Optimist International Tournament of Champions
Exemptions & Eligibility

In order to be considered for the Tournament of Champions, golfers must submit a tournament application no later than September 26, 2018.

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Acceptance into the Tournament of Champions is based on a golfer's results in past Optimist Junior Golf championship and District qualifiers in addition to a golfer's Junior Golf Scoreboard and/or Golfweek ranking and state/provincial, regional, national and international tournament experience. See below for eligibility details.

Category 1 (Exempt)
Golfers who fit into category #1 are EXEMPT into the Tournament of Champions. Registrations will be automatically accepted for golfers who fit into these categories, provided a golfer submits an application by the stated deadline.

  • 2018 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship
    Top 30 (+ties) Boys 12-13, 14-15, 16-18 and Girls 13-14 and 15-18 age divisions.
    Top 25 (+ties) Boys 10-11 and Girls 10-12 age divisions.

  • 2017 Tournament of Champions --- Boys 16-18 (top 15+ties), Boys 14-15 (top 15+ties), Boys 11-13 (top 15) Girls 14-18 (top 15+ties), Girls 11-13 (top 6)

  • Included in the top 200 overall Junior Golf Scoreboard or Golfweek rankings as of September 1, 2018.

Category 2
Priority consideration will be given to golfers who fit into one the following categories:

  • Top third of the field of the Boys 14-15 and 16-18, Girls 15-18 divisions of the summer 2018 Optimist International Junior Golf Championship.

  • Boys 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18, Girls 10-12, 13-14 and 15-18 division winners of an official 2018 Optimist District qualifying tournament and Junior Golf Tour Events.

  • Champions (oldest boys and girls age divisions only) of any Golfweek ranked tournament occurring between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018.

Category 3
Golfers who do not fit into one of the categories above are encouraged to apply and we will consider your application on a case-by-case and space-available basis.