Championships: 2017 Junior Amateur Championship

The Orchards GC

South Hadley, MA | July 31 - August 2

ENTRY CLOSE: Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Entries are open to amateur golfers from an MGA Member Club or full-time Massachusetts residents who have reached their 14th birthday and will not reach their 19th birthday by midnight August 2, 2017.

Qualifying Sites

Date Site Times
Info Sheet
June 26 Harmon Golf
June 28 Bayberry Hills - Links
June 28 Dudley Hill GC
June 29 Ould Newbury GC
July 5 Furnace Brook GC
July 6 Amherst GC

Registration Alert!!

For Competitors with a GHIN #: All Bay State amateur competitors who have an up-to-date GHIN number with an MGA Member Club can use the My MGA Home program.

For Returning Competitors Without a GHIN #: Competitors who registered for the 2015 MGA Junior Amateur Championship, can log into the system using their e-mail address and password. If you misplaced or forgot your password, please use the "Forgot Password" function or e-mail us at We are happy to assist you.

For New Competitors Without a GHIN #: Bay State residents who do not have an up-to-date GHIN number can also register but they must create a new profile in the MGA system using their current e-mail address. Click here to set up your account.

WAGR Counting Event

The World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR), which comprises a women's ranking and a men's ranking for elite amateur players, is offered by The R&A and the USGA as a global service to golf. WAGR is updated every Wednesday on and is available to national federations and organizers of amateur and professional events and tours for purposes of offering exemptions, selecting national teams and assembling Orders of Merit. WAGR currently incorporates over 4,000 events with over 10,000 players and endeavors to be the most comprehensive and accurate ranking in golf by effectively comparing players from around the world who may never directly compete against one another.

AJGA Performance Based Entry

The Massachusetts Junior Amateur champion will become fully exempt with the AJGA, while the top 15 finishers will earn performance stars.

Age Rank Status
14 - 18 1 to 1 Fully Exempt
14 - 18 2 to 5 12 Stars
14 - 18 6 to 10 8 Stars
14 - 18 11 to 15 4 Stars

For more information, please visit the AJGA's web site at


2016 Championship Highlights

It may have taken him three days to get there, but 15-year-old James Imai (George Wright GC) finally posted an under-par round at Kernwood Country Club and his prize for doing such was the 98th Massachusetts Junior Amateur Championship title. On the third and final day, Imai carded a 1-under par 69 on for a three-round winning score of 4-over par 214. He was the only competitor in the field to post a number in the 60s that week. As a result of his victory, Imai became only the fourth Pre-Junior Division player (one who is 14-15 years old) in 24 years to capture the overall title. Read More


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