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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 2017

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Men’s Player of the Year

Cole Madey, West Linn, Ore.

Cole Madey
  • Oregon Amateur – Champion
  • U.S. Amateur Championship – Round of 32
  • PNGA Men’s Amateur – Round of 64
  • Pacific Coast Amateur – T14
  • Sahalee Players Championship – T9
  • California State Fair Amateur – T9

Women’s Player of the Year

Gigi Stoll, Tigard, Ore.

Gig Stoll
  • Oregon Women’s Amateur – Champion
  • U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship – Round of 16
  • U.S. Women’s Amateur Qualifier – Medalist
  • PNGA Women’s Amateur – Quarterfinalist

Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Reid Hatley, Hayden Lake, Idaho

Reid Hatley
  • WSGA Men’s Mid-Amateur – T4
  • PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur – 2nd
  • Oregon Open Invitational – T3
  • PNGA Men’s Amateur – Round of 16
  • Washington Open Invitational – 10th
  • U.S. Amateur Qualifier – Medalist
  • WSGA Men’s Amateur – T13
  • Royal Oaks Invitational – 5th
  • WSGA Men’s Champion of Champions – T9

Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Amanda Jacobs, Portland, Ore.

Amanda Jacobs
  • Oregon Women’s Amateur – Runner-up
  • PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur – Semifinalist
  • Oregon Women’s Mid-Amateur – 3rd
  • Oregon Women’s Tournament of Champions – T3

Senior Men’s Player of the Year

Tom Brandes, Bellevue, Wash.

Tom Brandes
  • Washington Senior Open – Champion
  • PNGA Senior Men’s Amateur – Champion
  • WSGA Senior Men’s Champion of Champions – Champion
  • PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur – 10th
  • WSGA Senior Men’s Amateur – T4
  • PNGA Master-40 Amateur – Quarterfinalist

Senior Women’s Player of the Year

Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore.

Lara Tennant
  • U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur – Medalist & Round of 64
  • Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur – Champion
  • Oregon Women’s Mid-Amateur – Champion
  • Oregon Women’s Senior Stroke Play – T3
  • OGA Women’s Tournament of Champions – 5th

Junior Boys’ Player of the Year

Joe Highsmith, Lakewood, Wash.

Joe Highsmith
  • WSGA Men’s Amateur – Champion
  • WJGA Players Open – Champion
  • AJGA Junior Players Championship – 4th
  • AJGA POLO Golf Classic – 2nd
  • AJGA PING Invitational – 5th
  • U.S. Junior Amateur Championship – Round of 32
  • PNW Junior PGA Championship – T2
  • WJGA Western Open – 3rd
  • WIAA 4A High School State Championship – Champion
  • Junior Presidents Cup – Team Member
  • AJGA Wyndham Cup – Team Member

Junior Girls’ Player of the Year

Susan Xiao, Surrey, B.C.

Susan Xiao
  • Canadian Junior Girls’ Amateur – Champion
  • Canadian Women’s Amateur – 6th
  • Golf Canada-Future Links, Pacific – T3
  • IMG Academy Junior World – T9
  • AJGA ACDS Ryan Moore – 3rd
  • AJGA UA Canadian Championship – Champion
  • AJGA Swinging Skirts Invitational – T9
  • AJGA Se Ri Pak – 5th
  • AJGA Junior at Centennial – T12
  • MJT Vancouver Season Opener – Champion
  • CJGA Humber College Western Junior – 3rd

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