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’.

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Joe Highsmith
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Men's Player of the Year

Joe Highsmith – Lakewood, Wash.

  • Pacific Coast Amateur Championship – Runner-up
  • U.S. Amateur Championship – Round of 32
  • Western Amateur – Sweet 16
  • North and South Amateur – Quarterfinalist
  • U.S. Open Final Qualifying – Medalist
  • U.S. Open Local Qualifying – Co-Medalist

Mary Scott Wolfe

Women's Player of the Year

Mary Scott Wolfe – Beaverton, Ore.

  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship – Champion
  • Oregon Amateur Championship – Runner-up
  • West Coast Conference Championship – T10
  • OGA Tournament of Champions – T3
Robbie Ziegler
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Men's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Robbie Ziegler – Tualatin, Ore.

  • OGA Tournament of Champions – Champion
  • Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship – Runner-up
  • U.S. Amateur Championship – Qualified
  • U.S. Four-Ball Championship – Qualified
  • Oregon Open Invitational – T32
Amanda Jacobs
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Women's Mid-Amateur Player of the Year

Amanda Jacobs – Portland, Ore.

  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur – Champion
  • Oregon Mid-Amateur Championship – Runner-up
  • Oregon Amateur Championship – Quarterfinalist
  • Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship – Runner-up
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship – Semifinalist

Tom Brandes

Senior Men's Player of the Year

Tom Brandes – Bellevue, Wash.

  • Washington Senior Men’s Amateur Championship – Champion
  • Washington Senior Open – Runner-up
  • Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship – Champion
  • Washington Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship – T4
  • Washington Senior Men’s Champion of Champions – Champion
Lara Tennant
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Senior Women's Player of the Year

Lara Tennant – Portland, Ore.

  • U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship – Champion
  • Oregon Senior Women’s Amateur Championship – Champion
  • U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship – Round of 16
  • OGA Tournament of Champions – Runner-up
  • California Senior Women’s Amateur Championship – Runner-up
Jeevan Sihota
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Junior Boys' Player of the Year

Jeevan Sihota – Victoria, B.C.

  • Canadian Junior Boys Championship – T4
  • Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship – T23
  • Mackenzie Tour DC Bank Open – Runner-up
  • Mackenzie Tour Golf BC Championship – T29
  • Mackenzie Tour ATB Financial Classic – T6

Kennedy Knox

Junior Girls' Player of the Year

Kennedy Knox – Normandy Park, Wash.

  • Washington Women’s Amateur Championship – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship – Quarterfinalist
  • SWGA City Championship – Champion
  • WJGA State Championship – Champion
  • Pacific Northwest Junior Girls’ Amateur Championship – Champion
  • WJGA Players Open – Champion
  • WJGA Western Open – Runner-up
  • WJGA Eastern Open – 4th place
  • WJGA State Match Play – Semifinalist
  • U.S. Girls’ Junior Amateur Championship – Qualified
  • Washington Women’s Champion of Champions – 5th place

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