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 will determine status of players on the pending list. The week of the deadline, players with Priority Status will be added to the field on a space-available basis. If the tournament is not full after the deadline, entries will be processed in the order they were received.

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 entry into the Legends Junior Tour event:

For the Winter Classic
· Finished in top 5 of any 2019 Tier 1 event (Top 3 for Girls)
· Finished in top 3 of any 2019 Tier 2 event (Champion for Girls)
· Top 30 on 2019 LJT Player of the Year Points List (Top 15 for Girls)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for Girls)

For the Jimmy Demaret Junior Classic and Spring Preview:
· Finished in top 10 of any 2020 Tier 1 event (Top 5 for Girls)
· Finished in top 5 of any 2020 Tier 2 event (Top 3 for Girls)
· Finished in top 10 of any 2019 Tier 1 event (Top 5 for Girls)
· Finished in top 5 of any 2019 Tier 2 event (Top 3 for Girls)
· Top 50 on 2019 LJT Player of the Year Points List (Top 25 for Girls)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for Girls)

For the Flodder Financial Shootout and Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship:
· Finished in top 10 of any 2020 Tier 1 event (Top 5 for Girls)
· Finished in top 5 of any 2020 Tier 2 event (Top 3 for Girls)
· Top 75 on 2020 LJT Player of the Year Points List (Top 20 for Girls)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for Girls)

For the Collegiate Preview:
· Finished in top 5 of any 2020 Tier 1 event (Top 3 for Girls)
· Finished in top 3 of any 2020 Tier 2 event (Champion for Girls)
· Top 50 on the 2020 LJT Player of the Year Points List (Top 20 for Girls)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for Girls)

For the North Texas Classic, Fall Challenge and James A. Ragan Memorial:
· Finished in top 10 of any 2019 Tier 1 event (Top 5 for Girls)
· Finished in top 5 of any 2019 Tier 2 event (Top 3 for Girls)
· Top 100 on 2019 LJT Player of the Year Points List (Top 20 for Girls)
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard overall rankings (Top 750 for Girls)

- Players can earn Priority Entry Status only through the Overall Boys and Overall Girls Division through Tier 2 events.

- Rankings from Junior Golf Scoreboard will be as of the Priority Entry Deadline for the event. 

- Any winner of a Tier 1 or Tier 2 event in the Boys or Girls Division in 2019 will have Priority Entry Status throughout the 2020 season. 

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

  1. Top 15 on the 2019 LJT player of the Year Points List (Boys 14 & Under)
  2. Winner of any 2019 Tier 1 event
- All events must meet the following criteria to be eligible for Players to earn Priority Entry Status:
  1. Events must have a minimum of 10 players in the division
  2. Events must be completed before the Priority Entry Deadline

Priority Entry for Texas Junior Amateur

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 2019 Texas Junior Amateur
· Finished in top 10 of 2020 Texas Girls' Invtatational
· Finished in top 5 of any 2020 Legends Junior Tour event*
· Finished in top 3 of any 2019 Legends Junior Tour event*
· Finished in top 3 of any 2020 Tier 2 event*^
· Finished in top 2 of any 2019 Tier 2 event*^
· Top 30 of the 2020 LJT Player of the Year Points List *As of June 15
· Top 20 of the 2019 LJT Player of the Year Points List
· Top 1000 in Junior Golf Scoreboard girls overall rankings

Boys 14 & Under division
· Finished in top 10 of 2019 Texas Junior Amateur
· Finished in top 5 of any 2020 Legends Junior Tour event*
· Finished in top 3 of any 2019 Legends Junior Tour event*
· Finished in top 3 of any 2020 Tier 2 event*
· Finished in top 2 of any 2019 Tier 2 event*
· Finished as champion of any 2020 Tier 2 event in Boys 11-12 division*
· Top 30 of the 2020 LJT Player of the Year Points List *As of June 15
· Top 25 of the 2019 LJT Player of the Year 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 Overall Girls Division.
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