LIVE SCORING AND PREVIEW: Jones Cup Junior Invitational
18 Dec 2023
by Justin Golba of

see also: Jones Cup Junior Invitational, Sea Island Golf Club

Sea Island Golf Club
Sea Island Golf Club

The Jones Cup Junior Invitational is now underway Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga., from Dec. 18 - Dec. 19.

Normally, in a 54-hole tournament, the Jones Cup Junior has been shortened to a 36-hole event due to inclement weather. 

The Jones Cup Junior Invitational is available for male amateur golfers who are no older than 18 as of December 20, 2023, and are not enrolled full-time at a university. Entries are subject to approval or rejection by the Jones Cup Junior Invitational committee at any time, including after the start of play. The field is limited to 84 players.

Here are the qualifying exemptions for the Jones Cup Junior finishers:

Top five or Semi-finalists from the following 2023 events:

US Junior Amateur
AJGA Invitationals
AJGA Simplify Boys Championship at Carlton Woods
Jack Burke Jr. Junior Invitational
Junior PLAYERS Championship
Polo Golf Junior Classic
Wyndham Invitational at Sedgefield
Team Taylormade Invitational
Mayakoba Invitational
AJGA Invitational

Winners of the following 2023 events:

Southern Junior
Bobby Chapman
Junior PGA Championship
North-South Junior
Junior Orange Bowl Invitational Championship
Press Thornton Future Masters
Scott Robertson
Hudson Junior Invitational
Bubba Conlee
Junior World
Optimist International
Western Junior
Junior Invitational at Sage Valley
Mizuno Keith Mitchell Junior Championship

Additional Criteria:

Top 30 and ties from the 2022 Jones Cup Junior Invitational
Top 75 players in the AJGA Rolex Rankings as of 9/12/2023
Top 50 players in the Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings as of 9/12/2023
2023 U.S. Amateur Match Play Players
2023 Wyndham Cup Participants
2023 Junior Ryder Cup Participants

Past Champions:

2022 – Rex Hargrove
2021 – Andrew McLauchlan
2020 – Shawn Lalmoni
2019 – Maxwell Ford
2018 – Drew Miller
2017 – William Moll
2016 – Garrett Barber
2015 – Davis Shore
2014 – Joshua Martin
2013 – Joshua Seiple
2012 – KK Limbhasut
2011 – Matt NeSmith
2010 – Motin Yeung
2009 – Oliver Schniederjans

ABOUT THE Jones Cup Junior

The Jones Cup Junior Invitational follows in the footsteps of the Jones Cup Invitational. The tournament features the nation’s top male junior golfers ages 15-18. The winner of the 54-hole stroke play competition receives an exemption to participate in the heralded Jones Cup Invitational, which typically features a diverse international field. Invitations are typically mailed in September and are based on Polo Golf Rankings, Junior Golf Scoreboard Rankings and the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior Rankings.

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