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WSGA Launches 2019 Championship Season with 10th Annual Champion of Champions



The first round of the 10th Annual WSGA Champion of Champions, conducted by the Washington State Golf Association, will tee off on Tuesday, April 23 at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash., kicking off the 2019 championship season.

The championship will be played over 36 holes of stroke play on April 23-24. This year’s field consists of 145 champions from around the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, competing in four divisions – Men, Senior Men, Women and Senior Women. It is the strongest and largest field to ever compete in the championship.

Tee times begin at 7:30 a.m. on April 23. Scoring will be available online at thewsga.org.

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To stay connected on social media, follow WSGA Championships on Twitter @WSGAChampions and use the hashtag #WSGAChampOfChamps.

Hole No. 6 at The Home Course

In the Men’s division, past champions in the field include defending champion Jon McCaslin of Olympia; Jake Koppenberg of Bellingham, Wash. (2016); and Bjorn Bjorke of Port Orchard (2009).

Past champions in the field for the Senior Men’s division include defending champion Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. (who also won in 2012, 2016, 2017); and Keith Crimp of Ellensburg, Wash. (2013, 2014).

In the Women’s division, defending champion Sarah Lawrence of Duvall, Wash. (who also won in 2016) is back again this year. Also in the field is Victoria Fallgren of Spokane, the 2018 WSGA Women’s Mid-Amateur champion.

Past champions in the field for the Senior Women’s division include defending champion Leslie Folsom of Tukwila, who also twice won the Women’s Championship (2014, 2015); and Gretchen Klein of Hoquiam, Wash. (2017).

The championship marks the beginning of the WSGA championship season and is hosted annually by The Home Course, which is cooperatively owned and operated by the Washington State Golf Association and Pacific Northwest Golf Association, and has been the site of numerous local, regional and national championships, including being the companion course to Chambers Bay for the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the venue for the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links. The Home Course will also be the companion course to Chambers Bay for the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball.

To be eligible to compete in the Champion of Champions, a player must meet at least one of the following criteria:

Men's and Senior Men's Eligibility Requirements

  • Club Champion of a WSGA Member Club (2017 or 2018)
  • Champion of any of the past 5 Men's Champion of Champions (2014-2018)
  • Champion of any of the past 5 Senior Men's Champion of Champions (2014-2018)
  • Champion of a WSGA Championship; excluding the Parent-Child Championship (2018)
  • Champion of any event on the WSGA Men's Performance Points List (2018)
  • Champion of any event on the WSGA Senior Men's Performance Points List (2018)
  • Top-10 on the WSGA Men’s Performance Points List (As of December 31, 2018)
  • Top-5 on the WSGA Senior Men’s Performance Points List (As of December 31, 2018)
  • Top-5 on the WJGA Boys' Performance Points List (As of December 31, 2018)
  • WJGA State Junior Boys Champion (2018)

Women's and Senior Women's Eligibility Requirements

  • Club Champion of a WSGA Member Club (2017 or 2018)
  • Champion of any of the past 5 Women's Champion of Champions (2014-2018)
  • Champion of any of the past 5 Senior Women's Champion of Champions (2014-2018)
  • Champion of a WSGA Championship; excluding Parent-Child Championship (2018)
  • Champion of any event on the WSGA Women's Performance Points List (2018)
  • Champion of any event on the WSGA Senior Women's Performance Points List (2018)
  • Top-5 on the WSGA Women’s Performance Points List (As of December 31, 2018)
  • Top-5 on the WSGA Senior Women’s Performance Points List (As of December 31, 2018)
  • Top-5 on the WJGA Girls' Performance Points List (As of December 31, 2018)
  • WJGA State Junior Girls Champion (2018)

The Champion of Champions is one of 15 championships conducted annually by the WSGA.

Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving nearly 70,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.

The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.


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