Invitational Criteria

Criteria: Thank you for your inquiry regarding the 11th Annual Jones Cup Junior Invitational. We are looking forward to another exceptional event and are confident this year’s tournament will be filled with great competition, camaraderie and enjoyment.

Exempt Criteria

* Top 30 and ties from the 2018 Jones Cup Junior Invitational
* Top 5 or Semi-finalists from the following 2019 events:

U.S. Junior Match Play
Western Junior
Junior Invitational at Sage Valley
AJGA Invitationals
AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods

Wyndham Invitational presented by BB&T
KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior All-Star Invitational
Junior PLAYERS Championship
AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational
Thunderbird Invitational
PING Invitational
Polo Golf Junior Classic
Rolex Tournament of Champions (2018)

* Winners of the following 2019 events:

Scott Robertson 
Hudson Junior
Southern Junior
Bubba Conlee 
Junior World 
Trusted Choice “Big I” 
Junior PGA Championship 
Bobby Chapman 
North-South Junior 
Press Thornton Future Masters 
Optimist International
2017 Junior Orange Bowl Invitational Championship 
AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational

* Top 75 players in the AJGA Rolex Rankings as of 9/6/19

* Top 50 players in the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings as of 9/6/19
* 2019 U.S. Amateur Match Play Players
* Members of the 2019 Wyndham Cup Teams

To apply for the event under exempt status and/or submit your resume for consideration, please use the Registration tab on the Home page.

Qualifier: The 2019 Jones Cup Junior Invitational will host an 18-hole qualifier on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Sea Island’s Retreat Course for eligible participants. A minimum of 3 qualifying spots to participate in the 2019 event will be awarded. In addition, 3 alternates will be determined to fill any potential vacancies. Ties for the final qualifying spot or any alternate place will be broken by a “hole-by-hole” sudden death playoff immediately following the completion of play. The qualifier will be limited to 84 players. Qualifier registration will open in early November 2019.

Eligibility: The Jones Cup Junior Invitational Qualifier is available for male amateur golfers who are no older than 18 as of December 21, 2019 and are not enrolled full time at a university. Entries must be approved by a parent or guardian, and are subject to approval or rejection by the Jones Cup Junior Invitational committee at any time, including after the start of play.