Eli Huntington of Camas, WA won the 2022 Pacific Northwest Boys Junior PGA Championship on June 5 at OGA Golf Course. Asia Young won the Pacific Northwest Girls Junior PGA Championship, held concurrently. Huntington and Young will have the opportunity to join the nation’s top junior golfers in the PGA of America’s premium junior event, the 46th Junior PGA Championship, hosted at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Palos Park, Illinois.

Huntington, 17, shot a total of 136 for the Championship and edged out Grady Millar of Vancouver, WA.

Asia Young, 13, shot a total of 138 for the Championship and edged out Jacinda Lee of Camas, WA.

Each of the 41 PGA of America Sections will send four players to Illinois. Therefore, Eli Huntington, Grady Millar, Asia Young, and Jacinda Lee will be competing at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club.

Winning the Boys 13-15 age division was Jeff Seong of Federal Way, WA.  Calvin Cakarnis of Issaquah, WA finished second.

Winning the Girls 13-15 age division was Angela Zhang of Bellevue, WA.  Annie Jin of Bellevue, WA finished second.

Sinjin Tran of Sammamish, WA won the Boys 12 & Under age division.  Max Milton of Polson, MT finished second.

Ira Upadhyay of Issaquah, WA won the Girls 12 & Under age division.  Hannah Wendorf of Lake Oswego, OR finished second.

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

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

Cog Hill was designed by famous golf course architect Dick Wilson, who designed many other unique and highly acclaimed courses around the country like The Country Club, Merion, and Shinnecock Hills to name a few. Golf Digest Magazine has ranked Cog Hill as one of the top 100 public courses in the US and the course has hosted many esteemed golfing events throughout the years. The 46th Junior PGA Championship will be held from August 2-5, 2022.

The Junior PGA Championship is where some of the best in the world get their start. Many of today’s Tour professionals made their debut at the Championship. Notable past participants include: Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Grace Park, Michelle Wie, Dottie Pepper, Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Stewart Cink, and Phil Mickelson. 

About the Pacific Northwest PGA Section

The Pacific Northwest PGA was founded in 1922 and includes 1,200 PGA members and apprentices in Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, western Montana and Alaska. The mission of the PNWPGA is to serve the PGA professionals in the Northwest and grow the game of golf. The PNWPGA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of golf professionals throughout the Section, who are elected into service. It is a 501(c)(6) non-profit association.

About the PGA of America   

Celebrating over 100 years, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.

By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry.

By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public’s interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.