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JGANC Teams

Boys and Girls Junior America’s Cup Teams:

The JGANC Boys and Girls Junior America’s Cup teams consist of four players, ages 14-18 for boys and 14-18 for girls. This Olympic style event includes 14 western states plus Canada and Mexico. Both the Boys & Girls America’s Cup Team are usually held in late July.  Please check our tournament schedule for the latest info on dates and locations.

The Boys America’s Cup has showcased some of the best junior golfers throughout the western region. The competition brings together an elite international field of 17 teams of the top four boys representing 12 Western States, 2 Canadian Provinces and Mexico competing in a team format. Team results are based on the lowest three gross scores of the four team members over a 54-hole competition. Players also compete for low individual medalist honors.

The Girls Junior America’s Cup was established in 1978. Today the tournament brings girls together from various states and countries fostering new friendships and mutual respect. Each team consists of the top four girls from each state/country. These golfers exemplify not only outstanding skill and experience, but also true sportsmanship, discipline, courtesy and strength of character. Team results are based on the lowest three gross scores of the four team members. Players also compete for individual medalist honors. The tournament consists of teams playing a 54-hole competition plus many fun events.

Mary Cave Team:

The Girls’ Mary Cave Cup team consists of four girls selected to play as two better-ball teams. The girls are selected by using score average and ranking. This event is used for experience in preparation for the America’s Cup team. This is the eighth year of the event and teams from many Western States participate. This event is equivalent to the Boys’ Hogan Cup Matches. The event is named for a wonderful woman who had been instrumental in women’s golf in the San Diego area. She established the first women’s golf team at San Diego State and is in the Golf Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, Ms. Cave passed away early in the year and we are pleased to know Mary knew about her tournament and attended for several years until her health declined. The JGANC sponsors two (2)-person teams to compete in this event. The format is two days of four-ball stroke play. The Event is usually held in mid-August at Sycuan Resort in El Cajon, California near San Diego.

Hogan Cup Team:

Each year JGANC assembles a team of four boys to play the Hogan Cup tournament in Portland, Oregon. The tournament is a stroke play event. The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches pit the best junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada against each other in a team format with the three lowest scores each day determining the team total. Medals are awarded to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field.

The event began in 1969 in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, their long-time head golf professional who served the club from 1939 until his tragic drowning death in 1968. The event is usually held in mid-August at Riverside Country Club in Portland, Oregon. This prestigious event has been hosting players such as Tiger Woods, Ricky Barnes and Fred Couples since 1969.

Boys and Girls North Teams:

Boys and Girls North Teams are part of the California State Junior. Ten boys and six girls make up our North Teams. They play matches against the teams representing Southern California.

Boys’ California State Junior Amateur:

The California State Junior is an annual event that is coordinated jointly with the Junior Golf Association of Southern California (SCPGA). This 54-hole stroke play event is hosted on alternate years by the SCPGA and the JGANC and rotates between Northern and Southern California.

Each year, Team points are accumulated from events after previous year’s JGANC/NCGA NorCal Player’s Championship through the current year’s JGANC/NCGA NorCal Player’s Championship.  JGANC members earn an invitation by being among the top 40 eligible boys from 14-18 years old in Team Points for a spot on the Boys North Team, and or, an invitation to the California Junior Amateur.

Invitations to qualified juniors are sent after the JGANC/NCGA NorCal Player’s Championship. Typically there are some invitations that are declined, and some qualified SCPGA Junior Tour players may also decline. When invitations are declined, we move down the points list to the next available player(s).

The North/South Matches take place the day before the State Junior.

Girls’ California State Junior Amateur:

The Girls’ California State Junior Amateur is open to any girl 13-18 in the State of California. This tournament takes place each year in the Pebble Beach area. The tournament is organized and conducted by the California Women’s Golf Association. Please click on http://www.cwacgolf.org/CA_Junior_Girls.html for more information.

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Events:

JGANC Match Play Championship:

The centerpiece of our golf season is the JGANC Match Play Championship! It is the most important tournament on the JGANC schedule and is played at the Spring Creek Country Club in Ripon, CA. After a first day of stroke play qualifying, participants play in the championship flight or their own age group flights switching to match play.

The NorCal Players Championship:

The NorCal Players Championship is a tournament co-sponsored by the two most important golf organizations in Northern California, the JGANC and the NCGA (Northern California Golf Association). Played in the stunning Monterey Peninsula! The past two years the event has been held at Rancho Canada utilizing the Stableford scoring system, this tournament has quickly become one of the two premiere tournaments the JGANC has on its schedule.

The Tournament of Champions:


The Tournament of Champions, also known as the TOC, is a special event taking place each year near the end of the season.  2016’s TOC was held at the Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel, CA. The TOC is by invitation only. You must win an overall championship (not age group) in a Premier Points event on the JGANC calendar to be considered for an invitation.  All Premier Points events on the JGANC Schedule will be identified by an asterisk (*).  Following this 18-hole event an awards banquet takes place at the Grand Ballroom. At this ceremony we review our year and introduce our teams, scholarship recipients, point’s champions, players of the year and special guests. It is truly a wonderful occasion.

All Stars Championship:

Each year juniors having the best golf performances in their age group are invited to a special event called the All Stars Championship. It is an 18 and 9-hole event and includes a lovely awards banquet. Juniors invited are the guests of the JGANC. To be invited to the All Stars Championship is often the goal set by many of our younger juniors. It is an honor to receive an invitation as there are only 40 invitations sent.

“Orona Team Shoot Out”:

The “Shoot Out” is put on by the JGANC in honor of past Board Members, Carol and Armondo Orona. This event, while not a point’s event, is the “fun” event on the JGANC schedule. The format is best ball played by two member teams in a variety of costumes. Costumes, while optional, have become a staple of the event and there’s even a costume contest afterwards. 

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Team Selection Criteria

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Boys and Girls Junior America’s Cup Teams

Boys Hogan Cup Team & Mary Cave Cup Team:

The top 8 eligible boys and girls after the NorCal Players Championship are offered the team spots based on the Player of the Year standings along with additional factors which include being an active member in our JGANC program (minimum of 5+ stroke play rounds posted) Along with a record of good sportsmanship, no shows,  overall attitude & personal character. All selections are approved by the JGANC board of Directors.

Boys and Girls North Teams

The Boys North Team consist of the top eight boys in points. The Girls’ North Team consists of the top four girls in points.  Additional invitations may include a junior who has won state and/or national honors. It may be a junior who has earned such an honor but does not have the total number of points due to attending year-round school or missing sanctioned tournaments competing at National events. All choices must be submitted & approved by the JGANC Board of Directors.

JGANC Match Play Championship

Our overall boy and girl winners automatically qualify for one of the JGANC Teams and receive a Performance Based Entry (PBE) status from the AJGA.

The NorCal Players Championship

Like the JGANC Championship Tournament, our overall boy’s and girl’s winners automatically will qualify for one of the JGANC Teams and also receive a Performance Based Entry (PBE) status from the AJGA.

Note of Exception: If the over-all winners of our JGANC Match Play Championship or Nor-Cal Players Championship earns a berth on the one of our boys’/girls’ teams is younger than 15 years old, the JGANC Board of Directors must make approval for team membership.

All Stars Championship

Boys 7-9:  4 invitations
Boys 10-11: 8 invitations
Boys 12-13:  12 invitations
Girls 7-9: 4 invitations
Girls 10-11: 4 invitations
Girls 12-14:  8 invitations

These numbers may vary depending on ties and point totals in the various age groups.
Invitations to the All Stars Championship are sent to juniors finishing in the top of their age group following each junior golf season. This is determined by performance points. Our calendar always states when points will be tabulated each year. Look for the date. Each time you receive points for your performance at any tournament on our schedule, the points are charted if you are a member at the time of the tourney. Your total may enable you to receive an invitation. Although points are the main criteria of selection, a junior’s record of no shows and poor sportsmanship would automatically disqualify a member.

Boys’ California State Junior Amateur

Invitations are sent to JGANC membership based on age and total team points. Participant must be 14-18 years of age to receive an invitation. The host committee determines the number of invitations allowed.

JGANC members earn an invitation by being among the top 40 eligible boys from 14-18 years old in Team Points. Team points are accumulated from events after the NorCal Players Championship in the previous through the NorCal Players Championship of the current year.  Eligible member will earn a spot on the Boys North Team, and or, an invitation to the California Junior Amateur.

Invitations will be sent to qualified juniors after the NorCal Players Championship. Typically there are some invitations that are declined, and some qualified SCPGA Junior Tour players may also decline. When invitations are declined, we move down the points list to the next available player(s).

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