The Tri-Star

Presented by: Visit Knoxville Sports Commission 

Tennessee's Junior Match Play Championship

June 29 - July 2, 2021

Three Ridges Golf Course

Knoxville, TN

Registration opens March 22, 2021

The Tournament


In conjunction with the Tennessee Golf Foundation and the Sneds Tour, the Tri-Star provides Tennessee's junior golfers a competitive golf experience unrivaled by any other tournament in the state. The event is the only match play championship on the Sneds Tour schedule and is a Level 3 TGA Junior Player of the Year point event.

NEW FOR 2021: The Tri-Star is a junior match play only event. The pro-junior and stroke play championship components of the championship will no longer be contested. There are three separate divisions: Boys Championship, Girls Championship, Boys 14&U. 

Entry into the Boys Championship and Girls Championship divisions will be based off qualification criteria similar to the Sneds Tour Elite Series criteria. The top 48 boys and top 24 girls will qualify for the Championship Divisions.


Entry into the Boys 14&U Division will be a first come first served process - the first 16 players to sign up will receive a spot in the field.


Registration for the event will be run through the Sneds Tour website.


Click here to visit the official tournament information page. C


Tuesday, June 29th will serve as a seeding round for the Boys Championship, Girls Championship and Boys 14&U Divisions. A total of 32 boys will qualify for the Boys Championship match play bracket, 16 girls will qualify for the Girls Championship match play bracket and all 16 boys in the 14&U Division will qualify for their division's match play bracket. Boys and girls who do not qualify for the championship division brackets will play a consolation match on Wednesday. 


Tee gifts will be available to players at registration.

Lunch will be served for players. 

Wednesday, June 30th will feature the Round of 32 in the Boys Championship Division and the Rounds of 16 in the Girls Championship and Boys 14 & U Divisions. 

In addition, consolation matches will be held for individuals who did not advance to the championship brackets.

Note on consolation matches: There is not a consolation bracket. Individuals who participate in the consolation matches will play one match on Wednesday. Winners of consolation matches do not advance further in the tournament. 


Lunch will be served for players.

Thursday, July 1st will feature the Round of 16 in the Boys Championship Division and the Rounds of 8 in the Girls Championship and Boys 14 & U Divisions. 

The Round of 8 in the Boys Championship Division will be held Thursday afternoon.

Lunch will be served for players.

Friday, July 2nd will feature the semifinals in the Boys Championship, Girls Championship and Boys 14 & U Divisions. 


The finals of all three divisions will be held Friday afternoon.


Lunch will be served for players.

Trophy presentation will follow the conclusion of each division's championship.

Hotel Accommodations


The Tri-Star is excited to offer participants and their families special discounted hotel rates in Knoxville.

Click here to view special Tri-Star hotel rates.



For additional tournament information please email