36th PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Being Held at Silvies Valley Ranch
Seneca, Ore. – The 36th Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is being held Sept. 14-16 at Silvies Valley Ranch in Seneca, Ore. The 54-hole stroke-play championship is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).
The first round of play will be held on the resort’s Craddock Course, the second round on the Hankins Course, and the final round on the Craddock Course.
Players to watch in this year’s strong field include:
- Daniel Campbell of Bellingham, Wash. – Last month won the North Bellingham Amateur, and three weeks ago was co-medalist in qualifying for the 2021 U.S. Mid-Amateur.
- Jeff Ward of Bend, Ore. – Won this championship in 2014.
- Dana Christianson of Tacoma, Wash. – Won the 2016 PNGA Master-40 Amateur.
- Landon Banks of Tualatin, Ore. – Former standout at University of Oregon, won nine Oregon state junior championships as a young player.
To be eligible for this championship, players must be 25 years of age or older by September 16, 2021 and have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or lower.
The PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship is one of 11 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.
About Silvies Valley Ranch
The two courses – Hankins and Craddock – at The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch were designed by Dan Hixson, a native of Portland, Ore. who has designed other top Northwest courses. The uniqueness of the Hankins and Craddock courses is that they are reversible – among the 36 holes, there are just 27 greens and 16 fairways. Silvies Valley Ranch is a 140,000-acre working cattle ranch. Dr. Scott Campbell, a native of nearby Burns, Ore. who made his mark as a veterinarian and CEO and former owner of Banfield Pet Hospital, purchased the property in 2007, and has performed extensive renovations to it, with the Retreat & Links now being the most public. Along with the two full-length golf courses, there is 9-hole par-3 course called Chief Egan, and a 7-hole extreme golf experience called McVeigh’s Gauntlet, which will open in July 2018 and come complete with goat caddies.
About the Pacific Northwest Golf Association
The PNGA was founded on February 4, 1899. It is a 501c3 charitable, international, amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of golf by supporting its member associations, conducting quality championships, and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest. For more than a century, the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services and its mission has grown and evolved. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly regional organization providing benefits and services to its members and member clubs throughout the Northwest.