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48th PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur heads to The Home Course

DuPont, Wash. – The 48th PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur Championship is set to take place August 7-11 at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash.

The championship begins with a full field of 72 players playing 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying on August 7-8, followed by a cut to the low 32 players who will advance to single-elimination match play.

The rounds of 32 and 16 will be held on Wednesday, August 9; followed by quarterfinals and semifinals on Thursday; with the championship match on Friday, August 11. Each match will be contested over 18 holes,

The Home Course

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In last year’s championship, Jesse Hibler of Meridian, Idaho won his second consecutive title with a 1-up win in the championship match. Hibler is back in the field this year, looking for a three-peat.

Notable players to watch in this year’s field include:

  • Jesse Hibler (Meridian, Idaho) – two-time PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur champion (2021, 2022).
  • Tom Brandes (Bellevue, Wash.) – PNGA Hall-of-Famer; 2020 PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur champion; eight-time PNGA Senior Men’s Player of the Year.
  • Erik Hanson (Kirkland, Wash.) – reigning PNGA Senior Men’s Player of the year; four-time PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur champion (2007, 2010, 2015, 2017).

To be eligible, contestants must be 40 years of age or older by August 7, 2023. Competitors must have an up-to-date USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor not exceeding 8.4 at the time of entry, and must be a member in good standing of a PNGA Member Association.

The Pacific Northwest Men’s Master-40 Amateur is one of 11 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.

About The Home Course

Opened in early summer of 2007, The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. was immediately lauded by Golfweek magazine as the No. 2-ranked “Best Public Course in Washington.” It is a walkable layout with panoramic views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, and Mount Rainier present throughout the golf course. The course is cooperatively owned and operated by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association and Washington Golf (WA Golf) For more information, visit