THE WORLD'S PREMIER JUNIOR GOLF EVENT
Right now, among the Southern yellow pines and rolling hills of Sage Valley Golf Club, preparations have commenced for the 2017 Junior Invitational. We look forward to welcoming the best junior golfers from around the globe, and invite you to check back here soon to learn more about the schedule of activities and to find out who already has qualified to be a part of the 2017 field.ELIGIBILITY SCHEDULE
2017 JUNIOR INVITATIONAL ELIGIBILITY
Criteria and Selection Process
The Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club is the top-ranked junior event in the world. This is, in part, due to stringent invitation guidelines ensuring the field consists of the game's top 54 junior players. The following list represents those potential participants who automatically qualify for invitation. The tournament reserves the right to complete its field with any player it deems worthy for inclusion.
Past champions always are eligible until they age out of the event.
- 2016 Junior Invitational Top 10 and Ties
- 2016 Georgia State Golf Association Junior Champion
- 2016 South Carolina Golf Association Junior Champion
- 2016 USGA Junior Amateur Semifinalists
- 2016 Junior PGA Championship Champion
- 2016 Boys Amateur Champion and Runner‑up
- 2016 European Boys Team Championship Individual Champion
- 2016 Junior Orange Bowl Champion
- 2016 IMG Academy Junior World Championships 15‑17 Champion
- Any junior eligible from the most recent U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team members
- Any junior eligible from the most recent European Junior Ryder Cup team members
- Any junior eligible from the most recent U.S. Walker Cup Team and the GB&I Walker Cup Team
- 2016 U.S. Amateur Championship—furthest advancing junior
- 2016 Asian Pacific Amateur Championship—low junior making the cut
- Any junior participating in the 2016 Masters, U.S. Open Championship, The Open Championship
Any remaining slots will be filled based on the first official listing in January 2017 from the Golfweek/Sagarin junior rankings, the World Amateur Golf Rankings and the European Golf Rankings. While the above criteria are a permanent part of the selection process, the Junior Invitational may adjust these as it deems appropriate.
The Junior Invitational adheres to a strict code of conduct. It may rescind the invitation to any player should his actions on or off the course reflect poorly on his reputation, regardless of his level of play.