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The JGANC Boys and Girls Junior America’s Cup teams consist of four players, ages 14-17 for boys and 14-17 for girls. A JGANC committee from the Board of Directors, which includes the team captains, will select the two teams. The purpose of this committee is the selection of those members who are best prepared to represent the JGANC. Although many areas will be reviewed, several factors of consideration are:
Stroke play averages of all premier and state events through the month of June and early July will be evaluated. It is up to the captain to evaluate major and/or minor events. This Olympic style event includes 14 western states plus Canada and Mexico.
You may also be selected for the America’s Cup Team if you are the over-all winner of either the JGANC Championships or the Players Championships. 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.
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. The boys selected to be on the Boys North Team consist of the top eight boys in points with two spots reserved for “captain’s choice.” The Girls’ North Team consists of the top four girls in points with two spots reserved for “captain’s choice.” A captain’s choice may be 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. All captain’s choices must be approved by the JGANC Board of Directors.
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. One team consists of two strong players and one team consists of two promising players for future teams. 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.
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. Players are selected by using score average and ranking. One team member may be chosen as a result of winning either the JGANC Championships or the Players Championship as the over-all winner.
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.
The centerpiece of our golf season is the JGANC 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. Our overall boy and girl winners automatically will qualify for one of the JGANC Teams and receive a Performance Based Exemption (PBE) from the AJGA.
The Player’s 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 down on the Monterey Peninsula, the past two years at Rancho Canada utilizing the Stableford scoring system, this tournament has quickly become one of the two premiere tournaments the JGANC has on it’s schedule. 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 an Performance Based Exemption (PBE) from the AJGA.
Note: although the over-all winners of our JGANC Championship and Nor- Cal Players Championship automatically earn a berth on the one of our boys/girls teams if the champion is younger than 15 years old, the JGANC Board of Directors must make approval for team membership.
The Tournament of Champions, also known as the TOC, is a special event taking place each year near the end of the season at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, 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. 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 time we review our year and introduce our teams, scholarship recipients, points champions, players of the year and special guests. It is truly a wonderful occasion.
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. They are:
Boys 12-13 — 12 invitations
Boys 10-11 — 8 invitations
Boys 7-9 — 4 invitations
Girls 12-14 — 8 invitations
Girls 10-11 — 4 invitations
Girls 7-9 — 4 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.
The “Shoot Out” is put on by the JGANC Junior Advisors. This event, while not a points 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. The Junior Advisors use the “Shoot Out” as a fundraiser and have a raffle for donated items that they have solicited from their own communities throughout Northern California.
The Girls’ California State Junior Amateur is open to any girl 13-17 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.
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.
Invitations are sent to JGANC membership based on age and point totals. A JGANC participant must be 14-17 years of age to receive an invitation. The host committee determines the number of invitations allowed. The North/South Matches take place the day before the State Junior.