Junior Ryder Cup – Team USA Qualifying

Eligibility

The United States team will feature six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and are members of the high school graduating class of 2022, or younger. All potential players must compete in the 2021 Girls or Boys Junior PGA Championship to be eligible, unless exceptional circumstances prevented the player from competing.

Exemptions

1) 2021 – 45th Boys Junior PGA Championship winner and runner-up (total of 2 boys) to be contested July 12-15, 2021.  In an event there is a tie for 2nd place between two eligible players, there will be a hole by hole play-off immediately following play to determine the spot. If the champion or runner up is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

2) 2021 – U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion, to be contested July 12-17, 2021. If the champion is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

3) 2021 – U.S. Junior Amateur Champion, to be contested July 19-24, 2021. If the champion is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

4) 2021 – 45th Girls Junior PGA Championship winner and runner-up (total of 2 girls) to be contested July 27-30, 2021.  In an event there is a tie for 2nd place between two eligible players, there will be a hole by hole play-off immediately following play to determine the spot. If the champion or runner up is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

5) Top two Boys/Girls from the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list, which will start awarding points at the 44th Girls Junior PGA Championship. Events earning points will include multiple AJGA Invitationals, USGA Junior Amateurs, Junior PGA Championships and select independent events like the Orange Bowl International Junior, Kathy Whitworth Girls Invitational and Scott Robertson Memorial. In addition, points are awarded to those juniors who make the cut in a 2019/2020/2021 PGA Tour, LPGA Tour or USGA national event.

*All USA Junior Ryder Cup points list ties will be broken by each player’s respective 2021 Junior PGA Championship finish.

 

Captain’s Picks

6) The final two spots will be one Boy and one Girl captain’s picks for which the PGA of America will consider multiple national ranking systems such as Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, Junior Golf Scoreboard, Rolex AJGA Rankings and World Amateur Golf Rankings to pinpoint the remaining top boy/girl selections.

Team Announcement / PGA of America News Release

The final United States of America Junior Ryder Cup Team will be announced by the PGA of America on Monday, August 2, 2021, following the 45th Girls Junior PGA Championship.

A table outlining the 2020 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team points system follows:

 

Rank 2019-21 Premier Championships 2019-21 Top Event ChampionshipsCut Made in PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, Symetra Tour, USGA National Event (2019-2021)
1ST675375375
2ND360180 
3RD320160 
4TH280140 
5TH240120 
6TH200100 
7TH16080 
8TH12060 
9TH8040 
10TH4020 
11TH – 15TH20  

A table outlining the 2019-21 Girls Premier Events follows:

44th Girls Junior PGA Championship

July 9 – 12, 2019Keney Park Golf CourseWindsor, CT

U.S. Girls’ Junior

July 22 – 27, 2019SentryWorldStevens Point, WI
Rolex Tournament of ChampionsNov 23 – 28, 2019PGA National Resort and SpaPalm Beach Gardens, FL
ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by RolexJan 17 – 20, 2020World Golf VillageSt. Augustine, FL
ANA Junior Inspiration2020 CANCELEDMission Hills Country ClubRancho Mirage, CA
Thunderbird International Junior2020 CANCELEDGrayhawk Golf Club – Raptor CourseScottsdale, AZ
U.S. Girls’ Junior2020 CANCELEDEisenhower Golf CourseColorado Springs, CO
45th Girls Junior PGA Championship2020 CANCELEDPGA Golf Club – Wanamaker CoursePort St. Lucie, FL
Polo Golf Junior Classic*2020 CANCELEDLiberty National Golf ClubJersey City, NJ
Rolex Girls Junior ChampionshipAug 17 – 21, 2020The Golf Club at Briar’s CreekJohns Island, SC
AJGA Girls Invitational at StanfordSep 4 – 7, 2020Stanford Golf CourseStanford, CA
The PING InvitationalOct 9 – 12, 2020Karsten Creek Golf ClubStillwater, OK
Rolex Tournament of ChampionsNov 21 – 26, 2020PGA National Resort and SpaPalm Beach Gardens, FL
ANNIKA Invitational USA presented by Rolex2021World Golf VillageSt. Augustine, FL
AJGA Girls Invitational at Stanford2021Stanford Golf CourseStanford, CA
Sage Valley Junior Invitational2021Sage Valley Golf ClubGraniteville, SC
ANA Junior Inspiration2021Mission Hills Country ClubRancho Mirage, CA
Thunderbird International Junior2021Grayhawk Golf Club – Raptor CourseScottsdale, AZ
Rolex Girls Junior Championship2021TBDTBD
Polo Golf Junior Classic*2021Liberty National Golf ClubJersey City, NJ
U.S. Girls’ JuniorJuly 12 – 17, 2021Columbia Country ClubChevy Chase, MD
45th Girls Junior PGA ChampionshipJuly 27 – 30, 2021Valhalla Golf ClubLouisville, KY

A table outlining the 2019-21 Boys Premier Events follows:

U.S. Junior Amateur

July 15 – 20, 2019Inverness ClubToledo, OH

44th Boys Junior PGA Championship

July 30 – Aug 2, 2019Keney Park Golf CourseWindsor, CT
The Junior PLAYERS ChampionshipAug 30 – Sep 2, 2019TPC Sawgrass – Stadium CoursePonte Vedra Beach, FL
Rolex Tournament of ChampionsNov 23 – 28, 2019PGA National Resort and SpaPalm Beach Gardens, FL
AJGA Simplify Boys ChampionshipFeb 14 – 17, 2020The Club at Carlton Woods – Fazio CourseThe Woodlands, TX
Sage Valley Junior InvitationalMar 9 – 15, 2020Sage Valley Golf ClubGraniteville, SC
Thunderbird International Junior2020 CANCELEDGrayhawk Golf Club – Raptor CourseScottsdale, AZ
AJGA InvitationalJune 8 – 12, 2020Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross CourseGreensboro, NC
Maridoe Junior InvitationalJune 9 – 11, 2020Maridoe Golf ClubCarrollton, TX
45th Boys Junior PGA Championship2020 CANCELEDPGA Golf Club – Wanamaker CoursePort St. Lucie, FL
U.S. Junior Amateur2020 CANCELEDHazeltine National Golf ClubChaska, MN
Polo Golf Junior Classic*2020 CANCELEDLiberty National Golf ClubJersey City, NJ
The Junior PLAYERS ChampionshipSep 3 – 6, 2020TPC Sawgrass – Stadium CoursePonte Vedra Beach, FL
The PING InvitationalOct 9 – 12, 2020Karsten Creek Golf ClubStillwater, OK
Rolex Tournament of ChampionsNov 21 – 26, 2020PGA National Resort and SpaPalm Beach Gardens, FL
AJGA Simplify Boys Championship2021The Club at Carlton Woods – Fazio CourseThe Woodlands, TX
Junior Invitational2021Sage Valley Golf ClubGraniteville, SC
Thunderbird International Junior2021Grayhawk Golf Club – Raptor CourseScottsdale, AZ
Maridoe Junior Invitational2021Maridoe Golf ClubCarrollton, TX
AJGA Invitational2021Sedgefield Country Club – Donald Ross CourseGreensboro, NC
Polo Golf Junior Classic*2021Liberty National Golf ClubJersey City, NJ
45th Boys Junior PGA ChampionshipJul 12 – 15, 2021Kearney Hill Golf LinksLexington, KY
U.S. Junior AmateurJul 19 – 24, 2021Country Club of North CarolinaVillage of Pinehurst, NC

*Only the 8 players advancing to elimination will receive points for the Polo Golf Junior Classic

 

A table outlining the 2019-21 Girls Top Events follows:

AJGA Girls ChampionshipAug 30 – Sep 2, 2019The Furman Golf ClubGreenville, SC
Joanne Winter Arizona Silver BelleDec 28 – 30, 2019Longbow Golf ClubMesa, AZ
Orange Bowl International JuniorJan 3 – 6, 2020Biltmore Golf CourseCoral Gables, FL
The Sea Pines Junior HeritageFeb 1 – 2, 2020Sea Pines ResortHilton Head, SC
Kathy Whitworth Girls InvitationalMar 9 – 10, 2020Mira Vista Golf CourseFt. Worth, TX
Scott Robertson Memorial2020 CANCELEDRoanoke Country ClubRoanoke, VA
Joanne Winter Arizona Silver BelleDec 28 – 30, 2020Longbow Golf ClubMesa, AZ
Orange Bowl International Junior2021Biltmore Golf CourseCoral Gables, FL
The Sea Pines Junior Heritage2021Sea Pines ResortHilton Head, SC
Dustin Johnson World Junior2021TPC Myrtle BeachMurrells Inlet, SC
Kathy Whitworth Girls Invitational2021Mira Vista Golf CourseFt. Worth, TX
Scott Robertson MemorialMay 14 – 16, 2021Roanoke Country ClubRoanoke, VA

 A table outlining the 2019-21 Boys Top Events follows:

Bobby Chapman Junior InvitationalOct 18 – 20, 2019Country Club of SpartanburgSpartanburg, SC
Jones Cup Junior InvitationalDec 19 – 21, 2019Sea Island Golf ClubSea Island, GA
Orange Bowl International JuniorJan 2 – 6, 2020Biltmore Golf CourseCoral Gables, FL
The Sea Pines Junior HeritageFeb 1 – 2, 2020Sea Pines ResortHilton Head, SC
Scott Robertson Memorial2020 CANCELEDRoanoke Country ClubRoanoke, VA
Western Junior Championship2020 CANCELEDOnwentsia ClubLake Forest, IL
Bobby Chapman Junior InvitationalOct 18 – 20, 2020Country Club of SpartanburgSpartanburg, SC
Jones Cup Junior InvitationalDec 19 – 21, 2020Sea Island Golf ClubSea Island, GA
Orange Bowl International Junior2021Biltmore Golf CourseCoral Gables, FL
The Sea Pines Junior Heritage2021Sea Pines ResortHilton Head, SC
Dustin Johnson World Junior2021TPC Myrtle BeachMurrells Inlet, SC
Scott Robertson Memorial2021Roanoke Country ClubRoanoke, VA
Western Junior Championship2021TBDTBD

The U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team will arrive in Wisconsin on Thursday, September 16, 2021. They will then play practice rounds at Blue Mound Golf & Country Club from September 17-19. Opening Ceremonies will kick off the event the evening of Sept 19, followed by foursomes on the morning of Sept 20, and then mixed four-ball on Monday afternoon. Singles matches will complete play on Sept 21, followed by closing ceremonies on Tuesday afternoon. Participants in the 2021 Junior Ryder Cup will receive the opportunity to play a nine-hole Friendship Match prior (Wednesday) to the start of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The matches will continue to build international friendships and be a fun experience at the Ryder Cup professional venue. The boys and girls on the team will then attend the opening ceremonies of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits on Sept 23 and travel back home on Sept 24. Players may elect to stay with their parent or guardian chaperones and attend the duration of the 43rd Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, Sept 24-26. Complimentary Ryder Cup tickets will be offered to the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team and their parent or guardian chaperones. 

The United States team will feature six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and are members of the high school graduating class of 2022, or younger.

 For further information about the Junior Ryder Cup, visit JuniorPGAChampionship.com or call Championship Manager, Trenton Blundell, at (561) 236-4742.

 

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