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News and information from the PNGA Championship Department.

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Andrew Putnam wins Web.com Tour event in Panama

Andrew Putnam of University Place, Wash. won the Panama Claro Championship on Sunday for his second Web.com Tour title, beating Chris Baker with an 18-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff.

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USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for 117th U.S. Open Championship

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced local qualifying sites for the 117th U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested for the first time at Erin Hills, in Erin, Wis., on June 15-18.

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Reigning PNGA Women’s Player of the Year Wins First NCAA Event

Courtesy Golf Canada

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – Reigning PNGA Women’s Player of the Year Naomi Ko of Victoria, BC, had a day to remember on Tuesday, hoisting her first collegiate trophy after a playoff victory at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.

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USGA and R&A Publish Research on Driving Distance for 2016

The United States Golf Association and Royal & Ancient have published their annual review of driving distance, a research document that reports important findings on driving distance in golf.

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Reigning PNGA Players of the Year Nominated for Sport BC Athlete of the Year Award

Jared du Toit of Kimberley, B.C. is a finalist for the Sport BC Male Senior Athlete of the Year, while Victoria’s Naomi Ko is a finalist in the Female Senior Athlete of the Year category.

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B.C. initiative to #ERASEBULLYING in #sport

A sport environment in which participants – athletes, coaches, volunteers, and officials – are exposed to negative experiences such as bullying can be harmful and cause individuals to quit.

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Pacific Northwest Hall of Famer Jim McLean speaks on panel at 2017 PGA Show

Seattle-native Jim McLean was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2003. He won three PNGA Men’s Amateur Championships

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Adam Hadwin the latest to join the ‘Mr. 59’ club

Adam Hadwin of Abbotsford, B.C. fired a 13-under par 59 in the third round of the PGA TOUR’s CareerBuilder Challenge, which vaulted him into the lead going into the final round

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Drive, Chip & Putt Championship announces qualifying schedule for 2018 finals

The United States Golf Association, Masters Tournament and the PGA of America have officially launched the 2018 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship

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Former champion Don Scott passes

Don Scott passed away on December 17, 2016, from complications of a severe car accident suffered in September. He was 69.

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Championship Recaps

Video: Mary Ryan Wins 6th PNGA Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

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Video: Anita Wicks Wins 31st PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship

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Laschuk Holds Lead After Round One at PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Ryan on Top at Super Senior

Phyllis Laschuck of Vancouver, B.C. shot even-par 72 to take the first round lead

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Video: Craig Larson and Erik Hanson win 34th PNGA Men’s Senior Team Championship

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Video: Charlie Wozow and Toat Brandvold win inaugural PNGA Men’s Super Senior Team Championship

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Hanson and Larson Take Lead After Second Round at PNGA Men’s Senior Team; Remingtons Lead Super Senior

The team of Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Craig Larson of Tacoma combined for a 4-under par 68 in the second round to push their way to the top of the leaderboard at the 34th Pacific Northwest Men’s Senior Team Championship.

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Video: Kathryn McGarvey and Jackie Little Win 34th Pacific Northwest Women’s Senior Team Championship

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Tibke and Jenson Lead After First Round at PNGA Men’s Senior Team; Wozow and Brandvold Lead Super Senior

The duo of Todd Tibke of Snohomish, Wash. and Ken Jenson of Mountlake Terrace, Wash. shot a 6-under par 65 to grab the first round lead in the 34th Pacific Northwest Men’s Senior Team Championship; while the team of Charlie Wozow and Toat Brandvold, both of Snohomish, shot a 4-under par 67 to lead the 1st Pacific Northwest Men’s Super Senior.

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Little and McGarvey Grab Lead After Second Round at PNGA Women’s Senior Team; O’Donnell and Dick Lead in Super Senior

Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C. and Kathryn McGarvey of North Vancouver, B.C. shot a solid 73 to take the lead after round two of the 34th Pacific Northwest Women’s Senior Team Championship, being held at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash.

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Burkey and Smego Lead After First Round at PNGA Women’s Senior Team

The duo of Ginny Burkey and Lisa Smego grabbed the first round lead at the PNGA Women’s Senior Team Championship, being held this week at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton Wash. The duo is looking for a three-peat, having won this championship the past two years.

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