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Tour Championship & Red River

Each year some OJGT invitational events are held. In a standard tour schedule there are usually three as listed below:

OJGT TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: This special event is held the week after the final regular season OJGT tournament. Invitation is players who have entered at least 2 regular season events. The Tour Championship is a 36-hole stroke play tournament. Awards are given to the top four finishers in each division, and season-ending honors are also presented after the close of play. Normally the AJGA will award PBE status to this event according to their standards. Final points are awarded at this event and the Red River Team will be set the next day.

OJGT/TJGT RED RIVER TEAM CUP CHALLENGE: At the end of October each season the OJGT plays an invitational event with and against the Texas Junior Golf Tour and select players from Mexico. It is called the Red River Team Challenge. The Red River is played at historic Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Each team regularly brings 56 of its best players and an individual and team competition is held. The OJGT selects its team with strict criteria based upon total season points rankings as well as the exemption list below. Commonly the AJGA gives PBE stars for top finishers in this event. The Red River is ranked very highly by the NJGS.
Exemption invitations are offered as follows:

1. All OJGT members who are ranked in the top 100 nationally by Footjoy/Titleist or NJGS as of September 1st of that season.
2. All OJGT members who qualify to play in the USGA Boys’ or Girls’ Junior Amateur Championships of that season.
3. All OJGT members who qualify locally for the USGA Mens’ or Womens’ Amateur Championships of that season.
4. All OJGT members who qualify locally for the USGA Men’s or Womens’ Open Championship of that season.
5. The current OGA Boys and Girls Champions for that season.
6. Winner of the current OGA Mens’ or WOGA Womens’ match or stroke play championships.
7. The winner or runner up of the Red River Challenge from the prior year if that player is otherwise eligible and a member of the OJGT.
8. The top 3 boys and the top 2 girls in the Tour Championship for that season.
9. Winners of any official AJGA event for boys or girls in that current season.
10. Qualifiers for the National Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championship for that season.
11. The top point producing Boy and Girl from that season’s OJGT Spring Series

Note: All exempt invitees must be a member in good standing of the OJGT for that season. The invitees must have entered at least two OJGT events that regular season. Exemption invitees will be notified as soon after September 1st as possible that they may play for the OJGT. They will have two weeks to commit to playing in the red River Team Cup Challenge for the OJGT.