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PNGA Men's Mid-Amateur Championship being held at Wine Valley

Wine Valley Golf Club

Walla Walla, Wash. – The 37th Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship is being held August 9-11 at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash.

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The 54-hole stroke-play championship is being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). Play begins at 7:30am on Tuesday morning, August 9, off the No. 1 tee at Wine Valley Golf Club.

Players to watch in the strong full field of 90 players include:

  • Mark Strickland (Mukilteo, Wash.) – defending PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur champion who won last year’s championship after a one-hole playoff.
  • Harrison Moir (Portland, Ore.) – finished in second place at last year’s PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur. In July he won the 111th Oregon Coast Invitational.
  • Paul Mitzel (Quincy, Wash.) – two weeks ago he won the 120th PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship.
  • Landon Banks (Tualatin, Ore.) – last week he qualified for the 2022 U.S. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship.
  • Tyler Daniels (Walla Walla, Wash.) – golf course superintendent at Wine Valley Golf Club. He earned medalist honors in the 2019 PNGA Men’s Master-40 Amateur, held that year at Wine Valley.

To be eligible for this championship, players must be 25 years of age or older by August 9, 2022 and have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or lower. The field of 90 was filled by the lowest USGA Handicap Indexes and Golf Canada Handicap Factors in addition to exempt players and Presidential Invitees.

The PNGA Men’s 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 Wine Valley Golf Club

Opened in 2009, Wine Valley Golf Club was designed by Dan Hixson, a native of Portland, Ore. who has designed other top Northwest courses. The course has hosted numerous local and regional championships, including the 2021 PNGA Senior & Super Senior Amateur Championships and Final Qualifying for the U.S. Open Championship in 2019.