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PNGA Senior and Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championships to be held at Shaughnessy

The 32nd Pacific Northwest Senior Women’s Amateur and 7th Super Senior Women’s Amateur Championships will be held concurrently at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. on October 1-2.

The championships consist of 36 holes of stroke play, and are being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

The 11th hole at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club.

Championship Links:

Last year’s Senior Women’s Amateur Championship saw Anita Wicks of Roseburg, Ore. successfully defend her title, and she is in the field again this year attempting for three victories in a row. Wicks had also lost out in a three-way playoff in 2015.

Other competitors to watch out for are Leilani Norman of Eugene, Ore., who won this title in 2015; Alison Murdoch of Victoria, B.C., who has won this title twice (2011, 2005) and was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2013; past champion Melanie Grant (2014) of Kelowna, B.C.; and two-time past champion Jackie Little (2008, 2009), who last year was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame.

Among those to watch for in the strong field of the Super Senior Women’s Amateur is Holly Horwood of Vancouver, who is the defending champion, and last year was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame of B.C.; and past champions Mary Ryan (2016) of Renton, Wash., Karen Madison (2015) of East Wenatchee, Wash., and Beverly McGladery (2012) of Vancouver.

To be eligible, competitors in the Senior Women’s Amateur must be 50 years of age or older by the first day of competition, while Super Senior competitors must be 65 years of age or older.

Designed by Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Famer A.V. Macan, the original Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club opened in 1911. Macan also designed new Shaughnessy, when it was moved to a new site in the early 1960s. Shaughnessy has been the site of numerous regional and national championships. It has hosted the Canadian Open four times (1948, 1966, 2005, 2011) and the Women’s Canadian Open (1969).

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 allied 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 members and member clubs throughout the Northwest.

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