By: Tyler Johnsen
WJGA members Brittany Kwon and Kenedee Peters qualified on Tuesday, September 5th for the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. Qualifying was held at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn, Ore.
Overall eight teams competed for two qualifying spots in the Championship proper, which will be held April 28-May 2, 2018 at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, Calif. Kwon birdied the final 3 holes of regulation for the team to shoot 6-under par 66 which put them in a 3-team playoff for the two spots. Peters birdied the first playoff hole to earn the top qualifying spot.
Kwon and Peters have been teammates on several WJGA teams including the 2016 and 2017 North Pacific Junior Ladies team, and the 2016 Girls’ Junior America’s Cup team.
Final scores from the qualifier can be viewed HERE.
Drew Warford of Snoqualmie, Wash. and Colt Sherrell of Maple Valley, Wash. will meet in the final match of the 63rd Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur; while Kenedee Peters of Ephrata, Wash. will square off against Brittany Kwon of Bremerton Wash. in the final match of the 62nd Pacific Northwest Junior Girls’ Amateur.
Both championships are being held concurrently at Sandpines Golf Links in Florence, Ore. and are being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).
The 36-hole final match in the Junior Boys’ Amateur tees off at 7:30 a.m. today, August 18; while the final match for the Junior Girls’ tees off at 8:42 a.m. The Boys’ final match will be contested over 36 holes, and the Girls’ will be contested over 18 holes.
Team Washington has been named for the 49th Hogan Cup Team Matches held annually at Riverside G&CC in Portland, OR. WJGA will be represented by RJ Manke, Nathan Cogswell, Max Turnquist and Sean Yi with the team Captained by District 2 Director Brady McMullin.
The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches pit the best junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada against each other in a team format with the three lowest scores each day determining the team total. Awards are presented to the top three teams as well as the top three individuals in the field.
Live scoring will be provided by Oregon Junior Golf and complete tournament information can be found at the Hogan Cup website found HERE.
The WJGA region USGA Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Junior Amateurs were played this week and WJGA members Brittany Kwon, Lauryn Nguyen, Alvin Kwak, Joe Highsmith, Colt Sherrell and Gunnar Knutson all qualified for the national USGA Junior Amateur Championships.
Kwon and Nguyen both qualified at Meridian Valley CC on Monday, June 19th both shooting rounds of even-par 72.
Kwak, Highsmith and Sherell qualifed at the USGA Boys’ West Qualifier held at Classic Golf Club on Tuesday, June 20th. Kwak was the only player under-par and was medalist at 1-under 71. Sherrell and Highsmith qualified via a 3-person playoff after both shooting 1-over 73.
Knutson took the lone qualifying spot in the USGA Boys’ East Qualifier held at The Club at Rock Creek on Tuesday, June 20th. Knutson’s round of 3-over 75 bettered 2nd place finishers by one shot.
Team Washington will compete over Memorial Day weekend at Illahe Hills CC in Salem, Oregon at the 31st Annual North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches.
The team will be comprised of Brittany Kwon, Kenedee Peters, Alyssa Nguyen, Katelann Soth, Alexa Clark and Samantha Hui. Team Washington was selected based on their standing in last year’s WJGA Girls’ Player of the Year points list.
Team Washington will compete against Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho in a round robin of Best-Ball and Alternate shot matches. Live scoring will be provided by the Oregon Golf Association and can be followed HERE.