Co-medalists Steve Rude (Vancouver, Wash.) and Jeff Byrnes (Buckley, Wash.) advanced through today’s Rounds of 32 and 16 today at the 43rd Pacific Northwest Master-40 Amateur Championship, being held this week at The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in Seneca, Ore.
The third co-medalist, Keith Crimp (Ellensburg, Wash.), fell in the afternoon’s Round of 16 to Dana Christianson (Tacoma, Wash.), who won this title in 2016 and is making another strong bid this year.
Today’s matches were held on the Craddock Course, and tomorrow’s quarterfinal and semifinal matches will be held there as well. The first tee time in tomorrow morning’s quarterfinal matches is 7:30.
The championship’s final match will be held on Friday, June 29, on the resort’s Hankins Course.
The championship, which is conducted by the Pacific Northwest Golf Association (PNGA), consists of the top amateur male golfers in the Pacific Northwest over the age of 40.
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The two courses – Hankins and Craddock – at The Retreat & Links at Silvies Valley Ranch were designed by Dan Hixson, a native of Portland, Ore. who has designed other top Northwest courses. The uniqueness of the Hankins and Craddock courses is that they are reversible – among the 36 holes, there are just 27 greens and 16 fairways.
Silvies Valley Ranch is a 140,000-acre working cattle ranch. Dr. Scott Campbell, a native of nearby Burns, Ore. who made his mark as a veterinarian and CEO and former owner of Banfield Pet Hospital, purchased the property in 2007, and has performed extensive renovations to it, with the Retreat & Links now being the most public. Along with the two full-length golf courses, there is 9-hole par-3 course called Chief Egan, and a 7-hole extreme golf experience called McVeigh’s Gauntlet, which will open in July 2018 and come complete with goat caddies.