Arizona Junior Challenge
Schedule of Events:
Sunday, March 12, 2017
11:30 am Player Check-In
1:00 pm Shotgun Start
Entry Fee & Format:
Entry Fee - $80 per player
One Round, 18 Holes, Medal Play
Open to junior golfers who are residents of Arizona, who are at least 12 years of age and who will not yet be 19 years of age by April 17, 2017, who have not graduated high school or started college, and who meet at least one of the following Eligibility Criteria. Any player who:
1. Entered in The First Tee participant database at a minimum of Birdie-Certified level before January 1, 2017
2. Qualified as a 2016 / 2017 JGAA Championship Division player
3. Finished Top 20 Boys or Top 10 Girls in the 2016 Antigua Junior Tour Championship
4. Finished Top 20 Boys or Top 10 Girls in the 2016 PGA Junior National Qualifier
5. Has previously qualified in any year for the Boys and Girls State Junior Championship
Registered players may schedule Practice Round tee times at any time prior to March 12, 2017 within 5 days in advance of the date of the desired Practice Round at a $50 rate by calling Longbow Golf Club at 480.807.5400. Youth On Course members with proper identification may play rounds beginning at noon daily at YOC rates. Longbow Golf Club availability and cancellation policies apply
The Top Two Boy and Top Two Girl players, subject to Field Size, will be awarded a Tournament Committee Exemption to play in the 2017 AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic presented by Longbow Golf Club held from April 14 - 16, 2017 and must meet all AJGA criteria. If a Registered player has already applied for and is included in the field for the 2017 AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic, the player may participate but if the player finishes in the Arizona Junior Challenge Top Two Boys or Girls, the Exemption will be awarded to the next ranked finishing player not already included in the 2017 AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic field and so on until all Exemptions have been awarded. No AJGA merit points will be awarded for participation in the Arizona Junior Challenge.
The Field Size is limited to 80 total participants, the first 50 Boys and 30 Girls who register following the opening of Registration on a first come basis and who meet at least one of the Eligibility Criteria and Entry Fee paid in advance. The Boy and Girl Field Size must each reach a minimum of 20 qualified registrants for the participants to play for Two Boy and Two Girl Exemptions. If less than 30 qualified boy and 20 qualified girl registrations are received in either Boy or Girl Field Size the Exemption number will be reduced for that gender to One.
Ownership and Participation:
This event is owned and operated by the host facility Longbow Golf Club and is not owned, sponsored or sanctioned by the AJGA. It is being held for the exclusive benefit and enjoyment of the Registered Arizona players and the participating organizations shown on this information flyer. The Exemptions are offered by the AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic Tournament Committee to top finishing participants under the terms of an agreement with the AJGA. The AJGA is the owner of and retains all rights and privileges in and to the AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic. Participation in this event does not affect a player’s status with any participating organization including the AJGA, or a player’s eligibility based on the PBE System for 2017 AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic or any other AJGA event. Any player unsuccessful in earning an Exemption through the Arizona Junior Challenge will be eligible to apply for the AJGA Qualifying Round to be held on April 12, 2017 at the 2017 AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic presented by Longbow Golf Club if otherwise eligible. If a player earning an Exemption through the Arizona Junior Challenge is not an AJGA member the player must become a member and join the AJGA prior to April 1, 2017 to be eligible to participate as a player in the AJGA 2017 Ping Heather Farr Classic or any subsequent AJGA event.