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IGA Junior Player of the Year Points System

Point Total is determined by:

Total points earned in the events outlined within

The system is designed to give the golfer who competes well at the national and state levels the best chance at taking home the honor. In 2014, points will accumulate through August 31, 2014. Any events ending after August 31, 2014 will be applied to the 2015 Junior POTY race.

The player must be an Iowa resident.

Positions will not be elevated in events that feature juniors from other areas outside of Iowa. For example: 3rd place points will be awarded the 3rd place finisher even if the 1st and 2nd place finishers are not Iowa juniors.

USGA points are awarded based on final finish. For example: A player who is a quarter-finalist in the U.S. Amateur will receive 1600 points, not 200 + 400 + 800 + 1600.

Qualifying points will not be awarded to exempt players for USGA or any other championship. However, players can earn points for their appropriate finish once at the championship.

  • For example, a player is exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Amateur
    • If he does not make match play he will receive 0 points
    • If he makes match play he will receive 225 points

Tiebreaker (in order):

  1. Points earned in the Iowa Junior Amateur Championship
  2. Points earned in the Iowa Amateur Championship
  3. Points earned in the IGA Match Play Championship
  4. Highest point total earned in a remaining event
  5. 2nd highest point total earned in a remaining event
  6. 3rd highest point total earned in a remaining event

It is very important for junior golfers who finish well in the outlined events to communicate those finishes to the IGA office. It is very hard for us to keep track of every tournament that is available.

The IGA Rules & Competitions Committee reserves the right to award points for outstanding achievements outside the IGA Junior Player of the Year Points System.

Iowa Junior Amateur Iowa Amateur IGA Match Play
1st 400 1st 600 1st 600
2nd 280 2nd 420 2nd 420
3rd 200 3rd 300 3rd 300
4th 190 4th 285 4th 300
5th 180 5th 270 5th 240
6th 170 6th 255 6th 240
7th 160 7th 240 7th 240
8th 150 8th 225 8th 240
9th 140 9th 210 9th 180
10th 130 10th 195 10th 180
11th 125 11th 188 11th 180
12th 120 12th 180 12th 180
13th 115 13th 173 13th 180
14th 110 14th 165 14th 180
15th 105 15th 158 15th 180
16th 100 16th 150 16th 180
17th 95 17th 143 17th 90
18th 90 18th 135 18th 90
19th 85 19th 128 19th 90
20th 80 20th 120 20th 90
21st 75 21st 113 21st 90
22nd 70 22nd 105 22nd 90
23rd 65 23rd 98 23rd 90
24th 60 24th 90 24th 90
25th 55 25th 83 25th 90
26th 50 26th 75 26th 90
27th 45 27th 68 27th 90
28th 40 28th 60 28th 90
29th 35 29th 53 29th 90
30th 30 30th 45 30th 90
31st 25 31st 38 31st 90
32nd 20 MC 30 32nd 90
        MP 30
Qualifier  
40  

 

USGA Junior Amateur US Open
Champion 3000 Champion 5000
Runner-Up 2000 36 Hole Cut 3500
Semi-Finalist 1600 Sectional Qualifying   
Quarter-Finalist 1200 Medatlist 1000
Final 16 950 Qualifier 950
Final 32 700 1st Alternate 800
Match Play Qualifier 500 2nd Alternate 750
Sectional Qualifying    Top 5 600
Medalist 250 Local Qualifying   
Qualifier 225 Top 10 500
1st Alternate 175 Local Qualifying Medalist 350
2nd Alternate 150 Qualifier 325
    1st Alternate 225
    2nd Alternate 200
   
U.S. APL    
Champion 3000
Runner-Up 2000 U.S. Amateur
Semi-Finalist 1600 Champion 4000
Quarter-Finalist 1200 Runner-Up 3000
Final 16 950 Semi-Finalist 2000
Final 32 700 Quarter-Finalist 1600
Match Play Qualifier 500 Final 16 1200
Sectional Qualifying    Final 32 950
Medalist 250 Match Play Qualifier 700
Qualifier 225 Sectional Qualifying   
1st Alternate 175 Medalist 350
2nd Alternate 150 Qualifier 325
    1st Alternate 225
    2nd Alternate 200
U.S. Four-Ball    
Champion 2000    
Runner-Up 1500
Semi-Finalist 1000
Quarter-Finalist 800
Final 16 600
Final 32 500
Match Play Qualifier 350
Sectional Qualifying   
Medalist 200
Qualifier 175
1st Alternate 150
2nd Alternate 100

 

Junior PGA Championship WWGA Junior Championship Optimist, Pepsi Little Peoples, Big I, PGA JR Series,
Midwest Junior
1st 1500 1st 1000
2nd 1250 2nd 900
3rd 1000 3rd 800 1st 500
4th 900 4th 750 2nd 450
5th 850 5th 700 3rd 400
6th 800 6th 650 4th 375
7th 750 7th 600 5th 350
8th 700 8th 550 6th 325
9th 650 9th 500 7th 300
10th 600 10th 450 8th 285
11th 585 11th 425 9th 270
12th 565 12th 400 10th 255
13th 550 13th 375 11th 240
14th 535 14th 350 12th 225
15th 510 15th 325 13th 210
16th 495 16th 300 14th 200
17th 480 17th 275 15th 190
18th 465 18th 250 16th 180
19th 450 19th 225 17th 170
20th 435 20th 200 18th 160
21st 410 21st 190 19th 150
22nd 395 22nd 180 20th 140
23rd 380 23rd 170 21st 130
24th 365 24th 160 22nd 120
25th 350 25th 150 23rd 110
Make cut:  250 Make Cut:  75 24th 105
25th 100
Make Cut:  50
PGA Junior Section Qualifier HS State Tourneys
1st 150   11th 50 1st 300
2nd 125   12th 45 2nd 250
3rd 100   13th 40 3rd 200
4th 85   14th 35 4th 175
5th 80   15th 30 5th 150
6th 75   16th 25 6th 125
7th 70   17th 20 7th 100
8th 65   18th 15 8th 75
9th 60   19th 10 9th 50
10th 55   20th 5 10th 25

 

IGA Sanctioned Point Events AJGA Events
1st 400 1st 300
2nd 280 2nd 250
3rd 200 3rd 200
4th 180 4th 170
5th 160 5th 160
6th 150 6th 150
7th 140 7th 140
8th 130 8th 130
9th 120 9th 120
10th 110 10th 110
11th 100 11th 100
12th 90 12th 90
13th 80 13th 80
14th 70 14th 70
15th 60 15th 60
16th 50 16th 50
17th 40 17th 40
18th 30 18th 30
19th 20 19th 20
20th 10 20th 10
 
Other Prominent Events:
Points:      
1st 150   Prominent Events:  
2nd 125 Iowa PGA Kickoff
3rd 100 Mid-Summer Classic
4th 85 Iowa PGA Junior Tour Champ
5th 80 Des Moines Junior Open
6th 75 Iowa PGA Junior Champ
7th 70      
8th 65      
9th 60      
10th 55      
11th 50      
12th 45      
13th 40      
14th 35      
15th 30      
16th 25      
17th 20      
18th 15      
19th 10      
20th 5      

 

 
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