Drew Woolworth, a talented 16-year-old golfer from Lake Oswego, Oregon won the highly competitive 2023 Pacific Northwest Boys Junior PGA Championship held on June 3-4 at The Home Course in DuPont, Washington. With an impressive performance, Woolworth secured a total score of 142 for the Championship, narrowly surpassing Grady Millar of Vancouver, Washington.

As a result of his triumph, Woolworth now has the opportunity to join the nation’s elite junior golfers at the prestigious 47th Junior PGA Championship, organized by the PGA of America. This premium junior event will take place from August 1-4, 2023, at the esteemed Hot Springs Country Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In this tournament, Woolworth and Millar will be among the four players representing the PGA of America’s Pacific Northwest Section.

In the Pacific Northwest Girls Junior PGA Championship, Emma Wong, a 17-year-old competitor, claimed victory with a total score of 147. Wong’s outstanding performance allowed her to triumph over Suzie Tran from Poulsbo, Washington, and Annie Jin from Bellevue, Washington, by a narrow margin of one stroke. Emma Wong and Suzie Tran will join Drew Woolworth and Grady Millar as they compete at Hot Springs Country Club.

In the age divisions of Boys 13-15 and Girls 13-15, Lucas Williams from Seattle, Washington, and Cienna Lee from Lacey, Washington, respectively emerged as the champions. Williams showcased his skills to secure the first-place position, while Clinton Carson from Chelan, Washington, finished as the runner-up in the Boys 13-15 category. Similarly, Cienna Lee’s impressive performance in the Girls 13-15 division led her to claim victory, with Hannah Wendorf from Lake Oswego, Oregon, finishing as the second-place finalist.

Additionally, Sinjin Tran from Sammamish, Washington, triumphed in the Boys 12 & Under division, while Christian Harlow from Vancouver, Washington, secured the second-place position. In the Girls 12 & Under division, Ira Upadhyay from Issaquah, Washington, claimed victory, and Bella Xiong from Bellevue, Washington, finished as the runner-up.

These exceptional young golfers showcased their talents and resilience at the Junior PGA Championship, setting the stage for their promising futures in the sport.

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

The Junior PGA Championship has historically served as a launching pad for future golf stars, with many of today’s top professionals having made their debuts at this event. Prominent past participants include legends like Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, David Toms, Phil Mickelson, as well as acclaimed female golfers such as Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, Cristie Kerr, Grace Park, Michelle Wie, and Dottie Pepper.

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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.