Junior Championship

July 23rd-25th, 2012 - 605-368-9700

Eligibility: Entries are open to boys and girls who have not yet reached the September 1st following graduation from secondary school, or his/her 19th birthday, whichever shall come first. The age groups for this event are: 11-under, 12-13, 14-15, and 16-18. An SDGA handicap is required for participation in this event, with at least 5 scores entered. SDGA memberships may be purchased from your home club. Defending champions from the same age group are automatically accepted into the event as long as entry is received by the entry deadline.

Champions: Low scorer in the 16-18 division will be declared "SDGA Junior Champion." A player who is not yet 16 may declare to play in the 16-18 age division. Declaration must be made in "age group you are participating in."

Format:
11-under age groups will play 9 holes on Monday, July 23rd at Bakker Crossing Golf Course.
12-13 age groups will play 18 holes on Monday, July 23rd at Bakker Crossing Golf Course.
14-15 age groups will play 18 holes on Monday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 24th at Bakker Crossing Golf Course.

16-18 age groups will play 18 holes on Monday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 24th at Bakker Crossing Golf Course.

Selection of Field: Entries will be limited for this event based on a first-come, first-serve basis. The number of entries accepted in each age division is: 11-under, 40 entries accepted; 12-13, 68 entries accepted; 14-15, 120 entries accepted; 16-18 120 entries accepted.

Dress Code: Minimum SDGA requirements for boys include collared golf shirts, slacks, and Bermuda shorts. For girls this includes collared golf shirts (sleeveless is ok), shirts, slacks, skorts, and Bermuda shorts. Cutoffs, short shorts, halter tops, jeans and tank tops are unacceptable. Shirts and shoes required at all times.

Restrictions: Individual pull carts are permitted. No caddies are permitted for contestands. Family members are allowed on the course but may not caddy or offer advice. Family members and spectators must adhere to the Spectator Rules. These will be available at the golf course during the championships. If a player misses their tee time, player is disqualified. Player must notify committee or pro shop if the need to withdraw during the championship arises. No electronic measuring devices, electronic listening devices, or cell phones will be allowed during competition. This does include spectators and may lead to the participant's disqualification.

Practice Round: Call the pro shop for practice round tee times. Please specify that you are a SDGA Junior Championship contestant. Please take into consideration that there is another SDGA event being held on Sunday, July 22nd at Bakker Crossing Golf Course. Pro Shop number is (605) 368-9700.

Etiquette: Proper etiquette must be practiced at all times, or you may be subject to penalty or disqualification.