Herendeen and Palmer Co-Medal in U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifying at Circling Raven

Worley, Idaho – Max Herendeen of Bellevue and Charlie Palmer of Paradise Valley, Ariz. each shot 3-under-par 69 and survived a three-for-two playoff to tie for medalist honors at today’s U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier hosted by Circling Raven Golf Club in Worley, Idaho.

Left to right: Charlie Palmer, WA Golf/USGA Volunteer John Schroeder, and Max Herendeen

Herendeen and Palmer claimed the two available qualifying spots after leading the field of 44 players who attempted to qualify for the USGA Championship.

View full scores from today’s qualifier.

Herendeen, is in his junior year in high school. He has committed to play college golf at the University of Illinois. Last week he won the WIAA 3A Boys State Golf Championship, and last month he qualified for U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying.

Palmer is a standout junior golfer who hails from Phoenix, Arizona. In 2021 he was named an Honorable Mention for the USGA-AJGA President’s Leadership Award.

The first alternate for this qualifier is Drew Woolworth of Lake Oswego, Ore. Second alternate is Benjamin Mulder of Spokane.

Washington Golf (WA Golf) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this Qualifier for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

The 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship takes place July 25-30 at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore. To be eligible, golfers must have a Handicap Index of 4.4 or less. All entrants must not have reached their 19th birthday by June 30, 2022.