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Sasaki continues hot summer with PNGA Women’s Amateur; Johnson claims elusive Mid-Amateur

Rino Sasaki (left) and Gretchen Johnson

Rino Sasaki of Japan defeated Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island, Wash. 12&11 in the final match to win the 118th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur

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Sasaki and Bendrick to square off in PNGA Women’s Amateur final; Jacobs and Johnson to meet in Mid-Am rematch

Gretchen Johnson

Rino Sasaki of Japan will meet Jacqueline Bendrick of Mercer Island, Wash.

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No. 1 seeds advance in PNGA Women’s Amateur and Mid-Amateur

Phoebe Yue (left) and Ellen Secor chat it up before teeing off on the sixth hole during their round of 16 match.

Emily Baumgart of Walla Walla, Wash. had earned medalist honors in the qualifying rounds of the 118th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur

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Mandur, Ronne and Lu selected for 2019 PNGA Morse Cup Team

UNM Championship GC

Tristan Mandur of Duncan, B.C., Craig Ronne of Klamath Falls, Ore. and Shawn Lu of Honolulu, Hawaii have been selected to represent

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Baumgart earns No. 1 seed at PNGA Women’s Amateur; Jacobs medals at Mid-Amateur

Emily Baumgart (left) and Amanda Jacobs

Emily Baumgart of Walla Walla, Wash. shot rounds of 73-66 to earn medalist honors in the 118th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur Championship

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PNGA Hall of Famer Margaret Todd passes

The region’s golf community has lost a giant of the game with the passing of Margaret Todd, who passed away July 15, 2019 at the age of 101.

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Low numbers in qualifying at PNGA Women’s Amateur; Jacobs goes low in Mid-Am

After today’s first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 118th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur and 18th Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur

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118th PNGA Women’s Amateur and 18th Mid-Amateur Championships being held at Arrowhead

Arrowhead Golf Club

Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore. will host some of the best women amateur golfers in the Pacific Northwest and beyond as the

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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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Josh McCollum to meet Laurent Desmarchais in final match at PNGA Men’s Amateur

Josh McCollum and Laurent Desmarchais

Lakewood, Wash. – Josh McCollum of Upland, Calif. will meet Laurent Desmarchais of Quebec, Canada in Saturday’s championship final match

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‘Will You Still Need Me When I’m 64’

The answer to that question from the old Beatles song is “Yes”, as No. 64 seed Carson Barry of Eagle, Idaho continued his march today

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Lightning strikes in PNGA Men’s Amateur Round of 64; brother to square off against brother

Lightning strikes in PNGA Men's Amateur Round of 64; brother to square off against brother

Well, well, well…

What did we learn today, at the 118th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur? We learned that golf is a fickle game. And match play

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Manke medals at PNGA Men’s Amateur; match-play bracket set

RJ Manke of Lakewood, Wash. shot rounds of 67-65 to finish stroke-play qualifying at 12-under par, earning medalist honors and the No. 1 seed

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Past PNGA President Chuck Gage Passes

Past PNGA President Chuck Gage Passes

Chuck Gage passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Earlier that day, Chuck and his grandson Matthew had gone out for a game of golf

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Low Scores in Round One of Stroke Play Qualifying for PNGA Men’s Amateur

Sam Tidd

They came to play.

In today’s first round of stroke-play qualifying at the 118th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship, some of the top names

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PNGA Features & Blogs

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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Senior Moments

Senior Moments

Those among us of a certain age have this thing figured out. Band together. Look for like-minded spirits.

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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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How to Play Golf with the Locals

by Jeff Tolman

Over the past 20 years I have had the good fortune to journey to Ireland and Scotland many times

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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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Mitchell Baldridge wins 117th PNGA Men’s Amateur

Mitchell Baldridge of Edgewood, Wash. defeated Trevor Yu of Vancouver, B.C. 2-up in the 36-hole final match to win the 117th Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur Championship

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Stoll triumphs in PNGA Women’s Amateur; Jacobs wins third title in Women’s Mid-Amateur

Gigi Stoll of Tigard, Ore. defeated Alivia Brown of Gig Harbor, Wash. 2&1 to win the 117th Pacific Northwest Women’s Amateur

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Byrnes and Kuhn to square off in final match at PNGA Master-40

Jeff Byrnes (Buckley, Wash.) and Darren Kuhn (Pocatello, Idaho) will face each other in tomorrow’s final match at the 43rd Pacific Northwest Master-40

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