Texas Golf Association, Since 1906
Texas Golf Association, Since 1906

Priority Entry System

Priority Entry System

Priority Entry System

In 2014, the Legends Junior Tour Created a priority entry system for all 'open' events. Players who have distinguished themselves in previous Tier 1 and 2 competitions will be given priority over other players. Registration for each ‘Open’ event will begin approximately 10 weeks prior to the tournament start date (with the exception of the Winter Classic and James A. Ragan Memorial). The priority entry procedure outlined below will be used until 4 weeks prior to the tournament start date. If the tournament is not full after the 4 week deadline, entries will be processed in the order they were received. The entry deadline will be 10 days prior to the tournament start date.

Tier 1 = LJT Championships

Tier 2 = NTPGA All-American Tour, STPGA Prestige Tour, HGA Performance Series, AJGA Open & Invitational events in Texas

***Players who meet the Priority Entry System criteria are not guaranteed a spot in the field, but will be added on a space-available basis.***

When registering for any ‘Open’ event, all players will be placed on the pending/wait list. A player will not be charged the tournament entry fee until they have been accepted into the tournament. At that point, the credit card on file will be charged the tournament entry fee. Please check the championship information page for specific eligibility requirements for each championship.

Open Events

Players who meet the following criteria will be given priority:

For the Winter Classic, James A. Ragan Memorial and Spring Preview:
· Finished in top 10 of any 2016 Tier 1 event (Top 5 for Girls** & Boys 14 & U)*
· Finished in top 5 of any 2016 Tier 2 event (Top 3 for Girls** & Boys 14 & U)*
· Top 100 on 2016 LJT CGC Player of the Year Points List (Top 25 for Girls & Boys 14 & U)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for Girls)

For the Collegiate Preview and Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic:
· Finished in top 10 of any 2016 or 2017 Tier 1 event (Top 5 for Girls** and Boys 14 & U)*
· Finished in top 5 of any 2016 or 2017 Tier 2 event (Top 3 for Girls** and Boys 14 & U)*
· Top 100 on 2016 LJT CGC Player of the Year Points List (Top 20 for Girls)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for Girls)

For the Bluebonnet Championship and Alamo Shootout:
· Finished in top 10 of any 2017 Tier 1 event (Top 5 for Girls** & Boys 14 & U)*
· Finished in top 5 of any 2017 Tier 2 event (Top 3 for Girls** & Boys 14 & U)*
· Top 100 on 2017 LJT CGC Player of the Year Points List as of April 3, 2017 (Top 20 for Girls & Boys 14 & U)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for Girls)

For the Flodder Financial Shootout, Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, North Texas Classic and Fall Challenge:
· Finished in top 10 of any 2017 Tier 1 event (Top 5 for Girls** & Boys 14 & U)*
· Finished in top 5 of any 2017 Tier 2 event (Top 3 for Girls** & Boys 14 & U)*
· Top 100 on 2017 LJT CGC Player of the Year Points List (Top 20 for Girls & Boys 14 & U)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for girls)

*Any winner of a Tier 1 or Tier 2 event in the Boys 15-18, Boys 13-14 or Girls Division in 2016 will have Priority Entry Status throughout the 2017 season. 

*Any player transitioning from the Boys 14 & Under division to the Boys 15-18 division will earn priority status based on these criteria:

· Top 15 on 2016 LJT CGC Player of the Year Points List (Boys 14 & Under)
· Winner of any 2016 Tier 1 or Tier 2 event with a minimum of 10 participants

*Must be a minimum of 10 participants in respective division. 
**In Tier 2 events, girls earn priority status through playing in the Girls Overall division.

Priority Entry for Texas Sate Junior Championship

Players who meet the following criteria will be given priority:

Boys 15-18 division
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All players must qualify through one of 12 qualifying sites across Texas unless exempt.

Girls 15-18 division
· Finished in top 15 of 2016 Texas State Junior Championship
· Finished in top 10 of 2016 Texas Girls' Invtatational
· Finished in top 5 of any 2017 Legends Junior Tour event*
· Finished in top 3 of any 2016 Legends Junior Tour event*
· Finished in top 3 of any 2017 Tier 2 event*^
· Finished in top 2 of any 2016 Tier 2 event*^
· Top 30 of the 2017 CGC Points *As of June 12
· Top 20 of the 2016 Legends Junior Tour Points List
· Top 1250 in Junior Golf Scoreboard girls overall rankings

Boys 14 & Under division
· Finished in top 10 of 2016 Texas State Junior Championship
· Finished in top 5 of any 2017 Legends Junior Tour event*
· Finished in top 3 of any 2016 Legends Junior Tour event*
· Finished in top 3 of any 2017 Tier 2 event*
· Finished in top 2 of any 2016 Tier 2 event*
· Finished as champion of any 2017 Tier 2 event in Boys 11-12 division*
· Top 30 of the 2017 CGC Points *As of June 12
· Top 25 of the 2016 Legends Junior Tour Points List
· Top 5000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard boys overall rankings

Girls 14 & Under division
· Must have participated in at least two Tier 2 event in the previous year.

*Must be a minimum of 10 participants in respective division. 
^In Tier 2 events, girls earn priority entry status through the Girls Overall Division.
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