At Washington Junior Golf, we are dedicated to supporting junior golfers by providing a comprehensive,
competitive program which helps build character and sportsmanship, providing lifelong benefits.
From the 2019 President, Jerry Fehr
2019 was another banner year for WJGA thanks again to the great leadership of Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen and the wonderful support of so many truly dedicated and loyal volunteers! The 43rd State Championship was an especially good one, as Fircrest GC is considered by many as the HOME of WJGA. Oakbrook and Allenmore helped round out a very good State Championship. WJGA looks forward to 2020, returning to Spokane at Manito G&CC, Hangman Valley GC for the older players and Esmeralda GC hosting our youngest divisions (8-13) for the 44th State Championship. Hope to see you then!
From the 2019 Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen
With over 1,100 members and a dedicated group of volunteers, 2019 was another fun and exciting year for WJGA.
The highlight of a great 2019 season was Akshay Anand’s final round 62 at Fircrest Golf Club to win the Boys’ State Championship in what was maybe the most impressive round in WJGA history. Congratulations to both Akshay and Lily McCauley, who won the Girls’ title on the 1st playoff hole with a birdie, on winning our overall State titles this year. A big thank you needs to go to Fircrest GC as well as Oakbrook GC and Allenmore GC for hosting a great State Championship!
It was a memorable year for our Washington teams as well, with our WJGA girls finishing in 1st and earning our first gold medal in the history of the Girls’ Junior America’s Cup! Both Cassie Kim and Ian Siebers had the terrific achievement of earning individual medalist honors as well at both the Girls’ and the Boys’ Junior America’s Cups.
And of course we must thank all of the Tournament Directors, Rules Officials, and volunteers that devote so much time and effort to make WJGA possible. One of the most enjoyable parts of my job is meeting all of the wonderful people who make WJGA what it is – one of the best junior programs in the country.