Each Summer, the Southern California PGA Junior Tour provides an all expenses paid opportunity to participate in Travel Teams tournaments. They provide a chance to experience competitive golf against domestic and international fields. Teams are selected from a list of players who submit Travel Team Application Forms. TRAVEL TEAMS APPLICATION
- BOYS JUNIOR AMERICAS CUP
- GIRLS JUNIOR AMERICAS CUP
- CAL STATE BOYS/GIRLS
- OAK VALLEY CUP
- MARY CAVE CUP
- EDDIE HOGAN CUP
- CHALLENGE CUP
- ALL SO-CAL TEAM
The Junior Americas Cup has showcased some of the best junior golfers throughout the western region. The competition brings together an elite international field of 17 teams of the top four boys representing 12 western states, 2 Canadian Provinces and Mexico competing in a team format. Team results are based on the lowest three gross scores of the four team members.
The Southern California PGA Junior Tour selects 4 individuals every year to participate in the Boy’s Junior America’s Cup. Individuals are selected on a number of criteria including their playing ability, overall character, participation in the SCPGA Junior Tour, etc. The selected team members are led by a SCPGA Junior Tour staff member as their team captain. The Junior America’s Cup is hosted withing one of the participating team’s region on a rotating basis.
The SCPGA provides participants with team uniforms and golf bags for the competition. Participants stay with host families arranged from the host organization and all other expenses for travel and food are covered by the SCPGA.
2015 Boys California State Junior Amateur Championship
The annual Boys’ California State Junior Amateur Championship is event held every August, open to all boys, ages 12-17 in the state of California. The Junior Golf Association of Northern California is hosting the Southern California PGA Junior Tour in this years Championship. The Championship will return to Southern California on August of 2015.
Open to male amateurs who will not have reached their 18th birthday by midnight August, 2015 and have properly qualified under the guidelines set forth by their governing association (SCPGA or JGANC). Entries may be rejected at any time during the competition if justified by the actions of the competitor.
Players must sign up for the tournament through the 2015 BlueGolf schedule. The entry fee for this event is $170, which includes the players’ Welcome Dinner Sunday evening. There is an additional fee for any guests who would like to attend the Welcome Dinner.
The Championship will be conducted over 54 holes as follows:
First round 18 holes.
Second round 18 holes.
Cut after 36 holes – low 40 players and ties
Final round 18 holes.
August 2015, the North/South (California Cup) matches will take place. A selected 10 man Team for each North and South Junior Association will compete head to head in a 36-hole event.
The Oak Valley Cup began in 2008 and is annually contested between a team of 16 players representing Team Southern California and a team of 16 players representing Team Chinese. The matches take place over 2 days and 54 holes in a true Ryder Cup format.
Team Chinese is represented by 8 Boys and 8 Girls from ages 12-18 selected through qualifying and by application to the Chinese American Golf Foundation (CAGF). Team Southern California is represented by 8 Boys and 8 Girls ages 12-18 selected through the SCPGA Junior Tour Travel Team application. All members of Team Southern California are active members of the SCPGA Junior Tour.
Team Chinese has the edge on Team Southern California by claiming victory 6 times in the 8 year history of the Oak Valley Cup Matches.
The Mary Cave Cup is a 36-hole, four-ball event with trophies being awarded to the top 2 teams. Established in 2004, the event is named in honor of Mary Cave who was a dedicated volunteer of the SDJGA for almost 50 years.
The tournament is held at the Sycuan Resort (Oak Glen Course) in El Cajon, California.
The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches pit the best junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada against each other in a team format with the three lowest scores each day determining the team total. Medals are awarded to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field. The event began in 1969 in commemoration of the vast achievements and contributions to the sport by Eddie Hogan, their long-time head golf professional who served the club from 1939 until his tragic drowning death in 1968. At its inception, the competition was between the Portland Metro All-stars and junior golfers representing the rest of the region. Hogan, an Oregon Amateur champion and PNGA Amateur Champion, was credited for transforming the role of the golf professional, developing what is now considered the standard for the green grass pro shop.
Being selected to compete in Hogan Cup matches is an honor that has been bestowed to few individuals, and the excellence of past participants is indicative of the quality of the small, select field. The Southern California team has won the event 12 times.
Hosted by the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA), the Inaugural Challenge Cup took place in 2015. The NCGA has invited the SCPGA Junior Tour to send top four girls and eight boys to face off in a full Ryder Cup format.
The upcoming Challenge Cup will take place January 2-4, 2017.
Pebble Beach, CA
December 21-23, 2015
Boys Team: Clay Seeber (Player of The Year), Charles Reiter, Kaiwen Liu, Chase Furey, Sean Maruyama, Joseph Chun
Girls Team: Alyaa Abdulghany (Player of The Year), Kornkamol Sukaree, Rose Zhang, Brianna Navarrosa, Amari Avery, Kailie Vongsaga