Ellie Slama, Brittany Kwon, Connor Golembeski, Host Professional Matt Mandell

The final round of the PNW PGA Boys Junior Championship and Girls Junior Championship concluded Sunday at Canyon Lakes GC.

Ellie Slama and Brittany Kwon were Co-Champions of the Overall division and advanced to the National Championship in late July while Connor Golembeski (Bear Creek CC) won the Boys division. Joe Highsmith (Tacoma C&GC) also advanced with Connor and will represent our Section in August.

The champion of the Boys 16-18 age division advanced to join 144 of the nation’s top male 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 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, hosted at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri. 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).

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. Best of luck to Ellie Slama, Brittany Kwon, Connor Golembeski and Joe Highsmith!

To view results of the Girls Championship, please CLICK HERE.

To view results of the Boys Championship, please CLICK HERE.

View photos of all the division winners on our Facebook page.