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Player of the Year



PNGA Players of the Year

The PNGA Player of the Year candidates are nominated by the various state and provincial golf associations that comprise the PNGA (Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington), and are selected by a vote of the PNGA Championship Committee. Awards are given annually in eight different categories: Men’s, Women’s, Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s, Men’s Mid-Amateur, Women’s Mid-Amateur, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’.

 

PNGA Player of the Year Recipients for 2019

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Men’s Player of the Year

Joe Highsmith – Lakewood, Wash.

Joe Highsmith
  • Sahalee Players Championship – Champion
  • NCAA D-I Regional – 4th
  • Sunnehanna Amateur – T8
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • U.S. Amateur Championship – Qualified
  • NCAA West Coast Championship – 8th
  • Northeast Amateur – T23
  • Western Amateur Championship – T25
  • NCAA D-I Championship – T24

Women’s Player of the Year

Ellie Slama – Salem, Ore.

Ellie Slama
  • Oregon Amateur Championship – Champion
  • LPGA Portland Classic – T57
  • Augusta National Women’s Amateur – Selected
  • NCAA Pac-12 Championship – 8th
  • NCAA Regional – 11th

Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Reid Hatley – Hayden Lake, Idaho

Reid Hatley
  • Washington Men’s Amateur – Champion
  • Oregon Open – Champion
  • Mexican International Amateur – 5th
  • Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur – Runner-up
  • Northwest Open – T6
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur – Round of 32
  • Rosauers Open – T15
  • Terra Cotta Invitational – T30
  • U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship – Qualified
  • Washington Open – T22
  • Saguaro Amateur – T47
  • Sahalee Players Championship – T43
  • Pacific Coast Amateur – T70

Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Gretchen Johnson – Portland, Ore.

Gretchen Johnson
  • OGA Tournament of Champions – Runner-up
  • Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship – Champion
  • Oregon Amateur Championship – Quarterfinalist
  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur – Champion
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur – Round of 16

Senior Men’s Player of the Year

Pat O’Donnell – Happy Valley, Ore.

Pat O'Donnell
  • Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur– Champion
  • Oregon Open – T2
  • OGA Tournament of Champions – Champion  
  • Oregon Senior Men’s Amateur – Champion 
  • PNW Senior Players’ Championship – Champion

Senior Women’s Player of the Year

Lara Tennant – Portland, Ore.

Lara Tennant
  • U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur – Champion
  • R&A Women’s Senior Amateur – Champion
  • Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur – Champion
  • Suquamish LPGA Legends Cup – Low Amateur

Junior Boys’ Player of the Year

Ian Siebers – Bellevue, Wash.

Ian Siebers
  • Junior America’s Cup – Champion
  • Junior World Qualifier – Medalist
  • AJGA PING Heather Farr Classic – 4th
  • AJGA Thunderbird International – 5th
  • AJGA Juniors Player Championship – 7th
  • WJGA Western Open – 3rd
  • WJGA Eastern Open – 4th
  • Pacific Northwest Junior Boys’ Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • Junior PGA Championship – 39th
  • Selected for Junior Presidents Cup Team

Junior Girls’ Player of the Year

Gihoe Seo – Mercer Island, Wash.

Gihoe Seo
  • Pacific Northwest Junior Girls’ Amateur – Champion
  • WJGA Players Open – Champion
  • WJGA District 2 – Champion
  • WJGA Tournament of Champions – Champion
  • WJGA State Championship – 4th
  • WJGA Western Open – 4th
  • AJGA Junior at Big Sky – 10th

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