Tiscareno and Kwak co-medal at U.S. Junior qualifying at Canterwood

Daniel Tiscareno of Seattle and Alvin Kwak of Mukilteo, Wash. both shot even-par 72 to earn co-medalist honors at U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional qualifying held today at Canterwood Golf and Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash.

Co-medalists Alvin Kwak (left) and Danny Tiscareno
Co-medalists Alvin Kwak (left) and Danny Tiscareno

Tiscareno and Kwak earned the only two spots available in this Sectional qualifier, and the two players will now advance to compete in the 2019 U.S. Junior Amateur, to be held July 15-20 at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio.

The Washington State Golf Association (WSGA) is the local representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and conducted this qualifier for the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship.

Kwak had also medaled in qualifying for the 2017 U.S. Junior Amateur, and in 2014 won the Kids Golf Teen World Championship in the boys age 13 group.

Tiscareno birdied the par-5 18th hole to claim his spot and advance to the championship proper.

Tiscareno and Kwak both graduated from high school this spring, Tiscareno from Lakeside High School in Seattle, and Kwak from Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. Kwak has committed to play for Columbia University in the fall.

Click here for complete hole-by-hole scoring of this qualifier.

Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving nearly 70,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.

The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the USGA and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.