2018 MA Trusted Choice 
Big "I" Junior 
Classic

State Qualifier
 
Play for a chance to compete in the Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship at Daniel Island  Club in Charleston, South Carolina (Aug 6-9, 2018)!
 
TOURNAMENT DATE & SITE
Monday-Tuesday, July 9-10, 2018

CC of New Bedford (Round 1) & The Bay Club (Round 2)
 
 
TOURNAMENT FORMAT
36-hole Individual Stroke Play
 
 
ADVANCING PLAYERS
Top 5 Boys & Top 2 Girls will advance to the National event
 
 
PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
Local & State qualifying tournaments are open to all male and female amateur golfers who are Massachusetts residents (permanent residence) and who will not reach their 19th birthday on or before August 9, 2018. Juniors in "neighboring states" are permitted to play so as long as their state does not conduct a Big "I" event.

Note: Non-Massachusetts residents (neighboring states) will need to win the Big “I” Junior Classic (State) “outright” to gain a spot at the National event; however this will not affect the total number of spots advancing for those MA residents – Top
5 boys, Top 2 Girls. The MA Independent Insurance agents will not provide a stipend for a non-resident winner, however for those successful MA residents (top 5 boys, Top 2 girls) some expenses for the National event will be covered.
 
 
QUALIFIERS
Players interested in participating at the State level will need to qualify at one of the local events listed below. Qualifiers for the MA Trusted Choice Big "I" Junior Classic (State Qualifier) are as follows:
 
DATE SITE
Sunday, April 22 Highfields Golf & CC
Monday, June 18 Cape Cod CC
 Tuesday, June 19 Beverly Golf & Tennis Club
Wednesday, June 20 Thorny Lea GC
Thursday, June 21 Franklin Park GC
   


As per the NEPGA Junior Golf Committee, the following players are exempted into the 2018 Massachusetts Trusted Choice Big "I" Junior Classic  (CC of New Bedford & The Bay Club), based on previous year's performance.

Girls Exemptions
Gabrielle Shieh
Elise Keane

Boys Exemptions
James Tyer
Andrew Michienzi
Sam Taraian
Nick Hampoian
Collin Fitzpatrick

Alex Yun

Note: The NEPGA Jr Golf Committee reserves the right to extend a limited amount of additional exemptions.

 
 
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Play for a chance to compete in the Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship at Daniel Island Club, Charleston, SC (Aug 6-9, 2018)!
 

Compete against champions from 41 states

Earn exempt status on the AJGA tour

Earn AJGA performance-based entry points

Travel costs covered by participating states

Complimentary players lounge and dining area

Private housing available

Local transportation for all players

 
AMATEUR STATUS
 
Each participant must be familiar with the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and have conformed to these rules in every respect. Participants must understand the Championship and Qualifying event regulations and agree that this entry is subject to the approval or rejection at any time by the Trusted Choice® Big “I” Officials at their discretion. Participants must further understand the use of alcohol, drugs or misconduct is a violation of the Code of Conduct and will result in disqualification.