SCJGA Heritage Classic Foundation Rankings- 2018 changes
In an effort to simplify and better reflect the abilities of our SCJGA players, our rankings system will utilize the same format as the Carolinas Golf Association (CGA) and the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA). Developed by Shotstat, the system will reflect the play of every player in the field, not just the top 20 as in years past. Also taking into account is the player’s scoring against the course rating for that particular course under the competition radar.
The Rankings will still use the last 12 months of play to determine the rankings number and only the age brackets playing the competition from the longest yardage of the tournament will count. Boys will have to have a minimum of 15 players in the field, and girls will need to have 6 players post scores to be eligible for rankings. The entire field is then awarded points with last place earning one point all the way to the champion with increments of one point and the champion receiving 5 bonus points for the win. In example, a field with 35 players would break out as follows: First place- 40 points, second-34, third- 33 etc to last place receiving one point. Each tournament has a weighting based on the strength of field and those finish points are then multiplied by the weighting to give the player his point total. This will be reflected in 49% of the player’s points for that event. 51% of the players ranking will come from their stroke differential as calculated as an overall value for the year compared to every other player in the rankings.
As many junior golfers in North and South Carolina play in CGA, SCJGA, and many of the independent events, both associations have come together to provide a unified method to treat all of the tournaments in the same way. Tyga and the SCJGA will still have a separate system in place for their respective players, but every event will be ranked the same way. Conversion took place over the entire year of 2017 and the January edition will be the first publication using the new formulas.
Who can earn points?
Junior golfers 18 and under who have not started college, who are residents of South Carolina and have played in a minimum of 5 rankings events.
Is there a minimum of events that have to be played?
Yes, juniors must play in a minimum of 5 events before being ranked.
What tournaments are used?
Any junior event conducted in SC and all states adjacent (NC, GA) along with pre-set national junior and amateur events.
Do you have to be a member of the SCJGA to earn rankings points?
No, players are added to the rankings automatically after they earn points.
How deep in the field are points awarded?
Each player who finishes a rankings event earns points.
How are rankings determined?
Each players total points (49%) earned and tournament scoring differential (51%) are used to determine the rankings.
What is a player’s tournament scoring differential?
We take the stroke average from the ranking events the player has played in and subtract the average course rating for the course and yardage played to give each player their differential.
Why the course rating?
The course rating is the “USGA’s mark that indicates the playing difficulty of a course for a scratch golfer under normal course and weather conditions.
The rating is based on yardage and other obstacles to the extent that they affect the scoring ability of a scratch golfer.”*
What if a player withdrawals from an event?
Any injury or emergency withdrawal will not hurt the player. However, any player who has more than 1 unjustified withdrawal after starting a rankings event will be deleted from the rankings.
How are the points awarded?
Points are awarded in reverse order based on the size of the field. Overall winner also receives 5 extra pints for winning.
Example: It there are 10 players in an event
1st place 10 + 5 = 15 points
2nd place 9 points
3rd place 8 points
4th place 7 points
5th place 6 points
6th place 5 points
7th place 4 points
8th place 3 points
9th place 2 points
10th place 1 point
The corresponding points are then multiplied by the “event multiplier”.
What is a multiplier?
The event multiplier gives us the chance to give more established events more points. The multiplier is determined based on historical data of the size and strength of the field.
What about ties?
They are split, unless an on course playoff is held and then that playoff determines the finish.
Do all divisions receive points?
No, only the players who play from the longest yardage are awarded rankings points.
What if two or more divisions play from the longest yardage set of tee?
Then the divisions are merged into one overall division and points are then awarded for the overall and not the divisions.
What do the rankings reflect?
How well individual players have fared in the PAST 12 MONTHS in selected tournaments, unless they have graduated from high school, then they are deleted the September after they graduate from high school.
Is there a minimum amount of contestants in an event to be used for rankings?
Yes, there must be at least 15 boys or 6 girls playing from the longest set of tees in each event before the results can be used.
Do you add events in mid-season?
Yes. A boys’ tournament with 15 boys or a girls’ tournament with 6 girls playing the longest set of tees in that event will be used.
The multiplier for those events will be set after the results are received and evaluated based on the size and strength of the field.
Can the multiplier be adjusted after the competition?
While each event is judged on the previous years field, the rankings committee reserves the right to adjust the multiplier.
This may be done if the field is small, or the depth of the field is not as deep as it was in the past.
Does a round being canceled affect the multiplier?
Since the number of holes to be played does factor into determining the multiplier, the multiplier is reduced the percentage of holes that are canceled.
For an example, if a 36-hole event with a 4 multiplier is shortened to 18-holes, the multiplier is reduced by 50% to a 2.
What if a round is shortened to 9 holes?
Rounds shortened to 9 holes will not be used for rankings.
When 9 holes rounds are eliminated, the rankings results are based off all 18-hole rounds completed and may be different from the actual player finish position published by the tournament.
The multiplier will be adjusted as called for in the example above.
Why only individual events?
We do not use Four-Ball or team score events because results do not reflect the contribution of two players in all cases. In some cases, one player may “carry” the other.
Is it updated daily?
No. They are updated by the 10th of each month, unless otherwise noted. As we share data with the CGA, we must wait until the 5th of each month and make sure all of their player profiles are updated as well.
What about mistakes?
Unless catastrophic errors are found, mistakes are fixed for the next update.
Is there a maximum or minimum yardage to be played from?
No. We do recommend that the boys play a yardage around 6700 yards and girls play a yardage around 5700 yards, but there is not a requirement.
Are juniors who have graduated from high school deleted?
Yes, juniors who have graduated are deleted in the September rankings after they have graduated from high school.
Weights (as posted on the Junior Schedule of the Carolinas):
If an event is not listed, it will still be eligible for rankings as long as it meets the minimum guidelines. Standard rule of thumb is if there is no field selection, ie entry is based on date of entry, a one day tournament will be a 2 weight and a 36 hole event will be a 4 weight.
|18 hole sign up and play events||2|
|36 hole sign up and play events||4|
|January 6-7||Winternational Jr. Series Event #4||Pinehurst No. 8||4|
|January 13-14||HJGT-Bluffton Jr. Shootout||Old South||4|
|January 13-15||PKBGT Linville Cup at Mid Pines Inn & GC||Southern Pines||4|
|January 14-15||Carolinas-Georgia Junior||Mt. Vintage Plantation||8|
|15-Jan||TYGA One Day||Pinehurst CC No. 6||2|
|January 20-21||PKBGT Eagle Classic at Georgia Southern University GC||Statesboro||4|
|January 20-21||Winternational Jr. Series Event #5||Pinehurst No. 5||4|
|January 27-28||HJGT-Pinehurst Junior Shootout||Pinehurst No.5||4|
|27-Jan||NC Junior Golf Night||Pine Needles Resort|
|January 27-28||PKBGT PKB Foundation Classic at CC of North Carolina||Pinehurst||4|
|February 3-4||HJGT-Kiawah Island Junior||Kiawah-Turtle Point||4|
|February 3-4||SCJGA Sea Pines Junior Heritage – Sea Pines Resort||Hilton Head||8|
|February 3-4||Winternational Jr. Series Event #6||Pinehurst No. 6||4|
|February10-11||HJGT-Ballantyne Open w/Dana Rader Golf School||GC at Ballantyne||4|
|February 10-11||PKBGT Orange Whip Classic at Clemson University||Clemson||4|
|February 17-18||PKBGT RocketTour PLAYERS at University of Georgia||Athens||4|
|Feruary 17-18||TGF Country Club of North Carolina||Pinehurst NC Boys||4|
|February 17-18||Winternational Jr. Series Event #7||Pinehurst No. 2||4|
|February 23-25||Dustin Johnson World Jr.||TPC Myrtle Beach||6|
|February 24-25||HJGT-Grandover Junior Shootout||Grandover Resort-West||4|
|2-Mar||Keith Hills High School Kickoff||Keith Hills CC|
|March 3-4||HJGT-Coastal Carolina Jr. Shootout||Blackmoor GC||4|
|March 3-4||PKBGT Palmetto Classic at University of South Carolina||Columbia||4|
|March 3-4||TGF UNC A.E. Finley GC||Chapel Hill||4|
|March 3-4||Winternational Jr. Series Event #8||Pinehurst No. 1||4|
|March 10-11||HJGT-Richmond Jr. Shootout||Providence GC||4|
|March 10-11||PKBGT Tar Heel Classic at UNC Chapel Hill Finley||Chapel Hill||4|
|11-Mar||TYGA Pinewild CC Junior Shootout||Pinewild CC (Holly Course)||2|
|12-Mar||Carmel High School Shootout||Carmel CC||2|
|March 17-18||HJGT-Hilton Head Jr. Shootout||CC of Hilton Head||4|
|March 17-18||NCJGF- IMG Junior World Championships Qualifying||UNC Finley GC||4|
|March 17-18||PKBGT Boars Head Inn Classic at University of Virginia||Charlottesville||4|
|March 17-18||TYGA Archdale-Trinity Chamber Junior||Holly Ridge GL||4|
|18-Mar||SCJGA Pee Wee Championship – Columbia CC||Blythewood||not ranked|
|March 23-24||TYGA North State High School Challenge||Club at Irish Creek||5|
|March 24-25||HJGT-Charlotte Junior Challenge||Stoneridge GC||4|
|March 24-25||HJGT-Laurel Hill Jr. Shootout||Laurel Hill GC Lorton||4|
|March 24-25||PKBGT Lexington Classic at Sapona Ridge CC||Lexington||4|
|March 24-25||PKBGT Women’s Health Classic Jr. Challenge Symetra Tour Qualifier||Greenwood||4|
|25-Mar||SCJGA Caddie Classic – Wildewood Country Club||Columbia||4|
|28-Mar||TYGA Wedgewood HS Shootout||Wedgewood GC||2|
|March 29-31||Palmetto HS Golf Tournament||Caledonia & True Blue||4|
|29-Mar||The Palmetto High School Qualifying||True Blue & Caledonia GC||4|
|March 30-31||TGF UNC A.E.Finley Golf Course Boys Only 9-18 call 919-291-5813||4|
|March 30-31||The Palmetto High School Championship||True Blue & Caledonia GC||4|
|March TBD||Anderson Creek High School||Anderson Creek GC||4|
|March TBD||The Neuse High School||The Neuse GC||4|
|7-Apr||CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Qualifying||Siler City CC||2|
|April 7-8||PKBGT Masters at Greenville CC||Greenville||4|
|April 7-8||TGF Grandover Golf Resort||Greensboro NC. Boys 9-18 call 919-291-5813||4|
|9-Apr||TYGA NC High School Invitational||Treyburn CC||3|
|April 14-15||CGA Jimmy Anderson Boys’ Invitational||Jacksonville CC||6|
|April 14-15||HJGT-College prep Series at Furman||Furman University GC||4|
|April 14-15||PKBGT Southeast National Event at TBA||TBA||4|
|19-Apr||TYGA Pinecrest High School Invitational||Pinehurst CC No. 8||3|
|April 21-22||AJGA Preview||Carolina Trace CC (Lakes)||4|
|April 21-22||HJGT-Northern Virginia Jr. Open||1757 GC||4|
|22-Apr||PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series at Longleaf GC||Pinehurst||2|
|April 28-29||HJGT-Bluffton Jr. Open||Robert Cupp Course||4|
|April 28-29||PKBGT Metrolina Classic at Rock Hill CC||Rock Hill||4|
|April 28-29||TGF NCSU Lonnie Poole Golf Course||Raleigh||4|
|May 5-6||PKBGT Carolina’s Classic at Carolina Trace CC||Sanford||4|
|5-May||PKBGT Middle Atlantic One-Day Series at Augustine GC||Stafford||2|
|May 7-8||NCISAA Boys’ State Championships||Pinehurst Area courses||5|
|May 7-8||NCHSAA Boys’ Regionals||various sites||2|
|May 12-13||CGA Vicki DiSantis Girls’ Championship||Pine Island CC||8|
|May 12-13||TGF Bryan Park GC (Champions)||Greensboro||4|
|May 14-15||NCHSAA Boys’ State Champioships||Pinehurst Area courses||5|
|May 18-20||Scott Robertson Memorial||Roanoke CC||9|
|May 18-20||CGA Carolinian Amateur||Keith Hills CC||10|
|19-May||CGA Creed Boys’ Qualifying||Lancaster GC||2|
|May 19-20||HJGT-College Prep Series at VA Tech||Pete Dye River Course||4|
|19-May||PKBGT North Carolina One-Day Series at Monroe CC||Monroe||2|
|May 19-20||WSCGA Green Valley Girls’ Classic||Green Valley CC||5|
|May 26-27||CGA Creed Boys’ Invitational||Camden CC||7|
|May 26-28||HJGT- 54 Hole Challenge at Colonial||Colonial CC||4|
|May 26-28||PKBGT Open Championships at CC of Salisbury||Salisbury||6|
|May 27-28||TGF Pine Needles and Mid Pines Golf Resort||Southern Pines||4|
|Summer 2018||Hootie and Blowfish Summer Series||2|
|June 2-3||HJGT-College Prep Series at UVA||Birdwood GC||4|
|June 2-3||PKBGT Maryland Classic at Laytonsville GC||Gaithersburg||4|
|June 2-3||SCJGA Jimmy Self Invitiational – Greenwood CC||Greenwood||7|
|June 2-3||TYGA Bojangles Junior Open||Cutter Creek GC||4|
|2-Jun||TYGA Tots One Day||Midland Country Club||Not ranked|
|June 3-5||CGA Carolinas Women’s Amateur||Green Valley CC||10|
|June 9-10||PKBGT Chancicleer Classic at Coastal Carolina Uni.||Myrtle Beach||4|
|June 10-12||HJGT-Mid Season Invitational at Sea Island||Sea Island-Plantation||4|
|June 11-13||SCGA Junior Championship – Dataw Island – Cotton Dike||Dataw Island||7|
|11-Jun||USGA Junior Am Qualifying||CC of Salisbury||4|
|June 12-15||AJGA Haas Family Invitational||Sedgefield CC (Ross)||9|
|June 11-14||AJGA Judie Oppenheimer Memorial||Chechessee Creek Club||6|
|June 12-15||CGA NC Junior Girls’ Championship||Maple Chase GC||7|
|12-Jun||TYGA One Day||CC of Whispering Pines||2|
|13-Jun||TYGA One Day||Whispering Woods CC||2|
|June 13-17||CGA SC Men’s Amateur Match Play||Furman GC||10|
|14-Jun||CGA NC Junior Boys’ Qualifying||Catawba Creek GC||2|
|14-Jun||CGA NC Junior Boys’ Qualifying||Links at Cotton Valley||2|
|June 14-17||CGA NC Men’s Amateur||River Landing (River)||10|
|June 16-17||HJGT- Virginia Summer Classic||1757 GC||4|
|June 16-17||HJGT-Myrtle Beach Junior Classic||International||4|
|18-Jun||TYGA One Day||Reedy Creek GC||2|
|June 19-22||CGA NC Junior Boys’ Championship||Pine Island CC||7|
|19-Jun||TYGA One Day||Siler City CC||2|
|19-Jun||USGA Junior Am Qualifier||CC of South Carolina||4|
|15-Jun||USGA Junior Girls’ Qualifying||Colonial CC||4|
|June 20-21||PKBGT Precision Girls’ at Bryan Park||Greensboro||4|
|June 21-22||SCJGA Grant Bennett Florence Junior Invitational – Florence CC||Florence||6|
|21-Jun||TYGA One Day||Sanford CC||2|
|June 22-24||NCWGA NC Women’s Amateur||Ironwood GC||10|
|25-Jun||TYGA One Day||Club at Irish Creek||2|
|25-Jun||USGA Junior Am Qualifying||Carolina CC||4|
|June 26-28||CGA Carolinas Girls’ Championship||Croasdaile CC||8|
|June 26-27||PKBGT NOVA Championship at Hidden Creek CC||Reston||4|
|26-Jun||TYGA One Day||Monroe CC||2|
|June 28-29||TYGA Coastal Plains Junior||Greenville CC||4|
|June 29-July 1||WSCGA Junior Girls||Moss Creek||7|
|June 30-July 1||PKBGT North Carollina Classic at TBA||TBA||4|
|July 2-4||North & South Junoir||Pinehurst No. 2||6|
|2-Jul||TYGA One Day||Chapel Hill CC||2|
|July 9-10||CGA Carolinas Girls’ 15 & Under||CC of Whispering Pines (Pines)||3|
|July 9-12||PGA Junior Girls’ Championship||Kearney Hill GL||10|
|July 10-13||CGA SC Junior Match Play Championship||Rock Hill CC||7|
|July 11-13||AJGA Amino Vital Junior||Treyburn CC||6|
|July 11-12||TYGA High Point Junior||Blair Park and Oak Hollow||4|
|July 12-15||CGA Carolinas Men’s Amateur||CC of North Carolina (Dogwood)||10|
|July 14-15||Trusted Choice NC Big I State Championship||Mid Pines/Pine Needles||6|
|July 16-17||CGA NC Boys’ 13 and Under Championship||Asheboro City GC||3|
|July 16-21||USGA Junior Girls’ Championship||Poppy Hills GC||10|
|July 16-21||USGA Junior Amateur||Baltusrol GC||10|
|July 17-18||SCJGA Blade Junior Classic – Thornblade Club||Greer||7|
|17-Jul||TYGA One Day||River Ridge GC||2|
|18-Jul||TYGA One Day||Ole Still GC||2|
|July 18-19||TYGA Roy Jones Junior||Kinston CC||4|
|19-Jul||TYGA One Day||Lake Hickory CC (Catawba Springs)||2|
|20-Jul||CGA Father-Son Championship||Pinehurst area courses||Not ranked|
|20-Jul||CGA Parent-Child||Pinehurst area courses||Not ranked|
|July 21-22||PKBGT Wolfpack Classic at NC State Uni.||Raleigh||4|
|23-Jul||CGA Carolinas Boys’ Junior Qualifier||Camden CC||2|
|July 24-26||CGA Carolinas Boys’ Championship||Members Club at Wildewood||8|
|July 23-26||Bubba Conlee Junior||Quail Ridge GC||6|
|July 24-26||CGA Carolinas Women’s Match Play||North Ridge CC||10|
|25-Jul||TYGA One Day||Beechwood CC||2|
|26-Jul||TYGA One Day||Greenville CC||2|
|July 28-29||CGA Mid-Atlantic Girls’ Team Matches||Indian Creek GC||Not ranked|
|30-Jul||TYGA SAS Junior||Prestonwood CC||2|
|July 31-Aug 1||CGA Twin States Girls’ Championship||Spring Valley CC||8|
|July 31-August 3||PGA Junior Boys’ Championship||CC of St. Albans||10|
|1-Aug||CGA Dogwood Boys’ State Junior Qualifying||Pinewood CC||2|
|1-Aug||CGA Dogwood Boys’ State Junior Qualifying||Walnut Creek CC||2|
|August 1-5||CGA NC Men’s Amateur Match Play||Gaston CC||10|
|August 1-2||Carmel Junior||Carmel CC||4|
|2-Aug||TYGA One Day||CC of Johnston County||2|
|August 2-5||SCGA SC Men’s Amateur Championship||Dataw Island Club||10|
|August 3-5||PKBGT Tour Championship at Salem Glen||Advance||4|
|6-Aug||TYGA Jack Ratz Memorial||Wildwood Green||2|
|August 6-9||Trusted Choice Big I National||Daniel Island Club||10|
|August 6-12||USGA Women’s Amateur||GC of Tennessee||10|
|August 7-9||AJGA Greg Norman Academy Junior||Barefoot Resort (Norman)||6|
|August 7-9||CGA Dogwood Boys’ State Junior||Duke GC||7|
|August 7-9||CGA Dogwood Girls’ State Junior||Chapel Hill CC||7|
|August 7-8||SCJGA Beth Daniel Junior Azalea – CC of Charleston||Charleston||8|
|August 11-12||CGA Carolinas-Virginias Junior Team Matches||CC of North Carolina (Cardinal)||Not ranked|
|13-Aug||CGA Carolinas Pro-Junior||Prestonwood CC||Not ranked|
|August 13-19||USGA Men’s Amateur||Pebble Beach GL||10|
|August 14-16||AJGA Junior All-Star||Club at Irish Creek||4|
|August 14-16||CGA Hope Valley Junior Invitational||Hope Valley CC||6|
|14-Aug||TYGA One Day||Wilmington Municipal||2|
|August 18-19||SCJGA Thomas D Todd All Stars – Patriot GC||Greenwood||5|
|August 18-19||SCJGA Tommy Cuthbert All Stars – Seabrook Island Ocean Winds Club||Johns Island||5|
|August 21-22||TYGA Tournament of Champions||The Neuse||5|
|25-Aug||TYGA Tots One Day||Gillespie Park||Not ranked|
|September 1-3||AJGA Girls’ Championship||Furman GC||9|
|September 22-23||WSCGA High School Invitational at Sanctuary at Cat Island||Beaufort||4|
|September 22-23||CGA Junior Collegiate||Keith Hills CC||7|
|29-Sep||TYGA NC Middle School Championship||Longleaf GC||2|
|October 6-7||CGA Jimmy Anderson Girls’ Invitational||Jacksonville CC||6|
|October 6-7||SCJGA Tradition Four Ball – Pebble Creek CC||Taylors||Not ranked|
|October 13-14||TYGA State Championship||Colonial CC||5|
|13-Oct||TYGA Tots State Championship||Longleaf GC||Not ranked|
|October 20-21||SCJGA Bobby Chapman Invitational – Spartanburg Country Club||Spartanburg||9|
|November 3-4||SCJGA Fall Challenge – Cheraw State Park & Morees Cheraw CC||Cheraw||4|
|November 17-18||SCJGA Players Championship – Hartsville CC||Hartsville||6|
|21-Nov||TYGA One Day||Longleaf GC||2|
|2-Dec||SCJGA Morgan Lucas Team Championship – Greenville CC (Riverside)||Greenville||2|
|December 15-16||SCJGA Ford Picard Christmas Classic – Wild Dunes – Links Course||Isle Of Palms||2|
|December 28-29||Donald Ross Junior Championship||Pinehurst No. 1||5|