Invitation Criteria for the 2018 Medinah Shriners Jr Invitational

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The Medinah Shriners Junior Invitational is an annual event benefiting the Medinah Country Shrine and the Chicago Shriners Hospital for Children. The IJGA has donated nearly $200,000 to the Shriners Hospital for Children since this event’s inception.  This one-day, invite-only event, is a 36-hole stroke play competition for boys and girls 14-18 and is recognized by both JGS and AJGA. Please note that this event is a first come, first served and will fill up quickly. Invitations are expected to be sent out in January for this event. This is not a Player of the Year point awarding event.

This event will take place on Monday, May 21, 2018.

BOYS MEDINAH COUNTRY SHRINE INVITATIONAL QUALIFYING CRITERIA

IJGA

  • Top 50 Finishers and ties from the past season IJGA Junior and Senior Player of the Year standings.
  • All players that make the cut at the Illinois State Junior Amateur Championship.
  • Top 5 and ties from each of last season’s Players Challenge events.
  • Top 10 and ties from the past season’s Medinah Country Junior Shriners Invitational.
  • Top 8 Finishers and ties from the past season CDGA Junior Amateur.
  • Top 8 Finishers and ties from the past season IJGA DuPage County Junior Classic (Both Boys Divisions.)
  • Top 3 Finishers and ties from all the past season’s Playing Member Stroke Play with Division Field Size 45 players or more.
  • Top 2 Finishers and ties from all the past season’s Playing Member Stroke Play with Division Field Size 21-44 players.
  • Winner of all the past season’s Playing Member Stroke Play with Division Field Size 20 or less players.
  • Match Play Qualifiers (32) from the past season Chick Evans Junior Amateur Championship.

MAJGT

  • Top 5 finishers at all past season’s MAJGT Classics or Opens
  • Top 10 finishers and ties from all past season’s MAJGT Championships

OUTSIDE EVENTS

  • Top 10 Finishers and ties from the past season Individual IHSA Class A, AA, & AAA State Championships.
  • Top 10 Finishers from the past season’s USGA Junior Amateur – Illinois Qualifier.
  • Top 10 Finishers and ties from the past season’s PGA Junior – Illinois Qualifier.
  • Junior and Senior Boys Player of the Year of the McHenry County Junior Golf Association

YDP (players must be ages 14-18 as of 08/15/2018)

  • Top 5 Finishers and ties from the past season IJGA YDP Player of the Year Point standings.
  • Top 3 Finishers and ties from the past season YDP Player of the Year Championship, 12-13 Division.

OTHER

  • Top 50 National Junior Golf Scoreboard – Illinois Rankings as of January 1st of the current season.

 

GIRLS MEDINAH COUNTRY SHRINE INVITATIONAL QUALIFYING CRITERIA

IJGA

  • Top 15 Finishers and ties from the past season IJGA Junior and Senior Player of the Year standings.
  • Top 5 Finishers and ties from the past season’s Maggie Rogers Memorial Open.
  • Top 5 and ties from each of last season’s Players Challenge Events.
  • Top 10 and ties from the past season’s Medinah Country Junior Shriners Invitational.
  • Top 8 Finishers and ties from the past season CDGA Junior Amateur.
  • Top 8 Finishers and ties from the past season IJGA DuPage County Junior Classic.
  • Top 2 Finishers and ties from all the past season’s Playing Member Stroke Play events with Division Field Size 12 or more.
  • Winner from all past season’s Playing Member Stroke Play events with Division Field Size 11 or under.
  • Match Play Qualifiers (16) from the past season CEJA.

MAJGT

  • Top 2 and ties at all past season’s MAJGT Classics or Opens
  • Top 5 finishers and ties from all past season’s MAJGT Championships

OUTSIDE EVENTS

  • Top 10 Finishers and ties from the past season Individual IHSA Class A, AA State Championships.
  • Qualifiers and alternates from the past season’s USGA Girls Junior Amateur – Illinois Qualifier.
  • Junior and Senior Girls Player of the Year of the McHenry County Junior Golf Association

YDP (players must be ages 14-18 as of 08/15/2016)

  • Top 5 Finishers and ties from the past season IJGA YDP Player of the Year Point standings.
  • Top 5 Finishers and ties from the past season YDP Player of the Year Championship, 12-13 Division.

OTHER

  • Top 25 National Junior Golf Scoreboard – Illinois Rankings as of January 1st of the current season.

PLEASE NOTE: The IJGA Tournament Committee will accept special exemption requests for this event. These requests must be submitted to Brett Dreier (bdreier@ijga.org) by Friday, March 30, 2018. Requests should contain an explanation on why the player is not exempt or why they cannot qualify and also include a past tournament resume. Tournament Committee decisions will be made by Friday, May 4, 2018 and communicated to the player.

 

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