New Presenting Sponsors on the Junior Tour
The WPGA Junior Foundation is proud to introduce The Balance & Believe Foundation as our new presenting sponsor. This sponsorship encompasses all 43 junior events we have scheduled for 2018.
Founded in 2007, in Madison, WI, the Balance & Believe Foundation’s mission is to “Promote junior golf, while providing a platform for kids to give back to the community.” As a result they started running a series of events for junior golfers in the spring and fall called the Bucket of Hope Series and collected, in a bucket, causes the participants thought could use help from the Foundation. Five years ago The Junior Foundation joined forces with The Balance & Believe Foundation to continue the Bucket of Hope Junior Tour events. Since then at each Bucket of Hope Junior Tour event a portion of the player entry fee is donated to the UW Carbone Cancer Center in Madison.
You can view Balance & Believe Foundation website Here.
2018 Scholarship Applications Available
The purpose of the WPGA Junior Foundation scholarship program is to assist graduating high school and college students in financing their college education. There are 2 separate scholarship forms. One is for graduating high school seniors and the other is for current college students. Please choose the appropriate one. In 2017, the WPGA Junior Foundation awarded thirty one scholarships totaling $25,000. We anticipate awarding nearly $26,000 in 2018.
If you are a PGA PGM student, you will be asked to indicate that on either application. You will be considered for the Tony Coleman Memorial Scholarship and the general scholarships. All applicants will be eligible for the Terry Noel Memorial Scholarship.
2018 Scholarship Applications listed below.
Deadline for both scholarship applications is May 11, 2018.
Printable HS Application Here (to print and type answers)
2018 College Student Application Form - Click Here for PDF form
Printable College Application Here (to print and type answers in)
Visit www.lpgafoundation.org for more information.
2017 Junior Newsletter Recap
Check out the 2017 Recap Junior Newsletter. The 2018 season is just around the corner. Our 2018 Junior Membership will go live on January 24. Look for the 2018 tentative schedule to be up on January 19.
2017 Players of the Year
Girls Player of the Year: Abby Cavaiani
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The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Abby Cavaiani as the Junior Girls Player of the Year for 2017. Abby won the Wisconsin PGA Junior Championship and the Morgan Stanley Tour Championship. She only played in six WPGA Junior events this summer but also competed in bigger events like the National Junior Championship where she made the cut and finished T40 in a great girls field. In her girls high school season this fall she fired a 12-under par 60 at a Classic 8 Conference meet! She collected 1,589 points in events she played in. Abby is 17 years old from Wales and committed to playing golf at Missouri State next fall.
Boys Player of the Year: Hunter Eichhorn
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The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Hunter Eichhorn as the Junior Boys Player of the Year for 2017. This is back to back years for Hunter as our Player of the Year. Of the five WPGA Junior events he participated in he won four times. His wins include Players Tour events at Lawsonia, Meadowbrook, Blackwolf Run, Junior Best Ball and his second place finish was at the Lake Arrowhead Invitational. He played great with a T10 at the WSGA Amateur and then capped off his season by winning the WSGA State Junior Boys Championship. Hunter is 18 years old and from Carney, Michigan in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. Hunter is currently attending Marquette University on golf scholarship. He recently played in his fifth collegiate event for the Golden Eagles and won by shooting 9-under-par 204 (67-72-65).
Girls Future Tour Player of the Year : Madison Haugen
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The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Madison Haugen as the Future Tour Girls Player of Year for 2017. This is back to back years for Madison winning this award. Madison played in 12 Future Tour events. She won the Future Tour at Missing Links and had five other top 3 finishes. Madison is 12 years old and from Brookfield. She totaled 467 points to hold off Treva Dodd by 7 points.
Boys Future Tour Player of the Year : Maxwell Reis
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The WPGA Junior Foundation is pleased to announce Maxwell Reis as the Future Tour Boys Player of the Year for 2017. Max played in 12 Future Tour events. He won four times and finished runner-up five times. Max also competed on the Junior Tour and had three wins in the 12-13 year old division. Maxwell is 13 years old and from De Pere. He finished runner-up for this award last year.
WI Juniors at National PGA Junior Championship
(photos curtesy of Piercen Hunt)
The WPGA Junior Foundation had three junior boys and three girls play at the 42nd National Junior PGA Championship this past month. Abby Cavaiani, Mia Seeman and Taylor McCorkle competed on July 18-21 at The Country Club of St. Albans, Lewis and Clark Course. Abby Cavaiani make the cut in the 144 player field and finished T40. Cavaiani the Missouri State commit had rounds of 74-73-76-70. Abby continued her great play after the National Junior Championship as she just won the Morgan Stanley Tour Championship and the SentryWorld Classic events this past week.
Piercen Hunt, Bennett Knapek and Lucas Heckmann just finished up at the boys championship on July 31- August 3 at The Country Club of St. Albans, Lewis and Clark Course. Arrowhead High School teammates Hunt and Knapek were both able to make the cut. Bennett finished T65. Piercen Hunt had a great event as he finished T14. He fired rounds of 72-70-72-69 to finish 5-under par.
Great playing juniors! Way to represent Wisconisin golf!
Click Here for National PGA Championship site