Savannah, GA: The International Junior Golf Tour is starting its 2018 season in grand fashion hosting its first Faldo Series Qualifier of the calendar year at one of the premier venues for the tour, at the Club at Savannah Harbor.
Savannah Harbor has been a popular stop among the players for many seasons now, as the field will consist of players from over 15 states and over 20 different countries represented during the weekend. The former site of the PGA Tour’s Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf Champions Tour for 10 years, juniors from across the world will once again be taking center stage over the weekend to earn their way into the 2018 Faldo Series U.S. Grand Final at Bella Collina.
With five qualifying spots up for grabs in each of the Faldo Series Divisions, (Boys 18-U and 16-U, Girls 18-U and 16-U) players who finish in the top 5 of their respected division for Faldo Qualifying, will earn a spot into the U.S. Grand Final at Bella Collina later in 2018 over Thanksgiving weekend.
Players this weekend can expect to compete under great conditions this weekend at Savannah Harbor, as temperatures are expected to reach 80 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. The course has always been in great scoring condition as there were nearly 200 Birdies in the Boys Division last year along with over 70 in the Girls Division.
Players will also have the opportunity to compete for national golf rankings such as AJGA Performance Stars this weekend, which are up for grabs in the Boys 15-19 Division and Girls Division. Also available is Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings, and Golfweek rankings.
Announcing their partnership in the fall of 2017, the Faldo Series hosts 35 annual tournaments in 30 countries worldwide, and has set the stage for junior golfers internationally to compete in high stakes competition against the best players in the world. Through this partnership, IJGT and Faldo Series are giving North American junior golfers the opportunity to put themselves on the map with the best players in the world.
The winners of the Faldo Series US Grand Final in U18 Boys and Girls, and U16 Boys and Girls, are invited to the 2019 Faldo World Series Asia Grand Final.
To find out more about the Faldo Series future qualifying events, follow the link here.
To view the rest of the upcoming schedule for IJGT follow the link here.
Be sure to follow all the action throughout the weekend through all of the IJGT social media accounts.
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Or follow along with the IJGT App, as scores will be updated Live throughout the day!