State Junior Championship

Showcase your skills against the state’s best! Compete in the marquee Colorado State Junior Championship for a chance to etch your name in Colorado Golf history.

What is the State Junior Championship?

The State Junior Championship is launching in 2022 and is a modern and elevated version of the historic CGA/CWGA Junior Stroke Play and Junior Match Play Championships and the JGAC Colorado Junior Amateur and Junior Match Play Championships. Our goal is to crown the best boys and girls players in multiple divisions (Open, 13U (13 & Under), 11U (11 & Under), 9U (9 & Under). Will you be this year’s State Junior Champion?!

You can find more information about the Colorado State Junior Championship and the Colorado State Junior Championship – 13U, 11U, 9U by clicking the links below.

How to Register

Qualifier registration opens at 8:00 AM MST on Tuesday, March 15.

Step 1. Players must be an active member of CGA – Junior. You can do so for $25 HERE.

Step 2. Players must create a Golf Genius Tournament Player Profile HERE (select Click Here to Register).

Step 3. Non-exempt players may register for ONE qualifier. Log in to your profile and register.

EVENTDATECOURSECITYMORE INFO/REGISTER
CGA State Junior Championship – Open DivisionJune 19-23CommonGround GCAurora, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Walking Stick GC – Open DivisionMay 8Walking Stick GCPueblo, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Riverview GC – Open DivisionMay 14Riverview GCSterling, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Collindale GC – Open DivisionJune 2Collindale GCFort Collins, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Flatirons GC – Open DivisionJune 6Flatirons GCBoulder, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Tiara Rado GC – Open DivisionJune 9Tiara Rado GCGrand Junction, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Battlement Mesa GC – Open DivisionJune 10Battlement Mesa GCParachute, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Murphy Creek GC – Open DivisionJune 14Murphy Creek GCAurora, COCLICK HERE
CGA State Junior Championship – 13U, 11U, 9UAugust 1-3CommonGround GCAurora, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Walking Stick GC – 13U, 11U, 9UMay 8Walking Stick GCPueblo, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Riverview GC – 13U, 11U, 9UMay 14Riverview GCSterling, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Tiara Rado GC – 13U, 11U, 9UJune 9Tiara Rado GCGrand Junction, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Broken Tee GC – 13U, 11U, 9UJuly 14Broken Tee GCEnglewood, COCLICK HERE
Qualifier at Highland Hills GC – 13U, 11U, 9UJuly 18Highland Hills GCGreeley, COCLICK HERE

NOTE: Non-exempt players may only compete in ONE qualifier per Championship.

Exemptions - State Junior Withdraw/Refund Policy Past Champions
Code of Conduct Spectator Policy Hard Card


Colorado Golf Association

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© 2022 Colorado Golf Association

Exemption Criteria

Colorado State Junior Championship

Girls

  • Top 5 2021 Colorado Junior PGA Championship
  • Top 5 2021 Colorado Junior Amateur Championship
  • Final 4 Colorado Junior Amateur Match Play Championship
  • Top 5 2021 JGAC Tour Championship
  • Succesful 2021 US Girls Junior Qualifiers *From Colorado Qualifier
  • Top 15 AJGA 2022 Hale Irwin
  • Top 15 AJGA 2021 Colorado Springs Junior by Centura Health
  • Top 15 AJGA 2021 Junior Open at The Bridges
  • Champion 2022 CHSAA 3A, 4A, 5A State Tournament

 

Boys

  • Top 10 2021 Colorado Junior PGA Championship
  • Top 10 2021 Colorado Junior Amateur Championship
  • Final 8 Colorado Junior Amateur Match Play Championship
  • Top 10 2021 JGAC Tour Championship
  • Succesful 2022 US Junior Qualifiers *From Colorado Qualifier
  • Top 20 2022 AJGA Hale Irwin
  • Top 20 2021 Colorado Springs Junior
  • Top 20 2021 AJGA Junior Open at The Bridges
  • Champion 2021 CHSAA 3A, 4A, 5A State Tournament

 

Exempt Players

Colorado State Junior Championship

Charlie Flaxbeard

Nic Pevny

Max Lange

Camden Braidech

William Kates

Ben Harding

Kyle Shaw

Tayleb Schaefer

Andrew White

Noah Wagner

Grant Samuelson

Matthew Wilkinson

Hunter Swanson

Parker Paxton

Reese Knox

Connor Downey

Tyler Long

Colin Young

Matai Naqica

Alex Rogers

Luke Cushman

Gage Messingham

Carter Surofcheck

Thayer Plewe

Traejan Andrews

Wes Erling

Charlie Tucker

Brentyn Paiz

Lily Nelson

Timbre Shehee

Olivia Steen

Morgan Miller

Kaitlin Zingler

Kara Holm

Hadley Ashton

Kaylee Chen

Logan Hale

Katelyn Lehigh

Sofia Choi

Emily Cheng

Abigail Aeschleman

Jessica Mason

 

 

Withdraw/Refund Policy

If a player needs to withdraw from an event, they must notify the CGA as soon as possible.
• Entrants who withdraw before the entry deadline date will be refunded less a $10 service fee regardless of the reason.
• Entrants who withdraw after the deadline date, but at least two days prior to the first day of the event, will receive a 50% refund of their entry fee.
• No refunds will be issued for any reason for withdrawal within two days or after the start of the event.

All refunds are issued to the person listed on the entry form. Allow up to two weeks for processing a refund.

NOTE: If a player is positive for COVID-19 at the time of the event a full refund will be given.

Past Champions

YearJunior Match Play - GirlsJunior Match Play - BoysJunior Stroke Play - GirlsJunior Stroke Play - Boys
2021Morgan MillerBen HardingEmma BryantCharlie Flaxbeard
2020Morgan MillerMatthew WilkinsonCharlotte HillaryBo Wardynski
2019Caroline JordaanConnor JonesKaylee ChenDillon Stewart
2018Lauren LehighJack CastigliaKatie BerrianJake Welch
2017Emma BryantKyle PearsonArielle KeatingDavis Bryant
2016Hailey SchalkGriffin BarelaMary WeinsteinBraden Bentley
2015Amy ChitkoksoongPierce AichingerMary WeinsteinIsaac Petersilie
2014Samantha BarkerSam MarleyJennifer KupchoRoss Macdonald
2013Sydney MerchantJake StaianoKelly MoranRoss Macdonald
2012Calli RingsbyAndrew RomanoCalli RingsbyJimmy Makloski
2011SeungHa ChoiJohn AhernAllie JohnstonSteven Kupcho
2010Lindsay McGetrickNick AllenPaige SpiranacJonathan Park
2009Somin LeeDerek FribbsSomin LeeWyndham Clark
2008Somin LeeBrian DorfmanBethany BuchnerKory Harrell
2007Melissa MartinMark HubbardElizabeth KresockMark Hubbard
2006Kayley KemptonTyler ParsloeBrooke CollinsTyler Parsloe
2005Kayley KemptonTyler ParsloeBecca HufferRiley Andrews
2004Rachel LarsonPatrick GradyKristin WallaJeff Bullock
2003Carla ScannielloTom GlissmeyerAshley TaitShea Sena
2002Kelly JaquesTom GlissmeyerKelly JaquesLuke Antonelli
2001Jennie PeekDan SilvaAimee TielmemlandDerek O'Neill
2000Lynette DuranDustin MillsLindsay HulwickJohn Hayes
1999Kate WaggonerChristian SanchezKate WaggonerBrett Tobyne
1998Nicki CutlerShawn WillsNicki CutlerMatt Hart
1997Nancy AbiecunasMike EnglishKelly SchaubGeoff Keffer
1996Nancy AbiecunasLeif OlsonNancy AbiecunasMike English
1995Katie KnodeBen FialaBritta OlsonLief Olson
1994Michelle ThomasRandy FrancisMichelle ThomasMarc Hocking
1993Jennifer KernCam OslerJennifer McCormickBen Fiala
1992Kelly HefferJay OsmonJennifer McCormickJeff Fujimoto
1991Kelly HefferMike TroyerJennifer McCormickMike Troyer
1990Jennifer McCormickTed ScribnerShannon MercerRay Best III
1989Lanny WhitesideRay Best IIIKerry ZebickScott Petersen
1988Jill McGillMonte MontgomeryKelly HefferScott Petersen
1987Jodi ZwemkeDavid HoweJodi ZwemkeScott Petersen
1986Shelley MalletCharlie WhalenKathy HodgeBrett Dean
1985Kristie WarrenBrett DeanWendy WerleyBill Riddle
1984Wendy WerleyBrandt JobeWendy WerleyClark Lyons
1983Gailynn AddisRon SpeakerMelanie WarmathBrandt Jobe
1982Sue AllenDoug BakkeGailynn AddisJohn Sundberg
1981Gailynn AddisBrad PenfoldGailynn AddisLuke Maten
1980Liza WrightRonnie MaxfieldLiza WrightLuke Maten
1979Holly MorrisSteve IvanDana JenningsJames Huntington
1978Dana HoweAndy CarrRandy White
1977Kim EatonRick CramerRick Cramer
1976Patty PichonDavid Lee
1975Lauren HoweTerry Kahl
1974Patty PichonRick Petri
1973Terry SmithKent Moore
1972Shannon JohnsonBill Loeffler, Jr.
1971Shannon JohnsonMike Reid
1970Shannon JohnsonJim Mundell
1969Callie PhillipsTim Brauch
1968Holly HolzumChuck Canepa
1967Caroline NorblumDoug Rouse
1966Diane TiedgenLarry Webb
1965Caroline NorblumMike Jerome
1964Sherry NicolaDan Sommers
1963Sherry NicolaPaul Meininger
1962Nancy BaumHale Irwin
1961Nancy BaumBob Douma
1960Gail HeitlerGary Polumbus
1959Ronna DeganLarry Maurer
1958Dee WardRonnie Wright
1957Ronna DeganSandy Zisman
1956Sally HardwickGary Wright
1955Sally HardwickHal Ottaway
1954Diane ReedDavis Love
1953Sally HardwickDavis Love
1952Ronnie Sevier
1951Paul Ransom

Code of Conduct

The CGA provides a venue for our members to participate in a game which can be pursued throughout life and which helps to develop character, sportsmanship, and the life values of integrity, honesty, self-discipline, and competitive spirit.

Junior golfers are expected to comply with the following expectations throughout the tournament season, both on and off the course. Participants and spectators are expected to show good sportsmanship and proper conduct during all CGA Junior events.

Any of the below behavior will be met with severe consequences as determined by the tournament committee. Flagrant or subsequent violations will result in automatic disqualification. Repeated infractions will result in the suspension of membership.

  • Cheating
  • Disrespect of officials, course staff and tournament directors
  • Throwing/slamming clubs or balls
  • Delay of play due to player routine
  • Inappropriate language
  • Inappropriate attire (see Dress Code section of this handbook)
  • Damage to golf course property (slamming putters into greens, etc.)
  • Damage to other competitors or their property (e.g. clubs)
  • Littering on golf course property
  • Use of electronic devices to listen to music during a round
  • Use of any type of tobacco/vape, alcohol or drugs (unless by written medical authorization)

Spectator Policy

We realize that it is enjoyable for friends and family members to watch junior golfers, but in order to protect the competition and the junior golfers, and in keeping with the traditional role of a spectator not to interfere with any player on the course, all spectators are required to adhere to the following guidelines while watching a CGA Junior Event.

 

  • Spectators and parents, except those that are volunteering in an official capacity, are not allowed in the scoring area.
  • Walk only on the cart paths or in the rough where cart paths are not available. Always be aware of other groups on the course and don’t hold up the group behind
  • Golf carts will only be allowed at the discretion of the host
  • All spectators shall stay a reasonable distance away from the junior golfers at all
  • Do NOT walk alongside the junior golfers while walking down the fairway or to the next teeing
  • Do NOT talk with the players in a way that may be construed as giving advice, resulting in a penalty for the player.
  • Do NOT attempt to give rulings or advice. There are several rules officials on the course to provide the players with assistance if they need it.
  • Spectators may help a player call the rules phone number.
  • Spectators are encouraged to look for balls. This should be done with no other interaction with the player.
  • Disrespect to tournament officials, volunteers, and other players will not be tolerated.
    • Obscene, abusive, or vulgar language is not permitted.
    • Interfering with discussions on rulings and scores will not be permitted.
    • Distracting play by loud talking with other spectators or use of a camera, cellular phones, radios, or beepers during competition is strictly prohibited. Cameras and/or video cameras may be used if they do not cause a distraction to the players.
  • Spectators are asked to encourage all participants with polite clapping.

 

Parental or spectator interference may result in disqualification of the related participant. This policy has been adopted to protect the players. Any continued non-compliance with these policies will result in being asked to leave the course and possibly a loss of future spectating privileges.

 

In addition to the CGA Junior Spectator Policy, please observe the following regulations:

  • Minimize all contact between yourself and the players, including your own child. If you wish to hand your child a drink, snack, jacket, etc., feel free to do so, but keep any conversations brief and make sure you are not giving any advice to your child.
  • Keep a reasonable distance from the players. Do NOT walk down the hole with them and do NOT go on the greens or tees.
  • Parents may NOT be in or near the scoring area at the conclusion of play.
  • Parents may NOT give rulings or other playing information to their child or others. If there is a question, call the tournament director.
  • If you walk ahead of the group, do not position yourself in a manner that would give your child some information on how to play a shot.
  • Disrespect of and negative comments towards other spectators, parents, players, tournament officials, volunteers will not be tolerated.

If you violate these policies one of our officials will speak with you and if the violation is serious enough, you might be asked to leave the course. Please enjoy your day on the course, watching your child learn and compete without causing your child embarrassment by your behavior.

Hard Card

The Rules of Golf as approved by the USGA and The R&A, effective January 1, 2019 govern play. See the applicable tournament Notice to Players for additional Local Rules and Conditions. Unless otherwise noted, the penalty for a breach of a local rule is the general penalty, loss of hole in match play and two strokes in stroke play. The local rules of the host course are not in effect.

 

LOCAL RULES

 

 

Out of Bounds. Defined by the inside edge of freshly painted white lines or stakes at ground level or the inside points of white stakes. Stakes, posts or fencing of boundary objects are treated the same.

 

Penalty Areas. Identified by red or yellow stakes and defined by freshly painted red or yellow lines. When a penalty area is defined on only one side, it is deemed to extend to infinity (otherwise indicated by a double stake). When a yellow or red penalty area is bounded by out of bounds, the penalty area edge extends to and coincides with the boundary edge.

 

Ground Under Repair. Defined by freshly painted white lines. French drains filled with stones that are exposed or discovered by probing are ground under repair. Ground under repair includes, whether or not marked, cultivated flowerbeds and active nurseries, which are further defined as No Play Zones. Ground under repair may include areas of unusual damage, but only when declared by an authorized member of the Committee. When adjacent to an obstruction, such an area is part of the obstruction. Thinly grassed areas resulting from winterkill or drought conditions are not considered and are not marked as ground under repair.

 

Integral Objects. Include cables, rods, wires or wrappings when closely attached to trees; liners in bunkers and artificial walls and pilings when located in penalty areas unless otherwise provided for in the Notice to Players

 

The following Model Local Rules are in effect as prescribed in Committee Procedures, Section 8 of the USGA Official Guide to the Rules of Golf.

 

  • Relief from seams of Cut Turf (Sod Seams) Relief is for lie of ball and area of intended swing only (F-7)
  • Ball Played from Outside Relief Area When Taking Back-On-the-Line Relief (E-12)
  • Immovable Obstructions Close to the Putting Green when Both the Ball and Obstruction are in General Area Cut to Fairway Height or Less (F-5)
  • Ball Deflected By Power Line On the Course (E-11)
  • Out of Bounds When Public Road Runs Through Course (A-3)
  • Temporary Immovable Obstructions (“Either Side” Relief Option: F-23e(2))
  • List of Conforming Driver Heads (G-1)
  • List of Conforming Golf Balls (G-3)
  • Limiting When Stroke Made From Putting Green Must Be Replayed Under Exc. 2 to Rule 11.1b —. (D-7).
  • Replacing Club that is Broken or Significantly Damaged (G-9)

 

 

 

 

 

TERMS OF THE COMPETITION

 

 

Pace of Play. See separate memorandum to players for pace of play policy and guidelines.

 

Practicing Before or Between Rounds. Rule 5.2 is modified in this way: In stroke play, a player must not practice on the competition course before or between rounds (I-1.1). Penalty for breach of Local Rule, see Rule 5.2.


Scoring Area and Returning Scorecard.
For the purpose of applying Rule 3.3b(2), a player’s scorecard is treated as returned when the player has first left the scoring area (Defined by blue tape or otherwise) with both feet.

 

Prohibiting Use of Audio and Video Devices. During a round, a player must not listen to or watch content of any nature on a personal audio or video device (G-8). Penalty for breach of Local Rule, see Rule 4.3.

 

 

 

Discontinuance of Play. A suspension of play for a dangerous situation will be signaled by one prolonged air horn note. All other suspensions will be signaled by three consecutive air horn notes. In either case, resumption of play will be signaled by two short air horn notes. See Rule 5.7b. All practice areas are closed during suspension for a dangerous situation until the Committee has declared them open. Players who practice on closed practice areas will be asked to stop practicing; failure to stop practicing might result in disqualification.

 

Official Time. The official clock is with the starter. All other time pieces on property should be considered unofficial.

 

Close of Competition. The competition is closed when the symbolic prize for the event has been presented to the winner or in the absence of a ceremony, when the committee has approved all scores or results. A match is final when it has been posted to the official scoreboard.

The Committee

For any Colorado Golf Association competition, the Committee consists of the designated Tournament Director, the designated Rules Captain and any member of the CGA Rules of Golf Committee who is either present or can be reached by phone. The members of the CGA Rules of Golf Committee are Ed Mate – Executive Director/CEO, Ashley Harrell – Managing Director of Golf Operations, Lewis Harry, PGA – Director of Rules and Competitions, Kate Moore – Director of Competitions, Greg With – Chairman of the Rules of Golf Committee, Leo Barabe, Jan Fincher, Karla Harding, Tim Hersee, Tom Kennedy, Jim Magette, Ken McGechie, Sandy Schnitzer, John Sova and Brad Wiesley.