Optimist Junior Golf Tour | 2019 Junior Players Golf Academy Open


Tournament Details
January 19-20, 2019
Wexford Plantation
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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Exemptions
Top finishers will be exempt from having to qualify for the summer 2019 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at Trump National Doral Resort in Miami, Florida as follows:

Boys 16-18 (Top 2)
Boys 14-15 (Top 2)
Boys 11-13 (Top 4)
Girls 14-18 (Top 2)
Girls 11-13 (Top 3)

Age Divisions and Eligibility
Age divisions offered: Boys 16-18, 14-15, 11-13 and Girls 14-18 and 11-13. The age division corresponds to the junior golfer's age they will be on the last day of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships (age 11-13 (July 20) age 14-15 (July 25) age 16-18 (July 31). To be eligible, golfers may not be enrolled in college. Golfers who are younger than 11 may apply to "play up" and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

** All players must meet the scoring criteria for this event in order to qualify for the Championships:

Target Scores
Boys 11-13 192
Boys 14-15 166
Boys 16-18 156

Girls 11-13 192
Girls 14-18 170

Tournament Format
Competition is 36-hole stroke play. Carts and caddies are prohibited for all tournament rounds. Time and weather permitting, a playoff will occur for first place positions only. All other ties will be broken using a scorecard playoff.

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 18
All day -- Optional practice rounds
2-6 p.m. -- Tournament registration

Saturday, January 19
8:00-Noon -- Tournament registration
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.-- Tournament Round 1

Sunday, January 20
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. -- Tournament Round 2
Following Play -- Awards ceremony
Play will conclude by 5:30 p.m.

Registration Fee
The registration fee for the tournament is $175.00. The registration fee includes two tournament rounds, range balls prior to play, and an Optimist Golf gift package. Player or family is responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. The fields are now full. Registration was based on space availability –first come-first serve.

Refunds
Refund Policy: Please review the following refund policy before withdrawing from an Optimist Junior Golf event:
Tournaments: Players that have registered for a tournament may withdraw between the date of their registration and three weeks prior to the event's first tee time and receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.
After three weeks prior to the first tee time, players will be charged $100 of the original entry fee.
10 days or less of the first tee time, no refund will be issued.

Accommodations
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa - 2 Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC | 866-599-6674
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa - 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC | 855-873-6560
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island - 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC | 866-599-6674
Omni Hilton Oceanfront Resort - 23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC | 866-599-6674
Hilton Garden Express Inn -- 1575 Fording Island Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC
Holiday Inn Express - 2 Tanglewood Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC | 855-799-6861
Days Inn - 9 Marina Side Dr, Hwy 278, Hilton Head Island, SC | 855-799-6859

Travel and Transportation
Wexford Plantation is located on Hilton Head Island, SC approximately 45 miles from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

Practice Rounds
Optional practice rounds are available on Friday. Call Wexford Plantation at (843) 686-8812 for available times. Greens fee cost is $60 plus tax walking. All fees for practice rounds are payable directly to Wexford Plantation.

Driving Range and Putting Green
Registration includes range balls prior to play and unlimited access to practice greens on days of rounds.

Rules and Regulations
The tournament will be played in accordance with all USGA and local course rules. A local rules sheet will be given to all players at tournament registration.

Rules Reminder
Host Site Information
Scoring Policy
Pace of Play and Tips

Carts, Pull Carts, Caddies and Distance Measuring Devices
Electric carts and caddies are prohibited in all age divisions for all tournament rounds. Pull carts are allowed in all age divisions for all rounds.  Participants must provide their own equipment. 

Distance measuring devices are allowed. In this competition a player may obtain distance information by use of a distance-measuring device. If, during a stipulated round, a player uses a distance-measuring device to gauge or measure other conditions that might affect his play (e.g. elevation changes, wind speed, etc.) the player is in breach of Rule 14-3.

Completion of Play
Provided there are no weather or other delays, the final round is scheduled to conclude by dark. Please plan your departures accordingly and allow for ample time for airport transfers. If the final round cannot be completed by dark due to weather delays or unforeseen circumstances, the tournament will revert back to the last 18 holes completed by the entire field. If inclement weather suspends play on the final day of the tournament and it is determined that all players in an age division cannot complete 18 holes by dark but the entire field in an age division can complete a common 9 holes, then the tournament will revert to a 27-hole event. If a common 9 holes cannot be completed on the final day then the tournament will revert back to the last stipulated round completed by the entire field in an age division.

Awards
Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers. In case of ties, there will be a playoff for first place only.

Questions or Inquiries
All questions or inquiries should be directed to the Optimist Junior Golf office. Please e-mail golf@optimist.org or call 314.881.1307 or toll free 800.500.8130, ext. 207.

Results
2018


Photo courtesy of Wexford Plantation



The golf course is artistically blended with the natural settings of the community to provide a meticulously maintained journey through tall, majestic oaks and stately pines. It continues around our unique harbor and an expansive stretch of coastal marshlands to offer a unique but special experience with spectacular views.


Rankings


The Optimist Junior Golf Tour is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard
and South Carolina Junior Golf Association.



Course and Yardages


All divisions will play on the golf course at Wexford Plantation. Approximate course yardages are:

BOYS 11-13
5727 yards (Gold tees)

BOYS 14-15
6165 yards (White tees)

BOYS 16-18
6563 yards (Blue tees)

GIRLS 11-13
4670 yards (Green tees)

GIRLS 14-18
5727 yards (Gold tees)



Questions


golf@optimist.org
Direct: 314.881-1307
Toll free: 800.500.8130 ext. 207