33rd PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship Being Held at Bend G&CC
The 33rd Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is being held Sept. 12-14 at Bend (Ore.) Golf and Country Club. The 54-hole stroke-play championship will be conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).
Players must be 25 years of age or older by September 12, 2017 and require a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or lower to be eligible.
In last year’s Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship, held at Sandpines Golf Links in Florence, Ore., Mike Haack of Bellevue, Wash. won his second title, having also won this championship in 2009.
Haack is in the field again this year to try to defend his title.
Along with Haack, this year’s strong field includes Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho, who was named the PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016; Jeff Ward of Bend, who won this championship in 2014; Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash., who earlier this year won the PNGA Master-40 title, and won this Mid-Amateur title in 2002; Tom Brandes of Bellevue, who twice won this title (2006, 2012) and in 2015 was inducted into the PNGA Hall of Fame; and the 2001 champion, Alex Stamey of Mill Creek, Wash.
Opened in 1925, Bend Golf and Country Club has developed a reputation for championship conditions, and will be hosting the PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur for the first time. Visit www.bendgolfclub.com for more information.
The PNGA was founded on February 4, 1899. It is a 501c3 charitable, international, amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of golf by supporting its allied associations, conducting quality championships, and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest. For more than a century, the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services and its mission has grown and evolved. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly regional organization providing benefits and services to its members and member clubs throughout the Northwest.
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