Two Tours Become One
The NCGA Junior Tour was founded in 2008 and grew rapidly from eight tournaments to sixteen by 2010, while the NCPGA’s Junior Tour conducted eight tournaments during its inaugural year in 2010.
Beginning in 2011, the Junior Tour of Northern California was established by combining the resources of the NCGA and the NCPGA’s Junior Tours, in order to create a single tour where junior golfers could compete against the best players for an affordable price. This partnership proved extremely successful, and the number of tournaments increased to seventeen.
In order to meet Northern California’s demand for quality junior golf tournaments, the Junior Tour of Northern California will hold twenty three tournaments in 2013 between March and October. The quality of these tournaments has been recognized the American Junior Golf Association by awarding performance based entry status to the winners of all Boys and Girls Championship flight events in 2013.
Junior Tour of Northern California Player of the Year
In 2008 when the NCGA created its junior tour it created a “Player of the Year” award to honor the best player in the boys’ and girls’ divisions. After the NCGA joined its junior tour with the NCPGA at the end of 2010—creating the Junior Tour of Northern California (JTNC)—the award has continued to recognize the best boy and girl junior player in the region. Read more about previous Players of the Year: 2013 Players of the Year – 2012 Players of the Year
Player of the Year Winners
|Year||Boys’ Winners||Girls’ Winners|
|2008||Austin Roberts (14-18)
Christopher Petefish (12-13)
|2009||Shotaro Ban||Hannah Suh|
|2010||Andrej Bevins||Casie Cathrea|
|2011||Bryson DeChambeau||Casie Cathrea|
|2012||Jacob Solomon||Carly Childs|
|2013||Justin Suh||Casie Cathrea|