2021 Entry Procedure & Criteria

2021 Tournament Dates & Site
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 3rd & 4th (Practice Rounds Monday, August 2nd)
New Haven Country Club, Hamden, Conn.

The Northern Junior Championship is a nationally ranked junior golf tournament that was created in order to provide the highest level of competition for top junior players. The 36-hole stroke play event is contested over two days at New Haven Country Club in Hamden, Connecticut and is open to amateur boys and girls under the age of 19. Our goal is to provide the same first class championship experience and red-carpet treatment that the best national events around the country offer.

Format: All players will play 18-holes of stroke play on Tuesday, August 3rd and Wednesday, August 4th at New Haven Country Club. Starting times will be from approximately 7:00am to 1:00pm both days. There will be an awards ceremony and trophy presentation following the conclusion of play on Wednesday at approximately 6:15pm.

Divisions and Eligibility: There will be a Boys and Girls Championship Division, which is open to any male or female junior golfer who has not reached their 19th birthday on or before August 4th, 2021. All players must be an amateur golfer as defined by the USGA, and must not have entered their first year of college.

Tournament Entry Fee– Entry Fee includes complimentary practice round, two rounds of tournament play, players lunch both tournament days, tournament towel, player gifts and invitation to Players Dinner on Monday, August 2nd.

Championship Schedule:

Friday, July 2nd
Tournament Application Deadline

Thursday, July 22nd
Open Qualifier at Whitney Farms Golf Course

Monday, August 2nd

Official Practice Rounds

Players Welcome Reception and Ryan Lee Scholarship Presentation 

Tuesday, August 3rd

First Round of Stroke Play

Mini-Golf Putting Contest & Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 4th

Second Round of Stroke Play

Awards Ceremony and Trophy Presentation

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AJGA Performance Based Entry: The 2019 Boys Champion will receive eight (8) AJGA Performance Stars, the top five (5) finishers in the Boys Championship will receive four (4) AJGA Performance Stars, and the top ten (10) finishers in the Boys Championship will receive one (1) AJGA Performance Star.

The International Junior Masters

The 2021 Boys Champion & Runner Up will receive an automatic invitation to the International Junior Masters, being contested in June, 2022 at East Aurora Country Club in East Aurora, New York.

The Southern Junior

The 2021 Boys Champion will receive an automatic invitation to the 2022 Southern Junior, being contested in June, 2022 at Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Barbasol Junior Championship

The 2021 Boys Champion & Runner-Up will receive an automatic invitation to the 2022 Barbasol Junior Championship, being contested in June, 2021 at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

The Women’s Western Junior Championship

The 2021 Girls Champion will receive an automatic invitation to the 2022 Women’s Western Junior Championship, being contested in June, 2022.

Hudson Junior Invitational

The 2021 Boys Champion & Runner-Up will receive an automatic invitation to the 2022 Hudson Junior Invitational, being contested in June, 2022 at Country Club of Hudson in Hudson, Ohio.

The North & South Junior Championship

The 2021 Boys Champion and 2020 Girls Champion will receive automatic invitations to the North and South Junior Championship, being contested in July, 2022 at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Northern Amateur

The 2021 Boys Champion will receive an automatic invitation to the 2022 Northern Amateur, played at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Indiana.

IMG Junior World Florida Challenge

The Top 3 finishers in both the Boys and Girls Championship will earn invitations to the 2021 IMG Junior World Championship – Florida Challenge.

Hope Valley Junior Invitational

The Top 5 finishers in both the Boys and Girls Championship will earn invitations to the 2022 Hope Valley Junior Invitational at Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, North Carolina.

Rankings
The 2021 Northern Junior Championship will be nationally ranked by both the Golfweek/Sagarin Ranking System and Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Click here to apply to play in the 2021 Northern Junior Championship

Questions about the application process? Contact us via e-mail at tournament@northernjunior.com.

ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to any male or female amateur golfer who has not reached their 19th birthday on or before August 4th, 2021. All players must be an amateur golfer as defined by the USGA.

Players may gain entry into the 2021 Northern Junior Championship by one of the following ways:

1) By Meeting Entry Criteria and Completing Tournament Application

The first 56 Boys and 26 Girls applying by Friday, July 2nd who meet a category will be accepted. Should spots be available after July 2nd, selections will be made on a weekly basis to applicants meeting a criteria until the field is complete.

Click here for 2021 Entry Criteria

International players or players with an exceptional playing resume who do not meet the listed criteria may request an At-Large invitation by completing an application form.


2) By Earning Spot through Local Qualifier

Two separate 18-hole qualifying tournaments for the 2021 Northern Junior will be held. All applicants will be accepted on a strictly first-come, first-serve basis.

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