The 54th Pacific Northwest Senior Men’s Amateur Championship and 9th Pacific Northwest Super Senior Men’s Amateur Championship are being held June 5-7 at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort.
The two championships are being held concurrently on the resort’s Meadows course, 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 three-day 54-hole stroke-play competitions begin on Tuesday, June 5, with a first tee time of 7:30 a.m. Updates, will be available at thepnga.org.
The Senior Men’s Amateur will feature a great field of players including two-time defending champion Tom Brandes of Bellevue who is looking for his fifth victory in seven years after winning previously in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017. Last year, Brandes defeated Pat O’Donnell of Happy Valley, Ore. in a playoff for the title. O’Donnell is in the field again this year, and is paired with Brandes in the first round.
The Super Senior Championship field features defending champion John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C.; and past champions Tom Kubisa (2016) of Bremerton, Wash.; Gay Davis (2012) of Portland; and Tom Phillips of Scottsdale, Ariz., who won the Senior Men’s title in 2008 and is now competing in the Super Senior championship. Also in the field is Scott Masingill of Payette, Idaho, who was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.
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. Defending champion Brandes was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015.
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.
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.