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British Columbia wins team title at 45th Junior America’s Cup

British Columbia wins 45th Junior America's Cup

Team British Columbia won the 45th Annual Junior America’s Cup, which was held this week at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

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Qualifiers Being Held to Determine Field for 91st Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship

Washington State Men's Amateur Qualifiers Held This Week

Three separate qualifiers are being held throughout the state this week to determine the field for the 91st Washington State Men’s Amateur Championship

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Aaron Whalen Medals at U.S. Amateur Qualifying at Palouse Ridge

Aaron Whalen of Ephrata, Wash. shot rounds of 64-68 to take medalist honors at U.S. Amateur qualifying held today at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman, Wash.

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Denessen and McNelis co-medal a U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying at Seattle Golf club

Kelly Denessen of Snohomish, Wash. and Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor, Wash. each shot rounds of 2-over 74 to earn co-medalist honors at U.S. Senior Amateur qualifying

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Jason and Mark Aspelund win Washington State Parent-Child Championship

Jason and Mark Aspelund Win WSGA Parent-Child

Jason and Mark Aspelund of Federal Way shot 3-under 69 to win the 9th Annual Washington State Parent-Child Championship, held today at High Cedars Golf Club in Orting, Wash.

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High Cedars GC Hosting Washington State Parent-Child Championship

High Cedars GC hosts WSGA Parent-Child Championship

The 9th Annual Washington State Parent-Child Championship is taking place at High Cedars Golf Club in Orting, Wash. on Friday, July 21, and is being conducted by the Washington State Golf Association.

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Heidi Wills steps down from First Tee of Greater Seattle

First Tee of Greater Seattle Seeks Executive Director

An open letter from Craig Bruya, FTGS Board Chair

It is with much gratitude and appreciation that we send well wishes to our fearless leader, Heidi Wills, as she completes her time as Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Seattle.

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And Now For Something Completely Different

The Subtleties of Rating Reversible Courses

The subtleties of rating a course are magnified when rating a reversible course, as at the soon-to-open Silvies Valley Ranch.

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Whalen, McCullough, Carlson to represent WSGA at 2017 Morse Cup

WSGA Selects Morse Cup Team

Andrew Whalen of Ephrata, Wash., Drew McCullough of Richland, Wash., and Chase Carlson of Tacoma, Wash. will represent the Washington State Golf Association at this year’s Morse Cup

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Stoll Medals at U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifying at Gold Mountain

Bremerton, Wash. – Gigi Stoll of Tigard, Ore. shot 3-under 69 to take medalist honors at U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying held today on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

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Three Junior Players from Washington’s First Tee Chapters Selected for PGA Tour Champions Event

Washington Junior's Selected for PGA TOUR Champions Event

The PGA TOUR Champions and The First Tee announced today the 81 junior golfers selected to play in the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship.

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Junior America’s Cup Returns to Washington: Team Washington looks to defend title at The Home Course

The Home Course to host Junior America's Cup

by Bart Potter

When Washington state hosts the Junior America’s Cup team competition this July, it will do so as defending champion.

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Theegala survives playoff to win Sahalee Players Championship

Sahith Theegala of Chino Hills, Calif. birdied the first playoff hole to win the 23rd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), outlasting Min Woo Lee of Australia.

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Theegala breaks from pack to lead Sahalee Players Championship

Sahith Theegala hits on the 10th hole during the third round

After playing 36 holes today in temperatures that reached the mid-80s, Sahith Theegala of Chino Hills, Calif. was the lone player to break the logjam and claim the top spot on the leaderboard after three rounds at the 23rd Sahalee Players Championship (SPC), being held at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Wash.

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Crisologo Medals at U.S. Amateur Qualifying at Rope Rider

Cle Elum, Wash. – Chris Crisologo of Richmond, B.C. shot rounds of 69-71 to take medalist honors at U.S. Amateur qualifying held today on the Rope Rider course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.

Also advancing from this qualifier are Charles Reiter of Palm Desert, Calif.

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WSGA FEATURES & BLOGS

VIDEO: Jason and Mark Aspelund Win 9th Annual WSGA Parent-Child Championship

Jason and Mark Aspelund win the 9th Annual Washington State Parent-Child Championship, hosted by High Cedars Golf Club.

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Webinar: How is a Handicap Index Calculated?

Collin from the WSGA's handicap department covers how a Handicap Index is calculated. Since a Handicap Index effects the majority of golfers, we encourage everyone to watch and learn how this number comes to be!

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Video: Julianne Alvarez Wins 2017 Washington State Women’s Amateur Championship

Julianne Alvarez wins the 2017 Washington State Women's Amateur Championship.

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Video: Victoria Fallgren Wins 2017 Washington State Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship

Victoria Fallgren wins the 2017 Washington State Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.

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Alkins wins third Senior Women’s Amateur, Douthit wins Super Senior; Alvarez holds onto lead in Women’s Amateur, Fallgren builds lead in Mid-Amateur

Alkins and Douthit Crowned Champions

Yasue Alkins of Steilacoom, Wash. shot rounds of 74-76

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Video: Yasue Alkins wins 2017 Washington State Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

Yasue Alkins wins the 2017 Washington State Senior Women's Amateur Championship.

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 6/10/2017

Jim Moore discusses the upcoming US Open with Senior writer for the Golf Channel Rex Hoggard and he previews the Boeing Classic golf tournament with director Brian Flajole.

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Alvarez leads star-studded field in Women’s State Amateur; Fallgren and Smego atop their leaderboards; Dick and Douthit tied in Super Senior

WSGA Women's Amateur Championships: Day one recap

Julianne Alvarez, a rising junior on the University of Washington

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The Book of Barron

The Book of Barron

After besting the field by five strokes at the Sectional Qualifier hosted by his home course, Tacoma Country & Golf Club, Derek Barron of Tacoma, Wash. has made his way to the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.

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Video: 2017: Rules R Us – Ep. 1

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Podcast: NW Golf Show 6/3/2017 (w/ WSGA Sr. Dir. of Rules & Competition Scotty Crouthamel!)

Jim Moore and Shon Crewe discuss all the golf news of the week, including the upcoming US Open and the latest Tiger Woods drama with SB Nation Golf Writer Trevor Reaske, and they discuss the local US Open Sectional Qualifier, aka Golf's Longest Day, at Tacoma C&GC with Sr.

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Video: Five Club Fun

Five Club Fun

The Rules of Golf state that you are only allowed a maximum of 14 clubs in your golf bag. If you could only five clubs, which five would you choose?

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VIDEO: Governor Inslee Proclaims May 2017 as Washington Golf Month

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Video: Roger Thorn and Robert Bracht win 24th Washington State Senior Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Roger Thorn and Robert Bracht win 24th Washington State Senior Men's Best-Ball Championship

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Video: Aaron Whalen and Cameron Whittle Win 61st Washington State Men’s Best-Ball Championship

Aaron Whalen and Cameron Whittle Win 61st Washington State Men's Best-Ball Championship

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