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Championship News



News and information from the PNGA Championship Department.

Championship News Items

USGA cancels first two championships for 2020

Given the recent CDC guidance and the evolving dynamics of the Coronavirus pandemic, the USGA announced today that it has canceled its first two 2020 championships

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Jay Taylor looks back on his son Nick’s victory at the AT&T

by Kent Gilchrist

Sitting in your easy-chair watching a PGA TOUR event on your wide-screen TV might sound like a simple, sedentary thing to do on a Sunday morning.

It’s more like an endless rollercoaster ride if you are the father of the player leading the tournament, as Jay Taylor acknowledges.

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Former PNGA Player of the Year Nick Taylor Wins AT&T at Pebble Beach

Nick Taylor

Click here to read Jay Taylor’s (Nick Taylor’s father) comments on his son’s win.

(Courtesy of Golf Canada)

Nick Taylor had more trouble with the wind than he did with Phil Mickelson.

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Jacob Leonard joins PNGA Championship Staff

Please join us in welcoming Jacob Leonard aboard as a new staff member at the Pacific Northwest Golf Association.

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USGA and R&A Release Key Findings on Impacts of Distance in Golf

The USGA and The R&A have issued the Distance Insights Report, which provides comprehensive research and analysis on the contributors to, and long-term impacts of, hitting distance in golf.

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Registration Now Open for Drive, Chip and Putt Qualifiers

Drive, Chip and Putt

The USGA, Masters Tournament and PGA of America announced today that registration for 2020-2021 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is now officially open on DriveChipandPutt.com.

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Player of the Year Christine Wong Named Finalist for Sport BC Award

Christine Wong of Richmond, B.C.

Christine Wong, originally of Richmond, B.C., has been nominated as a finalist at the 54th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards

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PNGA Announces Changes to 2020 Championships

PNGA Announces Changes to 2020 Championships

In 2019, the PNGA went through a much-needed assessment on its purpose and mission, specifically when it comes to the administration of championships.

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Dr. Jack Lamey – Champion, Friend, and Giver to the Game

by Troy Andrew, PNGA Executive Director

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Player of the Year Ian Siebers leads U.S. to Junior Presidents Cup win

Ian Siebers (second from right) celebrates with his Junior Presidents Cup teammates. (Photo credit AJGA)

Two-time WA Golf Junior Boys’ Player of the Year Ian Siebers (Bellevue, Wash.) won 2.5 points for the U.S. team en route to a 13-11 victory over the International Team

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Championship Recaps

Laurent Desmarchais wins 118th PNGA Men’s Amateur

Laurent Desmarchais

Lakewood, Wash. – Laurent Desmarchais of Quebec, Canada defeated Josh McCollum of Upland, Calif. 3&2 in the final match to win the 118th Pacific Northwest

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Highsmith goes wire-to-wire to win Sahalee Players Championship

Highsmith goes wire-to-wire to win Sahalee Players Championship

Joe Highsmith of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 70-68-69-74 to win the 25th Sahalee Players Championship, held this week at Sahalee Country Club

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Jeff Strickland wins PNGA Master-40

Jeff Strickland wins PNGA Master-40

Jeff Strickland of Mill Creek, Wash. won the 44th Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Championship, beating Brad Karns of Vancouver, Wash. 3&1

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Pat O’Donnell hangs on for PNGA Senior Men’s Am title; Gary Vanier wins Super Senior in playoff

Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. went wire-to-wire in winning the 55th Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship

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Team WSGA Wins 14th Annual PNGA Cup

Team WSGA mounted a comeback in today’s Singles matches to win the 14th Annual PNGA Cup, held this week at the Crosswater Club in Sunriver, Ore.

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Hudson Cup and Senior Hudson Cup both finish in a draw

The 70th edition of the Hudson Cup Matches concluded at Overlake Golf and Country Club in Medina, Wash.

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Jackie Little wins third title in PNGA Senior Women’s Amateur; Holly Horwood repeats at Super Senior

Jackie Little (Procter, B.C.) shot rounds of 72-81 to win the 32nd Pacific Northwest

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Champions crowned at PNGA Senior Team Championships

At the 36th Pacific Northwest Senior Team Championships, Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. and Craig Larson of Tacoma, Wash.

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Reid Hatley wins PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur in convincing fashion

Reid Hatley of Hayden Lake, Idaho shot rounds of 73-71-71 to win the 34th Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship

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Drew Warford defends title at PNGA Junior Boys’ Amateur; Cosette Anderson cruises to Junior Girls’ title

Drew Warford of Snoqualmie, Wash. defeated Dennis Geissler of Burlington, Wash.

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