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R&A Junior Open

The R&A 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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2018 R&A Junior Open Champion

Martin Vorster (RSA)

2016 Junior Open Champion  Pedro Lencart Silva

Martin Vorster posted rounds 66, 65 and 75 to seal a narrow win at the R&A Junior Open at the Eden Course (St Andrews). The 16-year-old finished one stroke ahead of Tsubasa Kajitani on a total of 205. Kajitani signed for a level-par 70 to finish second on a four under 204.

2020 CHAMPIONSHIP

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History

Littlestone Golf Club
13-15 July 2020

The R&A Junior Open Championship will be played on The Championship Links, Littlestone, Kent, from 13-15 July 2020.

­­­Littlestone Golf Club offers a superb traditional championship links course with fast running fairways on the natural undulating dunes with cunningly placed bunkers. 

 

 

It is recognised as being one of the top 100 courses in England and is situated on the coast on the atmospheric Romney Marsh. Famous golf architects such as James Braid and Alistair Mackenzie contributed to the design.

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 boy and/or girl who are under 16 years of age on 1 January 2020 but over 12 years of age by 13 July 2020. 

Littlestone Golf Club

St Andrews Road
Littlestone
TN28 8RB
England
Tel: +44 (0) 1797 363 355

Entries Open - February

Entries Close – Friday 1 May 2020

Handicap Limit – 15.4

Entry Limit - 120

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

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