60th PNGA Junior Girls' Amateur Championship Being Held at Idaho's RedHawk Golf Course
RedHawk Golf Course in Nampa, Idaho is set to host this year’s Pacific Northwest Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship on August 10-13.
The championship, conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), consists of 18 holes of stroke play qualifying to determine flights for the match-play portion of the championship.
The stroke play qualifying round is being held today, and the lowest 16 scorers will advance to the Championship Flight, with each of the remaining flights being comprised of eight contestants. All matches are contested over 18 holes with consolation matches to follow.
Visit the Junior Girls’ page for tee times, pairings and live scoring. To stay connected on social media, follow @PNGALIVE on Twitter for live updates and much more, and use the hashtag #PNGAJrGirlsAm.
Last year, 13-year old Brittany Kwon of Bremerton, Wash. won the championship at Olympia (Wash.) Country & Golf Club by defeating Marianne Li of Bellevue, Wash. 1-up in the final match with a birdie on the 18th hole.
The rich history of the PNGA Junior Girls’ Amateur has included past champions Jo Ann Washam, Peggy Conley, Joan Edwards-Powell, Mary Budke, and JoAnne Gunderson Carner, all of whom would later be inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame after storied amateur and professional careers. Other past champions include current LPGA Tour players Paige Mackenzie and Jimin Kang.
To be eligible for the championship, contestants must not have reached their 18th birthday by the final day of the competition. This is one of 15 regional championships conducted annually by the PNGA.
RedHawk Golf Course opened in July of 2014, and has already hosted the 2014 Idaho Golf Association (IGA) Junior Amateur State Championship and the 2015 IGA Women’s Four-Ball Championship.