Entries are open to male amateur golfers who: (a) will not reach their 19th birthday by midnight of August 31, 2014 and (b) are currently enrolled between grades 8-12 during the 2014/15 academic school year or (c) otherwise accepted by the selection committee.
Amateur Status: All players must conform to the USGA Rules of Amateur Status as specified in the USGA Rules of Golf.
Category 1: Top 10 in the 2014 Sea Pines Junior Heritage. Any previous Sea Pines Junior Heritage champion
Category 2: Top 30 eligible in Golfweek / Titleist Junior Rankings (as of the final rankings 12/2/14). Top 30 in the Junior Scoreboard Rankings (as of 12/2/14)
Category 3: Top 3 ranked players in South Carolina Heritage Classic Foundation rankings as of December 2, 2014
Category 4: 2014 AJGA 1st and 2nd team All-Americans. 2014 Wyndham Cup team members
Category 5: 2014 AJGA Polo (round of 16)
Category 6: 2014 USGA Junior Amateur (round of 16)
Category 7: 11th-15th place in the 2014 Sea Pines Junior Heritage
Category 8: 2014 Beth Daniel Junior Champion
Category 9: 2014 Top 15 Rolex Tournament of Champions
Category 10: Top 10 in the following 2014 tournaments: Thunderbird International Jr., FootJoy Boys Invitational, The Ping Invitational, Junior Players Championship, HP Boys Junior Championship, and Junior Invitational
Category 11: Top 45 eligible of the 2014 Golfweek year-end rankings (12/2/14) Top 45 of the NJGS rankings (as of 12/2/14)
Category 12: Top 3 Bobby Chapman, Scott Robertson, and Junior PGA Championship
Category 13: 2013 AJGA Polo (round of 32)
Category 14: 2013 USGA Junior Amateur (round of 34)
Category 15: 46-100 of the 2014 Golfweek year-end rankings (12/2/14) 46-100 of the NJGS rankings (as of 12/2/14)
Category 16 2014 Open tournaments winners (must be in the Top 125 of Golfweek Tournament rankings)
Category 17: 101-125 of the 2014Golfweek year-end rankings (12/2/14)
101- 125 of the NJGS rankings (as of 12/2/14)
Category 18: Runner-up in Open tournaments. Third place in Open tournaments
(Tournament must be ranking in the Top 125 of Golfweek Tournament rankings)
Additions: Up to four local / regional players may be added by the entry committee
Example: If 46 players apply from the first 9 categories, all of those applicants will be accepted (this includes up to 4 local/regional players accepted by the entry committee). If 6 other players have applied from category 10, then 2 of those will be accepted to reach 48 total (entry committee decisions are final). The committee will rank the other 4 players not selected in category 10 as alternates. The remaining applicants in category 11, plus those in the rest of the categories will be marked as alternates.
Note: The Sea Pines Junior Heritage entry committee reserves the right to review the selection criteria yearly and make changes as necessary.