Country Club of Charleston to Host the 50th Southern Junior Championship

Country Club of Charleston, Charleston, SC: Site of the 50th Southern Junior Championship

CHARLESTON, SC (June 14, 2022) – 156 top-ranked junior golfers will travel to the Country Club of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina for the 50th Southern Junior Championship from June 15-17, 2022. The field is represented by over 20 states and five countries.
 
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This marks the first year that the Country Club of Charleston has hosted the Southern Junior Championship. The Championship was first played in 1973 with Buddy Rountree of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, winning the inaugural title. Charles Howell III of Augusta, Georgia holds the record for most-won Championships with three victories (1994-1996). Jack Roberts of Saint Marys, Georgia claimed the 2021 Championship title at Great Waters at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Eatonon, Georgia.
 
The 2022 Southern Junior Championship exemptions and rankings are as follows:
●      Champion receives one exemption into the 2023 Southern Amateur Championship.
●      Champion receives an exemption into all future Southern Junior Championships in which he is eligible to compete.
●      Champion receives Fully Exempt Status with AJGA for 2 seasons (2022 & 2023).
●      2nd-15th places receive AJGA Stars (see AJGA website).
●      Players making the 36-hole cut receive Rolex AJGA Ranking points.
 
Championship Facts
Yardage: 6600 yards
Course/Slope Rating: 71.6/132
2021 Champion: Jack Roberts of Saint Marys
Most Titles: Charles Howell III of Augusta (3)
 
Format
●      54 holes of individual stroke play.
●      The field will be cut to the low 66 players and ties after 36 holes.
●      The lowest score for 54 holes will be the Champion.
●      In the event of a tie for the overall Championship only, a hole-by-hole playoff will be held immediately following play. The playoff holes and their order of play will be determined by the Rules Committee.
●      Initial groupings will be for two days; the field will be cut and grouped by score after the second round for the third round.
 
Eligibility
Entries are open to any male amateur golfer who has a current Handicap Index® not exceeding 4.4 under the World Handicap System as of the close of entries, and has reached his 14th birthday by June 15, 2022, but not his 19th birthday by June 17, 2022. Entrants cannot be a member of a college golf team or have participated in any supervised team activities.
 
Championship Schedule
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
All Day: Practice rounds.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Player Registration in the Clubhouse Foyer.
 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Round 1: Tee times at 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tee.
Hosted Player lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Round 2: Tee times at 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. off #1 & #10 tee.
Field cut to low 66 scores and ties.
Field re-grouped according to score.
Hosted Player lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Friday, June 17, 2022
Round 3: Tee times at 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. off #1 & #10 tee.
Awards ceremony immediately following play at clubhouse.
Hosted Player lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
About the Southern Golf Association (SGA)
The Southern Golf Association, founded in 1902, is one of the oldest golf organizations and serves member clubs over a 15-state area. Recognized by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Regional Golf Associations as one of the leaders in the promotion of Amateur Golf, SGA championships are selected for inclusion as criteria for selecting players for USGA and State team competitions. Through the years, SGA Champions have been chosen to represent various state golf associations in selected team competitions, including the Walker Cup and World Amateur. The SGA is host to the Southern Junior Championship as well as the Southern Amateur Championship and hosts the international award, the “Amateur of the Month,” to a deserving amateur golfer on a monthly basis.
 
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