Junior Ryder Cup – Team USA Qualifying

Junior Ryder Cup - Team USA Qualifying

Eligibility

The United States team will feature six boys and six girls who are U.S. citizens and are members of the high school graduating class of 2023, or younger. All potential players must compete in the 2023 Girls and Boys Junior PGA Championship to be eligible, unless exceptional circumstances prevented the player from competing.

Exemptions

1) 2023 – 47th Boys Junior PGA Championship winner and runner-up (total of 2 boys) to be contested in 2023.  In an event there is a tie for 2nd place between two eligible players, there will be a hole by hole play-off immediately following play to determine the spot. If the champion or runner up is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

2) 2023 – U.S. Girls’ Junior Champion, to be contested July 2023. If the champion is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

3) 2023 – U.S. Junior Amateur Champion, to be contested July 2023. If the champion is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

4) 2023 – 47th Girls Junior PGA Championship winner and runner-up (total of 2 girls) to be contested 2023.  In an event there is a tie for 2nd place between two eligible players, there will be a hole by hole play-off immediately following play to determine the spot. If the champion or runner up is not eligible, the next highest ranked player on the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list will be selected*.

5) Top two Boys/Girls from the USA Junior Ryder Cup points list, which will start awarding points at the 47th Girls Junior PGA Championship. Events earning points will include multiple AJGA Invitationals, USGA Junior Amateurs, Junior PGA Championships and select independent events like the Orange Bowl International Junior, Kathy Whitworth Girls Invitational and Scott Robertson Memorial. In addition, points are awarded to those juniors who make the cut in a 2022/2023 PGA Tour, LPGA Tour or USGA national event.

*All USA Junior Ryder Cup points list ties will be broken by each player’s respective 2023 Junior PGA Championship finish.

Captain’s Picks

6) The final two spots will be one Boy and one Girl captain’s picks for which the PGA of America will consider multiple national ranking systems such as Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, Junior Golf Scoreboard, Rolex AJGA Rankings and World Amateur Golf Rankings to pinpoint the remaining top boy/girl selections.

The final United States of America Junior Ryder Cup Team will be announced by the PGA of America in August 2023, following the 47th Girls Junior PGA Championship.

 

A table outlining the 2020 U.S. Junior Ryder Cup Team points system follows:

Rank

2022-2023 Premier Championships

2022-2023 Top Event Championships

Cut Made in PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, Epson Tour, USGA National Event* (2022-2023)

1st

675

375

375* 

2nd

360

180

*Points split for Team Events (Four-Ball)

3rd

320

160

4th

280

140

5th

240

120

6th

200

100

7th

160

80

8th

120

60

9th

80

40

10th

40

20

11th – 15th

20

  • 2022 U.S. Girls Junior
  • 2022 Girls Junior PGA Championship
  • Buick Girls Invitational
  • Rolex Tournament of Champions
  • 2023 Premier Events Coming Soon
  • 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur
  • 2022 Boys Junior PGA Championship
  • The Junior PLAYERS Championship
  • Rolex Tournament of Champions
  • 2023 Premier Events Coming Soon
  • PING Invitational
  • Joanne Winter Arizona Silver Belle
  • 2023 Top Events Coming Soon
  • Jack Burke Jr. Invitational
  • PING Invitational
  • Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational
  • Jones Cup Junior Invitational
  • 2023 Top Events Coming Soon
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