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2014 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 and members of the Northwest Golf Media Association. 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’. The Mid-Amateur category was created in 2012. [Read the News Post]

Men’s Player of the Year

Adam Svensson, BC Golf

Adam Svensson
  • BC Amateur – T4
  • Canadian Amateur – T8
  • World Amateur – Individual 7th, Team 2nd
  • Monroe Invitational – Runner-up
  • Jack Nicklaus Award Winner
  • Won 7 of 12 NCAA Division II Events
  • WAGR: 51

Women’s Player of the Year

Gigi Stoll, OGA

Gigi Stoll
  • OGA Women’s Champion of Champions – Champion
  • Oregon Women’s Amateur Championship – Champion (5th Stroke Play)
  • Oregon Junior Amateur Championship – Champion (Stroke Play Medalist)
  • Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship – Runner-up (Playoff)
  • U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship – Round of 16 (T4 Stroke Play)
  • Callaway Junior World Championship – 6th
  • U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Qualifier – Qualified
  • LPGA Portland Classic Amateur Open – Champion
  • LPGA Portland Classic – 52nd (Made Cut)
  • WAGR: 273

Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Kevin Carrigan, BC Golf

Kevin Carrigan
  • Canadian Mid-Amateur – T6
  • BC Amateur – T7
  • Canadian Amateur – T43
  • Sahalee Players Championship – T10
  • Carlos Raffo Cup Lima Peru – 4th
  • WAGR: 338

Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Christina Proteau, BC Golf

Christina Proteau
  • Canadian Women’s Amateur – T49 (Mid-Am Champion)
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur – Quarterfinalist (T12 Stroke Play)
  • Washington State Women’s Amateur – 3rd
  • BC Women’s Amateur – T4 (Mid-Am Champion)
  • WAGR: 1115

Senior Men’s Player of the Year

Tom Brandes, WSGA

Tom Brandes
  • Washington State Senior Men’s Amateur – Champion
  • U.S. Senior Open Qualifier – Qualified
  • U.S. Senior Open – 79-79 (Missed Cut)
  • U.S. Senior Amateur – Qualified
  • U.S. Senior Amateur – Round of 16 (T3 Stroke Play)
  • Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur – Runner-up
  • Pacific Northwest Men’s Master-40 Championship – Runner-up
  • Washington State Men’s Mid-Amateur – T4
  • Washington Senior Open – 4th
  • Washington State Senior Men’s Champion of Champions – Runner-up
  • Royal Oaks Invitational – 4th
  • USGA Men’s State Team Championship – T31 Individual
  • WAGR: 2238

Senior Women’s Player of the Year

Kareen Markle, IGA

Kareen Markle
  • IGA Women’s Mid-Amateur – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur – Round of 16 (4th Stroke Play)
  • U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Qualifier – Qualified
  • U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur – Semifinalist (T53 Stroke Play)
  • U.S. Women’s Mid- Amateur Qualifier – Qualified
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur – Round of 32 (T42 Stroke Play)
  • WAGR: 2927

Junior Boys’ Player of the Year

Graysen Huff, IGA

Graysen Huff
  • IGA Carter Cup Team Member
  • IGA Men’s Amateur Championship – 3rd
  • USGA Men’s State Team Championship – T87 Individual
  • 88th Boys Amateur Championship – Round of 32
  • AJGA PING Phoenix Junior at ASU Karsten – Champion
  • AJGA Ryan Moore Junior Championship – Runner-up
  • Callaway Junior World Championship – T28
  • Big I Qualifier – 4th
  • U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Qualifier- 1st Alternate
  • PGA Junior Championship – T22
  • WAGR: 1305

Junior Girls’ Player of the Year

Naomi Ko, BC Golf

Naomi Ko
  • BC Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship – Champion
  • BC Juvenile Girls’ Amateur Championship – Runner-up
  • BC Women’s Amateur Championship – 4th
  • Canadian Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship – 4th
  • Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship – T40
  • World Junior Girls’ – T33
  • Canadian Women’s Pro Tour BC – T10
  • South American Amateur – T12
  • Western Amateur – Round of 16
  • Porter Cup – T16
  • AJGA St. Louis – Runner-up
  • AJGA Junior Girls’ Championship – 13th
  • Canadian Future Links Pacific – 3rd
  • Canadian Future Links Ontario – Champion
  • WAGR: 283