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)
Youth Olympic Golf Rankings
Last updated on 16.05.2018
All qualifying NOCs are listed below:
In line with the IOC Allocation procedure previously circulated, the following NOCs have been allocated Universality Places:
- Saint Lucia
- Papua New Guinea
- United Arab Emirates
Please see here the complete Youth Olympic Golf Rankings as of 16.05.2018.