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69th Donald Ross
Junior Championship

December 27 - 30, 2016

Boys 15-18 Champion AJ Beechler

Girls 15-18 Champion Gracyn Burgess
Boys 12-14 Champion Jackson Van Paris
Girls 12-14 Champion Emma Shen
Boys 11&U Champion Kareem Elkassem
Girls 11&U Champion Amelia Shen

Championship Information

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Click here for Parent-Child Results

Schedule of Events

 Monday, December 26 GIRLS - Registration 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, Pinehurst No. 8
GIRLS - Complimentary practice round (for contestants only)

Tuesday, December 27

GIRLS - First round of play (Tee times starting at 9:00am)

BOYS - Registration 9:00 AM-4:00 PM, St. Andrews Room, Resort Club
BOYS - Complimentary practice round (for contestants only)

Wednesday, December 28

GIRLS - Second/final round of play (Tee times starting at 9:00am)

BOYS - First round of play (10:00 AM Shotgun Start)

Thursday, December 29

BOYS - Second/final round of play (10:00 AM Shotgun Start)

Friday, December 30

BOTH - Parent/Child Tournament (Chapman/Pinehurst format) – optional (10:00 AM Shotgun Start)


$190 (Those who hold a room reservation at Pinehurst Resort during the Championship will receive a $40 gift card)

$130 - Parent/Child (Child's entry is included with Championship Entry.)

*Girls still wishing to apply may contact the tournament office. (910) 235-8140 

*Boys fields are currently full and we will not be taking any additional applications. 


Entries are open to male & female golfers who are age 18 or under, and have NOT completed high school. Play will be contested in three age divisions: 11 & Under Division, 12-14 Division, and 15-18 Division. A separate Parent/Child competition will be contested for players and their parent/guardian on December 30, 2016. Players must have participated in the 69th Donald Ross Junior Championship in order to be eligible to play in the Parent/Child competition.


All completely executed applications must be RECEIVED no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Tuesday, November 22, 2016. No entries will be accepted incomplete or after the deadline. Players will be accepted on a first received/first accepted basis. Submission/receipt of an application does not in itself guarantee acceptance. Once the final field is determined, confirmations or alternate status will be sent to applicants via email. The total number of players for all girls divisions combined will be 88. Each of the boys division will have a maximum number of players allowed:

All Girls Divisions 88 players Course No. 8 Both rounds
11 & Under Division
No limit  Course No. 1  Both rounds 
12 to 14 Division 72 players  Course No. 1  Both rounds 
15 to 18 Division 176 players  Course No. 4 & Course No. 5
(1) Round on each course 

Any player withdrawing prior to the close of entries will receive a full refund. Cancellations made after the closing date, but before December 21, 2016, will receive a refund less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations after December 21, 2016, will not receive a refund except in cases of extenuating circumstances, which will be handled on a case-by-case basis. All refunds are at the discretion of the Championship Committee.

Entries are subject to rejection at any time, during the Championship. The reason for rejection may include unbecoming conduct by contestants and/or a parent/guardian.


Rules for Play: The Championship Rounds shall be played in accordance with the USGA Rules of Golf effective 2016 and the Local Rules as defined by the 69th Donald Ross Junior Championship Committee. Unbecoming conduct by a player may result in disqualification.

Carts/Caddies: Carts are prohibited during play. Caddies are ONLY permitted for the 11 & Under Divisions. Contestants in the 12-14 divisions and the 15-18 divisions are required to walk and carry their own bag. Pull carts are not permitted. For the Parent/Child Event, carts will be provided, and the driver must have a valid driver’s license.

*Spectator carts will be permitted during play and are offered for a daily fee of $35 (inclusive), based on availability.

Dress Code: Pinehurst Resort and The Donald Ross Junior Championship Committee, require that collared shirts be worn at all times during the event, including practice rounds, Championship rounds, and the Parent/Child competition.

Range Usage: Practice balls will be complimentary prior to and following Practice Rounds and Championship Rounds.

Club Storage: Complimentary club Storage is available for all contestants during the Championship. Players are asked to attach their Championship bag tag for identification purposes.

Registration / Check-In

Girls - Championship Registration will be held on Monday, December 26th, from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Clubhouse at Pinehurst No. 8. All contestants must register in person during this time. Failure to register or notify the tournament office by 5:00 PM on December 26th, may result in disqualification.

Boys - Championship Registration will be held on Tuesday, December 27th, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in the St. Andrews Room of the Pinehurst Resort Club. All contestants must register in person during this time. Failure to register or notify the tournament office by 5:00 PM on December 27th, may result in disqualification.

Practice Rounds / Additional Golf

The official practice rounds will be held the day prior to the 1st round. The complimentary practice round is for junior contestants only and may be reserved on their respective championship course (No. 1, No. 4, No. 5, No. 8).

For Those Staying at Pinehurst Resort – Official Practice round tee times as well as any additional tee times may be booked via our Social Sales Department at the same time as your room reservation. (See below for special No. 2 rates)

For Those Not Staying at the Resort - Practice round times may be made by calling the Pinehurst Starting Tower at 910-295-3186 or 800-795-4653 (option 6), between the hours of 7:00 AM–11:00 AM beginning Thursday, December 22, 2016. Please indicate that you are a contestant in the Donald Ross Junior Championship.

For practice rounds on days other than the official practice round day, please contact the Pinehurst Golf Shop at 910-235-8141 after 11:00 AM on the day before you wish to play. The rate for additional practice rounds for contestants will be $65.00 per round, and you must identify yourself as a Donald Ross Junior participant. Practice balls will be complimentary prior to and following practice rounds and Championship Rounds.


Contestants will need to make their own room reservations. For more information please call Social Sales at 1-800-487-4653 or log on to Those choosing to stay with us will receive a $40 gift card which can be used anywhere on property.

In addition, only those families staying at Pinehurst Resort are eligible to receive a SPECIAL RATE ON PINEHURST No. 2. A parent may play with their junior contestant between December 25th-28th, for a total of $200 for both players. This round may be in addition to, or in place of an official practice round, and can be booked through Social Sales when you make your room reservation. Please note the No. 2 tee time must be made during your stay. 

Parent/Child Tournament

The Parent/Child tournament will be played Friday, December 30th, on Pinehurst No. 4. The USGA Rules of Golf will govern play. The format is alternate shot with selected drive (Chapman Format). Age groups will be the same as the Donald Ross Junior Championship. Players must play in the Championship to be eligible to participate in the Parent/Child Tournament. The fee for the junior player is included in the Donald Ross Junior entry fee. The parent's entry fee is $130.00, which includes a cart and use of the range. Carts are mandatory for the Parent/Child Tournament. Please note that handicaps are not applicable for this event. Everyone will play from scratch. A minimum of three pro/son teams in any age group will constitute a separate pro division. Practice rounds are not included for those participating in the Parent/Child Tournament.


The Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee reserves the right to alter any of the conditions, provisions, and/or schedules herein. The decision of the Pinehurst Tournament Office and Championship Committee in any matter will be final.