Due to its strength of field, and its prestige among junior golf events,
the Joe Cheves Junior has earned the following status:
Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index event
Juniorgolfscoreboard Ranked Tournament
N.C. Junior Rankings event (8-multiplier), Carolinas Junior Player of the Year (Series event) SCJGA Rankings event (6-weight)
AJGA Performance-Based Entry event:
Boys Champion becomes fully exempt
Boys Runnerup - 5th place receive 12 Performance Stars
Boys 6th - 10th place receive 8 Performance Stars
Boys 11th - 15th place receive 4 Performance Stars
Girls Champion receives 12 Performance Stars
Girls Runnerup - 3rd place receive 8 Performance Stars
Girls 4th - 5th place receive 4 Performance Stars
The Joe Cheves Junior Invitational is an invitation-only junior event.
Champions of a select list of junior tournaments in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia, as well as a set of other performance-based qualifications determine its field. Meet one of the criteria, and earn your way into this premiere junior golf event. Invitees will compete in 36-holes of stroke play at the 1929 Donald Ross-designed Mimosa Hills Golf Club in Morganton, N.C. Competitors will compete for the Joe Cheves Trophy.
Mr. Cheves was head pro at Mimosa Hills for 30 years, and was a PGA Life Member. He’s a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, and the Carolinas PGA and Carolinas Golf Halls of Fame. A life-long supporter of junior golf, “Pro” passed away at age 89 on July 31st, 2007.
The Joe Cheves Junior Invitational is an official N.C. Junior Rankings event for the Carolinas Golf Association. Due to the strong quality of the field, the tournament has been designated an eight-multiplier. The S.C. Junior Golf Association gives the event a prestigious 6-weight in its rankings system. The JCJI is also a ranked tournament by the Junior Golf Scoreboard. Each Joe Cheves Junior Champion, and top finishers, earn deserving AJGA tournament exemptions, with the boys champion earning full-exemption status. The JCJI is also a highly ranked tournament among the Golfweek/Titleist Performance Index of events. The tournament is also part of the series of major events making up the criteria for the Carolinas Junior Player of the Year.