Colorado Junior Amateur Championship

Colorado Junior Amateur Championship

COLORADO JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP

The CGA Junior Stroke Play Championship was first played in 1977 and the corresponding CWGA Junior Stroke Play Championships started in 1979. In 2016, the CGA and CWGA moved their respective events under the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado and they were renamed to become the Colorado Junior Amateur Championship.

CURRENT YEAR WINNER - DILLON STEWART

 

CURRENT YEAR WINNER - KAYLEE CHEN

Stewart joins Davis Bryant of Aurora (2017) and Mary Weinstein of Highlands Ranch (2016) as players who have won both the Colorado Junior PGA and the Colorado Junior Amateur in the same season during the JGAC era, which dates to the beginning of 2016.  

But the Colorado Junior Amateur marks Stewart’s final JGAC event as he’ll be playing golf at Oklahoma State beginning in the fall after competing in the U.S. Junior Amateur, the Junior America’s Cup and the national Boys Junior PGA Championship.

“It feels great (to go out this way), especially because I had such a good junior career, and (JGAC majors) had been the only thing eluding me,” the 18-year-old said. “Last year I came close (in the Colorado Junior Am), but Jake Welch just played solid and cut me out of it. Being able to get this one as my last Junior Golf Alliance tournament feels great honestly.” CONTINUE READING

 

Chen likewise took a six-stroke advantage into Wednesday. That gave the Cherry Creek High School sophomore-to-be enough cushion to where she prevailed despite a 6-over-par 78 in the final round.

Winning the title “really means a lot to me,” she said. “My goal for a while now has been to win one of the JGAC majors — ever since I started JGAC in 2017. My hard work really has paid off in winning this major.”

Indeed, Chen has been playing a lot of good golf in the last month. She qualified for the U.S. Girls’ Junior, played off for the final spot in U.S. Women’s Amateur qualifying before falling just short, and then won this week.
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PAST CHAMPIONS

2018

Jake Welch

Katie Berrian

2017

Davis Bryant

Arielle Keating

2016

Braden Bentley

Mary Weinstein

2015

Isaac Petersilie

Mary Weinstein

2014

Ross Macdonald

Jennifer Kupcho

2013

Ross Macdonald

Kelly Moran

2012

Jimmy Makloski

Calli Ringsby

2011

Steven Kupcho

Allie Johnston

2010

Jonathan Park

Paige Spiranac

2009

Wyndham Clark

Somin Lee

2008

Kory Harrell

Bethany Buchner

2007

Mark Hubbard

Elizabeth Kresock

2006

Tyler Parsloe

Brooke Collins

2005

Riley Andrews

Becca Huffer

2004

Jeff Bullock

Kristin Walla

2003

Shea Sena

Ashley Tait

2002

Luke Antonelli

Kelly Jaques

2001

Derek O'Neill

Aimee Tjelmeland

2000

John Hayes

Lindsay Hulwick

1999

Brett Tobyne

Kate Waggoner

1998

Matt Hart

Nicki Cutler

1997

Geoff Keffer

Kelly Schaub

1996

Mike English

Nancy Abiecunas

1995

Lief Olson

Britta Olson

1994

Marc Hocking

Michelle Thomas

1993

Ben Fiala

Jennifer McCormick

1992

Jeff Fujimoto

Jennifer McCormick

1991

Mike Troyer

Jennifer McCormick

1990

Ray Best III

Shannon Mercer

1989

Scott Petersen

Kerry Zebick

1988

Scott Petersen

Kelly Heffer

1987

Scott Petersen

Jodi Zwemke

1986

Brett Dean

Kathy Hodge

1985

Bill Riddle

Wendy Werley

1984

Clark Lyons

Wendy Werley

1983

Brandt Jobe

Melanie Warmath

1982

John Sundberg

Gailynn Addis

1981

Luke Maten

Gailynn Addis

1980

Luke Maten

Liza Wright

1979

James Huntington

Dana Jennings

1978

Randy White

 

1977

Rick Cramer