Young Peninsula golfers qualify for WJGA District 3 Tournament

<I>Dan Whealdon photo</I><BR>A number of Peninsula youngsters participated and did well in Washington State Junior Association tournament play. Bottom, left to right: Ryan Kukula, Ross Kukula, Patrick Whealdon, Todd Oakes, Jack Whealdon; top row: Merrissa Janas, Mike Lambert, Casey Marsh, Adam Bundy and Kylie Lewis. Not pictured: Karl Oman and Tyler Johnson.

BREMERTON - The Washington State Junior Golf Association (WJGA) began tournament play in late June and six local juniors have advanced to the District Tournament at Kitsap Country Club in Bremerton on July 18 to 19.

At the two-day district competitions, WJGA junior golfers state-wide will be compete for a limited amount of berths to the WJGA state championship July 26 to 29 hosted by Wenatchee Country Club.

Junior local results from:

June 23 - Gold Mountain, Bremerton (GM)

June 27 - Madrona Links, Tacoma (ML)

June 27-28 - Peter Jacobson Junior Challenge, Portland (PJJC)

July 5 - Newaukum Valley, Chehalis (NV)

* Qualified for WJGA District 3 Tournament

8-11 Boys (9 Holes)

*Ross Kukula: 42 GM (2nd), 43 ML (3rd).

12-13 Girls

Kylie Lewis: 124 GM (5th), 121 NV (5th).

12-13 Boys

Karl Oman: 101 ML

*Ryan Kukula: 92 GM, 78 ML (4th)

*Patrick Whealdon 78 GM (1st), 88-82 PJJC (5th)

78 NV (3rd).

14-15 Boys

Adam Bundy: 101 GM, 98 ML, 96 NV

Tyler Johnson: 100 ML.

Casey Marsh: 94 GM, 96 ML, 96 NV.

*Todd Oakes: 92 GM, 84 ML, 92 NV.

*Jack Whealdon 73 GM (4th), 78-82 PJJC, 83 NV.

16-17 Girls

*Merrissa Janas: 115 GM (5th), 102 ML (5th), 98 NV (5th).

16-17 Boys:

Mike Lambert: 86 GM, 76 ML, 83 NV.

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