AJGA PBE Status

Earning Performance Based Entry Status on the Junior Golf Tour of Asia

The JGTA is the sanctioning body for AJGA PBE Status, the official status system of the American Junior Golf Association, in the Asia-PacificOn account of its function as a fundamental building block of college golf development, PBE is widely considered the most valuable junior status worldwide. Furthermore, it can be a major catalyst in junior golfers earning college golf scholarships. For this reason, thousands of junior golf families from over 60 countries compete for AJGA PBE Status each year.

AJGA PBE Junior Golf Ranking

How it Works

The AJGA PBE System dictates which applicants to a given tournament will gain entry into the event. In other words, players with the most AJGA PBE Status at the time of application deadline will gain entry first. Junior golfers build up their AJGA PBE Status from their performance in AJGA-recognized tournaments. As a result, PBE Status ensures that AJGA tournament fields are the most competitive fields possible.

Role in College Golf Development

Generally speaking, players must prove their competitive standing before they gain entry into a given event. In other words, a player’s AJGA PBE Status represents this competitive standing. To put it differently, it is a reflection of their performance history in recognized events. As one builds up their Status, they become eligible for higher-level (more competitive) tournaments. Accordingly, college golf coaches spend more time recruiting at higher level events. In summary, a high AJGA PBE Status can give junior golfer a considerable advantage in being recruited for college golf from the exposure that comes with playing in major AJGA events.


Earning AJGA PBE Status on the JGTA

Junior Order of Merit Conversion Charts

The JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the Tour’s official ranking system, is the source for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific. At the end of each season, the top-60 ranked players in the Junior Order of Merit are awarded PBE Status according to their final ranking.  The tables below show the Status player earns according to their final standing on Tour.

Boys Division

Rank PBE Status
1-5 Fully Exempt
6-10 12 Stars
11-20 8 Stars
21-30 4 Stars

Girls Division

Rank PBE Status
1-5 Fully Exempt
6-10 12 Stars
11-20 8 Stars
21-30 4 Stars

About the AJGA

The Gold Standard of Junior Golf

Founded in 1978, the AJGA is a global enterprise with over 7,000 junior members hailing from 60 countries. The AJGA schedule of 2018 includes over 120 junior golf tournaments and over 70 qualifier events. Without a doubt, the AJGA produces the most successful golfers at the amateur, College and professional level. In effect, more than 300 AJGA alumni play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have earned more than 830 Tour victories.

AJGA Alumni

AJGA alumni on the PGA TOUR include: Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Harris English, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Sergio Garcia, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Matt Kuchar, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan, Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore, Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Jordan Spieth, Scott Stallings, David Toms, Bubba Watson, Gary Woodland, and Tiger Woods

AJGA alumnae on the LPGA Tour include: Paula Creamer, Katie Futcher, Julieta Granada, Pat Hurst, Vicky Hurst, Jennifer Johnson, Moriya Jutanugarn, Cristie Kerr, I.K. Kim, Brittany Lang, Stacy Lewis, Brittany Lincicome, Paige Mackenzie, Kristy McPherson, Inbee Park, Morgan Pressel and Wendy Ward.

College Success: 25 of the past 30 NCAA Division I men’s champions and 23 of the past 30 NCAA Division I women’s champions are AJGA alumni.

Amateur Success: 24 of the past 30 U.S. Amateur champions and 25 of the past 30 U.S. Women’s Amateur champions are AJGA alumni.