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The Fall Junior Series gives high school golfers the opportunity to build their golfing resume by competing as part of a team and also as an individual in a series of three 18-hole competitions during the fall.

Teams - Junior players compete in teams of three (3) players, counting their two lowest scores after completion of play for each event (similar to how high school events are conducted). In the events, juniors will play in groups made up of players from different teams. The top team receives a medal at each tournament. Typically, a team consists of the same 3 players each event, but in the case that someone can't play in an event, a team can be made up of any combination of the same 4 players during the series. Players are to come up with a creative team name for the series. In addition to the team race, representatives of teams competing in an event are also placed in the individual competition against all other participants. The top 10 individual scores at each event will receive recognition. ALL PLAYERS MUST BE A CURRENT NJG MEMBER AND HAVE A PLAYER PROFILE CREATED TO BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR EVENTS.

Individuals - Players not representing teams may also compete as individuals in Boys Fall Junior Series events. A limited number of spots will be held at each event for individual golfers. The top 10 individual scores at each tournament will receive recognition. In addition to individual registrants, team participants are also eligible for individual recognition.

Handicap Restriction- Players are required to have a USGA Handicap Index of 12.0 or lower to be eligible to compete in the Fall Junior Series Events.

Each event is limited to 80 golfers (20 teams of 3 and 20 individuals) and the entry fee for each competition is $60 per player. Event registration opens August 18th at 9am. If there are any individuals on the waitlist at the deadline (7 days before the event) and the overall limit of 80 has not been met, individuals will be let into the event until the overall field limit is met.

A list of participants and pairings is sent to area college golf coaches prior to each tournament. Following the event the same is done with the results.

UNL CASNR SCHOLARSHIPS: As part of UNL PGA Golf Management's sponsorship of this series, UNL College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) will be awarding a $500 scholarship to the top 30 individual players on the series points list. This scholarship will only be applicable to students who enroll in a UNL CASNR degree program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sue Ellen Pegg, College Relations Director, at (402) 472-0615 or spegg2@unl.edu. If you’d like more information on the PGA Golf Management Program visit PGM.UNL.EDU or contact Joe Canny, PGA at (402) 570-1801 or JCanny2@unl.edu.

Each event in the Fall Junior Series is awarded NGA Junior Point Standings points. In addition, separate Fall Junior Series point standings are established to track both the individual and team race. Post season recognition is given to the top five individual point finishers, also known as the FJS All-Star Team. The top overall team at the completion of the series is also recognized and presented with a special prize. The overall points race will be based on an individual or team's top three finishes. The Fall Junior Series points race is separate from the summer NJG Tour season long points race.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR NEBRASKA JUNIOR GOLF TOUR EVENTS

STEP 1: Are you a Nebraska Junior Golf Member?

All members must register for the 2021 NJG Membership to activate their GHIN number. CLICK HERE to sign up!

To view the "how-to video on signing up for the NJG Membership" click HERE.

STEP 2: Sign in to your player profile.

If you were a NJG Tour Member last year you should have a player profile already created! Simply enter your email and password HERE. Click on the "Forgot your Password" option if you cannot remember your password from last year.

If you do not remember the email address you used last year, please email kkarcher@nebraskajuniorgolf.com with the players name and we can tell you which email you used.

New Members

To create a player profile for the first time please click HERE. Locate the blue "Click Here to Register" button. Enter your GHIN number (you received this in an email when you signed up for a membership) and Last Name. Proceed to enter the requested information.

To view the "how-to video on creating a player profile" click HERE.

PLEASE READ: If competing on a team, you must have all three team members and your team name planned out prior to registering. If competing on a team, please enter your team name in the registration. One player/parent must sign up all three teammates at the point of registration. You do not have to pay for all three, you have the option to send the payment link to the other players.

ELIGIBILITY

Entrant must be a junior amateur golfer currently enrolled in high school and a member of Nebraska Junior Golf. A junior golfer is defined as an amateur golfer who has not yet reached the September 1 following graduation from secondary school.

Handicap Limit - Players are required to have a USGA Handicap Index of 12.0 or lower to be eligible to compete in the Fall Junior Series Events.

Junior golfers not currently enrolled in high school may request permission to play, if they meet one of the following criteria, based on their performance in NGA/NJG competitions: 1) Made the 36-hole cut at the Nebraska Junior Amateur; 2) Qualified for the Nebraska Junior Match Play bracket of 32; 3) Won a NJG Premier Event, 18-hole Two-Day event or the 18-hole NJG Tour Championship. Any such requests should be sent to Kurt Karcher at kkarcher@nebraskajuniorgolf.com and must be approved before entry is allowed. Non-high school players who do get their request granted will only get in if there are spots available after the deadline.

Each competition will be limited to 20 teams and 20 individuals, a total of 80 players. Any three eligible juniors may enter as a team. Team entries are accepted by order of entry. Additional teams will be accepted if individual spots are not filled. Individual entries are accepted by order of entry. Additional individuals will be accepted if the team spots are not filled. When registering as part of a team, one teammate must look up and enter themself and the other two members at once so they are entered at the same time and their team spot is confirmed. Teams are limited to any combination of the same four participants throughout the series to be eligible for the FJS Team Point Standings. 

For any girls who compete during the Spring high school boys season, they ARE eligible to participate in the Fall Junior Series. They will play from the same yardage and course setup as everyone else in the field. 

Amateur Status: All players must conform with the Rules of Amateur Status as specified in The Rules of Golf.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

NJG may reject an entry application, revoke an accepted application, expel from the Championship and/or suspend a player from future championships if the player engages in conduct detrimental to the integrity and image of the game of golf and/or public confidence in NJG. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, damage to the golf course or the player's equipment, verbal or physical abuse of spectators, officials, volunteers, or staff, blatant or excessive profanity, disorderly behavior, failure to abide by club rules, or any other unbecoming conduct.

ENTRY FEE

Entry fee of $60 must be paid by every player. Entry fee will be refunded regardless of reason if NJG is notified (402-730-8364) before the deadline. After the deadline, fees will be refunded in the event of injury or illness, if requested no later than the day prior to the event. No refund for any reason after the start of the event. A $10 service charge will be deducted from all refunds.

CLOSING DATE

Entries must be made no later than 11:59pm CST on the specific event deadline. Late entries are not acceptable and will be automatically rejected. (Entries by telephone, e-mail, or FAX not acceptable.) Time limit for entries means time of receipt at NJG (not time entry is sent or transmitted to NJG). Entries should be submitted early to allow ample time for delay or error in transmission. The risk of delay or error in transmission lies solely with the entrant and NJG will have no liability with respect to any such delay or error and the consequences therefrom, including rejection of the entry.

Explorer
Date: Sunday, September 18th
Site: The Golf Club at Table Creek
Starting time: Shotgun start at 1pm
Entry Deadline: September 11th @ 11:59pm

Pioneer
Date: Sunday, September 25th
Site: River Wilds GC
Starting time: Shotgun start at 1pm
Entry Deadline: September 18th @ 11:59pm

Frontier
Date: Sunday, October 2nd
Site: Jackrabbit Run GC
Starting time: Shotgun start at 1pm
Entry Deadline: September 25th @ 11:59pm

Explorer
Player Memorandum
Pace of Play Policy

Pioneer
Player Memorandum
Pace of Play Policy

Frontier
Player Memorandum
Pace of Play Policy

Pairings will be posted here following the entry deadlines for each event.

Explorer
The Golf Club at Table Creek - September 18th
Pairings

Pioneer
River Wilds GC - September 25th
Pairings

Frontier
Jackrabbit Run GC - October 2nd
Pairings

Scoring links will be posted here for each event.

Explorer
The Golf Club at Table Creek - September 18th
Scoring

Pioneer
River Wilds GC - September 25th
Scoring

Frontier
Jackrabbit Run GC - October 2nd
Scoring

2022 POST-SERIES AWARDS

Team Champions

Individual Champion

FJS All-Stars

 

 

 

Each event in the Fall Junior Series is awarded NGA Junior Point Standings points. In addition separate Fall Junior Series point standings are established to track both the individual and team race. Post season recognition is given to the top five individual point finishers, also known as the FJS All-Star Team. The top Team finisher is also recognized and presented with a special prize. In 2021, all three events will count towards the overall points race for both individuals and teams. See the points charts for both teams and individuals below.

FJS Individual Point Standings

FJS Team Point Standings

FJS Individual Points Chart

FJS Team Points Chart

*Remaining places receive 15 points
*In case of ties for 1st place, there will be a sudden death playoff to determine who receives the first place awards and points. With ties for any other place, they will be broke by scorecard playoff and points are split.

*In the case of a tie for the overall individual series champion, the head to head winner of the final event will break the tie. If they tied in the final event, a sudden death playoff will decide the overall individual series champion.

*In case of ties for 1st place, the third ball will be the tie breaker to determine who receives the winning medals & winning points. If still tied, the team with the lowest 18-hole score will break the tie. If still tied the second lowest score will break the tie. If still tied, there will be an on course team playoff. With ties for 2nd-4th, points will be split and there will be no playoff. With ties to determine who gets in the top 5 for an event, the third ball will be used. If still tied, the team with the lowest 18-hole score will break the tie. If still tied the second lowest score will break the tie. (Tie breaking policy subject to change at discretion of the NJG committee)

*In the case of an overall team tie for 1st place, the most previous lowest head to head team score between the tied teams will be the winners. If still no winner, the most previous head to head team with the lowest 18-hole score recorded will be the winners. If still tied, they will be named co-champions for the series.

2021

To view the 2021 FJS event results, click the link below

2020

Overall Team Champions

The Winners - Luke Gutschewski (Elkhorn), Jason Kolbas (Lincoln), Christopher Atkinson (Elkhorn)
Back to the Kuchar - Tommy Kelley (Omaha), Thomas Bryson (Lincoln), Trevor Gutschewski (Elkhorn)

All-Star Team

Luke Gutschewski, Elkhorn (Captain)
Noah Miller, Papillion
Richard Orth III, Omaha
Kasch Morrison, North Platte
Cole Feddersen, Kearney

2019

Overall Team Champion

PIN SHOT - Rex Soulliere (Omaha), Jacob Hellman (Omaha), Porter Topp (Omaha)

All-Star Team

Josh Kramer, Omaha (Captain)
Luke Gutschewski, Elkhorn
Marcus Eriksen, Grand Island
Rex Soulliere, Omaha
Charlie Zielinski, Omaha

2018

Overall Team Champion

The Free Rangefinders - Reed Malleck (York), Josh Bartels (Lincoln), Hudson Schulz (Lincoln)

All-Star Team

Grant Jabenis, Omaha (Captain)
Josh Bartels, Lincoln
Hudson Schulz, Lincoln
Charlie Zielinski, Omaha
Jordan Hart, Omaha

2017

Overall Team Champion

The Stripeshow - Tucker Knaak (Plainview), Chase Largen (Creighton), Matthew Schaefer (Fordyce)

All-Star Team

Josh Bartels, Lincoln (Captain)
Kellen Rossman, Norfolk
Tucker Knaak, Plainview
Josh Peters, Omaha
Chase Largen, Creighton

2014

All-Star Team

Alex Schaake, Omaha (Captain)
Collin Brown, Fremont
Jeff Paschal, Papillion
Trevor Kosch, Humphrey
Nolan Zikas, La Vista

2016

Overall Team Champion

The Stripeshow - Tucker Knaak (Plainview), Kellen Rossman (Norfolk), Chase Largen (Creighton)

All-Star Team

Tucker Knaak, Plainview (Captain)
Luke Kluver, Norfolk
Alex Zillig, La Vista
Kellen Rossman, Norfolk
Trevor Kosch, Humphrey

2013

All-Star Team

Alex Schaake, Omaha (Captain)
Trey Petitt, Lincoln
Clayton Peterson, Lincoln
Josh Wilson, Papillion
Trevor Kosch, Humphrey

2015

Overall Team Champion

The Jays - Alex Schaake (Omaha), Blake Tooley (Omaha), Nolan Maschka (Omaha), Tommy Pieper (Omaha)

All-Star Team

Alex Schaake, Omaha (Captain)
Tyler Schafer, Omaha
Noah Hofman, McCook
Blake Tooley, Omaha
Trevor Kosch, Humphrey

2012

All-Star Team

Trey Petitt, Lincoln (Captain)
Phillip Baumberger, Lincoln
Ben Maschka, Omaha
Matt Shukis, Papillion
David Hansen, Omaha