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 25, 2020.

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Acceptance into the Tournament of Champions is based on a golfer's results in past Optimist Junior Golf tournaments and District tournaments in addition to a golfer's Junior Golf Scoreboard and/or Golfweek ranking and state/provincial, regional, national and international tournament experience. Open to golfers who are between the ages of 11 and 18 through the final round on November 15, 2020. Golfers who are younger than 11 may apply to "play up".

All golfers must submit an application by September 25. Golfers will be notified by September 30.

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.

  • 2019 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.
  • 2019 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)
  • Golfers playing in the Optimist Tournaments and receiving a qualifying spot based on the number of spots that were allotted to that specific tournament of any District Tournament or Junior Tour Events from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Golfers must meet the following Qualifying Score
  • All Past Optimist Champions
  • 2020 Hugh Cranford All-Scholastic Team
  • Included in the top 300 overall Junior Golf Scoreboard or Golfweek rankings.

    Category 2
    Priority consideration will be given to golfers who fit into one the following categories:
  • All golfers who have played in any Optimist tournament. Golfers must meet the following Qualifying Score

    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.