Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games
The next edition of the summer YOG will take place in Buenos Aires between 6 and 18 October 2018.
The dates of Golf competition are as follows : New Dates !
Men/Women Individual : 9 – 11 October 2018
Mixed Gender Team : 13 – 15 October 2018
About Buenos Aires:
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Format of Competition
There are three events at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games Golf competition: Men’s Individual Stroke Play, Women’s Individual Stroke Play and Mixed Team. All competitions are conducted in a stroke play format. There is a maximum of 32 players in both Men’s and Women’s Individual events: 32 men and 32 women will make up the maximum 32 teams of the Mixed Team event.
a) Individual Events: (both Men’s and Women’s)
Individual stroke play events are played over 54 holes (3 rounds of 18 holes) over three consecutive days. Each player plays against every other player. Players complete each hole on the course, over three rounds and, after each round, return a score card with a gross score for each hole. The player who plays the stipulated rounds in the fewest strokes is the winner. A seeded draw is applied for the final round with the leading players teeing off last.
b) Mixed Team Event:
The Mixed Team event is played over 54 holes (3 rounds of 18 holes) over three consecutive days: teams are composed of one woman and one man from the same National Olympic Committee.
The Mixed Team event will be all stroke play as follows:
- First round: foursome (pairs of players play as partners, and each pair plays a single ball, taking alternating strokes); it will be stipulated which player has to play the tee shot on each hole
- Second round: four-ball (pairs of players play as partners, with each playing their own ball. The lower score of the partners is the score for the hole. If one partner fails to complete a hole, there is no penalty).
- Third round: both individual scores count
- The team score is the addition of the first and the second rounds as well as individual scores achieved by the men and women in the final round.
- The team that plays the stipulated rounds in the fewest strokes is the winner.
A seeded draw is applied for the final round with the leading teams teeing off last.
Competition Rules and Procedures
Qualification and Rankings
To be eligible to participate in the Buenos Aires YOG Golf Competition, athletes must be amateur golfers born between 01 January 2000 and 31 December 2003. Qualification is based on the Youth Olympic Golf Rankings. The Youth Olympic Golf Rankings are formed by adding the highest ranked man and woman on the Men World Amateur Golf Rankings and Women World Amateur Golf Rankings. The top 26 NOCs on the Youth Olympic Golf Rankings will be eligible for their NOC to enter one (1) man and one (1) woman.
Five (5) Universality Places per gender are available for eligible NOCs and One (1) Host Country place is available for each gender.
Those NOCs and their selected athletes, who qualify for the Women’s and Men’s Individual Stroke Play events, qualify for the mixed gender team event. The mixed gender team event will consist of one (1) man and one (1) woman from the same NOC. In the event that a team from the same NOC cannot be formed, where possible, a mixed NOC team will be formed.
Total quota for Golf
Please see here for details on the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualification system: Buenos Aires 2018 – Qualification System – IGF (PDF) (updated on 16.10.2017)
Please click here for Youth Olympic Golf Rankings.
Please find here the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 Events Programme.
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