WJGA Juniors Qualify for 2021 U.S. Four-Ball
Several WJGA members have qualified for next year’s USGA Men’s and Women’s Four-Ball Amateurs set to play be played next spring.
The team of Lauryn Nguyen of Seattle, Wash. and Suzie Tran of Poulsbo, Wash. shot 8-under par 64 to earn medalist honors in qualifying for the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. on September 30th.
Nguyen and Tran birdied three of the last four holes to vault to the top of the leaderboard. Nguyen won the WJGA State Girls’ Championship this past summer as well as in 2017.
The other two teams to advance from this qualifier are sisters Alexa and Momo Udom, both of Portland, Ore., and WJGA members Montgomery Ferreira of Tacoma, Wash. and Lily McCauley of Olympia, Wash. Both sides shot 7-under 65, one shot back of Nguyen and Tran.
These three teams will now go on to compete in the 2021 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, which will be held April 24-28 at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Tex.
On the men’s side, the team of Ethan Evans of Mercer Island and Max Herendeen of Bellevue, both WJGA members and multiple-time WJGA State Champions, shot 9-under par 63 to qualify for the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash. on October 6th.
Evans and Herendeen were the only team to advance from this qualifier, and they will now go on to compete in the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship, which will be held May 22-26 at Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash. The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. will serve as the companion course for the championship.
Herendeen holed out for eagle from the fairway on the par-4 17th and then birdied the par-5 18th, which propelled he and Evans to the top of the leaderboard.
Washington Golf (WA Golf) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted both qualifiers.
Founded in 1922, WA Golf is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving over 71,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, WA Golf works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds. WA Golf also serves as a statewide representative of the USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.