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 2024 event, our 22nd annual, will be a 36-hole event contested over two days at Hartford Golf Club in West Hartford, 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.

Wall of Champions

Year Boys Champion Girls Champion
2023 Alex Elia (Wilton, Conn.) Zi Ge (Rebecca) Wang (Beijing, China)
2022 Nashawn Tyson (Stuart, Fla.) Joanne Lee (Henderson, Nev.)
2021 Benjamin James (Milford, Conn.) Jieming Yang (Orlando, Fla.)
2020 Championship Cancelled due to COVID-19
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.)