Six WJGA Members Qualify for USGA Junior Amateurs
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.