JUNIOR GIRLS' PLAYER OF THE YEAR POINT SYSTEM

RULES & REGULATIONS

2020 IGA Junior Girls’ 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 13th will be applied to the 2021 Junior POTY race.

The player must be an Iowa resident and must compete in at least one IGA conducted Championship to be eligible in final standings for Junior Girls’ Player of the Year.

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.

Iowa Women’s Match Play: Players must win a match or earn a first round bye through stroke play qualifying to earn points.  For example, if there are only 30 players participating those earning the #1 and #2 seed and those winning a first round match will earn Round of 16 points.  Those losing their first round match will not earn any points.

USGA points are awarded based on final finish.  For example:  A player who is a quarter-finalist in the U.S. Women’s Amateur will receive 1600 points, not 200 + 400 + 800 + 1600.

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. Women’s Amateur

  • If she does not make match play she will receive 0 points
  • If she makes match play she will receive 225 points

Tiebreaker (in order):

  1. Points earned in the Iowa Junior Girls’ Championship
  2. Points earned in the Iowa Women’s Amateur Championship
  3. Highest point total earned in a remaining event
  4. 2nd highest point total earned in a remaining event
  5. 3rd highest point total earned in a remaining event

When determining which tier will be used for allocating points for Iowa PGA Junior Tour Events, the IGA will count all players who started the tournament whether or not they finished the event or not. For example: 11 players are entered in the event but 2 players decide to withdraw prior to teeing off. The total number of players that started the event is now 9. The event would then fall into Tier A for points allocation.

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 Women’s Rules & Competitions Subcommittee reserves the right to award points for outstanding achievements outside the IGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year Points System.

IGA CONDUCTED CHAMPIONSHIPS - Point Tables

Iowa Junior Girls' 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

Iowa Women's Amateur

1              800
2              600
3.             420
4              300
5              285
6              270
7              255
8              240
9              225
10             210
11           195
12           188
13           180
14           173
15           165
16           158
17           150
18           143
19           135
20           128
21           120
22           113
23           105
24            98
25           90

IGA Women's Match Play

Champion – 400
Runner-up – 300
Semifinalist – 225
Quarterfinalist – 160
Round of 16 – 100
Round of 32 – 50

Women's Club Team
Individual Gross

1              300
2              200
3              140
4              100
5              95
6              90
7              85
8              80
9              75
10           70
11           65
12           60
13           55
14           50
15           45
16           40
17           35
18           30
19           25
20           20
21           10
22           10
23           10
24           10
25           10

IGA Women's Four-Ball

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

USGA CONDUCTED CHAMPIONSHIPS - Point Tables

U.S. Women's Open

Champion – 5000
Runner-Up – 4500
Top 5 – 2750
Top 10 – 2500
Top 20 – 2250
Low Am (made cut) – 1000
Make cut – 850
Low Am (miss cut) – 700

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 600
Qualifier – 450
1st Alt – 300
2nd Alt – 250

U.S. Women's Amateur

Champion – 4000
Runner-up – 3000
Semifinalist – 2000
Quarterfinalist – 1600
Final 16 – 1200
Final 32 – 950
MP Qualifier – 700

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 350
Qualifier – 325
1st Alt – 225
2nd Alt – 200
Top 5 – 150
Top 10 – 100

U.S. Junior Girls' Amateur

Champion – 3000
Runner-up – 2000
Semifinalist – 1600
Quarterfinalist – 1200
Final 16 – 950
Final 32 – 700
MP Qualifier – 500

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 250
Qualifier – 225
1st Alt – 175
2nd Alt – 150
Top 5 – 100
Top 10 – 50

U.S. Women's Four-Ball

Champion – 2000
Runner-up – 1500
Semifinalist – 1000
Quarterfinalist – 800
Final 16 – 600
Final 32 – 500
MP Qualifier – 400

Sectional Qualifying
Medalist – 250
Qualifier – 225
1st Alt – 175
2nd Alt – 150
Top 5 – 100
Top 10 – 50

NATIONAL, REGIONAL & STATE EVENTS - Point Tables

Iowa PGA Section - Major Point Events

IAPGA Spring Junior Open
Principal Charity Classic Junior
TPC Deere Run Junior Open
Cedar Valley Junior Tour Championship
45th Iowa Girls Junior PGA Championship
Junior Tour Mid-Summer Classic – 18 Hole Division
Eastern Iowa Junior
Iowa Junior Open – 14-18 Division
Iowa PGA Junior Tour Fall Classic

Iowa PGA Section
A Tier
(11 or more players)

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

Iowa PGA Section
B Tier
(1-10 players)

1              200
2              150
3              100
4              75
5              60
6              50
7              40
8              30
9              20
10            10

PGA Junior Girls' Championship

1              1000
2              800
3              750
4              700
5              650
6              600
7              585
8              565
9              550
10           535
11           510
12           495
13           480
14           465
15           450
16           435
17           410
18           395
19           380
20           365
21           350
22           325
23           300
24          275
25           250
Make cut: 250

Western Women's Golf Association
Junior Championship

Champ Flight
Champion – 500
Runner-Up – 450
Semifinalist – 400
Quarterfinalist – 350
Round of 16 – 270
Round of 32 – 170

First Flight
Champion – 150
Runner-Up – 75
Semifinalist – 50
Quarterfinalist – 30
Round of 16 – 20
Round of 32 – 10

Big I, Optimist Junior Championship, Midwest Junior

1              500
2              450
3              400
4              375
5              350
6              325
7              300
8              285
9              270
10           255
11           240
12           225
13           210
14           200
15           190
16           180
17           170
18           160
19           150
20           140
Make cut: 50

High School State Championships (All Classes)

1              400
2              350
3              300
4              275
5              250
6              225
7              200
8              150
9              125
10           100

AJGA Invitationals

1              1000
2              800
3             700
4              650
5              600
6             550
7              500
8              450
9              400
10           350
11           300
12           250
13           200
14           180
15           160
16           140
17           120
18           100
19           80
20           60

 

AJGA Open

1              600
2              400
3              350
4              325
5              300
6              275
7              250
8              225
9              200
10            175
11             150
12           125
13           100
14           90
15           80
16           70
17           60
18           50
19           40
20           30

AJGA Junior (Age 15 and Under)

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

AJGA Preview

1              200
2              150
3              100
4              75
5              60
6              50
7              40
8              30
9              20
10            10

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