Player Policies

2019 Invitational Criteria

2019 ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex

Jan. 18 - 21, 2019 | St. Augustine, Fla.

  1. Top 52 girls based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of November 20, 2018 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*
  2. International Invitees
  3. Additional Tournament Spots**

2019 AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

Feb. 15 - 18, 2019 | The Woodlands, Texas

  1. Top 65 boys based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of November 27, 2018 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*
  2. Additional Tournament Spots**

2019 Buick Shanshan Feng AJGA Girls Invitational

Feb. 15 - 18, 2019 | Somis, Calif.

  1. Top 58 girls based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of November 27, 2018 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*
  2. International Invitees
  3. Additional Tournament Spots**

2019 ANA Junior Inspiration

March 28 - 31, 2019 | Rancho Mirage, Calif.

  1. The top ranked girl from each of ANA's 11 North American gateway cities^, based on the ANA Priority Mileage Points standings
  2. The top 30 in the overall ANA Priority Mileage Points standings, not otherwise qualified
  3. International Invitees

^ eligible players must live within a 50-mile radius from the nearest gateway city airport listed

ANA North American Gateway Cities

  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • San Jose, CA (SJC)
  • San Francisco, CA (SFO)
  • Seattle, WA (SEA)
  • Vancouver, Canada (YVR)
  • Chicago, IL (ORD)
  • New York, NY (JFK)
  • Washington, DC (IAD)
  • Houston, TX (IAH)
  • Honolulu, HI (HNL)
  • Mexico City, Mexico (MEX)

Note:

  • ANA Priority Mileage Points are based on total points earned in Rolex AJGA Ranked tournaments starting February 9, 2018 through January 21, 2019
  • Initial invitations will be sent based on ANA Priority Mileage Points standings updated January 22, 2019*
  • Only AJGA members are eligible

2019 Thunderbird International Junior

May 24 - 27, 2019 | Scottsdale, Ariz.

  1. Top-10 finish (2018 Thunderbird International Junior)
  2. International Invitees (12 Boys & 12 Girls)
  3. Rankings - remaining spots will be filled via the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of April 2, 2019 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*

2019 Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T

June 10 - 14, 2019 | Greensboro, N.C.

  1. Top-10 finish (2018 Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T)
  2. Additional Tournament Spots**
  3. AJGA Qualifier
  4. Rankings - remaining spots will be filled via the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of April 9, 2019 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*

2019 Rolex Girls Junior Championship

June 10 - 14, 2019 | Johns Island, S.C.

  1. 2018 Rolex Junior All-America Teams (1st & 2nd Team)
  2. Top-10 finish (2018 Rolex Girls Junior Championship)
  3. Additional Tournament Spots**
  4. Rankings - remaining spots will be filled via the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of April 9, 2019 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*

2019 Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National

June 24 - 28, 2019 | Jersey City, N.J.
This tournament will have a match play format in 2019.

  1. Top 31 boys and Top 31 girls based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of April 30, 2019 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*
  2. Additional Tournament Spots**

2019 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational

June 24 - 27, 2019 | Johnson, Ark.

  1. Top 20 boys and Top 20 girls (ages 12-15 years old throughout the tournament) based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of April 30, 2019 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*
  2. International Invitees
  3. Additional Tournament Spots**

2019 Wyndham Cup

June 30 - July 3, 2019 | Winston-Salem, N.C.

Each year since 1990, Wyndham Cup has featured the top-20 boys and top-20 girls in the country in a team match play format. The event pits the top-10 boys and top-10 girls from the West versus their counterparts from the East. Wyndham Cup teams will be determined based upon the Rolex AJGA Rankings.

NOTES: East/West teams are based on members’ U.S. addresses. The country dividing line runs from the eastern border of Texas and extends northward through the eastern border of North Dakota.

Team eligibility will be based on the following criteria:

  • Must be 12-19 years old
  • Must be current AJGA members in good standing to receive an invitation
  • Must compete in a minimum of two AJGA tournaments between January 1 and June 28, 2019
  • The top five boys and top five girls from the East and the top five boys and top five girls from the West will be invited based on the May 28, 2019 Rolex AJGA Rankings revision^
  • The next top four boys and top four girls from the East and the next top four boys and top four girls from the West will be invited based on the June 17, 2019 Rolex AJGA Rankings revision^
  • The final spots on each team will be awarded to the boy and girl with the best Rolex AJGA Ranking based on the June 28, 2019 Rolex AJGA Rankings revision who were not previously offered a spot and who participated in the 2019 Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National.

NOTE: In the event that an original invitee is unable to participate, the replacement player will be invited based on the current Rolex AJGA Rankings in effect at the time the spot becomes available (once official practice rounds have begun for an AJGA tournament directly preceding the next qualification date, any spot that becomes available will be filled using the Rolex AJGA Rankings revision following completion of the tournament).

^Members who are in the field of an AJGA tournament(s) through June 28, 2019 in order to satisfy the two AJGA tournament minimum will be eligible at this qualification date. They must compete in the respective tournament(s) to remain eligible.

2019 Swinging Skirts AJGA Invitational

Aug. 12 - 15, 2019 | Stanford, Calif.

  1. Top 54 girls based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of June 25, 2019 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*
  2. 18 International Invitees

2019 The Junior PLAYERS Championship

Aug. 29 - Sep. 1, 2019 | Ponte Vedra, Fla.

  1. Top 60 boys based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of July 16, 2019 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*
  2. 18 International Invitees

2019 AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational at Reynolds Lake Oconee

Oct. 11 - 14, 2019 | Greensboro, Ga.
Boys & Girls

  1. 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star Team
  2. Champions - 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star Series tournaments & 2019 KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
  3. Additional Tournament Spots**
  4. Rankings - remaining spots will be filled via the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of August 20, 2019. Members must have played at least two AJGA Junior All-Star Series tournaments (KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational counts toward the two-tournament minimum) in 2019 to be eligible at this step. Rankings as of August 20, 2019 will include ranked events ending the previous week*

2019 The PING Invitational

Oct. 11 - 14, 2019 | Stillwater, Okla.
The PING Invitational is the final event prior to the naming of the Rolex Junior All-America teams.

  1. Top 47 boys and Top 47 girls (2020 graduates and younger) based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of August 20, 2019 which will include ranked events ending the previous week*
  2. Additional Tournament Spots**

2019 Rolex Tournament of Champions

Nov. 23 - 28, 2019 | Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Boys & Girls (2020 graduates and younger)

  1. 2019 Rolex Junior All-America Teams (1st, 2nd, Honorable Mention)
  2. 2019 AJGA Scholastic Junior All-Americans
  3. 2019 Jerry Cole Sportsmanship Award Recipient
  4. Additional Tournament Spots**
  5. Rankings - remaining spots will be filled via the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of October 17, 2019 which will include ranked events ending October 14, 2019*

2019 Junior Presidents Cup

Dec. 8 - 9, 2019 | Melbourne, Australia

Teams will consist of the top 24 junior boys from the United States and around the world, excluding Europe, split up into teams of 12. Participants for both teams must be at least 12 years old by the start of the tournament and must have not reached their 19th birthday or have yet graduated high school as of January 1, 2019*.
Additionally, participants must be amateurs who have not yet started college and are not members of a competitive collegiate golf program in order to be eligible to play in the Junior Presidents Cup.
*Players graduating in the final quarter (Sept. – Dec.) of the year will be considered part of the following year’s graduating class.

U.S. Team Selection / Eligibility Criteria

  • The leading 12 qualified players based on the Rolex AJGA Rankings as of September 5, 2019. In the event of a tie for 12th place, the selection will be decided by the individual ranked highest on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) list at that time.
  • The 52-week rankings window will include ranked events with a start date of September 3, 2018, and later.
  • Each U.S. Team participant must also be a citizen of the United States and must be a current AJGA member in good standing.

International Team Selection / Eligibility Criteria

  • The leading 12 qualified players based on the World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) as of September 5, 2019. In the event of a tie for 12th place, the selection will be decided by the individual ranked highest on the most recent previous World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR™) revision.
  • Each International Team participant must be a citizen of an eligible international Presidents Cup country (excludes European Ryder Cup countries).
  • To be eligible to appear on the International Team standings, players MUST have their birthdate on file with WAGR™. Once a WAGR™ Ranking is established, submit the WAGR™ Player Information Form.
  • The host country is guaranteed at least one spot on the International Team. If no players from the host country are ranked as part of the leading 12 qualified players, the final spot will go to the top-ranked qualified player from the host country.

Nationality Policy

2019 PING Junior Solheim Cup

Sep. 9 - 11, 2019 | Gleneagles, Scotland

The next PING Junior Solheim Cup will be held September 9-11, 2019 at Gleneagles in Scotland. The 2019 event will mark the 10th PING Junior Solheim Cup, with the United States leading the all-time series 6-2-1. The USA team selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Participants must be citizens of United States of America.
  • Participants must be 12-18 years old.
  • Participants must be current AJGA members in good standing.
  • Participants must be amateurs and must not be members of a competitive collegiate golf program in order to be eligible to play in the PING Junior Solheim Cup.
  • The leading five qualified players on the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings list as of July 29, 2019. In the event of a tie for the fifth place, the selection will be determined by individual standings on the Rolex AJGA Rankings.
  • The leading five qualified players based on Rolex AJGA Rankings list not otherwise selected (having selected the five players from the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings first) as of July 29, 2019. In the event of a tie for the fifth place, the selection will be decided by individual standing on the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Girls Rankings list.
  • The Captain will choose the remaining two players for the PING Junior Solheim Cup team on or before August 12, 2019. The Captain’s selections will be required to be among the qualified top point earners on either of the aforementioned lists and/or have distinguished records in USGA events.

The AJGA reserves the right to modify Invitational criteria.

* Subsequent invitations will be sent using the most current revision of the Rolex AJGA Rankings which will be reflected on the Invitational Priority List available after the initial application deadline. Invitational Priority Lists are available on the Rolex AJGA Rankings homepage.

** Additional tournament spots are allocated to local supporters who help the AJGA conduct each event. Providing these spots to award to talented junior golfers is a means for the AJGA to show appreciation for the efforts and support of our extended team. The AJGA will not accept any requests or relay contact information for these spots either directly or indirectly. Attempts to solicit the AJGA or others associated with the event are strongly discouraged.