There is a point system for boys 15/18 years and girls 13/18 years age divisions. These point systems will be used to determine: 1) boys’ and girls’ “Player of the Year,” 2) the players on the Boys’ and Girls’ Junior America’s Cup, Eddie Hogan and Mary Cave Cup Teams, 3) spots in this year’s HSJGA Tournament of Champions (refer to “Tournament of Champions”), and 4) any special events named at a later date. See tournament point value in Tournament Descriptions online. *In order for points and TOC exemptions to be awarded in any division there must be at least three (3) players in the field entered from that division. The HSJGA entry process (under Forced Play-Up) does not apply to these qualifiers.
For non-HSJGA events in which points will be awarded, all players, regardless of their age, will earn points as long as they are playing from the same teeing ground as the players in the tournaments’ oldest boys’ and girls’ age divisions. For instance, if a boy in the 13-14 year old age division finishes first in the USGA Junior Amateur Championship Qualifier, he will be awarded points in both the 13-14 and the 15-18 Age Division and a spot to TOC in both divisions only if there are a minimum of three boys in each age division. If a boy in the 15-18 year old age division finishes second in the USGA Junior Amateur Championship Qualifier, he will be awarded second place points in the 15-18 division only.
YOUNGER AGE DIVISIONS
There are point systems for younger HSJGA age divisions: 7-10, 11-12. There are three (3) point systems for girls 13-18: 13-14 (POY), 15-18 (POY) and 13-18 (used for selection of teams, exemptions and any special events named at a later date ONLY; no POY).
The possibility exists that the HSJGA may be able to secure spots for younger juniors in some mainland events (refer to “AJGA, IJGT Other Exemptions”).
Two important factors will also help decide “Player of the Year”: attitude and sportsmanship. To be considered for “Player of the Year,” a junior must be full-time resident of Hawaii and an active member of the HSJGA this year. If at the end of the year a tie in points occurs, “co” or multiple “Players of the Year” will be named. It is intended to decide all first place ties in HSJGA tournaments (except for all Junior Tour Series and the Junior World Hawaii Qualifier) via a sudden death play-off on the golf course. If a play-off is not feasible, the tie will be broken using USGA scorecard matching.
With all other ties not resolved via an on course play-off, points will be split among the number of eligible participants tied, i.e., if three players tied for third place, the points for 3rd, 4th, and 5th places would be added together and divided by three (refer to “Deciding Ties” and “In the Event of a Tie for Points”). All first place ties receive an invitation to Tournament of Champions (unless otherwise stated in the Tournament Description).
HOW ARE POINTS AWARDED?
All HSJGA tournaments will award points to the top 20 players and ties.
When more than one age division are combined, points will only be awarded when all play is from the same teeing ground. For example, when juniors are all playing from the same teeing ground in a qualifying tournament, points will be awarded in their age division and the higher age division if applicable. For instance, if a boy in the 13-14 year old age division finishes first in the USGA Junior Amateur Championship Qualifier, he will be awarded points in both the 13-14 and the 15-18 year old age division. If a 15-18 year old boy finishes second in the USGA Junior Amateur Championship Qualifier, he will be awarded second place points in the 15-18 Division only.
In the event of ties for points: The lowest-scoring average of all common events played will be used to break any ties in points. If still tied, the lowest one-day round from last common round played will be used. However, if the tied players were involved in any “on course” play-offs at any of the events where both/all earned points, that play-off will be used to break the tie in the awarding of points.
- IMG Academy Junior World Qualifier
- PGA Junior Championship Qualifier
- King Auto Group 12 & Under State Junior Championship
- King Auto Group 13 – 18 State Junior Championship
- HSJGA Tour Championship
- HSJGA Mixed Team Championship
- 14 & Under JTS – Maui
- 14 & Under JTS – Oahu
- 14 & Under JTS – Kauai
- 14 & Under JTS – Big Island
- Big Island Junior Classic
- Oahu Junior Classic
- Oahu Junior Championship
- Kauai Junior Championship
- Maui Junior Classic
- Poipu Bay Junior Classic
- Ka`anapali Junior Classic
- All Ages JTS – Oahu
- Optimist Qualifier
- US Women’s Amateur
- US Amateur
- US Girls’ Junior Amateur
- US Junior Amateur
- US Open Local