American Junior Golf Association (AJGA)
Performance Based Entry Recognition System (PBERS)
The American Junior Golf Association will recognize the State Farm Youth Classic by including it in their Performance Based Entry Recognition System (PBERS). Specifically, the AJGA will recognize the winners of the Boys and Girls 16-17 age divisions, 7B and 7G respectively, by awarding each winner 4 performance stars. The top 5 finishers in 7B will each receive 1 performance star, and if this division has a field size greater than 54, the top 10% of finishers will earn 1 star. The top 3 finishers in 7G will each receive 1 performance star, and if this division has a field size greater than 29, the top 10% of finishers will earn 1 star. Additionally, the winners of the Boys and Girls 12-13 and 14-15 divisions (5B, 5B, 6B, 6G) will each receive 1 performance star.
It is important to realize that performance stars do not guarantee a junior golfer entry into an AJGA event, but instead helps a junior golfer by building a status under the AJGA's PBERS system.
For more information about PBERS, please visit www.ajga.org/tourninfo/pbe/toc.asp or contact the AJGA Player Services Department at 877-373-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We feel that including the State Farm Youth Classic in the PBERS benefits both organizations. It benefits the AJGA by helping them recognize and provide opportunities to golfers who might not have yet had the opportunity to play in an AJGA event and possibly receive a college golf scholarship. Through this recognition it is our hope that our event will attract an even larger and potentially stronger field to compete against the nation's best junior golfers.