Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship
Oct. 17-18, 2015 at Industry Hills GC
The inaugural Southern California Junior Amateur Championship will take place at Industry Hills GC Oct. 17-18.
SCGA, SCPGA Create Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship
STUDIO CITY/ONTARIO, CALIF. (JAN. 28, 2015) - The Southern California Golf Association (SCGA) and the Southern California PGA Section (SCPGA) today announced the creation of the Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship, which will be held Oct. 17-18, 2015. This event will be jointly run by the two largest golf entities in Southern California. The inaugural championship will be contested at Industry Hills Golf Club.
“We are excited to provide an opportunity for the younger generation of golfers to compete in their own prestigious competition,” said Kevin Heaney, SCGA executive director. “Along with the SCPGA, we strive to provide opportunities for all Southern California golfers, especially those who represent the future of the game we love. These juniors are future SCGA members, so we’re excited to include them in our activities during their junior golf careers.”
“The Southern California PGA is pleased and proud to team with the SCGA to bring the inaugural Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship, a major golf event, to our junior golfers right here in Southern California,” said Tom Addis, SCPGA executive director and CEO. “The SCPGA runs hundreds of events for juniors golfers each year, and we are thrilled to bring our tournament management and Rules expertise to such a high-profile event.”
Industry Hills GC is a past host of a number of major golf tournaments, including the LPGA’s Kia Classic, U.S. Open qualifying and SCGA Championships as well as being named 2010 National Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association.
The Junior Amateur will be a 36-hole stroke play championship, with 104 boys and 104 girls each competing in a separate field. All competitors will play all 36 holes. The event is open to Southern California boys with a Handicap Index of 5.4 and below and Southern California girls with a Handicap Index of 9.4 and below. All competitors must be 18 years of age or younger as of Oct. 18, 2015. Players who have graduated from high school are not eligible. Exemptions have been granted to several prominent local junior champions.