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Round one recap: Senior & Super Senior Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships

Cle Elum, Wash. – The opening rounds of the Pacific Northwest Senior & Super Senior Men’s and Women’s Amateur Championships were conducted today on the Rope Rider course at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Wash.

After round one, Erik Hanson of Kirkland, Wash. leads the Senior Men’s, Ginny Burkey of Eugene, Ore. leads the Senior Women’s, Rich Evenson of Vancouver, Wash. leads the Super Senior Men’s and Marcia Fisher of Molalla, Ore. and Karen Madison of Spokane Valley, Wash. sit tied atop the Super Senior Women’s.

Championship Links:

Senior & Super Senior Men’s Amateur:

Senior & Super Senior Women’s Amateur:

In the Senior Men’s championship, Hanson shot an opening round even-par 72 to grab a one-shot lead over Jeff Hunt of Seattle, Wash. 10 other players sit within three shots of the lead. Hanson, whose round included two birdies and two bogies, was the only player in the field to shoot even-par or better in today’s first round.

Ginny Burkey opened with a 3-over 75 to take the first round lead by two shots over Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay, B.C. PNGA Hall-of-Famer and three-time champion Jackie Little of Procter, B.C. sits three shots back.

In the Super Senior Men’s championship, Rich Evenson opened with a 2-over 74 two lead by one shot over Larry Daniels of Bremerton, Wash. Brad Carey of Lake Oswego, Ore. and Paul Lodge of Caldwell, Idaho sit two shots back.

Defending champion PNGA Hall-of-Famer Marcia Fisher and 2015 champion Karen Madison each shot rounds of 8-over 80 to share a piece of the lead heading in to the second round. They sit three shots clear of Sunny Sue Kim of Bellevue, Wash.

The PNGA Senior and Super Senior Men’s and Women’s amateur championships are four of 11 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 member 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 member associations throughout the Northwest.