At the 13th PNGA Cup, being held this week at Seattle Golf Club, Team OGA took an early lead after the morning Four-Ball matches, with five points, then followed it up with 4.5 points in the afternoon Foursome matches. They hold a 2.5-point lead going into tomorrow’s Singles matches.
After Team OGA are Team BC Golf with seven points, Team WSGA with five points and Team IGA with 2.5 points.
Playing the back nine first in the afternoon matches, the par-3 eighth hole, the 17th hole of the afternoon matches, proved a decisive hole in several matches. In succession, Team BC Golf (Senior Women) closed out their match with Team WSGA, Team OGA (Senior Women) defeated Team IGA, Team OGA (Senior Men) closed out Team WSGA, and Team IGA (Senior Men) grabbed a 1-up lead against Team BC Golf (but then gave it back on 18 to halve the match).
The OGA is looking for its seventh PNGA Cup title. Team IGA won its only title last year, while playing on its home turf at TimberStone Golf Course in Caldwell, Idaho.
In tomorrow’s Singles matches, all 48 players – 12 from each team – will be competing, with 24 points on the line, which will have a significant impact on the final outcome of this year’s PNGA Cup.
The PNGA Cup was created in 2006 by past PNGA President Dr. Jack Lamey as a way of continuing the friendship and partnership of the region’s allied associations under the PNGA umbrella – British Columbia Golf, Idaho Golf Association, Oregon Golf Association and Washington State Golf Association.
The annual Ryder Cup-style competition is held on a rotating basis throughout the region, with this year’s event being held in Washington and hosted by the Washington State Golf Association. The inaugural PNGA Cup, conducted in 2006, was held at Seattle Golf Club, and returns this year for the first time to the historic venue.
Founded in 1900, Seattle Golf Club has hosted numerous regional and national championships, including the 1952 U.S. Amateur, 1981 U.S. Senior Amateur, Pacific Coast Amateur (1967, 1987, 1999, 2016) and the 2009 Pac-10 Men’s Championship.