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Rolex AJGA Rankings

Main Boys Rankings Girls Rankings Priority Lists Ranked Events
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Weeks at the Top - Boys
Nicholas Dunlap
6
Weeks at the Top - Girls
Megha Ganne
4
Most Wins This Season
Benjamin James, Erica Lee
19
Rolex Mover to Watch
Garrett Endicott
17
Rolex Mover to Watch
Emily Mathews
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AJGA Qualifier and Tournament Spots this Week
INSIDE RANKINGS
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    What are the rankings?
    The Rolex AJGA Rankings is the proprietary system created by the AJGA to identify and rank the top junior players who have competed in the premier junior golf tournaments in the U.S. The specific purposes for which the AJGA uses the Rolex AJGA Rankings are:


    1. to guide the Rolex Junior All-America selection process
    2. to select or round out AJGA Invitational fields
    3. to determine AJGA Wyndham Cup teams, the PING Junior Solheim Cup team, the Junior Presidents Cup team, the AJGA Junior All-Star team, and other international tournament selections

    • The information on this page is valid for the 2020-21 Rolex AJGA Rankings year (begins with ranked tournaments October 16 - 18, 2020 and concludes with ranked tournaments the weekend of October 8 - 11, 2021) and is subject to change in 2021-22.
    • The rankings are calculated on a 52-week rolling points cycle. Only the most recent 52 weeks are counted in the rankings.
    • The rankings are typically updated Tuesday mornings. Each update includes Rolex AJGA-ranked tournaments which ended from Tuesday of the previous week through the Monday prior to the update.
    • Players are ranked on an "average points per tournament basis." A minimum divisor of six (6) is set, meaning that players who play in six or fewer tournaments will have their point total divided by 6 to determine their ranking. Players may be ranked if they have played in fewer than six tournaments, but they must play at least six tournaments in order to receive the full value for each performance. Players that play more than six tournaments will have their point total divided by the total number of tournaments played.
    • All starts in ranked tournaments will count towards a player's ranking. Any withdrawals, disqualifications, etc., will count as a tournament played once a player begins said tournament.
    • The system rewards players who compete against strong fields by assigning a point value to each tournament included in the rankings. The point value assigned to a tournament is based on the strength of field for that tournament, discussed below.

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    What tournaments are included?
    Tournaments included in the rankings are the following AJGA tournaments:
    • Invitationals*
    • Open tournaments
    • Senior Events
    • AJGA Junior All-Star Series (JAS) tournaments
    • AJGA Preview Series tournaments

    * see Bonus Points section for recognition of Team Events

    and the following Non-AJGA tournaments*:
    • Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational (Boys)
    • Boys Junior PGA Championship (Boys)
    • Bubba Conlee National Junior (Boys & Girls)
    • Dustin Johnson World Junior (Boys & Girls)
    • Girls Junior PGA Championship (Girls)
    • IMG Academy Junior World Championship (Boys & Girls)
    • Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship (Girls)
    • Jones Cup Junior Invitational (Boys)
    • Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club (Boys & Girls) - (Cancelled for 2021)
    • Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship (Boys & Girls)
    • Kathy Whitworth Invitational (Girls)
    • Maridoe Junior Invitational (Boys & Girls) - (Cancelled for 2021)
    • Scott Robertson Memorial (Boys & Girls)
    • Southern Junior Championship (Boys)
    • U.S. Girls’ Junior (Girls)
    • U.S. Junior Amateur (Boys)
    • Western Junior Championship (Boys)
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    How are tournament point-levels assigned?
    A tournament included in the Rolex AJGA Rankings is assigned points ranging from 10 - 150 based on the strength of field once the tournament has concluded. Strength of field is measured by the cumulative number of quality points earned by that tournament field. Each tournament point level has an associated quality point range that is used to determine a tournament’s point value. Quality point ranges are not available to view online. Please note, a tournament’s point value is not a direct 1 to 1 correlation to the quality points a tournament field has earned over the past 52-weeks. For example, a tournament field that has earned 90 quality points does not mean the tournament point value will be 90 points.

    Once an initial tournament point level has been established, a tournament has the ability to rise in value through the remainder of the current rankings season, up to the 150-point level, but it will not decrease in value. Minimum Value tournaments listed below also have the ability to rise in value.

    There are also tournaments at the 225-point level. This value is locked-in and will not change after the tournament is played.

    In all, there are 20 different tournament point levels in the Rolex AJGA Rankings (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 90, 100, 120, 150, and 225).

    Strength of field is calculated as follows:
    • Cumulative number of quality points a given tournament field has earned in all Rolex AJGA Golf-ranked tournaments over the past 52 weeks
    • Quality points, based on tournament type, are determined as follows:

    Boys Quality Points based on Tournament Type
    Invitational - 1st place earns 15 points down to 1 point for 15th place
    Open/Senior - 1st place earns 10 points down to 1 point for 10th place
    AJGA Junior All-Star - 1st place earns 5 points down to 1 point for 5th place
    AJGA Preview - 1st place earns 1 point

    Girls Quality Points based on Tournament Type
    Invitational - 1st place earns 10 points down to 1 point for 10th place
    Open/Senior - 1st place earns 5 points down to 1 point for 5th place
    AJGA Junior All-Star - 1st place earns 3 points down to 1 point for 3rd place
    AJGA Preview - 1st place earns 1 point

    Notes:
    • Quality points at the AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational and the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational will be calculated at the "Open" level
    • Quality points at Non-AJGA tournaments that are NOT locked at the 225-point level will be calculated at the "Open" level
    • Quality points at Non-AJGA tournaments that are locked at the 225-point level will be calculated at the "Invitational" level
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    What tournaments are locked at the 225-point level?
    The following tournaments are locked at the 225-point level: The 225-point level is reserved for AJGA Invitationals (with the exception of team events, the AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational, and the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational) and select non-AJGA tournaments. All 225-point level events (formerly 200-point level) were increased to 250 points for the 2019-20 Rankings year.

    AJGA Tournaments:
    • AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford (Girls) - (Cancelled for 2021)
    • AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods (Boys)
    • Diamond Resorts ANNIKA Invitational presented by Rolex (Girls)
    • Jack Burke Jr. Invitational (Boys)
    • The Junior PLAYERS Championship (Boys)
    • Mariah Stackhouse Girls Invitational (Girls)
    • The PING Invitational (Boys & Girls)
    • Polo Golf Junior Classic at Liberty National (Boys & Girls)
    • Rolex Girls Junior Championship (Girls)
    • Rolex Tournament of Champions (Boys & Girls)
    • Team TaylorMade Invitational (Boys)
    • Wyndham Invitational presented by Truist (Boys)

    Non-AJGA Tournaments:
    • Boys Junior PGA Championship (Boys)
    • Girls Junior PGA Championship (Girls)
    • Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club (Boys & Girls) - (Cancelled for 2021)
    • U.S. Girls' Junior (Girls)
    • U.S. Junior Amateur (Boys)
    • Western Junior Championship (Boys)
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    What tournaments have minimum point value?
    The minimum point value based on tournament type is listed below*:
    • Open tournaments = 40 points
    • Senior Events = 20 points
    • AJGA Junior All-Star Series tournaments = 20 points
    • Non-AJGA tournaments = 20 points
    • AJGA Preview Series tournaments = 15 points
    • AJGA Preview Series tournaments (Ages 12-15) = 10 points

    *see Bonus Points for recognition of Team Events

    Below is a listing of individual tournaments that have earned a higher minimum point value for the 2020-21 Rankings year.

    Format for tournament listings below:
    Tournament Dates | Tournament Name | Location | Division Recognized at this Minimum Point Value | Type

    120 Points
    Apr 1 - 4, 2021 | PING Heather Farr Classic | Mesa, Arizona | Boys & Girls | AJGA
    Apr 1 - 4, 2021 | Sung Hyun Park Junior Championship | Palm Harbor, Florida | Boys & Girls | AJGA
    May 27 - 30, 2021 | Under Armour® / Albane Valenzuela Girls Championship | Mesa, Arizona | Girls | AJGA

    100 Points
    Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2020 | Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational | Spartanburg, South Carolina | Boys | Non-AJGA
    Dec 16 - 19, 2020 | Jones Cup Junior Invitational | St. Simons Island, Georgia | Boys | Non-AJGA
    Dec 28 - 30, 2020 | Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle Championship | Sun City West, Arizona | Girls | Non-AJGA
    Mar 14 - 16, 2021 | Kathy Whitworth Invitational | Fort Worth, Texas | Girls | Non-AJGA
    Mar 26 - 28, 2021 | KJ Choi Foundation Texas Junior Championship presented by Mediheal | Frisco, Texas | Boys & Girls | AJGA
    May 21 - 23, 2021 | Scott Robertson Memorial | Roanoke, Virginia | Boys & Girls | Non-AJGA
    July 12 - 16, 2021 | IMG Academy Junior World Championship | La Jolla, California | Boys | Non-AJGA
    Oct 8 - 11, 2021 | AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational | Bend, Oregon | Boys & Girls | AJGA

    90 Points
    Mar 18 - 21, 2021 | Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship | Austin, Texas | Boys | AJGA

    80 Points
    Jan 15 - 18, 2021 | Sean Foley Performance Junior Championship | Lake Mary, Florida | Boys | AJGA
    Mar 18 - 21, 2021 | Sergio and Angela Garcia Foundation Junior Championship | Austin, Texas | Girls | AJGA
    June 28 - July 1, 2021 | Bubba Conlee National Junior | Millington, Tennessee | Boys & Girls | Non-AJGA
    July 12 - 16, 2021 | IMG Academy Junior World Championship | San Diego, California | Girls | Non-AJGA

    75 Points
    Mar 5 - 7, 2021 | Dustin Johnson World Junior | Murrells Inlet, South Carolina | Boys & Girls | Non-AJGA
    May 10 - 12, 2021 | Maridoe Junior Invitational | Carrollton, Texas | Boys & Girls | Non-AJGA - (Cancelled for 2021)
    June 16 - 18, 2021 | Southern Junior Championship | Eatonton, Georgia | Boys | Non-AJGA
    Sep 9 - 12, 2021 | AJGA Junior Classic presented by UHY | Fayetteville, Georgia | Boys | AJGA

    70 Points
    June 21 - 24, 2021 | KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational | Fayetteville, Arkansas | Boys & Girls | AJGA
    Aug 10 - 13, 2021 | Justin Thomas Junior Championship | Goshen, Kentucky | Boys & Girls | AJGA
    Sep 9 - 12, 2021 | AJGA Junior Classic presented by UHY | Fayetteville, Georgia | Girls | AJGA

    65 Points
    Oct 16 - 18, 2020 | Rome Junior Classic | Rome, Georgia | Boys | AJGA
    Apr 29 - May 2, 2021 | Rome Junior Classic | Rome, Georgia | Boys | AJGA
    June 14 - 17, 2021 | Se Ri Pak Desert Junior | Rancho Mirage, California | Girls | AJGA

    60 Points
    Oct 16 - 18, 2020 | Rome Junior Classic | Rome, Georgia | Girls | AJGA
    Jan 2 - 6, 2021 | Junior Orange Bowl International Golf Championship | Coral Gables, Florida | Boys & Girls | Non-AJGA
    Apr 29 - May 2, 2021 | Rome Junior Classic | Rome, Georgia | Girls | AJGA
    Aug 1 - 3, 2021 | Under Armour® / Alison Lee Championship | Palos Verdes Estates, California | Girls | AJGA
    Aug 10 - 13, 2021 | Under Armour® / Jordan Spieth Championship | Dallas, Texas | Boys | AJGA
    Oct 8 - 11, 2021 | Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich | Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida | Boys | AJGA

    55 Points
    June 7 - 9, 2021 | the Memorial Junior | Hilliard, Ohio | Boys | AJGA
    July 25 - 27, 2021 | AJGA Junior at The Farms | Rancho Santa Fe, California | Boys | AJGA - (Cancelled for 2021)
    July 26 - 29, 2021 | Arnold Palmer Invitational Junior honoring Jim Bell | Orlando, Florida | Boys | AJGA
    Oct 8 - 11, 2021 | Billy Horschel Junior Championship presented by Zurich | Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida | Girls | AJGA

    50 Points
    Jan 15 - 18, 2021 | Sean Foley Performance Junior Championship | Lake Mary, Florida | Girls | AJGA
    June 20 - 22, 2021 | Fox Sports Junior at Mission Viejo | Mission Viejo, California | Boys | AJGA
    June 21 - 24, 2021 | Killington Junior Golf Championship presented by Junior Golf Hub | Killington, Vermont | Boys | AJGA
    July 26 - 29, 2021 | Bass Pro Shops / Payne Stewart Junior Championship | Hollister, Missouri | Boys | AJGA
    Aug 1 - 3, 2021 | Under Armour® / Alison Lee Championship | Palos Verdes Estates, California | Boys | AJGA

    45 Points
    June 14 - 17, 2021 | Se Ri Pak Desert Junior | Rancho Mirage, California | Boys | AJGA
    June 20 - 22, 2021 | Fox Sports Junior at Mission Viejo | Mission Viejo, California | Girls | AJGA
    June 21 - 24, 2021 | Insperity Invitational / Patrick Reed AJGA Junior Championship | The Woodlands, Texas | Boys | AJGA
    June 28 - July 1, 2021 | Circle K Junior Championship hosted by Otter Creek | Columbus, Indiana | Boys | AJGA
    July 25 - 27, 2021 | AJGA Junior at The Farms | Rancho Santa Fe, California | Girls | AJGA - (Cancelled for 2021)
    Aug 2 - 5, 2021 | UHY Detroit Junior at Forest Lake | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan | Boys | AJGA
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    What points are earned at each finishing position?
    The Rankings were updated in late 2020 to award points to all players who finish a ranked tournament (includes missed cut). This will be in place moving forward, and points will be reflected to 3 decimal places.

    The link below shows the points distribution at each tournament point level based on a player’s tournament finish position:


    Ties at any finish position receive the same points as a solo finish at that position.

    Tournaments that complete half or less of their originally scheduled number of holes will receive 75% of their point value.

    An AJGA Girls tournament field that has less than 12 girls start the tournament will receive 75% of its point value.
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    What are bonus points?
    Bonus points are awarded to the following players:

    30 Bonus Points
    • U.S. Girls’ Junior - Stroke Play Medalist (Girls)
    • U.S. Junior Amateur - Stroke Play Medalist (Boys)

    40 Bonus Points
    • Junior Presidents Cup Participants (Boys)
    • Junior Ryder Cup Participants (Boys & Girls) - (2021 bonus points for U.S. team only)
    • PING Junior Solheim Cup Participants (Girls)
    • Wyndham Cup Participants (Boys & Girls)

    Bonus points will be added to each players’ total points in the next revision of the Rolex AJGA Rankings following the conclusion of the tournament. Team events, such as the Junior Presidents Cup, Junior Ryder Cup, PING Junior Solheim Cup, and Wyndham Cup, do not increase a player’s tournament divisor.
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    What are the Rolex Junior All-America Teams?
    Players must have competed in a minimum of six Rolex AJGA-ranked tournaments, and be a current AJGA member, to be eligible for year-end Rolex Junior All-America honors.

    AJGA team events (Wyndham Cup, PING Junior Solheim Cup, Junior Presidents Cup, and Junior Ryder Cup (non-AJGA, US team only for 2021) only) count, if needed, for the purpose of reaching the six-tournament minimum, but they do not increase a player’s divisor.

    All starts in ranked tournaments will count towards a player’s ranking. Any withdrawals, disqualifications, etc., will count as a tournament played once a player begins said tournament. Graduating seniors are eligible for Rolex Junior All-America honors as long as they have met the above criteria.

    Format of the Rolex Junior All-America Teams:
    First Team: Top 12 eligible boys and top 12 eligible girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

    Second Team: Next 12 eligible boys and next 12 eligible girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

    Honorable Mention: Next 24 eligible boys and next 24 eligible girls in the Rolex AJGA Rankings

    The 2020-21 Rolex AJGA Rankings year, as it relates to naming the Rolex Junior All-America Teams, begins with ranked tournaments October 16 - 18, 2020 and concludes with ranked tournaments the weekend of October 8 - 11, 2021. A priority list for the Rolex Junior All-America Teams is typically available on the Rolex AJGA Rankings homepage in early September to show updated standings as the Rankings year nears completion.

    Rolex Junior Players of the Year
    Introduced by the AJGA in 1978, the Rolex Junior Player of the Year award recognizes one boy and one girl who had the most outstanding year in junior golf. The top eligible finisher in the year-end Rolex AJGA Rankings is the leading candidate for the award. The Rolex Junior Player of the Year honor recognizes not only an outstanding athlete but a well-rounded individual who has demonstrated a commitment to the goals and objectives of the AJGA while being a positive role model for other junior golfers. The Rolex Junior Player of the Year must meet AJGA Competitive Eligibility Criteria, with the exception of starting college, through the Rolex Tournament of Champions.

    Additional factors which may be included in the identification process:
    • Rolex AJGA Rankings position
    • Conduct at national junior competitions and functions
    • Head to head competition
    • Performance throughout the entire season
    • Participation in top amateur and/or professional events
    • Position in other national junior rankings
If you have additional rankings questions or comments, please contact Patrick McGuire.