Tournament Information

97th Women’s Western Junior Championship
Hinsdale Golf Club | Hinsdale, IL
June 10-14, 2024

The Women's Western Junior is open to girls who are 18 years of age or younger and will not reach 19 years of age by June 14th, 2024, have an up to date 18-hole Word Handicap System Index not to exceed 9.4 or state or international equivalent handicap system, and are not college or university students. All applicants must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status and meet the requirements of the USGA Gender Policy. The WWGA Committee limits the field to a maximum of 78 contestants.

The championship begins with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying, after which the field is cut to the low 16 players for match play. In the event of a tie for the 16th position, a sudden-elimination playoff will determine the final match-play qualifiers. Four rounds of 18-hole matches will decide the Women's Western Junior champion.

The Women's Western Junior champion and runner-up receive exemptions into the 2024 Women's Western Amateur. Additionally, the champion will receive an exemption into the 2025 Dye Junior Championship, and both the champion and runner up with receive exemptions into the 2025 North & South Girls Junior.

The championship has also been approved under the AJGA's Performance-Based Entry Recognition System, with the champion earning Fully Exempt Status, twelve (12) PBE Stars for the runner-up, eight (8) for the Semi-Finalists, and four (4) for Quarterfinalists.

The Women’s Western Junior Championship is recognized by AJGA, Junior Golf Scoreboard, GolfWeek, and World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).


2024 Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 9
1:30 p.m.

Co-Am hosted by Hinsdale Golf Club
Outing Begins

Monday, June 10
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration & Practice Rounds
Player registration
Practice round tee times

Tuesday, June 11
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
5:00 p.m.

First Round of Stroke Play
Tee times off No. 1 and No. 10 tees
Player Dinner & College Golf Program

Wednesday, June 12
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

Second Round of Stroke Play
Tee times off No. 1 and No. 10 tees
Field cut to low 16 following Second Round
Sweet 16 Celebration

Thursday, June 13
7:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

Match Play
Round of 16 tee times off No. 1
Quarterfinal tee times off No. 1

Friday, June 14
7:30 a.m. - 7:40 a.m.
12:30 p.m.

Match Play
Semifinal tee times off No. 1
Final match off No. 1