Boys U.S. Junior Amateur

Click to see 2019 recipient: Noah Koshi

The United States Junior Amateur is open to male golfers who have not reached their 18th birthday prior to the close of competition and whose USGA Handicap Index does not exceed 6.4. The championship was first contested in 1948 and is considered to be the premiere junior competition.

Donald Hurter of Honolulu became the first person from Hawaii to capture the championship in 1978 at the Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

Tiger Woods is the only player who has won the championship more than once. Tiger captured the title in 1991, 1992 and 1993. This is the only USGA event that Jack Nicklaus has been eligible to play in and did not win at least once. Jack qualified five times and his best finish was in 1956 when he made it to the semifinals.

The U.S. Junior Amateur is one of the most difficult of all of the USGA Championships to win because of two factors: the age limit and the large number of quality young players who enter the championship every year.

The 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship will be July 15-20, at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

Rules Of Amateur Status

Rule 4. Expenses

4-2.Receipt of Expenses
An amateur golfer may receive expenses, not exceeding the actual expenses incurred, to play in a golf competition or exhibition as follows:

b. Junior Golfers
A junior golfer may accept expenses to play in an amateur golf competition or exhibition or to improve golf skill (see Note to Rule 2-1).

Boys U.S. Junior Amateur Travel Stipend


To encourage and provide financial aid for male junior golfers pursuing golfing excellence. The Foundation emphasizes the importance of etiquette, integrity, responsibility and fair play – values that make golf the special game that we know, love and learn from throughout our lives.

Eligibility Process:

  • Open to all male junior golfers
  • Resident of the State of Hawaii
  • Must be an upstanding citizen of the community

Amount of Award:

  • Not to exceed $750 per qualifier

Application Process:

  • Complete application
  • Enclose a copy of the completed Tournament Entry Form

Selection Process:

  • Sectional qualifying results
  • Tournament Participation


All recipients must turn in a written report within 30 days of the tournament completion. This report should include the tournament experience, personal results and a summary of expenses.

Any questions, please call Guy Yamamoto
Junior Golf Travel Stipend for Boys Committee Chairman
Phone Number: 688-2104

Click here to download the Travel Stipend Application.