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The Junior Open

The Junior Open Championship came under The R&A's administrative umbrella in 2000, having been founded in 1994. The biennial event, to which all golfing nations affiliated to The R&A are invited to enter their best under-16 boy and girl golfers, is closely linked to The Open and is always played on a nearby course.

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2016 Junior Open Champion

Pedro Lencart Silva (PRT)

2016 Junior Open Champion  Pedro Lencart Silva

Pedro Lencart Silva posted a round of six-under-par 67 to seal a convincing win at the Junior Open at Kilmarnock (Barassie). The 16-year-old finished five strokes ahead of Valeria Pacheco on a total of 214. Pacheco signed for a one-over-par 74 to finish second on level par 219, one ahead of China’s Yifan Ji (72) who was the leader after the first day.

2018 CHAMPIONSHIP

2018 Junior Open Venue Eden Course

2018 CHAMPIONSHIP

Format

History

St Andrews (Eden Course)
16-18 July 2018

The Junior Open Championship will be played on the Eden Course, St Andrews from 16-18 July 2018.

The Eden Course is one of seven courses than forms St Andrews Links, commonly referred to as “The Home of Golf”. Opened in 1914, after demand on the existing courses grew, the Eden Course was designed by Harry S Colt and is named after the Eden estuary.

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 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.

Eden Course

Eden Club House
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9SF
Scotland
Tel: +44 (0)1334 466666

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2018 CHAMPIONSHIP

Format

History

Format

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.

HISTORY

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2018 CHAMPIONSHIP

Format

History

Inaugurated in 1994, the Junior Open came under The R&A’s administrative control in 2000. All national golf organizations are invited to send one boy and/or one girl, under the age of 16 to compete in the 54 hole event.

In recent years entries have been attracted from over 60 nations and the experience for juniors includes not only the golf tournament but an opportunity for competitors to meet their counterparts from many different golfing nations.

Traditionally the Junior Open is played in the same week in July as The Open and at a nearby course.

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