Sectional Qualifying: 2018 NYS Boys' & Girls' Junior Amateur Championships

June 22, 2018

JAMESVILLE, N.Y. – The New York State Golf Association (NYSGA) has accepted a total of 147 entries for the 2018 New York State Boys’ & Girls’ Junior Amateur Championships at Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, N.Y. The championship will be conducted at Colgate University’s course for a third consecutive year and fifth time in the championship’s history, sixth for the Girls’.

Related: Championship Home / Qualifying Pairings

To be eligible, a player must have an active Handicap Index and be a resident of New York State, or, if not a resident, are dues paying members of an NYSGA member club.

The Boys’ Junior is for male amateur golfers ages 15-18 (changed from 17 to 18 in 2017). The Boys’ Sub-Junior is for males ages 14 and under. The Girls’ Junior is for female amateur golfers ages 18 and under (changed from 17 to 18 in 2017). The age division a player is eligible for is determined by their age as of July 25, 2018.

Among this year’s total are 18 players in the Boys’ Junior who are fully exempt into this championship.

Sectional qualifying, played over 18 holes, will be conducted for players in the Boys’ Junior at 10 sites around New York from Tuesday, June 26 to Thursday, July 12 at the following venues:

June 26 – Malone GC** (N. Country) - 8/3

June 26 – Eagle Vale GC (Rochester) - 14/6

June 27 – Seven Oaks GC** (Syracuse) - 7/3

June 27 – Ives Hill CC** (Watertown) - 3/1

June 29 – Yahnundasis GC** (Utica) - 12/5

June 30 – Wayne Hills CC** (Finger Lakes) - 11/5

July 1 – Links at Hiawatha** (Binghamton) - 11/5

July 2 – Lancaster CC** (Buffalo) - 23/10

July 9 – Town of Colonie GC (Albany) - 22/10

July 12 – The Powelton Club** (Mid Hudson) - 20/9

**Denotes dual qualifier (NYS Men’s Amateur Championship & NYS Boys’ Junior Amateur). Boys’ Junior golfers (ages 15-18) may attempt to qualify for both championships simultaneously.

Any players tied for the last qualifying spot or any alternate position (2 alternates for fields with over 10 players, 1 alternate for fields under 10 players) at a qualifier will compete in a hole-by-hole playoff to determine who advances. If a playoff is impossible due to weather or darkness, the USGA method of matching scorecards will be used.

The Boys’ Sub-Junior and the Girls’ Junior will not have sectional qualifying this season. All registered participants will be invited to compete in the 2018 championship.

Listed below are the exemption categories for the 2018 Boys' Junior Amateur Championship:

    • Top-10 finishers (and ties) from the 2017 NYS Boys' Junior Amatuer Championship
    • Winner and runner-up of the 2017 NYS Boys' Sub-Junior Amateur Championship
    • Past winners of the NYS Boys Junior
    • 2018 NYSPHSAA Boys Golf Championship top-5 finishers (and ties) 
    • 2018 NYS PGA Junior Championship winners
    • Special Exemptions

For more information, please visit the championship page on Golf Genius