The HSJGA qualifies juniors off the Boys 15-18 and Girls 13-18 point lists for the following national and international team events:

  • Junior America’s Cup (4 boys)
  • Girls’ Junior America’s Cup (4 girls)
  • Eddie Hogan Cup (4 boys)
  • Mary Cave Cup (4 girls)
  • Asia Pacific Junior Cup (10 boys; 6 girls)

The HSJGA sponsors/subsidizes the cost of travel and other expenses. Housing and a chaperone/team captain(s) are provided. Selection for the four (4) national teams are awarded at the end of the King Auto Group 13-18 State Championship on the Big Island based on final point standings. Selection for the Asia Pacific Junior Cup is made in early October off the final point standings (exact tournament TBA).


The Junior America’s Cup (JAC) first started in 1973 at Pebble Beach, CA. The team competition annually brings together an elite international field of up to 18 teams representing 12 western states, 2 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The 54-hole tournament counts the best 3 scores of 4, daily, concluding with a formal awards ceremony where Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are presented.


The Mary Cave Cup was established in 2004 to offer junior girls a tournament similar to the Eddie Hogan Cup. The event is named in honor of Mary Cave who was a dedicated volunteer of the San Diego Junior Golf Association for almost 50 years. The tournament is a 36-hole, four-ball event with trophies being awarded to the top 2 teams.

The event is hosted by the SDJGA each year at Sycuan Resort, El Cajon, CA.


The Girls’ Junior America’s Cup (GJAC) was established in 1978 under the leadership of Joan Teats from Washington. The first tournament was held at Tumwater Valley Golf Course in Olympia. Eleven teams participated including Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, Idaho, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, San Diego, Southern California, Southern Nevada and Washington.

The second-year teams from Colorado, Mexico, Montana and Utah joined. In 1985 Hawaii joined along with New Mexico/Sun Country in 1990. Wyoming completed the 18-team event in 1991.

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.

The tournament is a 54-hole competition with teams counting 3 out of 4 scores. The event includes a practice round, opening and closing ceremonies, a tournament banquet and a social event. Selection for the GJAC is one of the highest honors in girls’ junior golf.


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. Awards are presented to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field. Team Roster of participating organizations will be available near the beginning of August.

Being selected to compete in the Hogan Cup matches is an honor that has been bestowed to few individuals, and the excellence of past participants is indicative of the quality of the small and select field. Alumni include Bobby Clampett, Fred Couples, Joe Rassett, Jack Renner, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Rick Fehr, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, Jim Nelford, John Fought, Peter Jacobsen, Jeff Quinney, Casey Martin, Jason Gore, Tiger Woods, Ricky Barnes and Bryson DeChambeau.

The tournament is hosted by Oregon Golf Association at Riverside Country Club in Portland, OR.


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