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Southern Junior Cup


2017 Alabama Southern Junior Cup Team


Format

The Southern Junior Cup is an invite-only, Ryder Cup format co-ed team competition with four states that compete: Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Alabama. The format consists of 18 holes of match play with Four-Ball, Foursomes, and Singles Match Play sessions.  Each match is worth 1 point. Half point to each side for a tie.  Each state competes against the other three states in an equal number of matches.  Four-Ball and Foursomes partners consists of one male and one female sides, while individual matches pits male vs. male and female vs. female. All members of the Southern Junior Cup Team must participate in a minimum of one (1) Alabama Golf Association event in the current year.

Past Champions


2012: Oklahoma
2013: Oklahoma
2014: Oklahoma
2015: Oklahoma
2016: Alabama
2017: Alabama

* Alabama replaced Oklahoma in 2016

Current Site

2017: The Country Club of Oxford: Oxford, MS

Future Sites

2018: Missouri
2019: Alabama
2020: Arkansas
2021: Mississippi

Selection Process

Boys Team (6 Spots)
  • Top 3 players on Alabama State Junior Rankings, as of July 1 rankings
    • If a Top 3 player declines, the next player in the rankings will be invited followed by any subsequent players
  • Current Alabama Boys State Junior Champion
    • If the Alabama Boys State Junior Champion is in the Top 3 of July 1 rankings, the State Junior spot becomes an additional Captain's Pick
  • Two Captain's Picks
    • If the Champion of the Alabama State Amateur is a Junior Golfer, one Captain's Pick will be reserved 
  • Two Alternates
    • 1st and 2nd Alternates will be the 4th and 5th ranked players, as of July 1 rankings, followed by any subsequent players
Girls Team (6 Spots)
  • Top 3 players on Alabama State Junior Rankings, as of July 1 rankings
    • If a Top 3 player declines, the next player in the rankings will be invited followed by any subsequent players
  • Current Alabama Girls State Junior Champion
    • If the Alabama Girls State Junior Champion is in the Top 3 of July 1 rankings, the State Junior spot becomes an additional Captain's pick
  • Two Captain's Picks
    • If the Champion of the Alabama Women's State Amateur is a Junior Golfer, one Captain's Pick will be reserved
  • Two Alternates
    • 1st and 2nd Alternates will be the 4th and 5th ranked players, as of July 1 rankings, followed by any susequent players

Selection Timeline
  • All Southern Junior Cup Team selections, with the exception of the Boys State Junior Champion, will be made July 1
    • Boys State Junior Champion will be invited immediately following the event
  • Alternates will be notified as soon as their status has changed