Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship

Houston Local Qualifier

Players will be competing for the Qualifying Spots into the Houston Regional Qualifier! 

Available Qualifying spots by Division: 

  • Boys 14-18: 8 qualifying spots 
  • Girls 14-18: 4 qualifying spots 
  • Boys 13 & Under: 2 qualifying spots
  • Girls 13 & Under: 3 qualifying spots

*Spots are subject to change based on field size within each Division* 

Overview & Registration
March 21, 2021 - Houston Local Qualifier
Category
Local
Tournament Courses
Willow Fork Country Club (Katy, TX)
Cost
$129.00
Members Non-Members
$129.00 $129.00
Registration Deadline
Tuesday, March 16 at Midnight
Eligibility
Boys 7-18
Girls 7-18
Qualifying Tournament
Compete to qualify for the Houston Regional Qualifier - June 16-17.
Attributes
Houston Regional Qualifier - June 16-17
Divisions
Boys 14-18 (Full)
$129.00 - Max Field 27
Round #1 3/21/2021
Willow Fork Country Club
Boys 14-18 - Par 72 - 6550 Yards (126/70.5)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 7 9 5 11 15 13 17 3 1 6 16 14 18 10 12 8 2 4
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5
Yardage 366 382 363 478 168 332 158 551 431 385 163 373 156 380 512 412 414 526
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 7 9 5 11 15 13 17 3 1
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 366 382 363 478 168 332 158 551 431
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 6 16 14 18 10 12 8 2 4
Par 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5
Yds 385 163 373 156 380 512 412 414 526
Boys 13 & Under (Full)
$129.00 - Max Field 9
Round #1 3/21/2021
Willow Fork Country Club
Girls 14-18 / Boys 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5703 Yards (125/71.8)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 13 11 5 15 7 17 3 1 10 16 14 18 12 8 6 4 2
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5
Yardage 301 341 313 422 105 287 70 438 417 346 117 348 135 355 444 380 390 494
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 13 11 5 15 7 17 3 1
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 301 341 313 422 105 287 70 438 417
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 16 14 18 12 8 6 4 2
Par 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5
Yds 346 117 348 135 355 444 380 390 494
Girls 14-18 (Full)
$129.00 - Max Field 15
Round #1 3/21/2021
Willow Fork Country Club
Girls 14-18 / Boys 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5703 Yards (125/71.8)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 13 11 5 15 7 17 3 1 10 16 14 18 12 8 6 4 2
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5
Yardage 301 341 313 422 105 287 70 438 417 346 117 348 135 355 444 380 390 494
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 13 11 5 15 7 17 3 1
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 301 341 313 422 105 287 70 438 417
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 16 14 18 12 8 6 4 2
Par 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5
Yds 346 117 348 135 355 444 380 390 494
Girls 13 & Under (Full)
$129.00 - Max Field 9
Round #1 3/21/2021
Willow Fork Country Club
Girls 13 & Under - Par 72 - 5143 Yards (125/71.8)
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Handicap 9 13 11 5 15 7 17 3 1 10 16 14 18 12 8 6 4 2
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5
Yardage 301 341 313 375 105 287 70 365 320 346 117 348 135 355 380 300 310 375
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Hcp 9 13 11 5 15 7 17 3 1
Par 4 4 4 5 3 4 3 5 4
Yds 301 341 313 375 105 287 70 365 320
Hole 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Hcp 10 16 14 18 12 8 6 4 2
Par 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 4 5
Yds 346 117 348 135 355 380 300 310 375
Participants
Boys 14-18 (30)
Jackson Bade New Braunfels, TX Class of 2024
SaiSumit Bandi katy, TX Class of 2022
William Baraniecki Katy, TX Class of 2023
Walker Bergen Houston, TX Class of 2022
Harrison Doughty Katy, TX Class of 2021
Ethan Doyle KATY, TX Class of 2023
Colin Fairchild Fredericksburg, TX Waitlisted
Luke Fichtner Houston, TX Class of 2023
Gray Gammill Houston, TX Class of 2024
Jaden Grumme RIchmond, TX Class of 2024
DANIEL GUERRA III Katy, TX Class of 2024
Rahul Karthik fulshear, TX Class of 2022
Carson Kidd Houston, TX Class of 2023
Holden Kittelberger Katy, TX Class of 2022
Timothy Lei Katy, TX Class of 2023
Jake Lile The Woodlands, TX Class of 2023
Caleb Lumpkin Houston, TX Class of 2025
Sam McClure The Woodlands, TX Class of 2023
Jonathan Meng Houston, TX Class of 2023
Diego Montes Fulshear , TX Class of 2022
Drew Montgomery Houston, TX Class of 2025
Rohan Parikh Sugar Land, TX Class of 2023
Ben Potter HOUSTON, TX Class of 2024
Grayson Sebastian Richmond, TX Class of 2024
Jackson Seib Georgetown , TX Class of 2025
Roger Smith Oklahoma City, OK Class of 2024
Reese Tortone Katy, TX Waitlisted
Adam Trahan Crowley, LA Class of 2023
Aiden Wright Shenandoah, TX Class of 2025
Jerry Zhao Houston, TX Class of 2022
Boys 13 & Under (13)
Mason An Houston , TX Class of 2028
Carter Bourque Sunset, LA Class of 2029
John Patrick Capocyan Sugar Land, TX Class of 2025
Alex Escamilla Midland, TX Class of 2027
Kade Gillespie Houston, TX Class of 2027
Lucas Gutierrez Houston, TX Class of 2026
Logan He The Woodlands, TX Class of 2028
Matthew Lei Katy, TX Class of 2026
William Mitchell, Jr Houston, TX Class of 2026
Reid Phillips Austin, TX Class of 2027
Benjamin Salinas Cypress, TX Class of 2027
Jackson Sledzik Needville, TX Class of 2027
James Tan-Aristy Katy, TX Class of 2027
Girls 14-18 (14)
Sydney Conover Katy, TX Class of 2023
Isabella Crilly Katy, TX Class of 2025
Gabrielle Culver Montgomery, TX Class of 2023
Chloe Dang Katy, TX Class of 2023
Dixie Du Sugar land, TX Class of 2024
Alexandra Escamilla Midland, TX Class of 2022
Gracie Heinle Conroe , TX Class of 2023
Lydia Howard Houston, TX Class of 2023
Kenna Lee BELLAIRE, TX Class of 2024
Mallorie Luitwieler Katy, TX Class of 2022
Isabella Rendon Pflugerville, TX Class of 2022
Audrey Rosen Katy, TX Waitlisted
Avani Shah 7514 Ciano Lane, TX Class of 2023
Alice YOON Katy, TX Class of 2021
Girls 13 & Under (7)
Avery Alonso Houston, TX Class of 2026
Sheridyn Banks Sugar Land, TX Class of 2027
Savannah Du Sugarland, TX Class of 2025
Abigail Harms Spring, TX Class of 2028
Rumi Kurihara Katy, TX Class of 2026
Stella Northcott The Woodlands, TX Class of 2027
Mattie Purgahn Lake Charles, LA Class of 2026
Information
Tournament Ranked By
GJGR
GJGR: Only divisions with a minimum of five players completing at least 18 holes from the same tees can be ranked.
Number of Qualifying Spots Available into Regional Stage

Players will be competing for the Qualifying Spots into the Houston Regional Qualifier! 

Available Qualifying spots by Division: 

  • Boys 14-18: 8 qualifying spots 
  • Girls 14-18: 4 qualifying spots 
  • Boys 13 & Under: 2 qualifying spots
  • Girls 13 & Under: 3 qualifying spots

*Spots are subject to change based on field size within each Division* 

 

 

Local Qualifier Age Divisions

Division Breakdown & max number of players:   


Boys 14-18: 27 total players 

Girls 14-18: 15 total players 

Boys 13 & Under: 9 total players 

Girls 13 & Under: 9 total players 

 

A player’s age division is determined by their age on May 1st. For Example, if a player turns 14 in July of 2021, they will compete in the 13 & Under Division throughout the entirety of the Series even though they may be 14 during a Local or Regional Qualifier. If a player turns 14 before May 1st of 2021, then the player will compete in the 14-18 Division throughout the entirety of the Series. If your birthdate falls on May 1st and you turn 14, you will play in the 14-18 division.

 

If you have a question regarding what age division you should be competing in, please email info@jgnc.org. When you register, our system will automatically put you in the correct age division based on the cutoff date of May 1st, 2021. 

 

If a player turns 19 before the 2021 National Championship on November 14th - 16th OR is attending college and playing on a college golf team, they will NOT be allowed to compete.  

Practice Round Information

Practice rounds can be booked by calling the golf shop at Willow Fork and mentioning you are with the Notah Begay event on March 21st. Our window of availability is from Tuesday - Thursday after 1pm for $30. If that does not work for you please ask the golf course if there is availability outside that window. 

Hard Card

The current Rules of the United States Golf Association and the R&A govern all play in NB3 JGNC events. 

RULE 20.1 c(3): 
The NB3 JGNC strongly urges its players to play 2 balls if they are not sure how to proceed with a ruling as a rules official is not always present. In addition to playing 2 balls, players are also asked to play a provisional ball when he or she thinks it could be lost (this is even more important now that the search time has been shortened to 3 minutes). 

MEASURING DEVICES: 
Measuring Devices will be permitted in all NB3 JGNC events however, they cannot measure anything other than true yardage (ie, slope or wind). 
• When the local rule is in effect, a distance-measuring application may be used, provided the specific application is restricted to “distance only” and the device does not have any other “non-conforming” features. This is the case even if these other features are not being used.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES: Multi-functional devices such as mobile phones, PDAs, etc (i.e., devices that are primarily communication devices, but which may have other potential uses) may be used as follows:

    • The device may be used for any non-golfing purpose (e.g., as a communication tool to phone, text or email), subject to any club/course regulations and the rules on accessing advice-related matters – see Decision 14-3/16. The NB3 JGNC recommends that ALL players only reference their mobile devices when utilizing the Shotstat Live app. 
    • When the local rule is in effect, a distance-measuring application may be used, provided the specific application is restricted to “distance only” and the device does not have any other “non-conforming” features. This is the case even if these other features are not being used. As above, the rules on advice-related communications (including the use of the internet) still apply.


PACE OF PLAY: 
Time Par is 4 hours and 30 minutes. Please keep pace with the group in front of you and play ready golf. Players have 40 seconds to play their shot. Only individual players may be held accountable for their pace of play (no group penalties). 

-Out of position: When a group falls more than 15 minutes behind the group in front of them. Flagstick to Flagstick time 
1st missed checkpoint – warning* (warning remains for duration of round) 
2nd missed checkpoint – Subject to penalty of one stroke 
3rd missed checkpoint – Subject to additional penalty of two strokes 
4th missed checkpoint – Subject to disqualification 


WEATHER: 
A player has the right to suspend play if he feels threatened by dangerous lightning conditions without penalty. If NB3 JGNC Staff or host club should indicate suspension of play all players should mark their balls, cease playing immediately and seek shelter. 
Discontinue Play Immediately: One prolonged siren or air horn blast. 
Discontinue Play for non-dangerous situation: Three consecutive short siren or air horn blasts. 
Resume Play: Two short siren or air horn blasts. 

OUT OF BOUNDS: 
Out of bounds is defined by white stakes at ground level, white dots, freshly painted white lines, perimeter fences, inside edge of paved public roads or any combination thereof. A ball coming to rest on or beyond any paved public is out of bounds, even if it comes to rest on another part of the course that is in bounds for other holes. 


PENALTY AREAS: 
• When a penalty area is bounded by out of bounds, the penalty area edge extends to and coincides with the out of bounds line. 


GROUND UNDER REPAIR: 
Defined by white lines. Other areas of ground under repair, even when not marked, include: 
• French drains (trenches filled with stones or the like). 
• Large or hard ant hills on the course. 
• Edging grooves around putting greens. 


SEAMS OF CUT TURF (Newly Sodded Areas): 
If a player’s ball lies in or touches a seam of cut turf or a seam interferes with the player’s area of intended swing: 
• Ball in General Area: The player may drop a ball under Rule 16.1b. 
• Ball on Putting Green: The player may place a ball under Rule 16.1d Interference does not exist if the seam only interferes with the player’s stance. 

OBSTRUCTIONS AND INTEGRAL OBJECTS: 
• When located within the penalty area; liners in bunkers and artificial walls and pilings are integral objects unless otherwise provided for in Notice to Players. 
• White lined areas tying into obstructions are part of the obstruction. 
• When closely attached to trees; wrappings, electrical wire, and cables are integral objects. 

LOOSE IMPEDIMENTS: 
Wood chips and mulch are loose impediments. 

PRACTICE: 
Players are no longer allowed to practice putt between holes, even if they aren’t holding up play. Players will receive one warning before potential penalties and disqualification.

Code of Conduct

The Notah Begay III Junior Golf National Championship (JGNC) prides itself in the quality of players, host facilities and community involvement of each of its events. In order to continue making our events enjoyable for everyone, the JGNC will not tolerate any behavior that is unbecoming of a junior golfer. Players in violation of the code of conduct with the JGNC may lose playing privileges as well as being liable to penalty strokes or disqualification. 
 

All JGNC participants are reminded to respect the host facility and their staff/golf course. Players are expected to repair ball marks on the greens and divots where needed. Players are also expected to rake all bunkers and care for the course throughout their tournament experience. 
 

Violations of the Code of Conduct include: 

  • Unsportsmanlike conduct which includes: abusive language, cheating, club throwing, disrespect to volunteers/staff/officials or fellow competitors, and abuse of golf course property. 

  • Not adhering to the dress code of the host golf course 

  • Use or association of drugs or alcohol 

  • Conduct not becoming of a JGNC player, such as acting in anger or creating other distractions. 
     

Code of Conduct Violation Penalties: 

  • The JGNC Tournament Committee may assess any or all of the following penalties based on the severity of the violation(s) 

    • Issue a one stroke penalty for each act of unsportsmanlike conduct on the golf course 

    • Immediate disqualification from the tournament at which the violation occurs 

    • Depending on the severity of the violation, a tournament disqualification may also result in disqualification from the next tournament or tournaments for which a player has been accepted. 

    • The JGNC reserves the right to suspend or revoke a player’s registration for a major breach of the JGNC Code of Conduct.

Caddie Policy

The JGNC will allow caddies for the Boys 13U and Girls 13U Divisions throughout ALL Events. Caddies are optional for all events for these two divisions and players must declare a caddie prior to the start of their round.

Purpose of caddies: Caddies may carry a player’s clubs, give advice, and other help during the round but there are limits to what the Caddie is allowed to do. The player is responsible for the Caddie’s actions during the round and the player may incur a penalty if he/she breaches the Rules.
 

  • Caddies will be allowed to transport the player’s clubs and equipment.

  • Caddies will be allowed to search for a player’s golf ball.

  • Caddies will be allowed to clean a player’s golf ball.

  • Caddies will be able to give players advice.

  • Caddies will be allowed to use motorized carts (depending on host course cart availability)

  • Caddies will be allowed to transport a player only when shuttle holes have been designated on the Notice to Competitors, during evacuation/restart or back to a previous spot in order of play in accordance with Rule 20-5 and then back to where the player was picked up. Penalty for breach of unauthorized transportation is: Two strokes for each hole at which the breach occurred; maximum penalty per round is four strokes.

Once the player’s tees off on his or her first hole the player may not gain a Caddie during the round. A Caddie must be designated prior to the first tee shot. 

  • Players are not allowed to switch caddies during the play of a round.

Caddies ARE NOT ALLOWED TO:

  • Deliberately stand on or close to the extended line of play behind a player while the player is taking his or her stance and until the stroke is made.

  • Use personal cell phones during the round unless for an emergency

Players will not be able to ride in the motorized cart at any point during the round. Caddies may use the motorized cart to transport themselves and the player’s equipment only. If the player is in breach of this rule they will be subject to a 2 stroke penalty for unauthorized transportation. 

This policy is in effect as of January 1, 2021. The JGNC has the authority to eliminate or modify this policy at any time.

 

Breach of Policies and/or rules by Caddies:

1st Offense= Official Warning from a JGNC official

2nd Offense= Caddie will be removed from the golf course

Spectator Policy

With the exception of caddies, all spectators need to stay out of the fairways and off of greens and tees during play. It is ok to gather near tee and greens to watch, but we ask that they stay on the cart paths or rough while walking the course.

Spectators may not interact with participants at any time on the golf course, except in the case of an emergency. Any conversation between a spectator and participant will be subject to penalty under Rule 10.2 (Advice).

  • Only exceptions allowing spectators to interact with players during a round include handing them sunscreen, food, beverage, or any health emergency.  This should always be done in front of another spectator or tournament official.

 

Spectators are not allowed to give a player a ride under any circumstances during the player’s round. This includes driving players back for lost balls or from green to tee. The JGNC staff will select shuttle holes prior to the start of the tournament. The only time a spectator can shuttle is at an authorized shuttle hole. Any time a player takes a ride from a spectator that is unauthorized, he/she will incur a 2 stroke penalty. In the event of a course evacuation for inclement weather, spectators can shuttle players to safety. 

Spectators will be subject to removal from the golf course for the following breaches of etiquette:    

  • Repeat offenses of interacting with players after being warned by Tournament Committee

  • Rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.

  • Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or fellow spectators.

  • Distracting a player or causing any disruption of play.

  • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe or illegal in nature.

  • Failing to follow the instructions of a JGNC Tournament Committee official, volunteer or host personnel.

Schedule
Thursday, Mar 18 - 6:00 PM
Tee Times Released
Sunday, Mar 21 - 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Registration
Sunday, Mar 21 - 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tournament Tee Times
Sunday, Mar 21 - 5:00 PM
Awards (Immediately after divisions finish)
Courses
Willow Fork Country Club
21055 Westheimer Parkway
Katy, TX   77450
+1 (281) 579-6262

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