Brightwell, Castelli, and Dobbins take titles in Event #1
Kendall Dobbins, the defending two-time Player of the Year, took the Girls Division title in the inaugural event of the season after posting an impressive 78-78-156 for an eleven shot win. Mackenzie Battle fired an 87-80-167 to take second place. Kristen Holman finished third. Jonathan Brightwell posted a 75-75-150 for a four shot win in the Junior / Senior division. Scott Campbell shot a 77-77-154 to take runner up honors. Cooper Daniel and Ryan Fitzgerald shared third place with identical 157 totals. The freshman/Sophomore division saw the weekend’s closest finish. Carson Castelli prevailed over the field with a one shot victory after shooting 80-57-177. Sharing second place were Chris Ford and Zach Gordon with identical 158 totals.
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Welcome to the Winternational Junior Series at Pinehurst
Dear Junior Golfer,
We invite you to become a member of the TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL WINTERNATIONAL JUNIOR SERIES AT PINEHURST. This tournament series consists of eight 36 hole stroke play events from November through March. All events are played at the historic Pinehurst Country Club and our schedule includes six of the resort courses including the famed number 2 course which has hosted three US OPENs in the past ten years and will play host to the 2014 US Mens and Womens Open. Please take a moment to view our complete schedule and descriptions of the courses we'll play.
Our fee structure is more affordable than ever before. The membership fee is $125 and makes you eligible for all eight events. There are no qualifiers or any waiting list; you are guaranteed entry into any or all events.
If your primary residence is within one hundred miles of Pinehurst you may participate without staying at the resort hotel. If this is not the case, a rate of $85.00 per night, per person (double occupancy), which includes breakfast, tax and gratuity will be offered. This rate is offered to both contestants, families and their guests. Learn more on our accomodations page.
Our entry fee, per event will be $160.00 (when competing on the number 2 course the entry fee will be $250.00).
Past participants, over 1,800 high school boys and girls, have gone on to compete on the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and the Duramed Tour. Series alums Jason Dufner, Webb Simpson, Johnson Wagner, and Jason Kokrak have combined to win over 20 professional tournaments, including two majors (the 2012 US Open for Webb and the 2013 PGA Championship for Jason) and have climbed into the top in the world rankings. Over 50% of our members have participated at the collegiate level. Forty states and six foreign countries have been represented in our 14 year history. Our alums include Webb Simpson (2012 US Open Champion), Johnson Wagner (PGA Tour winner), Jason Dufner (PGA Tour winner), and Jason Kokrak (Nationwide Tour Multiple Champion in 2011).
The eight events will be managed by professional tournament directors with an emphasis on servicing our contestants. Our starters, rules officials and scoreboard operators are all well versed in their fields. Results of each event are sent to media outlets which include Golf World, Golfweek, and a multitude of golf coaches.
A season long point race includes members’ four best finishes and will determine our player of the year awards and the All American team selections.
We are very much looking forward to getting to know each of you as you continue to develop your golf games. Please visit on our application page to apply to become part of this exciting junior golf tour. If you or your parents have any questions about the Series, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Series Founder & Chairman
What They're Saying about the Winternationals
PGA Tour Member; Winner of the 2008 Shell Houston Open; Winternational member in 2000
“I never won an event at Pinehurst but the years I played were great for me because I learned so much about myself as a competitor. I never gave up, never quit, and through the season gained so much confidence. I truly love Pinehurst and believe the Winternationals were a cornerstone to the success I am experiencing now.”
Read more about what former Winternational members, PGA, LPGA, & Nationwide players, and college golf coaches are saying about the Winternationals.
Winternationals Name Players of the Year and All-Americans
The Twentieth annual Winternational Junior Series at Pinehurst concluded its season with the naming of the Players of the Year in each division and the naming of the 2013-2014 Winternational All American Team. In the Junior-Senior Division, David Kocher claimed Player of the Year honors with a narrow five point season difference over defending the Player of the Year Tanner Owen. Kocher will play on the men’s golf team at University of Maryland while Owen will play for Wake Forest. In the Freshman/Sophomore Division, Davis Lamb of Potomac, MD, claimed divisional Player of the Year honors. Lamb, who played five Winternational events, won two and had top five finishes IN his other events. Kendall Dobbins was named Player of the Year in the Girls Division for the second consecutive year on the strength of her four wins this season. Please visit the full recap page to see the full list of 2013-2014 All Americans.
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Winternationals Preparing to Kick Off 20th Season
The Winternational Junior Series at Pinehurst will kick off its 20th season this weekend when over 60 of the country's top junior golfers take on Pinehurst #6.
Please note the following changes to our historic rules & format will be in effect starting with this weekend’s event.
- Spectator carts will be allowed. Spectators can obtain a cart from the Pro Shop, where they will be charged a cart rental fee.
- Rangefinders will be allowed, but only those that denote yardage. Those that denote slope are prohibited.
Please remember that all Winternational contestants carry their own bags. Pull carts, motorized carts, and caddies are not allowed for contestants. The Boys’ divisions will play the blue tees. The Girls’ divisions will play the green tees. Pairings will be published on our website the Thursday before each competition. A link to the pairings sheet can be found in the right sidebar of every page on our website.
Congratulations to Johnson Wagner on Tour Win in Hawaii
Congratulations to Winternational alum Johnson Wagner , who has notched three top 10 finishes in three events this year including a win at the Sony Open in Hawaii, a runner-up finish in the Humana Challenge and a ninth place finish at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Johnson is currently ranked first in the FedEx Cup standings and first on the PGA Tour's money list. Congratulatons Johnson!
Read moe about what Johnson and Jason have to say about their experiences in the Winternationals on our What They're Saying Page.
Winternationals Profiled by Carolinas Golf Association
The Winternational Junior Series, a grouping of eight 36-hole stroke play events for high school boys and girls, will begin its 18th consecutive season on November 12-13, 2011 on Tom Fazio's Centennial Course #8 at Pinehurst Country Club. This series will conduct tournaments over six of the championship courses including twice on the famed Donald Ross course #2. All events are submitted to the Junior Golf Scoreboard, SCJGA and TYGA for their rankings systems. The series, which began in the fall of 1994, has introduced more than nineteen hundred teens to Pinehurst. Many members of the Winternationals have gone on to play professionally and at the college level. A few of the former members are Webb Simpson, winner of the Wyndham Championship, Jason Dufner, runner-up at the PGA Championship, Johnson Wagner, two time PGA Tour Champion... read more