State Championship 2020

2020 WJGA State Championship

Manito G&CC Host Aug 5-7 Wed -Fri
Hangman Valley GC Assisting
Aug 5-6
Esmeralda GC Assisting 8-13’s
Aug 5-6 Wed-Thurs

Manito G&CC to Host 2020 State Championship!

2020 Registration Info

REGISTRATION: Contestants must register in person at Manito GC on Monday Aug 3rd, from TBA or Tuesday Aug 4th, from TBA.

Any player arriving late should notify the WJGA State Office via e-mail at (if before Aug 3rd). After Aug 3rd, please contact Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen, by either email or cell phone (206) 890-0197. Place may be forfeited by a player from whom no word has been received by 3:45 P.M. on Tuesday, Aug 4th.

Boys – alternates from each district will be used through Sunday Aug 2nd.
Girls – alternates for the girls will be assigned by Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen, from a statewide pool through Sunday, Aug 2nd. BEGINNING Aug 3rd – alternates for both boys and girls will be used from the Host District (5).

2020 Players Buffet

Buffet: The Players Buffet will start at 5:30pm Tuesday Aug 4th and closes until 8:00pm.  Players are complimentary and parents and guests are welcome to purchase the buffet dinner for TBA.  Checks or cash is fine at Manito GC or credit card if you’re paying when you register for State online.

The menu is as follows;


2020 Basis of Play

18-holes of stroke play for all players on Wed, Aug 5th and Thurs, Aug. 6th and then Fri, Aug. 7th for all players that make the cut.

The 16-18 Boys and the 14-15 Girls will play Hangman Valley on Wednesday and Manito on Thursday.

The 14-15 Boys and the 16-18 Girls will play Manito on Wednesday and Hangman Valley on Thursday.

Boys and Girls 8-11 and 12-13 divisions will play both Wednesday and Thursday at Esmeralda GC. On Friday, the 8-11 and 12-13 division players that make the cut will play the final round at Manito.

The field will be cut for Friday play on the following basis:

Division Cut
Boys 16-18 Low 19 and ties
Boys 14-15 Low 16 and ties
Boys 12-13 Low 9 and ties
Boys 8-11 Low 9 and ties
Girls 16-18 Low 9 and ties
Girls 14-15 Low 6 and ties
Girls 12-13 Low 5 and ties
Girls 8-11 Low 5 and ties
2020 Hotels & drive times


Northern Quest based on hotel availability only – no room block

The Fairfield Inn – $145+tax – book your room here

The Davenport Tower Centennial based on hotel availability – no room block

Drive Times:

From Northern Quest:  12 miles  ~  21 Minutes
The Davenport Tower:  4.1 miles ~ 12 Minutes
Fairfield Inn:  4.3 miles ~ 14 Minutes
Hangman Valley:
From Northern Quest: 16.9 miles – 24 minutes
The Davenport Tower: 11.4 miles – 19 minutes
Fairfield Inn : 12.4 miles – 20 minutes
From Northern Quest:  14 Miles  ~ 25 Minutes
The Davenport Tower:  4.8 Miles ~  14 Minutes
Fairfield Inn:    4.5 Miles ~ 14 Minutes

Trophies will be awarded as follows:

Boys 16-18 8 places Girls 16-18 7 places
Boys 14-15 7 places Girls 14-15 6 places
Boys 12-13 6 places Girls 12-13 5 places
Boys 8-11 6 places Girls 8-11 5 places

Ties for first place in all divisions decided by sudden death playoff; all other ties will be honored (e.g. a two-way tie for 2nd: payoff would be two second place trophies and no third) In the combined 14-15 and 16-18 divisions individual trophies will be awarded to the low four boys from one district and to the low three girls from one district.  The overall State Champions may come from either the 14-15 or the 16-18 divisions.

Gallery Rules

Proper golf etiquette is expected.
Please be a role model for our juniors

  1. Galleries will be permitted.  Players are held responsible for the action of their families, relatives or friends.
  2. Galleries must keep their distance from players on the course and until players leave the attesting area. (25 yards-walk in rough)  No Coaching Allowed.
  3. Abuse (including abuse of cell phone restrictions), harassment or interference with volunteers or officials will not be tolerated.
  4. Talking on cell phones or other similar devices or use of noise making electronic devices is prohibited.
  5. Spectator carts will not be allowed.  Only official carts authorized by the Committee will be allowed on the course.
  6. No alcoholic beverages allowed at WJGA events.
  7. We are a non-smoking event, please do not smoke.

Dress Code for Gallery

All spectators, family members and others, must observe the dress code of the course being played.  Fircrest is a private course, and so please observe the WJGA dress code policy.  Thank you!

1.  First offense — warning and asked to change clothes  (warnings will carry throughout the entire season)

2.  Second offense — person asked to leave the course and may be refused future gallery privileges.  If person refuses to leave, the player may be DISQUALIFIED from the tournament being played or suspended indefinitely from future WJGA events.

3.  DISQUALIFICATION can preempt warning if the violation is flagrant.


LONG PUTT AND LONG DRIVE CONTESTS are a casual atmosphere, however adherence to the Manito G&CC Dress Code is still required: Open to all contestants who wish to compete. The Long Putt portion of this event will be held at Manito G&CC on Monday and Tuesday Aug 3-4 during the same hours as registration (TBA).

The Drive portion of the event will be held on Tuesday Aug 4th from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Manito with competition by division as follows: 8-11 boys and girls 4:00 to 4:45; 12-13 boys and girls 4:45 to 5:30; 14-15 boys and girls 6:00 to 7:00; 16-18 boys and girls 7:00 to 8:00. ATTENTION – SIGN-UP FOR EACH DIVISION at Registration – no exceptions. Awards will be presented at the completion of each age division’s drive competition.

A complimentary buffet dinner is available for all players; 5:30 – 8:00pm at Manito G&CC. Parents and guests are welcome to purchase the buffet dinner for $TBA – credit cards if paying online with state entry fee or cash or check at registration! WJGA DRESS CODE FOR BOTH PLAYERS AND GALLERY WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED AT THE LONG DRIVE CONTEST.

Future Sites

2021 WJGA State Championship

Glendale GC Host Tues – Wed – Thurs Aug 3 – 5, 2021 
2019 State Championship Results

2019 State Champions
*overall champion

Boys 16-18
Preston Bebich
Girls 16-18
Lauryn Nguyen
Boys 14-15
*Akshay Anand
Girls 14-15
*Lily McCauley
Boys 12-13
Conrad Chisman
Girls 12-13
Suzie Tran
Boys 8-11
Zach Huang
Girls 8-11
Amanda Nguyen

Akshay Anand and Lily McCauley. 2019 State Champions

2019 final results

2018 State Championship Results

Clayton Thatcher and Adithi Anand winners in 2018!

Round 3 Final Results 2018

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2018 State Champions

Boys 16-18
Clayton Thatcher
Girls 16-18
Adithi Anand
Boys 14-15
Daniel Kim
Girls 14-15
Lauryn Nguyen
Boys 12-13
Max Herendeen
Girls 12-13
Sanjana Chalasani
Boys 8-11
Wilson Dicks
Girls 8-11
Amanda Nguyen
2017 State Championship Results

Round 3 Final Results

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Kato and Nguyen, overall State Champions

Sean Kato of Redmond fired a final round of 4-under par 68 to win the overall boys title at the 41st Annual WJGA State Championship held at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Wash. His three day total of 11-under par 205 gave him a two-shot victory over Alvin Kwak of Mukilteo.

On the girls side, Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle defeated Therese Warner of Kennewick with a birdie on the 1st playoff hole to capture the overall girls title at 3-under par 213. Nguyen overcame at 7-shot deficit coming into the final round and used a steady even par 72 to mount her comeback.

In all 258 boys and girls competed over three days to determine boys and girls state champions in age divisions of 8-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18. The field is cut to roughly 85 total players after two rounds.

2017 State Champions

Boys 16-18
Sean Kato
Girls 16-18
Therese Warner
Boys 14-15
Drew Warford
Girls 14-15
Lauryn Nguyen
Boys 12-13
Ethan Evans
Girls 12-13
Angela Park
Boys 8-11
Billy Davis
Girls 8-11
Anna Davis