Gigi Stoll

Gigi Stoll

Frank Garber

Frank Garber

Frank Garber of Kirkland, WA and Gigi Stoll of Beaverton, OR won the 2013 Pacific Northwest Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 at Tumwater Valley GC in Tumwater, WA.

By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Garber and Stoll qualified for the 38th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness, July 30-Aug. 2, 2013, at Trump National Golf Club – Washington D.C. in Potomac Falls, Va. Garber, 17, posted a final-round 68 for a two-day total of 139 and a 2-stroke victory over Eric Ansett of Spokane, WA. Stoll, 16, had a final-round score of 69 for a two-day total of 142 and a 1-stroke victory over Olivia Benzen of Tacoma, WA.

Rachel Fujitani (Bellevue, WA) won the Girls 13-15 division after firing 74-75-149. Zach Evens (Mercer Island, WA) and Daniel Terrell (Portland, OR) tied for the win in the Boys 13-15 after a two round total of 146.

Brittany Kwon (Bremerton, WA) won the Girls 12 & Under after shooting a 77-75-152. Samuel Pyon (Happy Valley, OR) won the Boys 12 & Under after shooting even par 72 both days.

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The Junior PGA Championship, Presented by Under Armour and Hotel Fitness, is open to one boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, winners of the nine PGA Junior Series events and a few other national junior tournaments conducted throughout the year and special invitees who have yet not reached their 19th birthdays as of the final round of the championship.

The Junior PGA Championship has traditionally been a stepping-stone for many of today’s PGA and LPGA Tour professionals as well as current collegiate stars. Past Junior PGA Championship competitors who have gone on to successful professional careers include: In-Bee Park, Jim Furyk, Luke Guthrie, Trevor Immelman, Cristie Kerr, Justin Leonard, Michelle McGann, Phil Mickelson, Grace Park, Dottie Pepper, Jordan Spieth, David Toms, Alexis Thompson. Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods.
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