By: Tyler Johnsen

Siebers advances to Match Play at U.S. Amateur

WJGA member Ian Siebers, from Bellevue, has advanced to match play at the U.S. Amateur after shooting rounds of 73-68 for a 2-under par total of 141 during the stroke play qualifying portion of the championship being held at Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hills.

Siebers’ 2-under par total left him in a tie for 7th place in the elite field of 312 of the best amateur golfers in the world. The top-64 players after stroke play qualifying move on to match play.

Siebers’ Round of 64 match will tee off today, August 15th, at 12:10pm against England’s Alex Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is the younger brother of European Tour member Matthew Fitzpatrick who won the U.S. Amateur in 2013.

Hole-by-Hole live scoring can be followed at www.usga.org.

Team Washington Competes at 50th Hogan Cup

Forty-eight of the most talented junior golfers from the Western United States and Canada are gathering for the 50th playing of the Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches, taking place August 11-12, 2018 at Riverside Golf & Country Club in Portland, Ore.

The Hogan Cup 36-hole team matches – held annually at Riverside G&CC – features four-person teams of junior golfers from eight states and British Columbia, with a total of 12 teams competing. In the team format, the three lowest scores each day determine the team total. Medals are awarded to the top three teams and individuals.

This year’s Washington team was selected immediately following the WJGA State Championship off the season’s long points list. This years Washington team is:

Clayton Thatcher, Tacoma

Nathan Cogswell, Kent

Drew Halili, Port Orchard

Jordan Lee, Tacoma

Captain – Brady McMullin, District 2 Director

Hogan Cup alumni include tour players such as Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Fred Couples, Bryson DeChambeau, Casey Martin, Peter Jacobsen, Beau Hossler, Jeff Quinney, Patrick Cantlay, Bobby Clampett, Lennie Clements, Scott Simpson, Robert Gamez, Bill Sanders, Kirk Triplett, John Fought and Jason Gore.

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Team Washington Heads to Montana for JAC

The 2018 Junior America’s Cup is set to tee off Tuesday, July 24th at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort in Anaconda, Montana.

Four boys will be representing the WJGA and Washington and were selected based on points earned at WJGA spring Open events, the local USGA Junior Qualifiers, and the IMG Academy Junior World Qualifier.

This year’s team is comprised of Colt Sherrell of Maple Valley, Ian Siebers of Bellevue, Sean Kato of Redmond and Drew Warford of Snoqualmie. The team will be captained by longtime WJGA Director Jim von Doehren from District 6.

Live scoring for the week will be provided by the Montana State Golf Association and available to follow at www.junioramericascup.net

Siebers Earns Spot at U.S. Amateur

Jacob Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash. shot rounds of 66-66 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 71 players who competed Monday, July 16th in the 36-hole U.S. Amateur Sectional qualifying at the par-70 Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash.

Along with Koppenberg, the other player to advance from this qualifier was WJGA 16-year old member Ian Siebers of Bellevue, Wash., who shot rounds of 71-66.

Koppenberg and Siebers will now advance to the 2018 U.S. Amateur Championship, which will be held August 13-19 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.

Siebers was a member of the four-person Team Washington that won the 2016 Junior Americas Cup, held that year in Mexico. Earlier this year he won the WJGA Eastern Open, and won a WJGA Sub-District qualifier by shooting a 64 at Jefferson Park. Siebers will once again represent WJGA at next week’s Junior Americas Cup being held in Montana.

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this Sectional qualifier for the U.S. Amateur Championship.

Click here for hole-by-hole scoring of this Sectional qualifier.

Drew Warford Medals at US Jr Amateur Qualifier

Drew Warford of Snoqualmie, Wash. shot 2-under-par 70 to earn medalist honors in leading the field of 83 players who competed in U.S. Junior Amateur Championship qualifying on the par-72 Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. on June 20th.

The two other players to advance from this qualifier were Ilirian Zalli of Vancouver, B.C. and Nathan Cogswell of Kent, Wash. Both players shot 1-under 71, one shot back of Warford, and survived a four-way playoff to secure the final two available spots from this qualifier.

John Hayes of Sammamish, Wash. and Michael Crisologo of Richmond, B.C. lost out in the playoff, and are now the first and second alternates, respectively.

Warford, Zalli and Cogswell now advance to compete in the 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, which will be held July 16-21 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.

Warford won the 2017 PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur, as well as the 2017 WJGA State Championship in the 14-15 age division.

Cogswell just graduated from Kentwood High School in Covington, Wash., and represented WJGA in the Hogan Cup last year. In the fall, he will attend Seattle University and play on the men’s golf team.

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.