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 TGA JUNIOR AMATEUR
PLAYER OF THE YEAR RANKINGS

Congratulations to the

2016 TGA Junior Amateur Players of the Year!

  


Rachel Heck of Memphis



Davis Shore of Knoxville
The Tennessee Golf Association in conjunction with the Tennessee Golf Foundation is pleased to announce the:

 2017 TGA Junior Amateur Player of the Year Rankings 

Below you will find up-to-date rankings as well as a complete description of how points are earned: 



*Tournaments used in rankings as of (08/30/2017)
 


 RANKING POLICIES
The TGA Junior Amateur Player of the Year Rankings, presented by the Tennessee Golf Foundation, reflect the abilities of junior golfers from Tennessee participating in a wide variety of events. The rankings favor local events to reduce economic favoritism, and put significance on national championships to recognize top performances. Rankings will be kept for the calendar year.

RUTH ELLER CUP
This award will be presented to the female junior golfer who has earned the most points as of December 31st of each year.

HAROLD ELLER CUP
This award will be presented to the male junior golfer who has earned the most points as of December 31st of each year.

These awards will be permanently displayed at Golf House Tennessee with the winners' names engraved on each trophy. The winners will also be awarded a trophy.

For an event to be considered for the rankings, it must meet the following guidelines:
  1. Local, junior specific, 36 hole + events or local junior match play events conducted in Tennessee that abide by USGA Rules of Golf and have a minimum 20 boys and 8 girls registered to compete in the event. Both boys and girls must play from the "back set of tees" for that particular division. If the number of holes has to be reduced due to inclement weather, the committee will determine whether the rankings will apply.

  2. National events that are invitationals or players earn their way through local qualifying. Examples:AJGA Invitationals, USGA Championships, the PGA Junior Championship, and other such invitationals and national championships.

  3. TGA Amateur and Open events will be considered in the rankings.

  4. USGA Amateur events will be considered for the rankings as long as the player earned his/her way into the championship via exemption or qualifying.

  5. Miscellaneous events that are conducted in Tennessee will be considered on a year to year basis. Examples: Southern Junior, Women's Southern, and other such regional and national championships.
 TOURNAMENT WEIGHTING
Weightings can be adjusted annually but not during the year. The committee reserves the right to add events to the list as deemed necessary. The following weight structure will be in place for 2017: (For events with an *asterisk*, see below for expanded event explanation)

 WEIGHT EVENT
1 Chattanooga City Junior Championship
1Hank Miles Clarksville City Junior Championship 
  
2
 Southern States Junior Classic
2
 Belle Meade Junior Invitational
2  Prep Xtra Masters
 2  The Memorial
  
3 *Schooldays Championship
3
 United States Junior Golf Tour Events held in Tennessee 
3
Sneds Tour Open Series Events
3 Sneds Tour 2 Day Tour Division Series Events  
3Egwani Farms Junior Invitational 
  
4 Sneds Tour 2 Day Masters Series Events 
  
5 TSSAA State Championships
  
6
Sneds Tour Elite Series Events
6 Sneds Tour Tournament of Champions
6 The Wally
6 The Bubba
6 Any AJGA Open Events held in Tennessee
  
7 TGA Junior Amateur Championships
7
 TPGA Junior Championship
  
8
*AJGA Invitationals
8PGA National Junior Championship (Exempt by other means, 50 points)
  
9
*TGA State Open
9*TGA Women's Open
9*TGA State Amateur Championships
9*TGA State Match Play Championship 
  
10
*USGA Junior Championships
10
*USGA Amateur Championships
10*USGA Open Championships

 POINTS BREAKDOWN
 The following is the breakdown of how points will be awarded for any qualifying event:
To determine the amount of points earned in an event, take the weight of the tournament (see above) and multiple that number by the amount of points earned for the player's finish (see below). Points will be given to 1/2 of the final field at a particular event up to 20 places. If the final field number is an odd number, we will round up to the nearest even number.
 PLACE POINTS
 1ST 25
 2ND 20
 3RD 16
 4TH 13
 5TH 10
 6TH - 10TH
 5
 11TH -20TH
 3
For example: Sam Jones played in the TGA Junior Amateur Championship (weight of 7) and finished in 4th place by himself (13 points).  He would earn 91 points (7 x 13) for competing in the event.

Ties: If there is a tie for a particular finish in an event, we will add up the points earned for each place and then divide that total by the number of players tied (i.e. 3-way tie for 4th, add up points earned for 4th, 5th, and 6th place finishes, then divide by three).
 EXPANDED EXPLANATION - SPECIFIC EVENTS
  • Schooldays Championship: Match Play, Oldest Age Divisions - Quarter Finalist (15 points), Semi Finalist (30 points), Finalist (60 points), Champion (75 points)

  • AJGA Invitationals: Participant (50 points)

  • TGA Men's State Amateur(Stroke Play): Exempt or Qualify (50 points), Make the Cut (25 points), Low Junior (20 points), 2nd Low Junior (15 points), 3rd Low Junior (10 points)

  • TGA Men's State Match Play(Match Play): Exempt or Qualify (50 points), Medalist (35 points), Qualify for Match Play (20 points), Low Junior Qualifier (20 points), Each Match Won (20 points)

  • TGA Women's State Amateur (Match Play): Medalist (35 points), Qualify for Match Play in Championship Flight (20 points), Low Junior Qualifier (20 points), Each Match Won in Championship Flight (20 points)

  • TGA Men's and Women's State Open Championship (Stroke Play): Men - Exempt or Qualify (50 points), Both - Make the Cut (25 points), Both - Low Junior (20 points), 2nd Low Junior (15 points), 3rd Low Junior (10 points)

  • USGA Junior Championships (Match Play): Exempt or Qualify (75 points), Medalist - 200 points, Make the Cut for Match Play (25 points), Each Match Won (20 points)

  • USGA Amateur Championships (Match Play):Qualify (100 points), Medalist (200 points), Make the Cut for Match Play (50 points), Each Match Won (20 points)
  • USGA Open Championships: Qualify (150 points), Make the Cut (100 points)


 PAST WINNERS
YEARBOYS
GIRLS
2009
 Steven Fox (Hendersonville)
Kendall Martindale (Jefferson City)
2010 Marshall Talkington (Jackson)
Kendall Martindale (Jefferson City)
2011 Zachary Olsen (Cordova)
Sarah Harris (Hermitage)
2012 Ben Wolcott (Dickson)
Alexandra Farnsworth (Nashville)
2013Scott Stevens (Chattanooga) Alexandra Farnsworth (Nashville)
 2014Davis Shore (Knoxville)  
Aubree Jones (Covington)
 2015 Davis Shore (Knoxville)   Rachel Heck (Memphis) 
2016Davis Shore (Knoxville)    Rachel Heck (Memphis)  




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