MJGA Points Distribution

The Mississippi Junior Golf Association has established a points series which awards Player of the Year honors for the highest ranking junior players in the state.  These awards are presented annually to the players that collect the highest point total. We award player of the year awards in the following categories:

Boys Overall Player of the Year 14-18

Girls Overall Player of the Year 13-18

Boys Division A-16-18 year olds

Girls 16 Divsion 16-18 year olds

Boys Division B-14-15 year olds

Girls 13 Divison 13-15 year olds

Boys Division C 12-13 year olds

Girls Division D 10-12 year olds

Boys Division D 10-11 year olds

Girls Division E 9 & under

Boys Division E 9 & under

 

 

In addition, the Points Series is used to determine the invitees to participate in MJGA team events and the BankPlus Sanderson Farms Junior Pro Am

MJGA Points Eligibility:  Players must be bona fide residents of the state of Mississippi and MJGA members to be eligible to earn MJGA Points. Eligibility also applies to the junior cup teams as well. Juniors representing Mississippi must be residents of the state of Mississippi and current MJGA members for 60 continous days prior to the matches. MJGA points will only be awarded to current MJGA Members and residents of the state of Mississippi. Since the MJGA players are minors, the parents/guardian's residency will be used to determine if the players are eligible for MJGA Events, MS Junior Amateur, MS Junior Teams, and BankPlus Junior Pro Am. See Tournament Policies for which MJGA Tournaments require residency.

MJGA Tournament Minimum Numbers: Beginning August 1, 2018 All MJGA Tournaments must meet the minimum number to receive full points. This is based on the number who begin playing the tournament in the specific division. If a lower number is in a specific division, the points awarded will be prorated based on the field size in the specific division. Full points for the sanctioned tournament will be awarded if the specific division has a minimum of the following:

Boys Overall 14-18: 24 players

Girls 13-18: 6 players

Boys Division A: 24 players

Girls 16 Divsion: 6 players

Boys Division B: 16 players

Girls 13 Divison: 3 players

Boys Division C: 10 players

Girls Division D: 2 players

Boys Division D: 6 players

Girls Division E: 2 players

Boys Division E: 3 players

 

Sanctioned Tournaments with out of state players:

Players who are from out of state, will be counted in the points distribution, but they will not earn MJGA points. (i.e. A player from Arkansas finishes first and second in the Greenwood Jr Championship, a Mississippi player finishes third. The MS player will earn 3rd place points. If a Louisiana player and Mississippi Player tie for fourth place, they will split 4th and fifth place points. The MS player will earn 1/2 of 4th and 5th combined points, the LA player will not earn points). This is also how the MGA player of the year points have been distributed for over 20 years.

Category I - One Day Events (18-Hole Tournaments)

1st - 80 2nd - 60 3rd - 50 4th - 40 5th - 30 6th - 25 7th - 20 8th - 15 9th - 10 10th - 5

Category II - Two Day Events (36-Hole Tournaments)

1st - 100 2nd - 80 3rd - 70 4th - 60 5th - 55 6th - 50 7th - 45 8th - 40 9th - 35 10th - 30
11th - 25 12th - 20 13th - 15 14th - 10 15th - 5



Category III - Mississippi Boys and Girls Junior Amateur Championship

1st - 250 2nd - 200 3rd - 150 4th - 125 5th - 100 6th - 100 7th - 90 8th - 80 9th - 75 10th - 70
11th - 60 12th - 55 13th - 50 14th - 45 15th - 35 16th - 30 17th - 25 18th - 20 19th - 15 20th - 10
21st - 5 22nd - 5 23rd - 5 24th - 5 25th - 5




National Qualifiers - USGA Boys and Girls Junior Amateur, Big "I" National Championship

Qualify* - 50 Make the Cut - 50 (total of 100)
Top 15 or Quarterfinals Round - 25 (total of 125) Top 5 or Semifinals Round - 25 (total of 150)
Champion - 50 (total of 200)
* Must Compete in event Qualified for to receive points

National Qualifiers - US Kids National Championship (Other National Championship Strokeplay events without a "cut")

Qualify* - 50 Top 50 - 50 (total of 100)
Top 25  - 25 (total of 125) Top 10 - 25 (total of 150)
Champion - 50 (total of 200)
* Must Compete in event Qualified for to receive points

Mississippi State Amateur

Make the Cut - 25 Top 25 Finish - 25 (total of 50)
Top 15 - 25 (total of 75) Top 5 - 50 (total of 125)
Champion - 75 (total of 200)