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17th PNGA Lamey Cup taking place at Seattle Golf Club

Seattle Golf Club

The 2024 Pacific Northwest Golf Association’s (PNGA) championship season kicks off this week as 48 of the top amateur golfers in the region prepare to square off in the 17th PNGA Lamey Cup, to be held May 8-9 at Seattle Golf Club.

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The PNGA Lamey Cup was created in 2006 by past PNGA President Dr. Jack Lamey as a way of continuing the camaraderie and partnership of the region’s member associations under the PNGA umbrella – British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington Golf. With Dr. Lamey’s passing in December 2019, the event and its perpetual trophy have been named after him.

The annual Ryder Cup-style team competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the region, with this year’s event being held in Washington and hosted by Washington Golf.

Each association has selected a 12-person team consisting of eight men and four women. The representation includes four mid-amateur men of 25 years of age or older, two men of 40 years or older, two senior men of 55 years or older, two mid-amateur women of 25 years or older and two senior women of 50 years or older.

For a complete roster of players for all four associations competing in this year’s Lamey Cup, please click here.

The current president of each association will serve as the captain of their respective teams. For the team of host Washington Golf, Mike Kemppainen will be captain; Vincent Johnson will captain the Oregon Golf Association team; Russ Peterson will captain the Idaho Golf Association team; and Michael Cook will fill in for President Shauna Wilton to captain the team from British Columbia Golf.

The two-day competition includes four-ball and foursome matches the first day and singles matches on the second and final day. With three matches for each player, the championship allows each competitor to compete against players from each of the other associations. With both men’s and women’s scores used to determine the team result, it is the only known event of its kind in the U.S.

The Oregon Golf Association will be attempting to win its ninth title in the competition, and second consecutive title, having won last year with the event held at Blue Lakes Country Club in Twin Falls, Idaho.