2016 PGA Junior Series opens 21st season with eight-event schedule beginning in June

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2016 PGA Junior Series opens 21st season with eight-event schedule beginning in June

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- The 2016 PGA Junior Series, a series of summer-long, affordable, professionally managed and competitive golf tournaments for juniors ages 12-18, features an eight-state, cross-country schedule beginning in early June.

The Series, which debuted in 1996 and is run by the PGA of America, opens June 4, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and concludes July 20, at the Penn State Golf Course in State College, Pennsylvania.

“For 20 years, the PGA Junior Series has served as a proving ground for some of the game’s top junior talents,” said PGA President Derek Sprague. “We are proud to again share a summer schedule with our juniors that features eight challenging golf courses from around the nation.”

The eight PGA Junior Series events, which are either two- (36 holes) or three-day (54 holes) competitions, will serve as Junior PGA Championship qualifiers, with the boys’ 15-18 division winner and the overall girls’ champion earning entry into the Championship field. The 41st Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, will be contested Aug. 9-12 at Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, Rhode Island.

In addition, the PGA Junior Series’ eight events are recognized within the United States Junior Ryder Cup Team points system. The junior boy and girl with the most points during the 2015 and 2016 seasons automatically qualifies for the U.S. squad that will compete against Europe in the 2016 Junior Ryder Cup, which will be played Sept. 26-27 at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minnesota.

Potential entrants can apply at

Each Series event will feature a field of up to 156 players and includes boys’ and girls’ divisions.

2016 Schedule for PGA Junior Series, Junior PGA Championship and Junior Ryder Cup

June 4-5
PGA Junior Series Event #1
PGA Golf Club, Ryder
Port St. Lucie, Fla.

June 6-8
PGA Junior Series Event #2
Kearney Hill Golf Links
Lexington, Ky.

June 17-18
PGA Junior Series Event #3
Sunriver Resort, Crosswater
Sunriver, Ore.

June 23-24
PGA Junior Series Event #4
Chaska Town Course
Chaska, Minn.

June 29-July 1
PGA Junior Series Event #5
Eisenhower Golf Club, Blue
Colorado Springs, Colo.

July 6-8
PGA Junior Series Event #6
Nebraska City, Neb.

July 11-13
PGA Junior Series Event #7
Westbrook Country Club
Mansfield, Ohio

July 18-20
PGA Junior Series Event #8
Penn State Golf Courses, Blue
State College, Pa.

Aug. 9-12
41st Junior PGA Championship
Wannamoisett Country Club
Rumford, R.I.

Sept. 26-27
10th Junior Ryder Cup
Interlachen Country Club
Edina, Minn.

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