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PNGA Senior Team Championships Being Held at Gold Mountain GC

The 34th Pacific Northwest Men’s and Women’s Senior Team Championships are being held this week at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremerton, Wash. The two championships will be held consecutively on Gold Mountain’s Cascade and Olympic courses, with the Women’s being held September 19-21 and the Men’s being held September 21-23.

Gold Mountain Golf Course
Gold Mountain Golf Club

Both championships consist of two-person teams, and each championship has a Super Senior division, all of which will be contested over 54 holes. The first and third round of each championship will be Four-Ball stroke play, while the second round for each championship will be in the Chapman format. Entrants must be 50 years of age or older prior to start of play in the first round.

The championships are being conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA).

The team of John Gallacher of Burnaby, B.C. and Gudmund Lindbjerg of Port Moody, B.C. won the Senior Men’s title in 2014, and are in the field again to try for another title. The duo has played as a team in this championship for more than a decade.

Click here to follow along with live scoring of the PNGA Men’s Senior Team, or more information including pairings and tee times and list of all past champions.

Last year’s Women’s Senior Team Championship saw the pairing of Ginny Burkey of Eugene, Ore. and Lisa Smego of Olympia, Wash. defend their title, and the duo is now looking for their third consecutive title. Both players have also experienced winning this event with other partners in the past. Smego won in 2012 with Karen Brannon as her teammate while Burkey won four consecutive times from 2008-2011 with Loree McKay as her teammate. The 2015 victory gave Burkey her sixth PNGA Women’s Senior Team Championship title, giving her for the most wins in this event (Pat Harrop-Schumacher of Sequim, Wash. has five).

Click here for more information on the PNGA Women’s Senior Team, including pairings, tee times, a full list of past champions and more.

Players will be coming from all parts of the region, including Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, Alberta, as well as from California and Arizona.