Presented by: Visit Knoxville Sports Commission
July 5-7, 2019
Three Ridges Golf Course
Deadline to Register: June 21, 2019
In conjunction with the Tennessee Golf Foundation and the Knoxville Chapter of the TPGA, the Tri-Star provides Tennessee's junior golfers a competitive golf experience unrivaled by any other tournament in the state. The event is a three-day junior golf event positioned around three true championships: Pro-Junior Championship, Match Play Championship and a 36-hole Stroke Play Championship.
Friday, July 5th - Pro-Junior Championship
One PGA professional and three juniors (ages 10-18) comprise a pro-junior team. The event is a double best-ball format - everyone plays their own ball and the best two scores for each hole are counted for the team score. A pro can be on multiple pro-junior teams and can invite as many juniors as he/she would like.
Low-Pro: The Pro-Junior Championship will also serve as an 18 hole low-pro event. The low-pro purse will total $5,000.00. There will be three sets of professional tees: Regular Professional, Senior Professional and Women's Professional. The official purse breakdown will be finalized once registration closes and the field has been set. A professional's failure to hole out on every hole will result in a last place purse position.
Saturday and Sunday, July 6th-7th - Tennessee's Junior Match Play Championship
Friday's Pro-Junior tournament will serve as the seeding round for the Junior Match Play Championship. There are two Junior Match Play Championship divisions: Boys and Girls. In order for a junior to be eligible for match play, he or she must play the furthest set of tees established by the committee for their division and must hole out on all 18 holes during the Pro-Junior Championship. The top 16 boys and top eight (8) girls from Friday's round will qualify for match play.
NEW for 2019: Any junior golfer between the ages of 14-18 who would like to participate in the Tri-Star but does not have a pro or other juniors to compete in the pro-junior competition, but wishes to still try to qualify for the junior match play championship, may register as an individual. All individuals will play an 18 hole qualifying round on Friday, July 5th. The top 16 scores (including juniors participating in the pro-junior) from Friday's round advance to match play. Juniors who finish outside the top 16 will still qualify for the 36 hole stroke play championship on Saturday and Sunday.
Boys Match Play Schedule:
Saturday, July 6th - Round of 16 and Round of 8
Sunday, July 7th - Semifinals and finals
Girls Match Play Schedule:
Saturday, July 6th - Round of 8 and Semifinals
Sunday, July 7th - Finals
Saturday and Sunday, July 6th-7th - Junior Stroke Play Championship
Juniors who do not advance to match play automatically qualify for the stroke play championship. There are four Junior Stroke Play Championship divisions: Boys 13&U, Boys 13-15, Boys 16-18, Girls. The Boys 13&U Divison and Girls divisions play nine (9) holes on Saturday and Sunday from the forward tees. The Boys 13-15 and the Boys 16-18 play 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday. Junior Golf Scoreboard points will be awarded to players in the Boys 13-15 and Boys 16-18 Divisions.
Juniors - Must be between the ages of 10-18 and cannot be enrolled in college.
Professionals - Must be TPGA member in good standing.
The Tri-Star is excited to offer participants and their families special discounted hotel rates in Knoxville.
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