Players of the Year for WA Golf in the categories of Men’s, Women’s, Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s, Men’s Mid-Amateur, Women’s Mid-Amateur, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ are selected annually in October. The Championship Committee uses the WA Golf Performance Points list as the primary guide for the selection. For juniors, WA Golf receives the nominations for selection from the Washington Junior Golf Association.

Kennedy Knox

Women's Player of the Year

Kennedy Knox (Normandy Park)

  • Washington Women’s Amateur – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • SWGA City Championship – Champion
  • Washington Women’s Champion of Champions – 5th place

Joe Highsmith

Men's Player of the Year

Joe Highsmith (Lakewood)

  • Pacific Coast Amateur – Runner-up
  • U.S. Open Final Qualifying – Medalist
  • Western Amateur – Round of 16
  • North and South Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • U.S. Open Local Qualifying – Co-Medalist

Jacqueline Bendrick

Women's Mid-Amateur
Player of the Year

Jacqueline Bendrick (Mercer Island)

  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur – Round of 16
  • Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur – Runner-up
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Qualifying – Qualified
  • Washington Women’s Champion of Champions – 2nd place

Mark Strickland

Men's Mid-Amateur
Player of the Year

Mark Strickland (Everett)

  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur – Round of 16
  • Washington Men’s Champion of Champions – 2nd place
  • Gig Harbor Amateur – Runner-up
  • Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur – T14

Susan Craven

Senior Women's Player of the Year

Susan Craven (Mukilteo)

  • Washington Senior Women’s Amateur – Champion
  • U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Qualifying – Medalist
  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • Washington Senior Women’s Champion of Champions – T5
  • Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur – T10
  • WSWPLA Championship – Top-5

Tom Brandes

Senior Men’s Player of the Year

Tom Brandes (Bellevue)

  • Senior Washington Open – Runner-up
  • Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur – Champion
  • Washington Senior Men’s Amateur – Champion
  • Washington Senior Men’s Champion of Champions – Champion
  • Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur – T4

Kennedy Knox

Junior Girls’ Player of the Year

Kennedy Knox (Normandy Park)

  • WJGA State Championship – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Junior Girls’ Amateur – Champion
  • WJGA Players Open – Champion
  • WJGA Western Open – 2nd place
  • WJGA Eastern Open – 4th place
  • WJGA State Match Play – Semifinals
  • U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Qualifying – Qualified

Ethan Evans

Junior Boys’ Player of the Year

Ethan Evans (Mercer Island)

  • WJGA State Championship – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur – Runner-up
  • AJGA Justin Thomas Junior – 2nd place
  • AJGA Sam Burns Classic – 8th place
  • Boys’ Western Junior Amateur – 26th place
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur – Round of 32
  • Royal Oaks Invitational – 9th place
  • Washington Men’s Champion of Champions – 8th place

2020 Players of the Year

  • Nathan Cogswell – Men's Player of the Year
  • Alice Duan – Women's Player of the Year
  • Reid Hatley – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Victoria Fallgren – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Leslie Folsom – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Jahan Bains – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Lauryn Nguyen – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2019 Players of the Year

  • Joe Highsmith – Men's Player of the Year
  • Emily Baumgart – Women's Player of the Year
  • Reid Hatley – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tina Papatolis – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Leslie Folsom – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Ian Siebers – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Gihoe Seo – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2018 Players of the Year

  • Eric Ansett – Men's Player of the Year
  • Jamie Huo – Women's Player of the Year
  • Reid Hatley – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Victoria Fallgren – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Leslie Folsom – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Ian Siebers – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Brittany Kwon – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2017 Players of the Year

  • Derek Bayley – Men's Player of the Year
  • Reid Hatley – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Joe Highsmith – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Julianne Alvarez – Women's Player of the Year
  • Victoria Fallgren – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Yasue Alkins – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Brittany Kwon – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2016 Players of the Year

  • Andrew Whalen – Men's Player of the Year
  • Reid Hatley – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Erik Hanson – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Joe Highsmith – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Marianne Li – Women's Player of the Year
  • Shawn Farmer–Sese – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Lisa Smego – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Brittany Kwon – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2015 Players of the Year

  • Charles Kern – Men's Player of the Year
  • Reid Hatley – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Sam Warkentin – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Alivia Brown – Women's Player of the Year
  • Amanda Jacobs – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Karen Madison – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Kenedee Peters – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2014 Players of the Year

  • Carl Jonson – Men's Player of the Year
  • Mike Haack – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Sam Warkentin – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Jordan Ferreira – Women's Player of the Year
  • Amanda Jacobs – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Denise Kieffer – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Sierra Kersten – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2013 Players of the Year

  • Cameron Peck – Men's Player of the Year
  • Mike Haack – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Frank Garber – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Erynne Lee – Women's Player of the Year
  • Leslie Folsom – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Lisa Smego – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Sierra Kersten – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2012 Players of the Year

  • Chris Williams – Men's Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Frank Garber – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Erynne Lee – Women's Player of the Year
  • Leslie Folsom – Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year
  • Yasue Alkins – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Jordan Ferreira – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2011 Players of the Year

  • Chris Williams – Men's Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Andrew Whalen – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Erynne Lee – Women's Player of the Year
  • Ginny Burkey – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Jordan Ferreira – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2010 Players of the Year

  • Andrew Putnam – Men's Player of the Year
  • Tom Brandes – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Dominick Francks – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Erynne Lee – Women's Player of the Year
  • Anne Carr – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Erynne Lee – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2009 Players of the Year

  • Derek Berg – Men's Player of the Year
  • Bob Burton – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Zach Wanderscheid – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Pamela Burneski – Women's Player of the Year
  • Ginny Burkey – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Erynne Lee – Junior Girls' Player of the Year
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2008 Players of the Year

  • Kyle Stanley – Men's Player of the Year
  • Kent Brown – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Cameron Peck – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Erynne Lee – Women's Player of the Year
  • Anne Carr – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Erynne Lee – Junior Girls' Player of the Year

2007 Players of the Year

  • Kyle Stanley – Men's Player of the Year
  • Kent Brown – Senior Men's Player of the Year
  • Chris Williams – Junior Boys' Player of the Year
  • Kim Shin – Women's Player of the Year
  • Lisa Smego – Senior Women's Player of the Year
  • Katrina Hegge – Junior Girls' Player of the Year