2018 Accumulated Merit Points for Provincials
2018 Merit PointsEVERY ST. LAWRENCE JUNIOR GOLF TOURNAMENT IS RANKED BY GOLF ONTARIO" ALL PLAYERS CAN EARN POINTS ON THE GOLF ONTARIO JUNIOR RANKING LIST BY PERFORMING WELL AT OUR EVENTS.
In years past, our Junior golfers had to go play in other tournaments to get noticed and to open opportunities for them in golf (such as golf scholarships, being on Ontario Jr. Golf Team, etc.) Playing in our tour (or any of the 10 Regional Jr. Golf Tours) didn’t help the better players get recognized. That’s why many of them stopped playing in the St. Lawrence Tour... they were too busy going to events in Ottawa, Toronto, etc., where they would get noticed.
Now Golf Ontario (formerly Golf Association of Ontario) has done something to even the playing field for all Junior Golfers. They have developed a merit award ranking system. Here’s how it works. You must have a registered handicap with Golf Canada/Golf Ontario. If you join the St. Lawrence Tour again, We will send your name to Golf Ontario and they will put you on the list of Junior Golfers for merit points. Every time you play in one of our events (provided it meets the criteria set by Golf Ontario) We will send your score to them. Points are awarded for how you performed in each event. You can earn as much as 200 points by winning one of our events in your age division. Most importantly, if you are gaining merit points by doing well at several Junior Golf Tournaments, your name will become known by all those interested in supporting Junior Golfers. They’ll be looking at the Merit list and seeing which Juniors have the most points. To learn more about this new Merit Award system check the following 2 links:
The top 2 players accumulating the most merit points in each Division will be selected to represent the St. Lawrence Junior Golf Tour at The Humber Cup, which is the annual Ontario Junior Golf Tour Championship and occurs at the end of August. The accumulated merit points will be based on the players best 8 events. Players who play less than 8 events could still qualify for the 2 top positions. If one of the players cannot attend, the alternative will be the player with the next most merit points based on the above criteria.
Player (A) plays all 10 events and the total merit points for his best 8 events is 985 points
Player (B) only plays in 7 events and his total merit points is 1000 then player (B) would be selected for the Provincials.
For merit points awarded for all events and accumulated by Division click on: