AJGA Performance Based Entry (PBE)
Performance Based Entry was introduced in 2003 as the means to determine AJGA tournament fields. This enables 12 to 18-year-old members to earn their way into AJGA tournaments based on performances at the national, regional and state levels.
The AJGA is committed to providing the best exposure for young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships. The PBE process will continue to ensure the strongest fields possible for AJGA events while also providing opportunities for anyone who has earned the right to compete at this level.
In 2014, all Elite Tour events, the Junior PGA Championship (Boys & Girls) and the Bustard Memorial Junior Invitational will be recognized for PBE status if there are 40 boys or 12 girls in your respective age division (Boys 13-18 or Girls 13-18).
“AJGA” on the PJT Tournament Schedule lists all American Junior Golf Association nationally ranked events.
Junior Golf Scoreboard (JGS)
The Junior Golf Scoreboard system is based on a formula that reviews a player’s record in 36-hole or longer tournaments over the last 365 days. Tournaments drop out of the calculation after one year. A player must have four events within the year to be ranked.
The criteria are as follows:
- Scoring Differential: For the 85 percent of the player’s round that are his/her lowest scores, a player’s average score is compared to the USGA rating of the courses they played (65 percent weight).
- Strength of Field: Whom did the player compete against and how strong were the records of their competitors (25 percent).
- Finish: Average finish of the competitor with consideration given to the size of the field (10 percent).
The Junior Golf Scoreboard typically receives results for over 1,100 tournaments worldwide and ranks approximately 5,000 – 6,000 players at any one time.
“JGS” on the PJT Tournament Schedule lists all Junior Golf Scoreboard nationally ranked events.