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2012 PNGA Players of the Year



The Pacific Northwest Golf Association Players of the Year for the 2012 championship season include Chris Williams of Moscow, Idaho in the Men’s category, Erynne Lee of Silverdale, Wash. in the Women’s category, Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash. in the Senior Men’s category, Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C. in the Senior Women’s category, Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C. in the Junior Boys’ category, and Jisoo Keel of Coquitlam, B.C. in the Junior Girls’ category. Kevin Carrigan of Victoria, B.C. was named the inaugural Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year, while Christina Proteau of Victoria, B.C. earned the inaugural Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year honor.

PNGA Men’s Player of the Year

Chris Williams – Moscow, Idaho

Chris Williams
  • Western Amateur – Champion
  • Western Amateur – Qualifying Medalist
  • U.S. Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • Washington State Amateur – Champion
  • World Team Amateur – Runner-Up
  • Sahalee Players Championship – Runner-Up
  • U.S. Amateur Public Links – Round of 64
  • Recipient of Mark H. McCormack Medal as the No. 1 Ranked Amateur in the World

PNGA Women’s Player of the Year

Erynne Lee – Silverdale, Wash.

Erynne Lee
  • U.S. Women’s Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • NCAA Division I Championship – 29th
  • U.S. Women’s Open Qualifying – 4th
  • Women’s World Amateur Team – Selected to Team
  • National Golf Coaches Association – Freshman of the Year
  • NCAA All-American – First Team

PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Kevin Carrigan – Victoria, B.C.

Kevin Carrigan
  • Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship – Champion
  • BC Mid-Amateur Championship – Champion
  • BC Amateur Championship – 4th

PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Christina Proteau – Port Alberni, B.C.

Christina Proteau
  • Canadian Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship – Champion
  • BC Women’s Mid-Amateur – Runner-Up
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • BC Women’s Amateur – 7th
  • Washington State Women’s Amateur – 7th
  • Canadian Women’s Amateur – T22nd

PNGA Senior Men’s Player of the Year

Tom Brandes – Bellevue, Wash.

Tom Brandes
  • Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur Championship – Champion
  • Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Senior Amateur – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur – Champion
  • Washington State Senior Champion of Champions – Champion
  • Senior Washington Open – Runner-Up
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Master-40 – Quarterfinalist
  • USGA Men’s State Team – Selected to Washington Team

PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year

Alison Murdoch – Victoria, B.C.

Alison Murdoch
  • BC Senior Women’s – Runner-Up/Super Senior – Champion
  • Alberta Senior Ladies – Champion
  • BC Master-40 – T2nd
  • Canadian Women’s Senior – T5/Super Senior – Runner-Up
  • Washington State Senior Women’s – Runner-Up
  • Washington State Senior Women’s Champion of Champions – Runner-Up
  • PNGA Women’s Mid-Amateur – Semifinalist
  • PNGA Senior Women’s – T3rd
  • ILGU Irish Senior Women’s Open – 5th

PNGA Junior Boys’ Player of the Year

Adam Svensson – Surrey, B.C.

Adam Svensson
  • Canadian Junior Boys’ Championship – Champion
  • Mexican Amateur Championship – Runner-Up
  • CN Future Links Pacific – T2nd
  • World Junior Golf Championship – T3rd

PNGA Junior Girls’ Player of the Year

Jisoo Keel – Coquitlam, B.C.

Jisoo Keel
  • CN Canadian Women’s Tour at Richmond CC – Champion
  • Canadian Junior Girls’ – 3rd
  • Canadian Juvenile Girls’ – Runner Up
  • Canadian Women’s Amateur – T17
  • Ladies British Open Amateur – Round of 32
  • U.S. Girls’ Junior – Round of 32
  • CN Canadian Women’s Open – Qualified
  • U.S. Women’s Open – Qualified
  • Patrons of Golf
  • Northwest Niner
  • Well Traveled Golfer
  • Overseas Trip