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Will Lowery Junior Championship

Tournament Information


AJGA Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Express
Hotel Address: 2110 Dalrymple Street, Sanford, NC 27330
AJGA Special Rate: $154
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast Buffet / Parking / Pool
Distance to Golf Course: 14 minutes

Reservation Method: (919) 776 – 6600 - Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
Booking link: Click here
Cutoff Date: Tuesday, March 5
Check in Time: 3 p.m.
Check out Time: 12 p.m.

Your stay at the host hotel supports the tournament's overall success and charitable giving as well as strengthens the AJGA's ability to secure the most competitive rate for future events.


Airport: Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
Distance to Host Hotel: 45 minutes
Distance to Golf Course: 50 minutes
AJGA Preferred Rentals: Avis and Budget, the preferred rental car brands of the American Junior Golf Association, provide AJGA members and their families with savings on vehicles for all AJGA event-related and personal travel. To see rates for all events, visit these links:

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Players are encouraged to arrive on-site no more than one hour before their posted tee time.

POST ROUND: Limited practice will be permitted at the host facility. Players may only use the putting green and short game area. The driving range will remain closed to AJGA participants. An AJGA staff member and volunteer will be monitoring the practice facilities. Failure to abide by the outlined practice facility schedule may result in forfeiture of additional practice time.

OFF-SITE DRIVING RANGE: If players wish to have more time to warm up prior to the round or practice following play, the Sanford Golf Course driving range located 10 miles away is available.


Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 1 – 2:50 p.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees. Please arrive to the tee 10 minutes before your tee time.
Golf Course: Carolina Trace Country Club – Lake Course
Practice Facilities Time: Noon

Signup: Click here
Signup Dates: Thursday, March 14 – Wednesday, March 20

An AJGA Staff member will be located on the first tee to complete equipment surveys and for tournament announcements.
Practice Round Hole Locations will be available at the starting tee. Tournament Hole Locations will be on the tournament website. All players are required to carry their own bag or use a push cart. All parents and family members are always required to stay on the cart path during the practice round. Please review the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct prior to the practice round.

Additional Practice Round Information: Carolina Trace Country Club’s course and practice facilities are CLOSED to AJGA participants (who are not themselves members of the club) other than the times and instances listed below. 

  • Dates Available: Sunday – Thursday after 11 a.m., Friday – Saturday after 1 p.m.
    Reservation Method: Call (919) 499-5611 – Identify yourself as an AJGA Participant
    Cost: $50 includes cart
  • Players who have been invited to play by a member of Carolina Trace Country Club with whom they have a pre-existing relationship. Soliciting members about tee times is NOT PERMITTED at any time and will result in forfeiture of your official practice round, or other penalty as outlined below.

Players and guests must comply with all rules & expectations at the host facility including, but not limited to, a restriction of the number of shots to be played, disrespectful behavior towards host club staff and/or members, overall time limits and limitations of non-paying guests.
Failure to comply with the host facilities rules and regulations and the AJGA Player and Spectator Code of Conduct may result in the following penalties:

1. Forfeiture of your official practice round
2. Two stroke penalty or disqualification from the tournament
3. Loss of spectating privileges for the player involved

AJGA CARES FOR THE COURSE: As part of the AJGA’s Code of Conduct policy players are required to fill their divots and ball marks on the golf course. Players will receive a small, lightweight sand bottle at the beginning of each event and should fill the bottles at the sand filling stations on each tee as necessary. The penalty for not following this policy is as follows:

  • 1st & 2nd offense – Player receives a verbal warning
  • 3rd & subsequent offenses – Player receives a one-stroke penalty

SCORECARDS: Players will be required to bring a smart phone or device with internet capabilities that supports the Golf Genius application (available on iOS or Android) to use for their official scorecard and live scoring during all AJGA events. Pleasemake sure you have the most updated version of the app. Instructions on how to use the app can be found here . Each player will be provided with a GGID at the starting tee and will be assigned to mark for another player in the group. The player is responsible for providing their own device and ensuring it is fully charged for the round.

PLAYER REGISTRATION: It is recommended that players do not arrive for player registration more than one hour before their tee time.

Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: Noon – 2:20 p.m.
Location: Carolina Trace Country Club

Players unable to register at this time MUST notify Tournament Director Kelly Shorba prior to March 21 at (612) 965-4676.
Registration is MANDATORY. Players who fail to attend without prior approval from the tournament director may forfeit their tournament gifts. Approval to miss the Players Registration will be granted only in extreme circumstances. An individual absent from these events because they are not staying at the host hotel or have a long commute do not constitute acceptable circumstances.


Official Pairings Available: Thursday, March 21
Tee Times:
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (First Round, Friday)
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (Second Round, Saturday)
8 – 10 a.m. off Nos. 1 & 10 Tees (Final Round, Sunday)

Note: Players assume the entire risk if they call any other number or individual and receive an incorrect starting time.

A tie for the championship will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the conclusion of play. As inclement weather may delay play, please make your departing flight as late as possible.


  • Crosshand Challenge x Fore! Cards: Join us during the practice round to test out Will Lowery’s signature crosshanded grip and participate in other on course games hosted by our sponsor Fore! Cards. These activities will take place on the course for you to try as you play your normal practice round.
  • Walk-Up Songs: We will have a DJ playing walk up songs for participants on the first tee throughout the event. Please submit your song here .
  • U.S. National Development Program: The USNDP will be on-site throughout the week providing an Athlete Development Session, a Parent Resources Session, and a Athlete Gamified Combine. Please sign up for an athlete gamified combine session here .

HQ Location: Main Clubhouse – Governors Room
TD Name: Kelly Shorba
Phone Number: (612) 965-4676
Email: kshorba@ajga.org
Note: Players and Parents are asked to call or email the Tournament Director with any questions they may have and avoid visiting the Headquarters onsite.

JUNIOR PLUS MEMBER SWING VIDEOS by FLIGHTSCOPE: All Junior Plus Members may record swing metrics and an HD video through FlightScope technology on the driving range at any time during the event. Players can share videos and data in their Player Center, shared to college coaches through AJGA recruiting profiles. Contact the Tournament Director to schedule time to film a swing video.

StrackaLine provides a 20% discount on yardage books and greens guides to participants of the Will Lowery Junior Championship hosted at Carolina Trace Country Club. The discount can be accessed online here .

As the Official Push Cart of the AJGA, Bag Boy will be providing all players the opportunity to borrow a Nitron push cart up to two times at any tournament throughout the year. Push carts will be available on a first come, first-serve basis at every event, and players who borrow a push cart during an AJGA event will become eligible to win a free Bag Boy push cart in December. If you are interested, see the Tournament Director on-site to reserve your cart and sign an agreement form. Push carts cannot be reserved prior to arriving on-site.

RANGEFINDERS: The AJGA allows the usage of distance-measuring devices in all AJGA competitions. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or MEASURE OTHER CONDITIONS that might affect his/her play (e.g., gradient, wind speed, temperature, etc.), the player is in breach of Rule 4.3(1).

SPECTATOR GOLF CARTS: Golf carts may be purchased by spectators for all rounds on a first come first serve basis. Spectator golf carts cost $35.

PUSH CARTS: Push carts (non-motorized) are approved for use by all players as permitted by the host facility. Players are responsible for providing their own push carts.