The largest opening-day field in the three years of Greatest Golfer of the Valley juniors division tees off Saturday at Pine Lakes.
Here are the tee times:
Boys 15 - 17
Girls 15 - 17
Boys 12 - 14
Girls12 - 14
GUARANTEED PLACEMENT DEADLINE:
Wednesday, 2 p.m. Register on vindy.com/golf
TWO DIVISIONS for GIRLS and BOYS:
Upper: Ages 15,16,17
Lower: Ages 12,13,14
Regardless of the qualifier date, you compete in division that reflects your age as of the Championship Finals (July 28, 2013).
If you are 18 before the Finals (July 28, 2013), you are ineligible unless you will still be in high school for upcoming year.
No playing up into Upper bracket unless you are a past “Greatest” champ.
RESIDENCY: Players must reside in The Vindicator delivery area of Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Mercer and Lawrence counties. Golfers may participate in multiple qualifying matches but may only qualify once.
ADVANCEMENT: The top two girls and boys in each division at each site, so a total of eight(8) players from each qualifier, will advance to the Finals (July 28, 2013).
If a qualifier cannot participate in the Championship Finals or has qualified in a previous match, their position will be offered to the next eligible golfer in the qualifying match until the spot is filled.
SOME PLAYING RULES:
Range finders permitted, but cannot detect elevation.
Pull carts optional, but no caddies except for finals.
Spectators allowed but cannot advise except in finding lost balls.
Tie-breaker is by scorecard starting with hardest handicap hole.
All local rules will be discussed at first tee.
Boys 15-17 — Silver
Boys 12-14 — Gold
Girls BOTH — Red