Nguyễn is the most common surname in Vietnam. The best way to explain the pronunciation of Nguyễn is as a single syllable: ngwin. Say it fast and don’t emphasize the letters “ng”.

This sisterhood was formed by a little girl named Lily, participating in her first golf program with The First Tee LPGA-USGA Girls’ Golf program. There, she met a teenager named Lauryn, volunteering as a junior coach with Girls’ Golf. When Lily found out that they shared the same last name, she quickly took to Lauryn and introduced Lauryn to everyone as “Chị Lauryn.” In the Vietnamese language, “Chị” means “elder sister.”

The two L. Nguyen’s reconnected at District 6 tournaments and their sisterhood grew to include Sofia (Lily’s older sister), Maya and Kylie (Lily’s cousins), and Brianna (their longtime friend). They became a family – texting each other encouragements before tournaments, traveling to golf events together, and most importantly, making bubble tea runs together.

The girls also share similar life experiences. They are first-generation Americans, born to Vietnamese refugee parents who escaped war-torn Vietnam. They share a humble upbringing, understanding everything their parents have endured, sacrificed, and fought for to provide them with the opportunity to pursue the sport they love.

“It is a privilege to be able to play competitive golf. It takes a lot of time, resources, and support. For me to be able to pursue this game for over a decade, to make it to some of junior golf’s most elite tournaments, speaks to a level of privilege that I’m not sure I will ever be able to pay back,” states Lauryn.

To that end, the Nguyen sisters teamed up to organize the Nguyen Junior Am Fundraising Tournament, to give back to local non-profits. Proceeds from the 2022 Nguyen Junior Am will benefit CJK Community Homes and The First Tee of Greater Seattle.

“First Tee has allowed me to grow so much in my game while making great friendships, having fun, and learning grit & determination. I’m inspired to give back to such amazing organizations,” exclaims Maya.


Come join us!

2022 Nguyen Junior


Fundraising Golf


Hosted by the Nguyen Families


4-Person Shamble

$425 per 4-some team of at least one junior
(includes round of golf, range balls, cart, Vietnamese bánh mì and vermicelli bowls)


Trophy for 1st Place Team

Most Stylin’
(awarded to the best-dressed team uniform)

Most Creative
(awarded to the most creative team uniform)

Most Unique Team Name
(awarded to the most original/creative team name)

June 26, 2022

North Shore GC


9am Shotgun


4-person Shamble

A shamble is a combination of a scramble and best
ball team format. Shambles consists of each
player in the group hitting a tee shot. Team then
selects the best drive and everyone plays their
own ball from that spot forward. The team score
will be the low gross best ball score.

Sponsorship opportunities

$1,000 | Eagle Sponsor
Company logo on event t-shirts, website, signage at golf course

$500 | Birdie Sponsor
Company logo on website, signage on dedicated hole at course

$250 | Par Sponsor
Company logo on website, signage at golf course


(206) 390-9782

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