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PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR
PRESENTED BY JEFF TROESCH

Srixon Qualifier Series
Trophy Lake Golf & Casting
Port Orchard, Wash. • June 16, 2007
 

MacDOUGALL MEDALS AT SRIXON QUALIFIER SERIES WITH 3-UNDER-PAR

Boberg takes top spot in Girls Division at Kitsap Golf & Country Club

 

BREMERTON, Wash. – Zach MacDougall of Coquitlam, British Columbia medaled with a 3-under-par 68 in Saturday’s Srixon Qualifier Series at Kitsap Golf & Country Club to qualify for the Pacific Northwest International Junior presented by Jeff Troesch, beginning Tuesay at Trophy Lake Golf & Casting.  In the Girls Division, Maggie Boberg of Littleton, Colo., finished at 9-over-par 80 to claim her spot in the championship tournament. 

Conducted by the American Junior Golf Association, the Srixon Qualifier for the Pacific Northwest International Junior presented by Jeff Troesch was an 18-hole stroke play event featuring 41 boys and 8 girls. Included in the 49-player field were 19 players from Washington and 16 from California. The Boys Division played from tees set at 6,216 yards and the Girls Division played from tees set 5,798 yards.

MacDougall carded six birdies on the round, and credits his performance on leaving his driver in his bag.

“My driver gets me into trouble,” MacDougall said. “I hear the Trophy course is a little longer, so I plan on working with my driver before the tournament.”

Other qualifiers included Jacob Ready of Meridian, Idaho, with a score of 71, Adrian Guy of Pasadena, Calif., and Adam Kolojejchick-Kotch of Boise, Idaho, both at 72, Tyler Kato of Seattle, Wash., at 73, and Brian Lee of University Place, Wash., Stefan Richardson of Renton, Wash., Colton Knedler of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Chris Johnson of Nordland, Wash., all at 75.

Henry Park of Wakikoloa, Hawaii, Reid Martin of Mukilteo, Wash., William Holdridge of Bellingham, Wash., and Ryan Knapp of Costa Mesa, Calif., all qualified for the Pacific Northwest International Junior presented by Jeff Troesch, but chose to receive one Tournament Exemption in lieu of entering the championship field at Trophy Lake Golf & Casting.  

In the Girls Division, Boberg’s straight drives on the narrow Kitsap Golf & Country Club gave her the one-stroke lead she needed to medal and qualify for the tournament.  

“I really turned it on for Nos. 10 & 11 to finish out my round,” Boberg said. “Hopefully I can keep it up at Trophy Lake.”

Also qualifying in the Girls Division were Michelle Yang of Los Angeles, Calif., at 81, and Kristin Tan of Seattle, Wash., at 84.

Sophie Elstrott of Eugene, Ore., qualified for the championship, but chose not to play. Due to the insufficient number Girls entries in the Srixon Qualifier, Elstrott will receive one Performance Star instead of one Tournament Exemption.

The American Junior Golf Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the overall growth and development of young men and women who aspire to earn college golf scholarships through competitive junior golf. The largest Association of its kind, the AJGA has a junior membership (boys and girls ages 12-18) of approximately 5,000 junior golfers from 49 states and 30 foreign countries.

SRIXON Sports USA, Inc., based in Lawrenceville, Ga., has been distributing premium golf balls and equipment in the U.S. since 1997 and is a subsidiary of SRI Sports Limited. SRI Sports Limited is the number one golf club manufacturer in the world's second largest market, Japan, and is one of the world's leading patent holders in golf ball technology. SRIXON golf balls earned 26 tournament victories on multiple professional tours around the world in 2006.

AJGA alumni have risen to the top of amateur, collegiate and professional golf. More than 160 former AJGA juniors currently play on the PGA and LPGA Tours and have compiled more than 300 wins. AJGA alumni include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Stewart Cink, Davis Love III, Cristie Kerr, Pat Hurst, Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome, Morgan Pressel and Julieta Granada.  

The first round of the Pacific Northwest International Junior presented by Jeff Troesch will begin Tuesday, June 18 with 6:45 a.m. starting times off the Nos. 1 and 10 tees.

For more information about the Pacific Northwest International Junior presented by Jeff Troesch, contact tournament headquarters at (360) 874-8337 .