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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hillsboro Optimist Club hosts PNW District Optimist Junior Golf Championship qualifier

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The Hillsboro Optimist Club hosts the PNW District Junior
Golf Championship Tournament in the United States where junior golfers have the opportunity to qualify for The Optimist, one of the largest international tournaments for children through age 18.

The tournament was held at the Forest Hills Golf Course in Forest Grove, Oregon on May 20, 2017. Jack Thornton reports, "We had great weather and a great field."

The results follow: 
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Boys 16-18
Q 73 17 Mathew Werner
83 17 Dylan Adams
Q 75 18 Atlas Asaro
Q 69 17 Keith Lobis
Q 77 17 Casey Cameron

Boys 14-15
Q 77 14 Andrew Benhardt

pnw optimist golfBoys 12-13
91 13 Arthur Venderby

Girls 15-18
Q 82 15 Olivia Venderby
93 17 Melia Nordberg
Q 83 15 Elli Gordon

Girls 13-14
Q 86 14 Natalie Gregory
Q 77 14 Elise Deschane

Girls 10-12
98 10 Natalie Ten
Q 97 12 Jade Gruher
Q 89 12 Emily Song


The Hillsboro Optimist Club stepped-up to host the tournament in 2007 and have worked to send more junior golfers to the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships tournament in Florida since that time. 

The PNW District, unfortunately, does not include the tournament in its annual budget. 

This year, a number of local businesses and individuals were hole sponsors and tournament sponsors, providing the cash needed to support the tournament and give the opportunity for golfers to advance. 

The Beaverton Optimist Club joined in as a Silver Sponsor. 

Many thanks to the Hillsboro Optimist Club for their ongoing support of this important Optimist International program. 

Photos courtesy of Jack Thornton. 


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