Junior PGA Champions Crowned
By Karla Hagen
Congratulations go out to 4 outstanding junior players as they qualify for the National Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships.
2022 MN Girls Junior PGA Championship
Champion – Kathryn VanArragon
Runner-Up – Reese McCauley
2022 MN Boys Junior PGA Championship
Champion – Jack Schrader
Runner-Up – Ryan Stendahl
Both of the above boys and girls will go on and represent the Minnesota Section PGA at the National Junior PGA Championship taking place at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club outside Chicago, IL on August 2-5, 2022.
Minnesota PGA Junior Golf conducts the local qualifying for the National Boys Junior PGA Championship and the National Girls Junior PGA Championship. Both Members and Non-Members are welcome to play in these events. Due to demand, there are multiple qualifiers for the boy’s division to reach the Minnesota Boys Junior PGA Championship.
The Overall Low and Runner-Up for both the boys’ and girls’ division at the Minnesota Section level will get a chance to compete at the National Junior PGA Championships in their respective category. The 2022 National Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships will be held at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Palos Park, Illinois on August 2-5, 2022.
Eligibility Requirements to play in the Minnesota Boys and Girls Junior PGA Championships and Qualifiers: Players will qualify within the PGA Section in which they reside. A player resides at the location in which they spend 183 days or more per year. Players are NOT allowed to compete for an exemption in more than one Section. The Minnesota Section PGA geographically includes the entire states of Minnesota and North Dakota; South Dakota (less areas surrounding cities of Rapid City, Vermillion, and Yankton); and a portion of Western Wisconsin that includes St. Croix County and Superior, Wisconsin. Players must be eighteen (18) years of age or younger on the final day of the Championship (August 5, 2022). Players must be amateurs as defined by the USGA and may not be full-time college students.