NAM AND KAWAI REPRESENT ALOHA SECTION AT JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP IN MISSOURI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAILUA, HAWAII – JUNE 7, 2017 – Defending champion Malia Nam will return to the 2017 Junior PGA Girls Championship this summer at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri. Nam posted at two day total of (69-69=138) to finish 4-under today at Wailua Golf Course and this will be her third appearance at the Junior PGA Championship. Joining Nam will be Claire Choi who won the second qualifying spot after a five hole playoff with Reese Guzman. The playoff ended on the 5th hole with Choi sinking a par putt.
Evan Kawai also held on to his lead to win the boys championship. Kawai shot even par today to finish (67-72=139), just three shots ahead of Pono Yanagi who posted a (69) today to finish (72-69=141). Kawai and Yanagi will be representing the Aloha Section in the Boys Junior PGA Championship which will also be held at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri, one week after the girls event.
In the Age (13-15) Division, Davis Lee won the boys title while Alison Takamiya took the girls title. Joshua Chung was victorious in the Boys (11-12) division and Jennifer Seo shot 5-under after two days to claim the Girls (11-12) championship. Jordan Hunter captured the Boys (10 & Under) division, while Mira Kubo won the Girls (10 & Under) division.
On behalf of the PGA of America, we would like to thank the county of Kauai for their support and for hosting our event at Wailua Golf Course.
NOTE — The 42nd Boys/Girls Junior PGA Championship hosted at The Country Club of St. Albans in St. Albans, Missouri. The Girls Junior PGA Championship will be held from July 18-21, 2017 and the Boys Junior PGA Championship will be held from July 31-August 3, 2017.