PNGA Master-40 Amateur being held this week at Wildhorse
Federal Way, Wash. – The 46th Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Championship is being held August 9-13 at Wildhorse Golf Course in Pendleton, Ore. The championship, which is conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), consists of the top male amateur golfers in the Pacific Northwest over the age of 40.
This year’s championship begins with 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying on August 9-10 to determine match-play seeding. The top 32 competitors will qualify and compete in the championship flight for single-elimination match play. All matches will be contested over 18 holes and played at scratch, with the final match being held Friday, August 13.
In this year’s full field are several past champions, including Jeff Strickland (2019) of Mill Creek, Wash.; Darren Kuhn (2018) of Pocatello, Idaho; Erik Hanson (2007, 2010, 2015, 2017) of Kirkland, Wash.; Dana Christianson (2016) of Tacoma, Wash.; Nate Hair (2014) of Spokane, Wash.; Bob Burton (2006, 2009) of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Ken Wade (2004) of Kennewick, Wash.
The Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur has previously been held at Wildhorse Golf Course in 2006 and 2012. The championship is one of 11 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.
About Wildhorse Golf Course
Wildhorse Golf Course is an amenity of the Wildhorse Resort & Casino, which is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. The golf course was designed by John Steidel, and opened in 1997. Centrally located between Boise, Spokane and Portland, Wildhorse Resort & Casino is a premier destination for family getaways, business meetings and large conventions. Visit wildhorseresort.com for more information.