Salem, Ore. – Philip Bagdade of Portland, Ore. shot rounds of 74-69-67 to win the 38th Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
The 54-hole stroke-play championship was hosted this week, August 28-30, at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Ore.
Bagdade opened with a 2-over 74 in the first round of the championship and found himself six shots back, in a tie for 15th place after round one. In the second and third rounds, he completely turned the tables and shot a combined 8-under over the final two rounds. This included a bogey-free 67 in today’s final round, which marked the lowest score of the championship.
Bagdade finished at 6-under par, securing the championship by a single shot over Jacob Rohde of Everett, Wash. Taking the third-place was Adam Harrington of Portland, Ore., who finished at 4-under par.
This is the first PNGA title for Bagdade, who played collegiately for four years on the University of Arizona men’s golf team (2008-12). He won the 2016 Oregon Men’s Mid-Amateur, and in 2019 he qualified for and played in the U.S. Mid-Amateur.
To be eligible for this championship, players must have been 25 years of age or older by August 28, 2023 with a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or lower at the time of entry, and must be a member in good standing of a PNGA Member Association.
The PNGA Men’s Mid-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 Illahe Hills Country Club
Illahe Hills provides a challenging golf experience in a grand setting. A backdrop of trees line the traditional layout, designed by renowned golf course architect William Bell and opened for play in 1961. Illahe Hills has played host to many of Oregon’s major golf events, as well as USGA Championships. For more information, visit illahehills.com.