Champions at PNW PGA Girls' and Boys' Junior Championships advance to nationals
At the PNW PGA Girls’ Junior Championship and Boys’ Junior Championship, held June 3-4, 2017 at Canyon Lakes GC in Kennewick, Wash., Ellie Slama of Salem, Ore. and Brittany Kwon of Bremerton, Wash. were Co-Champions of the Overall division and advanced to the National Championship in late July; while Connor Golembeski of Woodinville, Wash. won the Boys division. Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash. also advanced with Connor.
Slama had also won this title last year.
The champion of the Boys 16-18 age division advanced to join 144 of the nation’s top female junior golfers in the PGA of America’s premium junior event, the 42nd Boys’ Junior PGA Championship, hosted at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri. The Country Club of St. Albans has consistently been ranked in the Top 10 courses in the state of Missouri by Golf Digest and looks to be a fantastic venue for the event. The Boys’ Junior PGA Championship will be held from July 31-August 3, 2017.
The champion of the Girls 16-18 age division advanced to join 144 of the nation’s top female junior golfers in the PGA of America’s premium junior event, the 42nd Girls’ Junior PGA Championship, and will also be hosted at The Country Club of St. Albans. The Girls’ Junior PGA Championship will be held from July 18-21, 2017.
Akshay Anand (Bear Creek CC) won the Boys 13-15 age division after firing rounds of 73-74-147. He won by two strokes over Matteo Polla (Pumpkin Ridge GC).
Angela Park (Columbia Park GC) won the 13-15 age division by two strokes over Malia Schroeder (Skagit G&CC) after shooting rounds of 78-78-156.
Simon Grey (OGA Course) won the 12 & Under by four strokes over Max Herendeen (WJGA).
Jade Gruher (Camas Meadows GC) won the 12 & Under Girls by four strokes as well over Sofia Fuenmayer (Rock Creek GC).
Full results from the event can be found at www.pnwpga.com.