The 53rd Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship and 8th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship are being held June 6-8 at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club and Loomis Trail Golf Club, both of which are located in Blaine, Wash.
The two championships are being held concurrently, and are conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA). The Senior Men’s Amateur includes men 55 years of age or older while the Super Senior Men’s Amateur includes men age 65 years or older.
The 54-hole stroke-play competition began on Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 a.m. Updates, including tee times, pairings, and live scoring for both championships, will be available daily at www.thepnga.org.
The Senior Men’s Amateur will feature a great field of players including defending champion Tom Brandes of Bellevue who is looking for his fourth victory in six years after winning previously in 2012, 2013 and 2016. Also in the field are Bob Burton of Everett, Wash. who won the 2015 Washington State Senior Amateur; Sandy Harper of Nanaimo, B.C. who won the 2007 and 2011 Pacific Northwest Mid-Amateur, and was inducted into the BC Golf Hall of Fame in 2013; and John Bracken of Seattle, who won this title in 2015.
The Super Senior Championship field features defending champion Tom Kubisa of Bremerton, Wash.; Gay Davis of Portland, who won the title in 2012; and Shelton Washburn of Port Ludlow, Wash., who won in 2013.
Past champions of the Senior Men’s Amateur include many members of the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame, including Carl Jonson, Kent Myers, Dr. John Harbottle, George Holland, Ken Forster and Erv Parent. Both Brandes and Maletis were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015 for their amateur golf accomplishments.
The Pacific Northwest Senior and Super Senior Men’s Amateur championships are two of 15 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.