US Kids Priority Status
Looks like they completely took winning / placing in events out of the equation for determining priority status at the local tour level. Winning or placing in the top only matters in two or three day events moving forward. To me it seems like they finally realized that the local tour fields are pretty weak and allowing kids to get into larger events by simply placing high in their local tours. The priority status afforded to the multi day events is also geared towards building better fields in larger events. From my untrained eyes it sort of looks like they are trying to make this a more competitive tour that holds more clout.
Link here: US Kids Priority Status
edit: I'm wondering what is stopping a local tour director from moving their local tour stops to 'easier' courses so that their kids have the opportunity to score better. Also wondering if there is any rule on whether or not the course has to be a par 72 because playing shorter executive courses with a par 67 would definitely make it easier to score better and get higher status.
There's definitely something more important that I should be doing.