For all international competitions conducted by the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA), which currently includes the Junior Presidents Cup and the PING Junior Solheim Cup, a competitor will be considered a National of a country if the competitor is a citizen of the country, as defined by the laws of such country.
A competitor who is a National of two or more countries at the same time may represent either one of them, as the competitor may elect. However, after having represented one country in an international golf competition, the competitor may not represent another country unless first meeting the conditions set forth below that apply to persons who have changed their nationality or acquired a new nationality.
A competitor who has represented one country in an international golf competition, and who has changed nationality or acquired a new nationality, may participate in another international golf competition representing the new country provided that, as of the start of the qualification period for such event, at least two years have passed since the competitor last represented his/her former country. This period may be extended, reduced or even cancelled, with the agreement of the sanctioning organization, which takes into account the circumstances of each case and any applicable guidelines and standards provided by the AJGA.
If an associated State, province or overseas department, a country or colony acquires independence, if a country becomes incorporated within another country by reason of a change of border, or if a country merges with another country, a competitor may continue to represent the country to which the competitor belongs or belonged. However, if the competitor prefers, the competitor may elect to represent the new country. This particular choice may be made only once.
Furthermore, in all cases in which a competitor would be eligible to participate in an international golf competition, either by representing another country than his/hers or by having the choice as to the country which such competitor intends to represent, the sanctioning organization may take all decisions of a general or individual nature with regard to issues resulting from nationality, citizenship, domicile or residence of any competitor, including the duration of any waiting period, taking into account the circumstances of each case and any applicable guidelines and standards provided by the AJGA.
A competitor should ensure that his/her nationality is correctly listed on the appropriate golf ranking systems (World Amateur Golf Ranking® (WAGR®) and Rolex AJGA Rankings).
For the purposes of defining a country (or territory, if applicable) of which a competitor is a National, the current list available at WAGR.com will be used.