The Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Championship is being held June 27-30 at Salish Cliffs Golf Club in Shelton, Wash. 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.
This year’s championship begins on Tuesday, June 27 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 Wednesday, June 28. The quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be played on Thursday followed by the final match of 18 holes on Friday, June 30. All matches are played at scratch. Click here for complete information about the championship.
This year’s field features competitors from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and British Columbia.
Returning to defend his title is Dana Christianson of Tacoma, Wash. Other past champions in the field include Erik Hanson (2007, 2010, 2015) of Kirkland, Wash., Nate Hair (2014) of Edwall, Wash., and Paul Houvenor (2003) of Mill Creek, Wash.
Salish Cliffs is an amenity of the Little Creek Casino & Resort, which is owned and operated by the Squaxin Island Tribe. Designed by Gene Bates, the course is consistently ranked in the top 100 resort courses by Golfweek magazine. Visit www.salish-cliffs.com for more information.
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.
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 allied 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.