Teams

QUALIFYING FOR WJGA TEAMS

Boys and Girls’ Junior Americas Cup will be held concurrently in 2024:

Girls Junior Americas Cup Team (GJAC) 2024 – July 28 – Aug 1 Soldier Hollow GC, Midway, UT

Our GJAC team captured the gold in 2019! Historical! Taylor Koch, Cassie Kim, Adithi Anand and Grace Lee!

Boys Junior Americas Cup Team (JAC) 2024 –  July 28 – Aug 1 Soldier Hollow GC, Midway, UT

Washington Junior Golf Association welcomes junior golfers who live in Northern Idaho and in Umatilla County, Oregon. These players are a key part of WJGA, and some may wish to represent Washington on our teams. Those teams are the Boys and Girls Junior Americas Cup, the Hogan Cup and the North Pacific Junior Ladies Team Matches.

Any player who is a resident of Idaho or Oregon, and will be attempting to make any of those teams, must declare at the BEGINNING OF THE SEASON if they wish to represent their state of residence or Washington. That declaration may be made to the District Tournament Director or directly to the WJGA office at tyler.johnsen@wjga.net. Boys and girls playing in the 14-15 or 16-18 divisions will be eligible to earn points.  To be eligible for teams or for the Player of the Year Award, the player must play in at least one WJGA sub-district event, or two WJGA Spring events (Opens, Match Play & Jr. World Qualifier).

WJGA Teams will be selected as follows:

Boys and Girls Junior America’s Cup (4 Players on each team)

These teams will be selected based on combined total points earned at the following events:

  • Total points earned from the State Match Play, Western Open, Eastern Open, Players Open, Jr World Qualifier and Joel Dahmen invitational, plus;

*Any boy/girl ranked in the top-100 of the Junior Golf Scoreboard Ranking as of June 1st that plays in at least two of the six WJGA JAC/GJAC team qualifying events during the current season earns an automatic spot on the team.

*A player no longer needs to drop a tournament should they earn points in all four events from the State Match Play Western/Eastern/Players

Hogan Cup – Boys

August 11-13 – Riverside G&CC – Portland, Oregon

(4 players) The Hogan Cup team will be chosen immediately following the conclusion of the WJGA Cup.  The top-4 point earners at the conclusion of the WJGA Cup, regardless of whether or not the player was on the JAC team will earn a spot on the Hogan Cup team.

Mary Cave Cup – Girls – TBA

(4 players, two separate 2-girl teams) The inaugural Mary Cave Cup team will be chosen immediately following the conclusion of the WJGA Joel Dahmen Invitational. The team will be selected based on the total points earned from the previous years WJGA Sub-Districts, WJGA District, WJGA State Championship, WJGA Cup, Junior World National Championship, GJAC and US Girls’ Junior plus points earned at the following events:

  • IMG Academy Junior World State Qualifier
  • Best three of four finishes at the Western Open, Eastern Open, Players Open and State Match Play.
    Contestants may play in all four events, but for points and team selection purposes, only the best finishes of three of the four events will be used.
  • WJGA Joel Dahmen Invitational (NEW)

A player may qualify and play on both the GJAC and Mary Cave Cup team.

North Pacific Junior Ladies – Emerald Valley GC, Creswell, OR, May 24 – 26, 2024

(6 players) This team will be selected on total points earned for the entire 2023 season. In 2024 this event will be hosted by Oregon at Emerald Valley GC in Creswell, OR.  In order to be eligible for selection, players must be a confirmed member of WJGA for the 2024 season.  2024 NPJL Team will be announced here in early 2024; 

The 38th annual NPJL team matches will be hosted in 2024 by Oregon, at Emerald Valley GC in Creswell, OR.  The dates will be on the Memorial Day weekend May 24th through 26th, 2024.  NEW — we are planning to elevate this event to stroke play.  Each team will play a collegiate style format taking the best 5 scores from 6 girls playing each day.  With this change, NPJL will be able to award AJGA stars and receive Jr Golf Scoreboard rankings.  There will also be individual stroke play recognition.  Ultimately, the future planning for this event will be to expand up to 8 – 10 teams participating from states predominantly in the western part of our country.  At this point there will be 3 teams playing in 2024.  British Columbia, Oregon, and Washington, 6 girls on each team.

Player of the Year Awards To be awarded based on total points earned at the conclusion of the PNGA Junior Boys’ and Girls’ Championships.  

Cup Team positions will be filled by WJGA members who are permanent residents of the WJGA area and who have not reached their 19th birthday by the last day of the specific competition.  Permanent residents are those who live in the WJGA territory during the summer season and are either US Citizens or non-citizens who have permanent resident status.