SCGA, SCPGA team up for junior event

The Southern California Golf Association and the Southern California PGA Section have collaborated to create the Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship, which will be played for the first time on Oct. 17-18 at Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry.

The Junior Amateur will be a 36-hole stroke play event with 104 players in the boys’ field and 104 in the girls’ tournament. The event is open to Southern California boys with a Handicap Index of 5.4 and below and Southern California girls with a Handicap Index of 9.4 and below.

“We are excited to provide an opportunity for the younger generation of golfers to compete in their own prestigious competition,” said Kevin Heaney, SCGA executive director.

“Along with the SCPGA, we strive to provide opportunities for all Southern California golfers, especially those who represent the future of the game we love. These juniors are future SCGA members, so we’re excited to include them in our activities during their junior golf careers.”

Said Tom Addis, SCPGA executive officer and CEO: “The Southern California PGA is pleased and proud to team with the SCGA to bring the inaugural Southern California Junior Amateur Golf Championship, a major golf event, to our junior golfers right here in Southern California.

“The SCPGA runs hundreds of events for juniors golfers each year, and we are thrilled to bring our tournament management and rules expertise to such a high-profile event.”

Industry Hills Golf Club has hosted a number of major golf tournaments, including the Kia Classic of the LPGA Tour, U.S. Open qualifying and numerous SCGA Championships.

Industry Hills was selected 2010 National Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association.

Competitors in the Southern California Junior Amateur be 18 years of age or younger as of Oct. 18, 2015.  Players who have graduated from high school are not eligible. Exemptions have been granted to several prominent local junior champions.


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