Women's Western Junior History

First played in 1920, the Women's Western Junior is one of the oldest junior golf tournaments in the United States. The field is limited to 78 girls age 18 and younger. After 36 holes of stroke play, the field is cut to the low 16 players for match play. Players who advance to the "Sweet 16" compete in a single-elimination bracket to determine a champion.

The Women's Western Junior champion receives an exemption into the Women's Western Amateur, as do the runner-up and the top three (and ties) in stroke play. The championship has also been approved under the AJGA's Performance-Based Entry recognition system, with the champion earning eight AJGA stars and each match play quarterfinalist earning four AJGA stars.

Long seen as a testing ground for the stars of the future, past Women's Western Junior champions include Candie Kung (1998), Cristie Kerr (1994), Grace Park (1993) and Nancy Lopez (1972, 1973, 1974). The collective accomplishments of the event's past champions include:

  • 218 LPGA TOUR victories
  • 6 major championships
  • 10 Solheim Cup appearances

 

Past Champions

Year      Champion Runner-Up Host Course 
2020 NO CHAMPIONSHIP    
2019 Gabrielle Gilrowski  Jocelyn Bruch Woodland Country Club
2018 Janice Kim Macy Hanus Cincinnati Country Club
2017 Mikaela Schulz Speedy Kent Dubuque Golf & Country Club
2016 Kate Lillie Penelope Tir Blackhawk Country Club
2015 Emilia Migliaccio Tess Hackworthy  Hope Valley Country Club
2014 Annika Bovender Anika Hitt Knollwood Country Club
2013 Heather Ciskowski Kelsey Murphy Dubuque Golf & Country Club
2012 Chakansim Khamborn Morgan Nadaline Cincinnati Country Club
2011 Ashley Armstrong Jordan Lippetz Flossmoor Country Club
2010 Anna Kim Vivian Tsul Knollwood Country Club
2009 Courtney McKim Yugene Lee Hope Valley Country Club
2008 Tory Bauman Alexis Nelson Knollwood Country Club
2007 Dottie Ardina Kelly Shon TPC River's Bend
2006 Alexandra Bodermann Jessica Yadloczky Sugar Mill Country Club
2005 Emma Jandel Piper Miller Knollwood Country Club
2004 Alina Lee Amanda Blumenherst The Hawthorns Golf & Country Club
2003 Monique Gesualdi Jacqui Concolino  Sugar Mill Country Club
2002 Monique Gesualdi Jean Reynolds Canongate Golf Club
2001 Kailin Downs  Jessica Castle  La Crosse Country Club 
2000 Christine Boucher Anna Lee Glenmore Country Club
1999 Malinda Johnson Kristi Larsen Stonehenge Golf Club
1998 Candie King Jimin Kang Blackhawk Country Club
1997 Candy Hannemann Blair O'Neal Fincastle Country Club
1996 Candy Hannemann Katy Wilkinson Rockford Country Club
1995 Candy Hannemann Cristie Kerr Conway Farms Golf Club
1994 Cristie Kerr Erin Kurczewski Lake Region Yacht & Country Club
1993 Grace Park Kellee Booth Knollwood Country Club
1992 Victoria Boysen Erin O'Neil Blackhawk Country Club
1991 Julie Brand Erin O'Neil Exmoor Country Club
1990 Erin O'Neil Kathryn Weber Live Oak Course-Resorts of Lakeway 
1989 Tracy Hanson Robin Berning Mill Creek Country Club
1988 Terri Thompson Tricia Konz Ozaukee Country Club
1987 Adele Moore Michelle McGann Hardscrabble Country Club
1986 Adele Moore Heather Deke Dubuque Golf & Country Club
1985 Pearl Sinn Cathy Mockett Live Oak Course-Resorts of Lakeway 
1984 Lisa Nedoba Elizabeth Fry Blue Hills Country Club 
1983 Caroline Keggi  Lisa Nedoba Janesville Country Club
1982 Carey Ruffer Kristina Peterson Scenic Hills Country Club
1981 Kathy Kostas Susan Pager Champaign Country Club
1980 Joanne Pacillo Laure Rinker Sunnyside Country Club
1979 Sharon Barrett Susie Ashdown Rockford Country Club
1978 Cathy Hanlon Rae Rothfelder Diamondhead Yacht & Country Club
1977 Mari McDougall Alicia Ogrin Lake Geneva Country Club
1976 Lauren Howe  Betty Glynn Baird River Plantation Golf & Country Club
1975 Connie Chillemi  Catherine Reynolds  Cincinnati Country Club
1974 Nancy Lopez Pamela Joy Johns Sand Point Country Club
1973 Nancy Lopez Lori Garbacz Lake Geneva Country Club
1972 Nancy Lopez Brenda Goldsmith Prestwick Country Club
1971 Mary Budke Laura Baugh Pinehurst Country Club
1970 Mary Budke Karen Dremonas  Cincinnati Country Club
1969 Mary Jane Fassinger Nancy Hager Woodland Country Club
1968 Mary Jane Fassinger Sandra Burns Lake Geneva Country Club
1967 Candace Michaeloff Marsha Houghton Knollwood Country Club
1966 Kathleen Ahern Carmen Maria Piasecki  Evanston Golf Club
1965 Jane Bastanchury  Carol Sorensen Onwentsia Club
1964 Janis Ferraris Peggy Conley Glen Flora Country Club
1963 Janis Ferraris Roberta Albers Rockford Country Club
1962 Mary Lou Daniel Brenda Ann High Lake Geneva Country Club
1961 Ann Baker Mary Lou Daniel Sunset Ridge Country Club
1960 Sharon Fladoos Judy Rand Glen Flora Country Club
1959 Carol Sorenson  Sharon Fladoos Lake Geneva Country Club
1958 Carol Ann Mann Sharon Fladoos Inverness Golf Club
1957 Sherry Wheeler Andy Cohn Barrington Hills Country Club 
1956 Clifford Ann Creed Jo Anne Gunderson Flossmoor Country Club
1955 Jo Anne Gunderson Anne Quast Lake Geneva Country Club
1954 Anne Quast Berridge Long La Grange Country Club
1953 Anne Richardson Berridge Long Sunset Ridge Country Club
1952 Barbara McIntire  Janet McIntosh  Lake Shore Country Club
1951 Virginia Dennehy Ann Brooks St. Charles Country Club
1950 Patricia Lesser Virginia Dennehy Indian Hill Club
1949 Marlene Bauer Pat Leith Onwentsia Club
1948 NO CHAMPIONSHIP    
1947 NO CHAMPIONSHIP    
1946 NO CHAMPIONSHIP    
1945 NO CHAMPIONSHIP    
1944 NO CHAMPIONSHIP    
1943 NO CHAMPIONSHIP    
1942 NO CHAMPIONSHIP    
1941 Jeanne Cline Dorothy Campbell St. Charles Country Club
1940 Georgia Tainter Eileen Quinlan South Bend Country Club
1939 Mary Wilder Georgia Tainter Exmoor Country Club
1938 Jane Goodsill Catherine Shuster Midlothian Country Club
1937 Muriel Veatch Betty Machemer Hinsdale Country Club
1936 Edith Estabrooks Hope Seignious Oakland Hills Country Club
1935 Eleanor Dudley Ellamae Williams Westmoreland Country Club
1934 Shirley Johnson  Hilda Livengood Park Ridge Country Club
1933 Alice Ann Anderson Goldie Bateson Evanston Golf Club
1932 Janet Humphreys Eleanor Tobin Flossmoor Country Club
1931 Dorothy Foster Eleanor Tobin La Grange Country Club
1930 Priscilla Carver III Lucy Jane Hedberg Evanston Golf Club
1929 Ariel Vilas Mary E. Ford Evanston Golf Club
1928 Rena Nelson June Beebe South Shore Country Club
1927 Jean Armstrong Mildred Hackl South Shore Country Club
1926 Mildred Hackl   Westmoreland Country Club
1925 Virginia Van Wie Helen MacMorran Beverly Country Club
1924 Dorothy Page Josephine Morse South Shore Country Club
1923 Dorothy Page Marjorie Russell Indian Hill Club
1922 Mercedes Bush Virginia Wilson Westmoreland Country Club
1921 Katharine Bryant   Skokie Country Club
1920 Mercedes Bush Elsa Luttringhaus Beverly Country Club