The Northern Junior Championship was established in 2002 in memory of Stan Trojanowski, father of Cindy and Gary Trojanowski. Stan Trojanowski passed away in August, 2001 due to Mesothelioma, a form of cancer resulting from exposure to Asbestos. A golfer himself, his personality and willingness to help others will never be forgotten in the people he met both on and off the golf course.
Until 2009, the tournament had been open only to Boys and Girls who were members of a Connecticut Section PGA golf course, which included Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. For the seven years that the tournament was a member of the Connecticut Section PGA Junior Golf Tour, the Northern Junior was unquestionably the most prestigious event on the Tour. Since its beginning, our goal has always been to provide the same championship experience and red-carpet treatment that the best national events around the country offer. We have worked hard to integrate special amenities not seen at most tournaments, such as live tournament scoring, on course leaderboards, standard bearers, and up to the minute updates on our website.
The 2020 event, our 19th annual, will be a 36-hole event contested over two days at Great River Golf Club in Milford, Connecticut. The event will be ranked by both the Golfweek Rankings and Junior Golf Scoreboard. We are also part of an elite group who offer multiple AJGA performance stars to the Boys and Girls Champions.
The Northern Junior Championship is open to amateur Boys and Girls who have not reached their 19th birthday and have not entered college by the date of the event. Applications are available online beginning March 1st.
Wall of Champions
|Year||Boys Champion||Girls Champion|
|2019||Benjamin James (Milford, Conn.)||Emma Shen (Tenafly, N.J.)|
|2018||Benjamin James (Milford, Conn.)||Kyra Cox (South Salem, N.Y.)|
|2017||Mark Turner (Gloucester, Mass.)||Madeline Jin (Belle Mead, N.J.)|
|2016||Bobby Weise (Freehold, N.J.)||Virginie Ding (Hong Kong, China)|
|2015||Connor Daly (Bronxville, N.Y.)||Alissa Yang (Norcross, Ga.)|
|2014||Will Bernstein (New York, N.Y.)||Elizabeth Bose (Norfolk, Va.)|
|2013||Evan Grenus (Glastonbury,Conn.)||Amy Ding (Lexington, Mass.)|
|2012||Will Essigs (New Canaan, Conn.)||Megan Khang (Rockland, Mass.)|
|2011||Nick Fairweather (Windham, N.H.)||Nathalie Filler (Bloomfield, Conn.)|
|2010||Andy Mai (Suffield, Conn.)||Eliza Breed (Greenwich, Conn.)|
|2009||Michael Griffin (Torrington, Conn.)||Katie Partridge (Bloomfield, Conn.)|
|2008||Ryan Lee (Berlin, Conn.)||Mia Landegren (Bridgewater, Conn.)|
|2007||Ryan Lee (Berlin, Conn.)||Elizabeth Monty (North Granby, Conn.)|
|2006||Daniel Fanion (Westfield, Mass.)||Megan Landry (Ware, Mass.)|
|2005||Cody Paladino (Kensington, Conn.)||Lauren Cate (St. Augustine, Fla.)|
|2004||Brent Paladino (Kensington, Conn.)||Katie Grobsky (Meriden, Conn.)|
|2003||Cody Paladino (Kensington, Conn.)||Natalie Sheary (West Hartford, Conn.)|
|2002||Steve Galotti (Berlin, Conn.)||Juli Wightman (Chicopee, Mass.)|