State Championship 2023

2023 WJGA State Championship

Moses Lake GC Host Aug 8-10
Tues – Thurs
The Links at Moses Pointe Assisting 14-18’s Aug 8-9 Tues – Wed
Lakeview G&CC Assisting 8-13’s
Aug 8-9
Tues – Wed

2023 Host Moses Lake GC

2023 Registration Info

Registration –

Pre-tournament registration will be held at Moses Lake GC at the following time:

Monday, August 7th: 11am – 4:30pm
Tuesday, August 8th: 6am – 8:30am at your 1st round host facility

Boys – alternates from each district will be used through Sunday August 6th.
Girls – alternates for the girls will be assigned by Executive Director, Tyler Johnsen, from a statewide pool through Sunday, August 6th. BEGINNING Aug 7th – alternates for both boys and girls will be used from the Host District (4).

Long Drive Contest

The Long Drive will take place on hole #1 beginning at 4:45pm on Monday, August 7th. The age division time slots will be as follows:

8-11 year olds             4:45pm-5:20pm
12-13 year olds           5:30pm-6:10pm
14-15 year olds           6:20pm-7:05pm
16-18 year olds           7:15pm-8:00pm

A no-host long drive BBQ buffet will be held on Monday, August 7th with the buffet open from approximately 5:00pm – 7:30pm.

Contestants and guests may purchase directly from Moses Lake GC at a price TBD.

2023 Basis of Play

18-holes of stroke play for all players on Tuesday, Aug 8th and Wednesday, Aug. 9th and then Thursday, Aug. 10th for all players that make the cut.

The 16-18 Boys and the 14-15 Girls will play The Links at Moses Pointe on Tuesday and Moses Lake GC on Wednesday.

The 14-15 Boys and the 16-18 Girls will play Moses Lake GC on Tuesday and The Links at Moses Pointe on Wednesday.

Boys and Girls 8-11 and 12-13 divisions will play both Tuesday and Wednesday at Lakeview G&CC. On Thursday, the 8-11 and 12-13 division players that make the cut will play the final round at Moses Lake GC.

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

Division Cut
Boys 16-18 Low 19 and ties
Boys 14-15 Low 15 and ties
Boys 12-13 Low 9 and ties
Boys 8-11 Low 9 and ties
Girls 16-18 Low 11 and ties
Girls 14-15 Low 7 and ties
Girls 12-13 Low 5 and ties
Girls 8-11 Low 5 and ties
2023 Hotels


Best Western Lakefront
Dbl Queen $143.99+tax

July 30th block release:
Ten Pin Inn & Suites – $95+tax – 509-764-7500

Group of four hotels with room block release date of July 20th:
Ramada by Wyndham – $119+tax – 509-766-1000
Wingate by Wyndham – $129+tax – 509-766-2000
Holiday Inn Express – $139+tax – 509-766-8000
Inn at Moses Lake – $119+tax – 509-766-7000


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. Power carts will not be available for spectators without a Washington Sate Handicap ID, handicap placard from automobile mirror or a doctors note.  Power carts are for committee use only. 

  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.  Semiahmoo is a private course, and so please observe the WJGA dress code policy.  Traditional golf attire is required. All players must wear shirts with collars. Men’s shirts must have sleeves. Shorts must have pockets and zippers and be of moderate length. Halter tops, tank tops, and denim jeans of any style and color are not allowed. If shoes have spikes, they must be soft spikes.  Thank you!


First Infraction Warning
Second Infraction Walking scorer or spectator asked to leave the course and will be refused future privileges for the rest of the season.  If person refuses to leave, the player may be DISQUALIFIED from the tournament being played  or suspended indefinitely from future WJGA events.
Future Sites


2024 WJGA State Championship

2022 State Championship Results

2022 WJGA State Championship:

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Nathan Yocam and Angela Zhang crowned 46th WJGA Boys’ and Girls’ State Champions.

Nathan Yocam of Sammamish shot a final round 1-under par 71 at Semiahmoo G&CC to win the Boys’ overall WJGA State Championship. Yocam eagled his final hole of the day, the par 5 9th hole, by holing out a bunker shot to get to 4-under par total for 54-holes. He then survived a 4-player playoff, capturing the title with a 12-foot par putt on the 4th playoff hole over Alexander Cooke of Spokane. Benjamin Mulder of Spokane and Josh Waldo of Snohomish had been eliminated earlier in the playoff. Yocam is a 17-year-old entering his senior year at Eastlake High School.

Angela Zhang of Bellevue continued her sensational summer coming from behind to win the Girls’ overall title. Starting the day two shots back, Zhang fired a final round 2-under par 70 to hold off Brooke Gelinas of Bonney Lake, and Triana Fernando of Bellevue by two shots, finishing at 3-over par 219 total. At only 13 years old Zhang becomes the youngest overall state champion in WJGA history, and her summer also includes a victory in the Washington State Women’s Amateur.

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.

2021 State Championship Results
2020 State Championship Results

2020 State Champions

Boys 16-18
Ethan Evans
Girls 16-18
Lauryn Nguyen
Boys 14-15
Conrad Chisman
Girls 14-15
Anna Davis
Boys 12-13
Jeff Seong
Girls 12-13
Amanda Nguyen
Boys 8-11
Justin Krasselt
Girls 8-11
Angela Zhang

2020 final results

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