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2009 PNGA Cup Results



British Columbia Golf Association Claims First PNGA Cup in Boise

Boise, Idaho (May 8, 2009) – The British Columbia Golf Association held strong in the singles matches today and claimed their first PNGA Cup at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho.

The BCGA scored 10 points out of a possible twelve yesterday in the four-ball and foursome matches and entered the final day with a four point lead over the Oregon Golf Association. In the twelve singles matches today, the BCGA won six of the matches and halved two to build their lead and finish at the top with a total of 17 points. The OGA finished in second place with 11 ½ points while the defending champions, WSGA finished in third with 11 points and the IGA finished in fourth with 8 ½ points.

Notable BCGA wins today came from Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C. who won by a 7&6 margin, Norm Bradley of Kelowna, B.C. who won 6&5, Brian Toth of Victoria, B.C., 3&2, Sandy Harper of Nanaimo, B.C., 1up, Christina Spence Proteau, Port Alberni, B.C., 2&1, and Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C., 2&1.

The Ryder-cup style contest features some of the most notable amateur golfers in the region with 12-member teams representing the regional golf associations that makeup the Pacific Northwest Golf Association including British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Each team has of eight men and four women with the men’s contingent comprised of four mid-amateurs (25 years of age or older), two men at 40 years or older, and two senior men of 55 years or older. The women’s delegation includes two mid-amateurs and two women 50 years of age or older.

The Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA) is a 501(c) 3 charitable, international amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of the game of golf and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. Over the past 110 years, the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services to its members. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly “regional” organization providing benefits and services to its members and member clubs throughout the Northwest. The PNGA territory is broken down into five zones, which are: Zone 1 – Oregon; Zone 2 – Eastern Washington; Zone 3 – Western Washington and Alaska; Zone 4 – British Columbia and Alberta; and Zone 5 – Idaho and Montana. There are approximately 220,000 individuals at over 720 PNGA member golf clubs.

FOUR-BALL MATCHES (May 7)

Mid-Amateur Men (25+)
Craig Doell, Victoria, B.C. and Sandy Harper, Nanaimo, B.C. vs.
Randy Mahar, Portland, Ore. and Tim Sundseth, Redmond, Ore. – AS

Derek Berg, Duvall, Wash. and Dan Whitaker, Cle Elum, Wash. def.
Jon Crozier, Meridian, Idaho and Jesse Hibler, Meridian, Idaho – 1up

Ben Griffin, Victoria, B.C. and Brian Toth, Victoria, B.C. def.
Bjorn Bjorke, Port Orchard, Wash. and Kyle Wesolowski, Graham, Wash. – 4&3

Eric Fiskum, Salem, Ore. and Bill Winter, Portland, Ore. def.
Mark Dance, Idaho Falls, Idaho and Mike Deboard, Boise, Idaho – 2&1

Master-40 Men (40+)
Tom Brandes, Bellevue, Wash. and Alex Stamey, Everett, Wash. vs.
David Lydell, Portland, Ore. and Brad Skreen, West Linn, Ore. – AS

Norm Bradley, Kelowna, B.C. and Mike Mannion, Gibsons, B.C. def.
Norris Dancer, Star, Idaho and Bob Wheeler, Eagle, Idaho – 3&2

Senior Men (55+)
Paul Lodge, Boise, Idaho and Joe Malay, Weiser, Idaho def.
Kent Brown, Colville, Wash. and Tom Phillips, Seattle, Wash. – 3&2

Chris Maletis, Portland, Ore. and Patrick O’donnell, Clackamas, Ore. vs.
Brian Alexander, Burnaby, B.C. and Ken Thompson, Nanaimo, B.C. – AS

Mid-Amateur Women (25+)
Kim Evans, Terrace, B.C. and Christina Spence Proteau, Port Alberni, B.C. def.
Catherine Allen, Bellingham, Wash. and Leslie Folsom, Renton, Wash. – 6&5

Charisse Spada, Portland, Ore. and Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore. def.
Karen Darrington, Boise, Idaho and Kareen Markle, Meridian, Idaho – 1up

Senior Women (55+)
Anne Carr, Renton, Wash. and Lisa Smego, Olympia, Wash. def.
Catherine Gavlick, Vancouver, Wash. and Loree McKay, Portland, Ore. – 3&2

Jackie Little, Port Alberni, B.C. and Alison Murdoch, Victoria, B.C. def.
Lynne Davies, Boise, Idaho and Shawna Ianson, Boise, Idaho – 8&7

FOUR-BALL TEAM TOTALS:
BCGA: 5 IGA: 1 OGA: 3 ½ WSGA: 2 ½
FOURSOME MATCHES (May 7)

Mid-Amateur Men (25+)
Jon Crozier, Meridian, Idaho and Jesse Hibler, Meridian, Idaho def.
Eric Fiskum, Salem, Ore. and Bill Winter, Portland, Ore. – 5&4

Craig Doell, Victoria, B.C. and Sandy Harper, Nanaimo, B.C. def.
Mark Dance, Idaho Falls, Idaho and Mike Deboard, Boise, Idaho – 3&2

Derek Berg, Duvall, Wash. and Dan Whitaker, Cle Elum, Wash. def.
Randy Mahar, Portland, Ore. and Tim Sundseth, Redmond, Ore. – 1up

Ben Griffin, Victoria, B.C. and Brian Toth, Victoria, B.C. def.
Bjorn Bjorke, Port Orchard, Wash. and Kyle Wesolowski, Graham, Wash. – 2&1

Master-40 Men (40+)
Norm Bradley, Kelowna, B.C. and Mike Mannion, Gibsons, B.C. def.
David Lydell, Portland, Ore. and Brad Skreen, West Linn, Ore. – 5&4

Tom Brandes, Bellevue, Wash. and Alex Stamey, Everett, Wash. def.
Norris Dancer, Star, Idaho and Bob Wheeler, Eagle, Idaho – 1up

Senior Men (55+)
Brian Alexander, Burnaby, B.C. and Ken Thompson, Nanaimo, B.C. def.
Paul Lodge, Boise, Idaho and Joe Malay, Weiser, Idaho – 3&1

Chris Maletis, Portland, Ore. and Patrick O’donnell, Clackamas, Ore. def.
Kent Brown, Colville, Wash. and Tom Phillips, Seattle, Wash. – 1up

Mid-Amateur Women (25+)
Charisse Spada, Portland, Ore. and Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore. def.
Kim Evans, Terrace, B.C. and Christina Spence Proteau, Port Alberni, B.C. – 3&2

Karen Darrington, Boise, Idaho and Kareen Markle, Meridian, Idaho def.
Catherine Allen, Bellingham, Wash. and Leslie Folsom, Renton, Wash. – 5&3

Senior Women (55+)
Catherine Gavlick, Vancouver, Wash. and Loree McKay, Portland, Ore. vs.
Lynne Davies, Boise, Idaho and Shawna Ianson, Boise, Idaho – AS

Jackie Little, Port Alberni, B.C. and Alison Murdoch, Victoria, B.C. def.
Anne Carr, Renton, Wash. and Lisa Smego, Olympia, Wash. – 1up

FOURSOME TEAM TOTALS:
BCGA: 5 IGA: 2 ½ OGA: 2 ½ WSGA: 2

FOURSOME AND FOURBALL TOTALS (May 7)
BCGA – 10 IGA – 3 ½ OGA – 6 WSGA – 4 ½

SINGLES MATCHES (May 8)

Mid-Amateur Men (25+)
Eric Fiskum, Salem, Ore. def. Ben Griffin, Victoria, B.C. – 5&4
Derek Berg, Duvall, Wash. def. Craig Doell, Victoria, B.C. – 3&2
Mark Dance, Idaho Falls, Idaho def. Bill Winter, Portland, Ore. – 1up
Mike Deboard, Boise, Idaho def. Kyle Wesolowski, Graham, Wash. – 5&4
Dan Whitaker, Cle Elum, Wash. def. Randy Mahar, Portland, Ore. – 1up
Brian Toth, Victoria, B.C. def. Jon Crozier, Meridian, Idaho – 3&2
Sandy Harper, Nanaimo, B.C. def. Tim Sundseth, Redmond, Ore. – 1up
Jesse Hibler, Meridian, Idaho def. Bjorn Bjorke, Port Orchard, Wash. – 1up

Master-40 Men (40+)
Tom Brandes, Bellevue, Wash. def. Brad Skreen, West Linn, Ore. – 7&6
David Lydell, Portland, Ore. def. Norris Dancer, Star, Idaho – 4&3
Norm Bradley, Kelowna, B.C. def. Alex Stamey, Everett, Wash. – 6&5
Mike Mannion, Gibsons, B.C. vs. Bob Wheeler, Eagle, Idaho – AS

Senior Men (55+)
Chris Maletis, Portland, Ore. def. Brian Alexander, Burnaby, B.C – 5&4
Tom Phillips, Seattle, Wash. def. Joe Malay, Weiser, Idaho – 1up
Patrick O’donnell, Clackamas, Ore. vs. Paul Lodge, Boise, Idaho – AS
Kent Brown, Colville, Wash. vs. Ken Thompson, Nanaimo, B.C. – AS

Mid-Amateur Women (25+)
Lara Tennant, Portland, Ore. def. Catherine Allen, Bellingham, Wash. – 3&2
Charisse Spada, Portland, Ore. def. Karen Darrington, Boise, Idaho – 3&2
Christina Spence Proteau, Port Alberni, B.C. def. Kareen Markle, Meridian, Idaho – 2&1
Leslie Folsom, Renton, Wash. def. Kim Evans, Terrace, B.C. – 1up

Senior Women (55+)
Alison Murdoch, Victoria, B.C. def. Lynne Davies, Boise, Idaho – 7&6
Jackie Little, Port Alberni, B.C. def. Loree McKay, Portland, Ore. – 2&1
Lisa Smego, Olympia, Wash. def. Catherine Gavlick, Vancouver, Wash. – 3&2
Shawna Ianson, Boise, Idaho def. Anne Carr, Renton, Wash. – 2&1

SINGLES TOTALS:
BCGA: 7 IGA: 5 OGA: 5 ½ WSGA: 6 ½

PNGA CUP TOTALS:
BCGA: 17 IGA: 8 ½ OGA: 11 ½ WSGA: 11

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