WJGA State Championship 2017
2017 WJGA State Championship
|Meadow Springs CC||Host||Aug 1-3
|Black Rock Creek GC||Assisting 14-18s
|Columbia Point GC||Assisting 8-13s
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
Meadow Springs CC Dress Code Requirements
PROPER ATTIRE FOR BOYS, GIRLS, and VOLUNTEERS:
Neat and clean clothing, shoes, sleeves and collars on boys shirts and collars on girls shirts. Boys shirts must be tucked in, girls shirts must be worn as the manufacturer intended. Boys shorts must not be lower than the bottom of the knee. Capri pants, shorts, skirts and skirts on girls that are appropriate for golf and worn as the manufacturer intended are permissible. All hats must be worn bills forward, and all shirts must be tucked in, at all times. No bare midriff showing.
SPECIFIC TO MEADOW SPRINGS: Golf shorts, similar to walking and/or Bermuda shorts, falling no higher than 4″ above the knee. Golf caps MUST be removed when entering the clubhouse building.
Athletic shorts, short shorts, tee shirts, tank tops, jeans (denim of any color), cut-offs, sweats, spandex, yoga attire, jeggings, leggings and halter tops.
REGISTRATION: Contestants must register in person at Meadow Springs CC on Sunday July 30th, from 12:00pm – 6:00pm or Monday July 31st, from 11:00am – 3:45pm.
Any player arriving late MUST notify the WJGA State Office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (if before July 31st). After July 31st, 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 31st.
Boys – alternates from each district will be used through Saturday July 29th.
Girls – alternates for the girls will be assigned by Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen, from a statewide pool through Saturday, July 29th. BEGINNING July 30th – alternates for both boys and girls will be called from the Host District (4).
After the close of registration, (3:45pm on Monday July 31st) alternates from the host district (4) 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 $25. Checks or cash is fine at Meadow Springs CC or credit card if you’re paying when you register for State online. The menu will be as follows:
Daily BBQ available for players and parents includes burger (hamburger or cheeseburger) and all the trimmings, baked beans, potato salad and a small fountain drink for $10 a head.
18-holes of stroke play for all players on Tuesday, Aug. 1st and Wednesday, Aug. 2nd and then Thursday, Aug. 3rd for all players that make the cut.
The 16-18 Boys and the 14-15 Girls will play Black Rock Creek on Tuesday and Meadow Springs on Wednesday.
The 14-15 Boys and the 16-18 Girls will play Meadow Springs on Tuesday and Black Rock Creek on Wednesday.
Boys and Girls 8-11 and 12-13 divisions will play both Tuesday and Wednesday at Columbia Point GC. On Thursday, the 8-11 and 12-13 division players that make the cut will play the final round at Meadow Springs CC.
The field will be cut for Thursday play on the following basis:
|Boys 16-18||Low 19 and ties|
|Boys 14-15||Low 18 and ties|
|Boys 12-13||Low 9 and ties|
|Boys 8-11||Low 9 and ties|
|Girls 16-18||Low 7 and ties|
|Girls 14-15||Low 6 and ties|
|Girls 12-13||Low 5 and ties|
|Girls 8-11||Low 5 and ties|
Courtyard Marriott Richland (close to Columbia Point) – 509-942-9400 – $129 QQ rooms – room block release date July 18th. Book your group rate for Washington Junior Golf – WJGA
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. SPECIFIC TO MEADOW SPRINGS: Golf shorts, similar to walking and/or Bermuda shorts, falling no higher than 4″ above the knee. Golf caps MUST be removed when entering the clubhouse building.
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 Meadow Springs Dress Code is still required: Open to all contestants who wish to compete. The Long Putt portion of this event will be held at Meadow Springs CC on Sunday and Monday July 30/31st 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 31st from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Meadow Springs CC 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 Meadow Springs CC. Parents and guests are welcome to purchase the buffet dinner for $25 – 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.