WJGA State Championship 2018
2018 WJGA State Championship
|Fairwood G&CC||Host||July 31 – Aug 2
|Meridian Valley CC||Assisting 14-18’s
||July 31 – Aug 1
||July 31 – Aug 1||Tues-Wed|
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Sean Kato of Redmond fired a final round of 4-under par 68 to win the overall boys title at the 41st Annual WJGA State Championship being held at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Wash. His three day total of 11-under par 205 gave him a two-shot victory over Alvin Kwak of Mukilteo.
On the girls side, Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle defeated Therese Warner of Kennewick with a birdie on the 1st playoff hole to capture the overall girls title at 3-under par 213. Nguyen overcame at 7-shot deficit coming into the final round and used a steady even par 72 to mount her comeback.
In all 258 boys and girls competed over three days to determine boys and girls state champions in age divisions of 8-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18. The field is cut to roughly 85 total players after two rounds.
2017 State Champions
Sam Warkentin of Bainbridge Island became the first three-time overall champion in the 40 year history of the WJGA State Championship. Being held at the historic Bellingham G&CC, he sat on the tee of the par-3, 192 yard 18th hole in a tie with Joe Highsmith of Lakewood. Warkentin hit his tee shot within one-inch for a tap-in birdie and one stroke victory. His three day total of 6-under par 210 gave him his third consecutive boys overall title.
On the girls side, Brittany Kwon of Bremerton secured her victory with a final round 1-over par 74. Her three day total of 1-under par 217 gave her a 3-shot victory over Georgetown University commit Ashley Fitzgibbons of Sammamish.
In all 258 boys and girls competed over three days to determine boys and girls state champions in age divisions of 8-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17. The field is cut to roughly 85 total players after two rounds.
2016 State Champions
REGISTRATION: Contestants must register in person at Fairwood G&CC on Sunday July 29th, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm or Monday July 30th, from 11:00am – 3:45pm.
Any player arriving late MUST notify the WJGA State Office via e-mail at email@example.com (if before July 30th). After July 30th, please contact Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen, by either email or cell phone (206) 890-0197. Place may be forfeited by a player from whom no word has been received by 3:45 P.M. on Monday, July 30th.
Boys – alternates from each district will be used through Saturday July 28th.
Girls – alternates for the girls will be assigned by Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen, from a statewide pool through Saturday, July 28th. BEGINNING July 29th – alternates for both boys and girls will be called from the Host District (6).
After the close of registration, (3:45pm on Monday July 30th) alternates from the host district (6) will be called at their home phone number between 4:00 and 6:00 pm one time only and will be asked to stand by at the course Tuesday morning to take the place of the unregistered player if he/she does not appear.
The Players Buffet will start at 5:30pm and goes until 7:30pm. Players are complimentary and parents and guests are welcome to purchase the buffet dinner for $TBA. Checks or cash is fine at Fairwood G&CC or credit card if you’re paying when you register for State online. The menu will be as follows:
18-holes of stroke play for all players on Tuesday, July 31st and Wednesday, Aug. 1st and then Thursday, Aug. 2nd for all players that make the cut.
The 16-18 Boys and the 14-15 Girls will play Meridian Valley on Tuesday and Fairwood on Wednesday.
The 14-15 Boys and the 16-18 Girls will play Fairwood on Tuesday and Meridian Valley on Wednesday.
Boys and Girls 8-11 and 12-13 divisions will play both Tuesday and Wednesday at Riverbend GC. On Thursday, the 8-11 and 12-13 division players that make the cut will play the final round at Fairwood G&CC.
The field will be cut for Thursday play on the following basis:
|Boys 16-18||Low 19 and ties|
|Boys 14-15||Low 16 and ties|
|Boys 12-13||Low 9 and ties|
|Boys 8-11||Low 9 and ties|
|Girls 16-18||Low 9 and ties|
|Girls 14-15||Low 6 and ties|
|Girls 12-13||Low 5 and ties|
|Girls 8-11||Low 5 and ties|
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Trophies will be awarded as follows:
|Boys 16-18||7 places||Girls 16-18||4 places|
|Boys 14-15||7 places||Girls 14-15||4 places|
|Boys 12-13||6 places||Girls 12-13||3 places|
|Boys 8-11||6 places||Girls 8-11||3 places|
Ties for first place in all divisions decided by sudden death playoff; all other ties will be honored (e.g. a two-way tie for 2nd: payoff would be two second place trophies and no third) In the combined 14-15 and 16-18 divisions individual trophies will be awarded to the low four boys from one district and to the low three girls from one district. The overall State Champions may come from either the 14-15 or the 16-18 divisions.
Proper golf etiquette is expected.
Please be a role model for our juniors
- Galleries will be permitted. Players are held responsible for the action of their families, relatives or friends.
- Galleries must keep their distance from players on the course and until players leave the attesting area. (25 yards-walk in rough) No Coaching Allowed.
- Abuse (including abuse of cell phone restrictions), harassment or interference with volunteers or officials will not be tolerated.
- Talking on cell phones or other similar devices or use of noise making electronic devices is prohibited.
- Spectator carts will not be allowed. Only official carts authorized by the Committee will be allowed on the course.
- No alcoholic beverages allowed outside the restaurant areas.
- We are a non-smoking event, please do not smoke.
Dress Code for Gallery
All spectators, family members and others, must observe the dress code of the course being played.
1. First offense — warning and asked to change clothes (warnings will carry throughout the entire season)
2. Second offense — person asked to leave the course and may be refused future gallery privileges. If person refuses to leave, the player may be DISQUALIFIED from the tournament being played or suspended indefinitely from future WJGA events.
3. DISQUALIFICATION can preempt warning if the violation is flagrant.
LONG PUTT AND LONG DRIVE CONTESTS are a casual atmosphere, however adherence to the Fairwood G&CC Dress Code is still required: Open to all contestants who wish to compete. The Long Putt portion of this event will be held at Fairwood on Sunday and Monday July 29/30th during the same hours as registration (12 – 6 Sunday and 11 – 3:45 Monday).
The Drive portion of the event will be held on Monday July 30th from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Fairwood with competition by division as follows: 8-11 boys and girls 4:00 to 4:45; 12-13 boys and girls 4:45 to 5:30; 14-15 boys and girls 6:00 to 7:00; 16-18 boys and girls 7:00 to 8:00. ATTENTION – SIGN-UP FOR EACH DIVISION at Registration – no exceptions. Awards will be presented at the completion of each age division’s drive competition.
A complimentary buffet dinner is available for all tournament contestants; 5:30 – 7:30pm at Fairwood G&CC. Parents and guests are welcome to purchase the buffet dinner for $TBA – credit cards if paying online with state entry fee or cash or check at registration! WJGA DRESS CODE FOR BOTH PLAYERS AND GALLERY WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED AT THE LONG DRIVE CONTEST.
2019 WJGA State Championship
|Fircrest GC||Host||July 30-Aug 1 or
July 31-Aug 2