Seneca, Ore. – Cody Roth of Bellingham, Wash. holds a two-shot lead after two rounds at the 36th PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship. Roth followed up a 4-under 68 yesterday with a 2-under 70 in today’s second round to climb to the top of the leaderboard.
The 54-hole stroke-play championship is being held this week, Sept. 14-16 at Silvies Valley Ranch in Seneca, Ore. Round one was played on the resort’s Craddock Course, today’s round was played on the Hankins Course, and tomorrow’s final round will be held on the Craddock Course.
Roth entered today’s round in a three-way tie for second place, one shot back of round one leader Adam Harrington of Portland, Ore. He started the day off hot with three birdies in a row, before cooling off and finishing the round at 2-under.
The 25-year-old Roth is playing in his first PNGA Men’s Mid-Amateur. He played four years on the Western Washington University men’s golf team and earlier this summer he qualified for and played in the U.S. Amateur Championship.
First-round leader Adam Harrington followed up yesterday’s 67 with a 5-over 77 today. He enters the final round six shots back and in solo 6th place.
Daniel Campbell of Bellingham, Wash. sits in second place, just one back of Roth, after rounds of 68-72.
To be eligible for this championship, players must be 25 years of age or older by September 16, 2021 and have a USGA Handicap Index or Golf Canada Handicap Factor of 8.4 or lower.
The PNGA Men’s Amateur Championship is one of 11 major, regional, amateur championships for men, women, juniors, and seniors conducted annually by the PNGA throughout the Northwest.
About Silvies Valley Ranch
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.