Exemptions

Optimist Junior Golf offers a limited number of exemptions into the 2020 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship held at Trump National Doral (Miami, Florida) as listed below. Golfers who have earned an exemption are not required to play in an Optimist District tournament to attempt to qualify (but may do so if they choose). Golfers who are eligible for an exemption will be sent information on how to register online for the 2020 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in early April 2020.

In order to confirm their participation in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship, golfers who are eligible for an exemption must register and pay by May 31, 2020.

Exemptions
(1) The top finishers in each age division from the 2019 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship as follows: Boys 10-11 (top 5); Boys 12-13 (top 5); Boys 14-15 (top 5); Boys 16-18 (top 8) and Girls 10-12 (top 5); Girls 13-14 (top 5) and Girls 15-18 (top 8).

(2) Any previous age division champion of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship.

(3) The top finishers from the 2019 Optimist International Tournament of Champions as follows: Boys 11-13 (top 5); Boys 14-15 (top 5); Boys 16-18 (top 8) and Girls 11-13 (top 5); Girls 14-18 (top 5).

(4) Golfers selected to the 2020 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team.

The top finishers from the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Optimist International Junior Golf Tour event specifically:

(5) 2020 Junior Players Golf Academy at Hilton Head, South Carolina - Boys 16-18 (top 2); Boys 14-15 (Top 1); Boys 11-13 (Top 4); and Girls 11-13 (top 3); Girls 14-18 (top 2) (must meet scoring requirement) Optimist Junior Golf Tour

(6) 2019 Junior Players Golf Academy Open at Orange County National - Boys 16-18 (Top 3); Boys 14-15 (Top 3); Boys 11-13 (Top 3) and Girls 11-13 (top 3); Girls 14-18 (top 3) (must meet scoring requirement) Optimist Junior Golf Tour

(7) 2019 Green Valley Ranch - Denver, Colorado - Boys 16-18 (3) Boys 14-15 (5), Boys 11-13 (5), Girls 14-18 (5) Girls 11-13 (5). Must meet scoring requirement. Optimist Junior Golf Tour