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About the SOPGA Jr. Tour

Southern Ohio PGA Jr. Tour

The SOPGA Jr. Tour was established in 2008 by the Southern Ohio PGA as an extension of the association’s more than 500 Members and Associates teaching juniors the game of golf throughout Central and Southern Ohio. Through the Players Tour and Junior Series, the SOPGA Jr. Tour aims to develop young golfers while providing outstanding competitions on a local level. For almost 15 years, the SOPGA Jr. Tour has fostered the values of the game, like sportsmanship and integrity, among its members.

Players Tour

  • 36-Hole Tournament Competitions
    • Two rounds of 18-holes played in two-day span
  • Age Divisions: 13-15 and 16-19
  • SOPGA Junior Player of the Year points list
  • Events eligible for Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS) and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) ranking
  • Eligible to qualify in Southern Ohio Junior PGA Championship
  • Players Tour Members are eligible to play in SOPGA Junior Series events in addition to Players Tour tournaments

Junior Series

  • 18-Hole Events
    • Played in one day
  • Age Divisions: 9-12, 13-15 and 16-19
    • 9-12 Division players are eligible for 18-hole or 9-hole events with a parent caddy.
  • SOPGA Junior Player of the Year points list
  • Two events each week – one day in Columbus, one day in Cincinnati
    • Members may play as many days as they like
Eligibility

Southern Ohio PGA Junior Tour Memberships are open to all junior amateurs who live in the state of Ohio from the ages of 9-19. If a junior does not live in Ohio, he or she is required to submit proof or active enrollment in an Ohio school. Membership applications will be open to juniors who have not reached their 19th birthday or started their freshman year of college by midnight on the last day of the final 2022 event (July 28, 2022).  Players must be a SOPGA Jr. Tour Member to play in Players Tour and Junior Series events. Check the specific requirements (above) of both the Players Tour and the Junior Series to determine which Tour you are eligible to play.

Questions

For general questions about the SOPGA Junior Tour, click here to email the SOPGA Junior Golf Team.

For specific questions regarding the Players Tour, click here to email Derek Tincher, PGA.

For specific questions regarding the Junior Series, click here to email Bretten Hill.