Optimist Qualifiers

Optimist Qualifiers

The Optimist International Junior Golf Championships is one of the largest and best-known junior golf tournaments in the world. Each year, more than 600 golfers participate in THE OPTIMIST. Optimists have been involved in the sport of junior golf for more than 30 years by holding local, regional, and international tournaments. More than 5,000 golfers compete in official Optimist District qualifying tournaments. The best of these golfers, along with international golfers from around the globe, advance to the annual Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. Former champions and top finishers of the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships include Lexi Thompson, Beth Bauer, Jonathan Byrd, Jason Day, Bill Haas, Brittany Lincicome, Jeff Overton, Stacy Prammanasudh, and Jennifer Rosales.


Location & Dates
PGA National Resort & Spa 
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
July 27-Aug 1, 2018 

The Southern Texas PGA has been granted exemptions into this event per the two qualifying locations below.

June 4-5, 2018
Wolfdancer Golf Club
Boys 10-11 - Nicholas Logis
Boys 12-13 - Nathan Marion & Eston Duff
Boys 14-15 - Blake Moreno, Mark Whooley, & Brian Cornegys
Boys 16-18 - Zachary Slayton & Mason Richter
Girls 10-12 - Ashleen Kaur
Girls 13-14 - Caroline Dasch
Girls 15-18 - Hallie Kuhns & Annika Saidleman

Full Results


June 7, 2018
The Woodlands-Panther Trail
Boys 10-11 - Aiden Wright

Boys 12-13 - Aaron Pounds & Alex Papayoanou
Boys 14-15 - Jack Northcott
Boys 16-18 - Sean Kelly & Braden Farmer
Girls 13-14 - Ceci Lococo & Chaerin Park
Girls 15-18 - Trinity Le and Danielle Talley

Full Results