Salem, Ore. – The 38th Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is taking place this week, August 28-30 at Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Ore.
The 54-hole stroke-play championship features a strong field of 68 of the top men’s mid-amateur players from across the Pacific Northwest.
In last year’s championship, held at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash., Landon Banks of Tualatin, Ore. went wire-to-wire to win by two shots.
Notable players to watch in this year’s championship include:
- Michael Haack (Bellevue, Wash.) – three-time PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur champion (2009, 2016, 2017)
- Jonathan Romano (Camas, Wash.) – finished in 2nd at the 2022 PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur
- Jarred Gomez (Portland, Ore.) – finished runner-up at the 2023 Oregon Men’s Amateur
- Bjorn Bjorke (Port Orchard, Wash.) – won the 2023 PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur
To be eligible for this championship, players must be 25 years of age or older by August 28, 2023 and have 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.