Ethan Evans of Mercer Island shot a final round 2-under par 70 at Glendale Country Club to win the Boys’ overall Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA) State Championship title with a three-day total of 8-under par 208. Evans successfully defended his title, having also won the championship last year. He was the only player in the field to shoot under par all three rounds. Peter Dionne-Yahr of Kent finished in second place, four shots behind at 4-under par 212.
On the girls’ side, Kennedy Knox of Normandy Park shot a final round even-par 72 to win the Girls’ WJGA State title. Her three-day total of 5-under par 211 gave her a three-shot victory over Bellevue’s Grace Lee.
This caps off a terrific summer for Knox, who won the 28th Washington Women’s Amateur in June, and followed it up with a win in the 2021 Seattle Women’s Golf Association City Championship.
Evans will be a senior at Mercer Island High School, and has verbally committed to attend Duke University in the fall of 2022 to play golf. Knox will be a freshman at the University of Washington this fall, competing on the women’s golf team.
In all, 258 boys and girls competed over three days to determine boys’ and girls’ state champions in age divisions of 8-11, 12-13, 14-15 and 16-18. The field is cut to roughly 85 total players after two rounds.