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Championship News



News and information from the PNGA Championship Department.

Championship News Items

Kennedy Swann falls in quarterfinals at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Kennedy Swann

Kennedy Swann of McKenzie Bridge, Ore. was defeated 1-up by Valery Plata of Colombia in this morning’s quarterfinal match of the U.S. Women’s Amateur

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Swann advances to Quarterfinals at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Kennedy Swann tees off in the Round of 16 at the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Kennedy Swann of McKenzie Bridge, Ore. advanced to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

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Slama and Swann advance to Round of 32 at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Ellie Slama of Salem, Ore. and Kennedy Swann of McKenzie Bridge, Ore. both advanced to the round of 32 at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship

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Local players set to compete in U.S. Amateur

Several PNGA players are set to compete in the upcoming U.S. Amateur Championship, taking place this week, August 10-16, at the Bandon Dunes

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Northwest players advance to match play at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Kennedy Swann hits her tee shot at the third hole during the second round of stroke play at the 2020 U.S. Women's Amateur. (Copyright USGA/Chris Keane)

Kennedy Swann of McKenzie Bridge, Ore. shot an impressive 1-under 71 in today’s second round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Women’s Amateur

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Three Northwest Players Competing at U.S. Women’s Amateur

Three players from the Pacific Northwest – Ellie Slama of Salem, Ore., Kennedy Swann of McKenzie Bridge, Ore. and Therese Warner

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2020 U.S. Open to be Held Without Spectators

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (July 29, 2020) – In partnership with the state of New York, the USGA announced today that due to ongoing health and safety concerns

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Past champion Gudmund Lindbjerg passes at age 71

Gudmund Lindbjerg

by Brad Ziemer (courtesy British Columbia Golf)

Gudmund Lindbjerg, who won four Pacific Northwest Golf Association titles

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Exemptions Finalized for 2020 U.S. Women’s Open Championship

LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (July 1, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the exemption categories for the 75th U.S. Women’s Open Championship

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PNGA Cancels Remainder of 2020 Championship Season

With the recent spike in cases surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns with contestants traveling from all parts of the Pacific Northwest

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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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