JUNIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR POINT SYSTEM

RULES & REGULATIONS

2020 IGA Junior Player of the Year Point System

  • Point Total is determined by:
    • Total points earned in the events outlined within
  • The system is designed to give the golfer who competes well at the national and state levels the best chance at taking home the honor.  In 2020, points will accumulate through September 13.  Any events ending after September 13 will be applied to the 2021 Junior POTY race.
  • The player must be an Iowa resident.
  • Players must be 18 years of age or younger and have not enrolled in college at the time an event is played to be eligible for points in that event.
  • Positions will not be elevated in events that feature juniors from other areas outside of Iowa.  For example:  3rd place points will be awarded the 3rd place finisher even if the 1st and 2nd place finishers are not Iowa juniors.
  • USGA points are awarded based on final finish.  For example:  A player who is a quarter-finalist in the U.S. Junior Amateur will receive 1200 points, not 500 + 700 + 900 + 1200.
  • If a player is an alternate but subsequently is informed of the USGA that they are in the championship field, their points will be elevated to qualifier level, whether they actually play in the championship or not.
  • Qualifying points will not be awarded to exempt players for USGA or any other championship. However, players can earn points for their appropriate finish once at the championship.
    • For example, a player is exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Junior Amateur
  • If he does not make match play he will receive 0 points
  • If he makes match play he will receive 500 points
  • Tiebreaker (in order):
    • Points earned in the Iowa Junior Amateur Championship
    • Points earned in the Iowa Amateur Championship
    • Points earned in the IGA Match Play Championship
    • Highest point total earned in a remaining event
    • 2nd highest point total earned in a remaining event
    • 3rd highest point total earned in a remaining event
  • It is very important for junior golfers who finish well in the outlined events to communicate those finishes to the IGA office.  It is very hard for us to keep track of every tournament that is available.
  • The IGA Rules & Competitions Committee reserves the right to award points for outstanding achievements outside the IGA Junior Player of the Year Points System.

IGA CONDUCTED CHAMPIONSHIPS - Point Tables

Iowa Junior Amateur

1              400
2              280
3              200
4              190
5              180
6              170
7              160
8              150
9              140
10           130
11           125
12           120
13           115
14           110
15           105
16           100
17           95
18           90
19           85
20           80
21           75
22           70
23           65
24           60
25           55
26           50
27           45
28           40
29           35
30           30
31           25
32           20

Iowa Amateur

1              600
2              420
3              300
4              285
5              270
6              255
7              240
8              225
9              210
10           195
11           188
12           180
13           173
14           165
15           158
16           150
17           143
18           135
19           128
20           120
21           113
22           105
23           98
24           90
25           83
26           75
27           68
28           60
29           53
30           45
31           38
32           20

*all players who make cut and return a 54-hole score will earn 30 points

IGA Match Play

Champion – 600
Runner-Up  – 420
Semifinalist – 300
Quarterfinalist – 240
Round of 16 – 180
Round of 32 – 90
Qual for MP – 30

Herman Sani

1*           500
2              350
3              250
4              225
5              200
6              190
7              180
8              170
9              160
10           150
11           140
12           130
13           120
14           110
15           100
16           90
17           80
18           70
19           65
20           60
21           55
22           50
23           45
24           40
25           35
26           30
27           25
28           20
29           15
30           10

*200 point bonus for amateur that wins overall championship (600 total)

 

 

 

 

IGA Four-Ball

1              300
2              210
3              150
4              140
5              130
6              120
7              110
8              100
9              90
10           80
11           70
12           60
13           50
14           40
15           35
16           30
17           25
18           20
19           15
20           10

*points for Four-Ball are per person

 

USGA CONDUCTED CHAMPIONSHIPS - Point Tables

U.S. Open

Champion – 5000
36 Hole Cut – 3500

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 1000
Qualifier – 950
1st Alternate – 800
2nd Alternate – 750
Top 5 – 600

Local Qualifying
Top 10 – 500
Local Qualifying Medalist – 350
Qualifier – 325
1st Alternate – 225
2nd Alternate – 200

U.S. Amateur

Champion – 4000
Runner-Up – 3000
Semi-Finalist – 2000
Quarter-Finalist – 1600
Final 16 – 1200
Final 32 – 950
Match Play Qualifier – 700

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 350
Qualifier – 325
1st Alternate – 225
2nd Alternate – 200

U.S. Junior Amateur

Champion – 3000
Runner-Up – 2000
Semi-Finalist – 1600
Quarter-Finalist – 1200
Final 16 – 950
Final 32 – 700
Match Play Qualifier – 500

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 250
Qualifier – 225
1st Alternate – 175
2nd Alternate 150

U.S. Four-Ball

Champion – 2000
Runner-Up – 1500
Semi-Finalist – 1000
Quarter-Finalist – 800
Final 16 – 600
Match Play Qualifier – 500

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 200
Qualifier – 175
1st Alternate – 150
2nd Alternate – 100

*Four-Ball points are issued per person

ADDITIONAL SANCTIONED POINT EVENTS - Point Tables

Northwest Iowa Amateur
Iowa Masters

1              500
2              350
3              250
4              225
5              200
6              190
7              180
8              170
9              160
10           150
11           140
12           130
13           120
14           110
15           100
16           90
17           80
18           70
19           65
20           60
21           55
22           50
23           45
24           40
25           35
26           30
27           25
28           20
29           15
30           10

Briarwood Amateur
Carroll Amateur
Fort Dodge Amateur
Iowa Open
Southeast Iowa Amateur
The Classic
Waterloo Open

1              300
2              210
3              150
4              140
5              130
6              120
7              110
8              100
9              90
10           80
11           70
12           60
13           50
14           40
15           30
16           25
17           20
18           15
19           10
20           5

NATIONAL, REGIONAL & STATE EVENTS - Point Tables

Optimist, Pepsi Little Peoples, Big I, PGA JR Series, Midwest Junior

1st                          500
2nd                        450
3rd                         400
4th                         375
5th                         350
6th                         325
7th                         300
8th                         285
9th                         270
10th                       255
11th                       240
12th                       225
13th                       210
14th                       200
15th                       190
16th                       180
17th                       170
18th                       160
19th                       150
20th                       140
21st                        130
22nd                      120
23rd                       110
24th                       105
25th                       100
Make Cut:  50

Iowa PGA Section - Major Point Events

IAPGA Spring Junior Open
John Deere Classic Junior Open 14-18
Cear Valley Junior Tour Championship
46th Iowa Boys Junior PGA Championship
Junior Tour Mid-Summer Classic – 18 Hole Division
Iowa Junior Open – 14-18 Division
Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic

1st          150
2nd        125
3rd         100
4th         85
5th         80
6th         75
7th         70
8th         65
9th         60
10th       55
11th       50
12th       45
13th       40
14th       35
15th       30
16th       25
17th       20
18th       15
19th       10
20th       5

High School State Championships (All Classes)

1st          300
2nd        250
3rd         200
4th         175
5th         150
6th         125
7th         100
8th         75
9th         50
10th       25

Junior PGA Championship

1st          1500
2nd        1250
3rd         1000
4th         900
5th         850
6th         800
7th         750
8th         700
9th         650
10th       600
11th       585
12th       565
13th       550
14th       535
15th       510
16th       495
17th       480
18th       465
19th       450
20th       435
21st        410
22nd      395
23rd       380
24th       365
25th       350
Make cut:  250

Iowa PGA Section Qualifier
1st          150
2nd        100
3rd         75
4th         60
5th         55
6th         50
7th         45
8th         40
9th         35
10th       30
11th       25
12th       20
13th       15
14th       10
15th       5

Western Golf Association
Western Junior Championship

   1st          1000
2nd        900
3rd         800
4th         750
5th         700
6th         650
7th         600
8th         550
9th         500
10th       450
11th       425
12th       400
13th       375
14th       350
15th       325
16th       300
17th       275
18th       250
19th       225
20th       200
21st        190
22nd      180
23rd       170
24th       160
25th       150
Make Cut:  75

AJGA Invitationals

 1st          500
2nd        400
3rd         350
4th         325
5th         300
6th         275
7th         250
8th         225
9th         200
10th       175
11th       150
12th       125
13th       100
14th       90
15th       80
16th       70
17th       60
18th       50
19th       40
20th       30

AJGA Non-Invitationals

1st          300
2nd        250
3rd         200
4th         170
5th         160
6th         150
7th         140
8th         130
9th         120
10th       110
11th       100
12th       90
13th       80
14th       70
15th       60
16th       50
17th       40
18th       30
19th       20
20th       10

Scroll to top