At each Srixon Prestige Tour event, players can earn an exemption into Legends Junior Tour events or national junior events. Some events that the STPGA offers exemptions into include: Byron Nelson Junior Championship, Junior PGA Championship, Texas Cup Invitational, Texas Girls Invitational, and the Texas Junior Amateur to name a few.
Note: Schedule release dates are as follows: Spring – January 15, 2019 Summer – February 5, 2019 Fall – April 16, 2019
Texas Junior Golf Alliance
Formed in 2012, the goal of the Alliance was to allow junior golfers a clear path to the best tournaments in Texas. Each of the three-tier two organizations (STPGA, NTPGA, HGA) conduct events that serve as qualifiers into the statewide tier one events ran by the Legends Junior Tour (LJT). This allows players to compete in local events, in which they can earn spots to play in statewide tournaments. The Texas Golf Association runs and operates the LJT, which conducts elite-level, statewide junior events, such as the Byron Nelson Junior Championship, Texas Cup Invitational, and Texas Girls Invitational.
Battle Field Promotion
NEW in 2019! The Battle Field promotion was created in 2019 to provide Prestige Tour, NTPGA All-American Tour, and HGA Performance Series players direct access to the Legends Tour. It states, should a player win twice in a calendar year on these three tours with fields larger than 48 players for boys and 18 players for the girls (AJGA required minimum), such player will earn a “Battle Field” promotion to the LJT and would become fully exempt for the remainder of that calendar year and the following year.
In 2019, 24 Srixon Prestige Tour events are considered Tier II events. At each of these events, at least one exemption is up for grabs into a Legends Junior Tour event, and at the same time, points are awarded to the Legends Junior Tour Player of the Year Points List. Click here for more information.
At Prestige Tour events, players can also earn Priority Status into Legends Junior Tour events. In 2014, the Legends Junior Tour created a priority entry system for all 'open' events. Players who have distinguished themselves in previous Tier 1 and 2 competitions will be given priority over other players. (See diagram) For more information about Legends Junior Tour Priority Status, Click Here.
For more information about the Legends Junior Tour, visit their website here.