The 4th Annual North American Junior Amateur Matchplay event will be held the week following Tournament of Champions – December 31, 2019 – January 4, 2020 and will be hosted in Scottsdale, Arizona. All divisions will be playing at the Talking Stick Golf Resort on the Piipaash course.
NAJA is a combined strokeplay and matchplay event totally to 5 days of golf. The first two days of the event are strokeplay, after the second round concludes we will make a CUT in order to reach matchplay numbers. The Boys 11-19 division will be cut to 32 players and the Girls 11-19 division will be cut to 16 players. These numbers are needed to fill out a perfect bracket as the event moves into the matches. The boys will play two full days of 9-hole matches, the last day will be an 18-hole match. The girls will play one day of 9-hole matches, the two days will be 18-hole matches. The AJGA PBE Stars will be awarded to the final finishers of the MATCHPLAY portion of the event. Due to the national rankings and recognitions, this event will NOT allow caddies. If caddies are used, it will result in automatic disqualification.
The match play rounds/days will be structured thusly:
Boys Round of 32 & 16 (9-hole matches)
Girls Round of 16 & 8 (9-hole matches)
Boys Round of 8 & 4 (9-hole matches)
Girls Round of 4 (18 hole matches)
Boys & Girls Final Match (18 holes)