Walla Walla, Wash. – The 56th PNGA Senior Men’s, 34th Senior Women’s, 11th Super Senior Men’s, and 9th Super Senior Women’s amateur championships are being held June 8-10 at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla, Wash.
The four 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 Senior Women’s includes women 50 years or older, and the Super Senior Women’s includes women 65 and older.
The three-day 54-hole stroke-play competitions begin on Tuesday, June 8, with a first tee time of 7:30 a.m.
For tee times, pairings, and to follow along with live scoring, click here for Senior Men’s and Super Senior Men’s, and here for Senior Women’s and Super Senior Women’s.
Other updates will be available at www.thepnga.org.
These four championships were not held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Senior Men’s Amateur will feature a great field of players including defending champion Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore., whose win propelled him to be named 2019 PNGA Senior Men’s Player of the Year (an award he also received in 2016). Also in the field are five-time champion Tom Brandes of Bellevue, Wash., and 2015 champion John Bracken of Seattle, whose win came at Wine Valley.
The Super Senior Men’s field features defending champion Gary Vanier of Driggs, Idaho, and past champions Gay Davis (2012) of Portland, Ore. and Carey Watson (2018) of Bend, Ore. Also in the field is Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famer, Scott Masingill of Payette, Idaho.
In the field of the Senior Women’s Amateur are defending champion Leslie Folsom of Tukwila, Wash., and past champion Leilani Norman (2015) of Eugene, Ore.
The Super Senior Women’s Amateur is highlighted by Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famer Marcia Fisher of Molalla, Ore., as well as past champion Karen Madison (2015) of Spokane Valley, Wash.
The PNGA Senior and Super Senior Men’s and Women’s amateur championships are four of 11 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.
The PNGA was founded on February 4, 1899. It is a 501c3 charitable, international, amateur golf association dedicated to preserving the true spirit of golf by supporting its member associations, conducting quality championships, and promoting activities beneficial to golfers in the Pacific Northwest. For more than a century, the Association has been a pioneer in developing competitions and services and its mission has grown and evolved. Today, the PNGA remains committed to being a truly regional organization providing benefits and services to its member associations throughout the Northwest.