Junior Invite golf tourney tees off Thursday at country club

Top local golfers are among the field for the Banner Bank Eastern Washington Junior Invitational.


WALLA WALLA - The Banner Bank Eastern Washington Junior Invitational Golf Tournament is Thursday and Friday at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Top local golfers will be at the invite, including Jake Hanson and Dean Atkinson in the boys 15-17 division; Nick Atwood in the boys 12-14 division; and Jessica Huntsman and Emily Baumgart int eh girls 12-14 girls division.

In the boys 15-17 age group, defending champion Brennan Stilliner, from Coeur d'Alene, and runner-up Samson Martinez, of Pasco, and for the girls, Richland state contenders Kristin Strankman and Mary McDonald and Pasco's Kelsey Aiello will join Walla Walla golfers in the 15-17 age group.

Defending boys and girls 15-17 champions Michael Baldek of Clarkston and Kaceelyn Pouttou from Kellogg, Idaho, and Lewiston's Andrew Dodge in the boys 12-14 age group, will compete.

The boys' and girls' champions from both age groups will receive crystal trophies.

Tee times begin at 12:30 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. Friday and the public can attend.


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