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41st Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Being Held at Bear Mountain Resort

The Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Championship is being held May 23-26 at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C. The championship, which is conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), consists of the top amateur male golfers in the Pacific Northwest over the age of 40.

Bear Mountain, Mountain Course #14
Bear Mountain, Mountain Course #14

For daily updates, tee times, pairings and to follow along with live scoring, visit the PNGA Master-40 home page.

This year’s championship will begin on Monday, May 23 with an 18-hole stroke-play qualifying round to determine match-play seeding. The top 32 competitors will be seeded and compete in the championship flight for single elimination match play.

The Round of 32 and Round of 16 in the championship flight will take place on Tuesday, May 24. The quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be played on Wednesday followed by the final match of 18 holes on Thursday. All matches are played at scratch.

The championship will be contested on the resort’s Mountain course.

This year’s field features competitors from the U.S. and Canada. Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. will attempt to defend his title, having won the championship last year when it was held at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Wash. Hanson has also won this title in 2007 and 2010. He is already off to a good start in this championship season, having finished tied for second, just one stroke back, last week in the Washington Open Invitational.

Also in the field is Sandy Harper of Nanaimo, B.C. A 2013 inductee into the British Columbia Golf Hall of Fame, Harper has previously won the 2007 PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur, the year it was held at Big Sky Golf Club in Pemberton, B.C.

The 2003 Master-40 champion Paul Houvener of Mill Creek, Wash. is also in the field.

The Pacific Northwest Master-40 is one of 15 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.