, the Association is implementing exemptions based on previous performance in the Junior Championship. The top 30 boys and top 15 girls from the 2018 event will be exempt in 2019. Entries will then be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Junior Championship field will be limited to 156 players, to include 39 girls and 117 boys. A wait list will be established to accommodate any overflow in entries. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the entry closing date. |
Entry fee payment of $130 must accompany entry.
|Players who have been accepted as participants in Pennsylvania Golf Association championships will receive event information concerning course assignment, practice rounds, pairings, and starting times approximately 10 days prior to the event. If you have not received your information seven days prior to the event, it is your responsibility to contact the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Information can also be found at www.pagolf.org.|
|The PAGA staff, following as closely as practical the preferences indicated on the entry blanks will determine pairings and tee times. The "Official Time" will be maintained at the starting tee(s) only. Starters will not page players in advance of their starting time. Players should report to the tee one starting interval prior to their tee time. 1st round results will determine 2nd round pairings.|
Tee times on Spring Creek for U13 are approximately 1pm on day one and 10:15 am on day two.
|Caddie & Cart|
|Automotive transportation is prohibited. |
CADDIES: A player may not utilize anyone who is over the age of 18 as a caddie.
Penalty for Breach of Condition: Stroke play – Two strokes for each hole at which any breach occurred; maximum penalty per round – Four Strokes (two strokes at each of the first two holes at which any breach occurred). A player having a caddie in breach of this condition must immediately upon discovery that a breach
|The individual with the lowest gross score after 36-holes will be declared the Junior Champion. Prizes will also be given to the top two finishers in the Junior Championship and the top two finishers in the 13 & Under age division.
The Boys’ team competition is the best 3 of 4 scores each day. Girls’ team competition is best 2 of 3 scores each day. The teams with the lowest total score after 36-holes will be declared the Junior Team Champions. The winning teams will be awarded individual prizes.
|In the event of a tie for the Junior Boys’ or Girls’ Championship there will be a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play Tuesday afternoon. For flag award presentation only, all other ties will be broken by matching scorecards in accordance with USGA guidelines.
In the Junior Boys’ Team Championship, the fourth score (or 3rd for Girls’) from the final round will be added to the total team score. If a tie still exists, the fourth score (or 3rd for Girls’) from the first round will be added. Teams with only three players (or 2 for Girls’) will suffer defeat against a team with four players (or 3 for Girls’) for failure to have a tiebreaker score.
|Junior Championship Trophy|
Special Note: The 2019 Pennsylvania Junior Championship is part of the AJGA’s Performance Based Entry program, which enables 14-18-year-old members to earn their way into AJGA Open tournaments.
Boys Top 5: Fully Exempt
Boys Top 10: 12 Stars
Boys Top 15: 8 Stars
Boys Top 25: 4 Stars
Girls Champion: Fully Exempt
Girls Top 3: 12 Stars
Girls Top 5: 8 Stars
Girls Top 10: 4 Stars
|Practice rounds are available on Sunday, June 23, after 11am. |
Please call the golf shop up to one month in advance at 717-533-2464.
Practice round fee: $65 Optional cart fee: $25
Walking is permitted, pull carts are permitted.
|Will be open approximately one hour prior to the first starting time.|
|Please be at your starting tee ten minutes prior to your starting time.|
|Food & Beverage|
|A lunch buffet is included in entry fee for all players on each day of competition and will be located in the Picard Pavilion. Additional F&B options will be available for purchase in the clubhouse and pool snack bar.|
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