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Matt Marrese

Matt Marrese of Bellevue, WA and Marianne Li of Bellevue, WA won the 2014 Pacific Northwest Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks  on June 1, 2014 at Lake Spanaway GC in Tacoma, WA.

By winning the boys’ and girls’ divisions respectively, Marrese and Li qualified for the 39th  Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, July 29-Aug. 1, 2014, at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas.  Marrese, 17 posted a final-round 69 for a two-day total of 139 and a one stroke victory over John Sand of Hoquaim, WA.  Li, 17 had a final-round 72 for a two-day total of 142 and a one stroke victory over Olivia Benzin of Tacoma, WA.

The Junior PGA Championship, Presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, is open to one boy and one girl champion from each of the 41 PGA Sections, champions of the eight PGA Junior Series events, select 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.

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Marianne Li

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, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods.

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The 39th Junior PGA Championship presented by Under Armour and Genesis Networks, 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 other select national junior tournaments conducted throughout the year and special invitees who have not reached their 19th birthdays as of the final round of the championship.

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