The first wave of invitations to top-ranked players in Golfweek/Sagarin went out in late July and special invitations to not-otherwise exempt players are going out periodically. Among those invited is Ching-Tzu Chen, who has won the girls division the last years and is poised to be the first 3-time winner in tournament history.
The event annually attracts among the top fields in junior golf with entry into the field open solely to players who received invitations.
* Any player who does not receive an automatic invitation may send a request for a special invitation from the tournament selection committee via Carlton Reese at firstname.lastname@example.org. Email request should include the player’s full name, graduation date and any pertinent tournament results and information.
To view the current field of registered players, please click here.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, Oct. 26
Noon – 2:45 p.m.: Optional Practice Round (not included in entry fee). Practice rounds at this time can be booked by phoning Mission Inn at 352-324-3885.
4 – 6 p.m.: Non-Mandatory Player Registration. Vista Room next to golf shop.
Saturday, Oct. 27
8:30 a.m.: Round 1 – Boys Tee times start off Nos. 1 and 10 on the El Campeon Course.
9:00 a.m.: Round 1 – Girls Tee times start off No. 1 on the Las Colinas Course.
12:30 -2:30 p.m. – Complimentary lunch for all players.
Sunday, Oct. 28
8:30 a.m.: Round 2 – Boys Tee times start off Nos. 1 and 10 on El Campeon Course; Girls tee times start off No. 1 on Las Colinas Course.
3 p.m.: Presentation of awards following round
Entry Fee: $285.00
Deadline: October 12, 2018
About the Golfweek Junior Invitational: The Golfweek Junior Invitational Series is now in its 18h year, and the International Junior Invitational is being played for the 17th time. Before 2014, the event was previously known as the Golfweek East Coast Junior Invitational. Each year, the Golfweek Junior Invitational has ranked consistently among the top 20 junior tournaments in regard to strength of field.
AJGA Exemptions: The AJGA will recognize the event with the following PBE status:
Boys and Girls Champions: Full Exemption
Boys top-5, Girls top-3: 12 Performance Stars
Boys top-10, Girls top-5: 8 Performance Stars
Boys top-15, Girls top-10: 4 Performance Stars
- 2001: Chanin Puntawong, Nicole Perrot
- 2003: Jon McLean, Tiffany Chudy
- 2004: Peter Uihlien, Jennie Arseneault
- 2005: Rafael Lee, Isabel Lendl
- 2006: Morgan Hoffmann, Elisa Aoki
- 2007: Julian Suri, Stephanie Kim
- 2008: Josh Eure, Stephanie Meadow
- 2009: Mike Miller, Stephanie Meadow
- 2010: Sam Chun, Doris Chen
- 2011: James Yoon, Annie Park
- 2012: Zachary Healy, Yueer Cindy Feng
- 2013: Luis Garza, Bailey Tardy
- 2014: Marcos Montenegro, Ana Paula Valdes
- 2015: Robin Wang, Ya Chun Chang
- 2016: Jan Schneider, Ching-Tzu Chen
- 2017: Jeremy Sisson, Ching-Tzu Chen