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.

Joe Highsmith

Men's Player of the Year

Joe Highsmith (Lakewood)

  • Sahalee Players Championship – Champion
  • NCAA D1 Regional – 4th
  • Sunnehanna Amateur – T8
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • U.S. Amateur – Qualified
  • NCAA West Coast Championship – 8th
  • Northeast Amateur – T23
  • The Western Amateur (Stroke Play) – T25
  • NCAA D1 Championship (Stroke Play) – T24

Emily Baumgart

Women’s Player of the Year

Emily Baumgart (Walla Walla)

  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur – Medalist
  • U.S. Women’s Amateur – Qualified
  • Washington Women’s Amateur – 9th
  • NCAA Pac-12 Championship – 51st

Reid Hatley

Men's Mid-Amateur
Player of the Year

Reid Hatley (Hayden Lake, Idaho)

  • Washington Men’s Amateur – Champion
  • Oregon Open – Champion
  • Mexican International Amateur – 5th
  • Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur – Runner-up
  • Northwest Open – T6
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur – Round of 32
  • Rosauers Open – T15
  • Terra Cotta Invitational – T30
  • U.S. Mid-Amateur – MC
  • Washington Open – T22
  • Saguaro Amateur – T47
  • Sahalee Players Championship – T43
  • Pacific Coast Amateur – T70

Tina Papatolis

Women's Mid-Amateur
Player of the Year

Tina Papatolis (Issaquah)

  • Washington Women’s Mid-Amateur – Champion
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur – Round of 64
  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur – Semifinalist
  • GSWPGA Championship – Champion
  • Washington Women’s Champion of Champions – 3rd

Tom Brandes

Senior Men's Player of the Year

Tom Brandes (Bellevue)

  • Washington Senior Men’s Amateur – Champion
  • Washington Senior Open – T3
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur – T6
  • Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur – T4
  • Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur – T9
  • Washington Senior Men’s Champion of Champions – Runner-up

Leslie Folsom

Senior Women’s Player of the Year

Leslie Folsom (Tukwila)

  • Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur – Champion
  • U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur – Round of 32
  • U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship – Qualified
  • WSWGA Senior Championship – Champion
  • Washington Senior Women’s Champion of Champions – Runner-up

Ian Siebers

Junior Boys’ Player of the Year

Ian Siebers (Bellevue)

  • Junior America’s Cup – Champion
  • Junior World Qualifier – Medalist
  • AJGA PING Heather Farr Classic – 4th
  • AJGA Thunderbird International – 5th
  • AJGA Junior Player Championship – 7th
  • WJGA Western Open – 3rd
  • WJGA Eastern Open – 4th
  • Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • Junior PGA Championship – 39th
  • Selected for Junior President’s Cup Team

Gihoe Seo

Junior Girls’ Player of the Year

Gihoe Seo (Mercer Island)

  • Pacific Northwest Junior Girls’ Amateur – Champion
  • WJGA Players Open – Champion
  • WJGA District 2 Championship – Champion
  • WJGA Tournament of Champions – Champion
  • WJGA State Championship – 4th
  • WJGA Western Open – 4th
  • AJGA Junior at Big Sky – 10th

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