Junior Open Championship

The West Lancashire Golf Club

14 – 16 July 2014

2012 Champion: Asuka Kashiwabara (Japan)

A field of 123 competitors assembled at Fairhaven to play in the 2012 Junior Open.  68 different countries were represented and played out three rounds of competition before going on to spectate at The Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

The atmosphere at the Junior Open was competitive and friendly and whilst the tournament was seriously contested, the competitors gained much experience from the international nature of the event as well as making many new friends in the world of golf.

All results can be view by clicking on the links on the left.  A short video of the event will be available shortly to view on this page.

The next Junior Open will be held at The West Lancashire Golf Club from 14 – 16 July 2014.

Junior Open News

Junior Open Championship
Wednesday, July 18 2012

Kashiwabara wins 2012 Junior Open

Asuka Kashiwabara, a 16-year-old from Miyazaki, Japan, scored a historic win today in the 10th Junior Open at Fairhaven Golf Club....Read More

Junior Open Championship
Saturday, December 10 2011

The R&A is looking forward to running the 2012 Junior Open at Fairhaven. Here is a description of the club and course....

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Junior Open Championship
Thursday, July 15 2010

Kenta Konishi, a 16-year-old from Japan, maintained his advantage over a final round played in wet, cold and windy conditions, to win the Junior Open at Lundin Golf Club....

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All nations affiliated to The R&A are invited to enter their leading boy and girl golfers under the age of 16 for this biennial event which is played over three rounds of stroke-play. There is both a scratch and handicap element to the event. All competitors will play 36 holes with the leading 80 and ties (gross) qualifying to play the third round. Prizes in regional categories will be awarded on handicap over 36 holes.


Founded in 1994, the Junior Open came under The R&A administrative umbrella in 2000. Staged every two years, the event is closely linked to The Open Championship and played on a nearby course. All golfing nations affiliated to The R&A are invited to enter their best under 16 boy and girl golfers.

Working For Golf

The R&A uses proceeds generated by The Open Championship to develop the game around the world. View the Global Activity Map to find out where and how The R&A is Working for Golf.