Arrowhead Golf Club in Molalla, Ore. is set to host the 28th Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and the 3rd Pacific Northwest Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championship on Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Both championships will be held concurrently, and are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).
This year’s field looks to be one of the most competitive in recent history with several past champions returning, including two-time champion Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C. (2005, ’11), 2010 champion Terri Frohnmayer of Salem, Ore., and 2004 champion Rachel Whittington of Lake Oswego, Ore. Frohnmayer won the 2011 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship and was named the 2011 PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year, and earlier this year Murdoch was inducted into both the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame. Murdoch was named the 2012 PNGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year.
Other players to watch for are Yasue Alkins of DuPont, Wash., who won the 2012 WSGA Senior Women’s Player of the Year after winning the 2012 Washington State Senior Women’s Amateur.
The Super Senior field is headlined by the 2011 champion, Carole Holm of Renton, Wash. and Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famer and 2000 Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur champion Ann Swanson of Bellevue, Wash. The perpetual trophy for this championship is named after Margaret Todd of Victoria, B.C., who was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.
To be eligible for the Senior Championship, players must be 50 years of age, and for the Super Senior Championship, players must be 65 years of age.
The Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s and Super Senior Women’s Amateur are two of 16 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually throughout the Northwest by the PNGA.