2017 Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings Announced
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2017-02-20
A Course Scenic View Of The Eighth Hole Green At Plainfield Country Club. (PGA TOUR/Keyur Khamar)
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey — Following the announcement of the selection and eligibility criteria for the Junior Presidents Cup, the PGA TOUR and American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) have announced the official Team Standings for the inaugural event, which is set to take place September 25-26, 2017, at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey, the two-time host of the first event of the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs. Two days later, the 2017 Presidents Cup will begin at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings includes the top 25 eligible players in the running to make their respective teams. As of Aug. 3, the top 11 junior boys in the AJGA Rankings will officially qualify for the U.S. Team, while the top 11 junior boys in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) will qualify for the International Team.
The 12th and final spot for each team will be filled as of Sept. 6. The leading junior boy in the AJGA Rankings that is not already qualified at that time will officially join the U.S. Team, while the leading junior boy in the WAGR that is not already qualified will round out the International Team.
The current top 12 players for each team are listed below:
Click here for the complete Junior Presidents Cup Team Standings.
Teams will be led by Honorary Captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, whose presence will ensure an unforgettable experience for each junior participant. Each honorary captain will be supported by a captain, who will handle the primary duties during the competition, including the creation of the daily pairings and conducting the draw of the matches. The U.S. Team will be captained by 2001 PGA Championship winner David Toms, while the International Team will be led by 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman.
For additional details about the Junior Presidents Cup, please visit the tournament’s microsite.