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Bernardston | August 19-22
ENTRY FEE: $100
ENTRY CLOSE: Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Entries are open to amateur golfers who have an active Mass Golf/GHIN Handicap Index at any public, private, semi-private, municipal or non-real estate Mass Golf member course/club and who have reached their 14th birthday and will not reach their 19th birthday by midnight August 22, 2019.
Student-athletes are now able to obtain a Mass Golf/USGA GHIN Handicap Index directly through Mass Golf. This is a complimentary service that will provide junior golfers with the ability to become more connected with the sport.
Interested student-athletes should CLICK HERE for more information regarding the MIAA & Mass Golf Student-Athlete form. Once submitted a member of the Mass Golf staff will contact each student-athlete to set up the Mass Golf/USGA GHIN Handicap Index for the upcoming season.
The World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), which comprises a women’s ranking and a men’s ranking for elite amateur players, is offered by The R&A and the USGA as a global service to golf. WAGR is updated every Wednesday on www.wagr.com and is available to national federations and organizers of amateur and professional events and tours for purposes of offering exemptions, selecting national teams and assembling Orders of Merit. WAGR currently incorporates over 4,000 events with over 10,000 players and endeavors to be the most comprehensive and accurate ranking in golf by effectively comparing players from around the world who may never directly compete against one another.
Competitors will receive the following AJGA PBE Status based on final championship results. For additional information on the AJGA’s Performance Based Entry System, please click here.
The 2019 Junior Amateur Champion, Runner-Up & Pre-Junior Division Champion will recieve an exemption (pending the submission of a completed registration) into the 2019 HJGT National Championship in Orlando, FL – December 7-8, 2019.
Following his first round of the 2018 Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship on Monday, Brookline’s James Imai said that he felt really good about where his game was and felt the results were showing.
On Thursday, he had to use all his weapons, but the eventual result was the same – coming back from 3 down through 12 holes to square the match with Needham’s David Rogers before defeating him in 22 holes to capture the 100th Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship.
With his victory, Imai becomes only the 10th competitor to win multiple state junior titles.