Friday, March 11, 2022

Tournaments Offer Myriad Opportunities for Junior Golfers

(RELEASE) — Give your junior golfer an opportunity to qualify for several major junior golf events, plus gain national ranking for their college resume, all while playing in the 2022 Pepsi Little People’s Golf Championships!

Players in the event June 20-22 in Quincy, IL, will have these opportunities:

Boys and girls ages 12-18 can gain Performance Stars for American Junior Golf Association events, while those 5 through 14 can try to qualify for the 2022 IMG Academy Junior Golf World in San Diego, CA.

The top three finishers in each of the 14 Little People’s divisions receive an invitation to the 2022 Future Champions Golf National Championship, while division winners ages 6-18 will receive an invitational to enter any one of PLAY Junior Golf Tour events in Canada.

Boys and girls 10-18 will be competing for qualifying spots in the Illinois/Indiana Regional Qualifier for the Notah Begay Jr. Golf National Championship.

In addition, boys and girls ages 10-18 will be ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, while those 14-18 will be ranked by Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings and those 5-18 will be ranked by Global Junior Golf Scoreboard.

Pepsi Little People’s will be celebrating its 49th year this June, with players competing in seven age divisions for boys and seven for girls (3-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18). Players 3 through 7 will compete on the KC Par-3 course, while those 8-18 will play at Westview Golf Course in Quincy. Practice rounds and the Family Celebration Picnic are Monday, June 20, and will be preceded by the Applebee’s Parent- Child event on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, at Westview.

For more information and the entry form, go to, e-mail, or text or call Nan Ryan at 217-257-5718.

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