The Youth Classic Announces State Farm® as New Title Sponsor

 The Bloomington-Normal Convention and Visitors Bureau and Sports Commission are proud to announce State Farm as title sponsor of The Youth Classic Golf Tournament.  The category exclusive collaboration will run through 2019. 

Since 1922, State Farm has been helping thousands of customers with family insurance and financial services. State Farm’s mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.

"State Farm, our agents and associates are proud to be the title sponsor of the State Farm Youth Classic," said State Farm Marketing Analyst John Althoff. "We are here to help support this prestigious event that brings hundreds of young golfers to the Bloomington-Normal community each year."  Matt Hawkins of the Bloomington-Normal CVB and Sports Commission added, “We are excited to collaborate with State Farm – a major community asset that possesses a powerful brand and strong reputation for sponsoring world-class sporting events.  We are grateful for the support, and look forward to working together to strengthen the tournament and attract more junior golfers to Bloomington-Normal.” 


Registration for the State Farm Youth Classic 2017 is now available.  If you register prior to April 15, you’ll receive 20% off of your registration fee.  And every participant will receive outstanding tee gifts.

NEW THIS YEAR:  The golfer that refers the most new players to the SFYC will receive a free registration.  Registrants will be asked who referred he/she to this tournament during the online registration process.  The winner will be determined after registration closes in June, and a full refund will be given to the golfer that has the most referrals.  Good luck!


The SFYC is now on Twitter!  Follow us at https://twitter.com/TheYouthClassic for more tournament info.


2016 final scores


  • Bear Johnson’s (Mokena, IL) day 2 score of 38, and overall score of 88 set new tournament records in division 1B (3-5 year boys) at The Links at Ireland Grove.
  • Ali Schrock’s (Pontiac, IL) day 2 score of 73, and overall score of 153 set new tournament records in division 6G (14-15 year girls) at Ironwood Golf Course.  The previous single day record score of 74 was set yesterday by Claire Solovic (Imperial, MO).
  • Shannyn Vogler’s (Sherrard, IL) overall score of 142 sets a new tournament record in division 5G (12-13 year girls) at Ironwood Golf Course.
  • Parker Wisdom’s (Bloomington, IL) day 2 score of 68, and overall score of 143 set new tournament records in division 6B (14-15 year boys) at Prairie Vista Golf Course.
  • Keenai Sampson’s (Maryville, IL) overall score of 139 ties the tournament record in division 8B (18-22 year men) at Weibring Golf Club.


day 1 scores/day 2 tee times


  • London Fitzgerald’s (St. Louis, MO) score of 39 ties a tournament record for top day score in division 2G at The Links at Ireland Grove.
  • Claire Solovic’s (Imperial, MO) score of 74 is a tournament record for top day score in division 6G at Ironwood Golf Course.


We are excited to announce that starting in 2015, the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) has increased the number of Performance Stars that are awarded in the 7B and 7G divisions. The 7B champion will now receive 4 Performance Stars, and the top 5 finishers will receive 1 Performance Star. The 7G champion will now receive 4 Performance Stars, and the top 3 finishers will receive 1 Performance Star.  Thank you, AJGA, for your support! 


The Country Youth Classic and Little People’s Golf Championships will team up again this year to name Grand Champions of the two events.

For the past four years, this award has been limited to the 16-17 age groups.  In 2014, the award will be extended and Grand Champions will be named in both the 16-17 age group and 14-15 age groups for both boys and girls.

The award goes to the two players in each age group who finish with the lowest combined score at both tournaments.

In 2013, the winners were Zach Burry, 17, from Quincy, IL, and August Will, 16, from Hudson, IL.  Zach won his division at Little People’s with a 141, combined with his CYC total of 154 gave him a 295.  August shot 173 at Little People’s and 177 at CYC for a combined 350 total.

Burry also won the Grand Champion honors in 2012.

“We are delighted to be able to extend these honors to the 14-15 age divisions as well this year,” said Nan Ryan, Executive Director of Pepsi Titan Little People’s.  “We hope that this will create more interest in both divisions for both tournaments.”

“Working with the Pepsi Titan Little People’s has been very helpful for us, and we look forward to enhancing our relationship with the addition of another Grand Champion division trophy,” said Matt Hawkins, Sports Director for the Bloomington-Normal Area Sports Commission.  “This addition to our tournaments has the COUNTRY Youth Classic committee very excited for our 2014 events.”